My name is Daila. I am 8 years deep into my tattooing career. I do not know where I would be without art. As a child, as far back as I can remember, I found art to be a favorite hobby. As a teen, it became a comfort and an outlet. I began gravitating toward Body Art in particular upon entering adulthood.
The summer I graduated from high school, I began working in a local tattoo shop as a receptionist. Though never formally taught how to draw or paint, through self-imposed trial and error, I managed to figure some things out.
Working in a shop full of guys, I definitely noticed the lack of girly flair. Female clientele constantly ask if they could get [insert tattoo idea] but “make it girly”. So, I took initiative and began to draw their girly requests. My friend and co-worker (who would later become my mentor) took notice. Soon after, he opened his own shop. Kindly offering to take me under his wing, I followed him and began my apprenticeship.
Seven years later, here I am, ever-blooming. My perpetual goal is to continue to grow my brand, improve my skill sets, and keep evolving as an artist and human being.