Owner & Tattoo Artist
Ever since I was a small child, I’ve been an artist. All through school, I was that kid in class who was drawing instead of taking notes. Even back then I was drawing skulls, and monsters, naked women and grim reapers. Little did I know I was practicing for a career as a tattooist. At the young age of 17, I did my first tattoo.
From that humble beginning as an amateur tattooist, I worked my way into an apprenticeship in Virginia, and was taught the fine-line black and grey techniques that I am still perfecting to this day. I still specialize in those dark and scary images of my childhood, but I also enjoy doing life-like flowers, wildlife and portraits.
I have tattooed around the world and have won trophies at international tattoo conventions.
Now, I’m settled in Ukiah, and I love it here. Come see me any time at Accent Tattoo.
I started getting tattooed in 1972 after collecting 10 or 12 tattoos and going to art school, I decided to learn more about tattooing.
Finally, after diligently looking for someone to apprentice with, I packed my bags and went to Los Angeles, Ca. to apprentice with Greg James of Sunset Strip. After that, I worked a couple days a week with Jack and Donna D’Amore of “Art with a Pulse” as their shop girl in Colorado, and the rest is pretty much history!
Adam and I opened Accent in Colorado in 1995 and moved to Mendocino County in 2000. We opened Accent II in Willits in 2009.
I pride myself with “old school” tradition in my raining and my work But love to do bold colorful pieces with Asian flair.I continue to explore different mediums in art like painting, sculpture and more and take classes when I can at conferences to better myself in tattoo technique.
I took an interest in body piercing early when my friends and I started experimenting with putting permanent holes in each others’ ears in high school. Little did I know that a pass-time could become a career.
I attended the world renowned Fakir Body Piercing Intensive in 2005 and apprenticed under Accent Tattoo co-owner Adam Glotnis immediately afterwards. I attend the annual Association of Professional Piercers (APP) conference to further advance my education and keep up on new techniques and concerns in the industry. I perform all types of piercings including (but not limited to) surface anchors, surface piercings, ear projects, male and female genitals, and all of the more known body piercings. I am always patient and knowledgeable, so call or come by to schedule your next piercing!
Resident tattoo artist here at Accent.