My name is Tess, and I started my apprenticeship at Tattoo Maven in May of 2021. Art has always been an integral part of my life, as I come from a lineage of painters, artisans, and creatives of many kinds. As a child, I learned from my grandmother, a painter, how intimately art can connect people across time and space and how transformative it can be to express ourselves through art forms. Presently, my primary practices are tattooing and oil painting. While I’m in the early stages of my career, I remain open to the styles of tattooing I explore, and I intend to study and practice a multitude of styles before settling into one. Thus far, my tattoo experience has been with fine-line, black and grey work. I always appreciate tattooing any images related to nature, such as botanical pieces, animals, and people. My overarching goal is to collaborate with the clients I work with to tell the story they wish to share through tattooing, no matter how significant or insignificant the meaning may be behind a tattoo. Check out my most recent work on Instagram @tess_george!