im jaxx (she/her)
im born and raised chicago. i grew up as a physical circus performer specialized in contortion, aerial fabrique, partner acrobatics, and wheel gymnastics. it was a great foundation of understanding the idea of creative expression. I later studied fashion design and performance art in college for 2.5 years before dropping out. i now work both as a full time tattoo artist as well as a full time fashion model. i now also work in nightlife as a host/event producer/manager.
i got into tattooing during high school and college but really started professionally tattooing in october of 2020. I exclusively tattoo through handpoking. i love tattooing and really think of it as a way we can claim more ownership of our bodies and express ourselves limitlessly.
my flash tends to be inspired a lot by historical and current japanese advertisements, paintings, booklets, scrolls, drawings, culture, etc. i also love tattooing anime and manga inspired imagery. it tends to start there and then become something entirely different by the end. i love to distort images with geometric and abstract shapes, create "semi-collages of images', and play with different textured motifs.