I am a Western PA native and received a BA in Fine Art from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2004 with a concentration in Painting and Drawing. I began tattooing in 2011, having spent the intervening years focused on local art and music scenes in Johnstown and Pittsburgh, PA. I moved to Central PA to join 717 Tattoo crew in July of 2014.
I like all styles of tattooing, but I particularly enjoy geometric, abstract, and colorful work. I also do a fair amount of (and enjoy) the watercolor style of tattooing. Anyone looking to get a tattoo in this style should understand that it is a newer and often more experimental style, and not all approaches will age the same. I try to apply the principles of traditional tattooing, including the use of outlines and plenty of black for greater visual contrast and longevity. As with all tattoos, protection from the sun is so important in keeping contrast and color over time.
I love my cats, art history, figurative artists, folk art, and anything vintage. My art and tattoo work reflects these interests as well. I’m also craft hoarder, in addition to painting I often venture into jewelry making, sewing, book and printmaking, usually while watching an absurd amount of reality competition television or listening to pop culture podcasts.
Laci works Fri – Tues at our Harrisburg shop.