tattoo artist

Smoking Tattoos

While most kids played “house,” a devious little Jes was getting scolded by her mom for playing “tattoo parlor” with her friends using permanent marker. Ironically, this questionable behavior led to her current career as a full-time tattoo artist, who still has a penchant for the things she loved at the age of six, especially Hello Kitty and the color pink. Apprenticing at the illustrious Three Kings Tattoo in Brooklyn, she has gone from mopping floors, cleaning tubes –and unfortunately toilets – to once again drawing on friends, but this time with permanent ink (while most likely using a pink-colored tattoo machine!) and receiving less distain from her mom. While she prefers traditional Americana tattooing, Jes is always up for a challenge. This feisty Pisces was born and raised in New York and now resides in … (gasp!) Jersey City. When she’s not slinging ink, she can be found overdosing on junk food, scanning Netflix for endless hours, or hanging out with your mom.