A little about me, I’m 25, South-Korean, an artist and an entertainment caricature artist in St. Louis, MO and I’m interested in learning how to tattoo.
I received my art education at Webster University in St. Louis, focusing on drawing and painting. The core of my artwork is built on observation which naturally led to my interest in symbolism and psychology, more specifically unsettling nature of humanity.
Seeing beauty within madness and translating it into something viewers can visually experience is what ultimately sparked my interest in tattoos.
I have always been attracted to the aesthetic side of tattoos and even considered looking for an apprenticeship towards the end of college, but one thing led to another and I ended up following a path of caricaturing instead. After about 3 years of building up my reputation as a caricature artist and settling into that routine, I decided to set myself a new target and began building up my portfolio.
I am currently preparing for my apprenticeship at Ragtime Tattoo. Thus far in my training, I am focusing on American Traditional style of tattooing though I would love to slowly develop a style of Japanese tattooing.
This blog will be a visual and verbal documentation of my new journey and is designed to share my experiences with other artists or anyone who’s interested in art and tattoo. I will be doing my best to update regularly so I hope you enjoy and if you see anything that speaks to you, feel free to drop a comment.
Thanks for looking!