After graduating from the Fashion Communications program at Ryerson University, I pursued a career as a full-time graphic designer working in both fashion and digital media industries. Having spent some years working with some of the biggest retailers and consumer brands, I felt that I needed a job that was a lot more hands-on, and allowed a lot more creative freedom in my work. When I finally came to the realization that I wanted to get into tattooing, I was also living in Milan at the time, working as a freelance graphic designer from home. I knew I had to make some drastic changes in order to make my tattooing dreams happen, and that was the moment I decided to do what it would take to turn that into reality. Needless to say, I packed up, left my graphic design job behind, moved back to Toronto, and started looking for an apprenticeship. Once I landed an apprenticeship, the rest was history. It’s been about 3 years now since I became a full-time artist and it was the best decision I have ever made.