Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sam likes to tattoo in many styles including pen and ink, painterly, botanical illustration, flora and fauna of California, birds, precise text, Buddhist iconography, and calligraphy. She is known for a client based approach and honors collaboration to create your tattoo.
Inspiration for her tattoo and personal artwork comes from client interaction, textile patterns, the natural word, the ocean, Buddhism, literature, poetry, cave paintings, fine art, and the fine work of craftspeople around the world making gorgeous things with their hands.
Tattooing since 2002, Sam has worked at Black and Blue Tattoo in San Francisco, Andromeda in New York City, Tuesday Tattoo with Jesse Tuesday in San Francisco, and Diving Swallow in Oakland. She is a guest artist at New Rose Tattoo in Portland and splits her time between San Francisco and Vancouver, BC.
The tattooers she worked with in New York used to say, "I didn't find tattooing; it found me." She is very grateful for this trade, and looks forward to meeting you and working with you to create the piece that is right for you.
Please email, call or text her for an appointment.
Phone: (415) 797-8245