I apprenticed under Katia Somerville at Rainfire Tattoo and have been tattooing since March 2017. My design style has been influenced by those of my shopmates, and so has my overall approach to tattooing. My background in support work directly informs the experience I aim to provide for each client. I believe in meeting each person where they are in their stories, and truly value my time with each client. The custom design process makes this part very meaningful.
As an Indian/Pakistani Muslim woman who is also a tattoo artist, I am immensely curious about people and their tattoo dreams, and hold no assumptions or judgment about the who, what, why, or where of tattoo culture! My ultimate goal is to provide a safe space for the tattoo experience.
I feel privileged to have the chance to explore my roots through sacred geometry/Islamic art and mehndi motifs. I also love botanical, landscape, and other nature-themed designs. While I’m primarily working in black right now, I feel some colour on the horizon for me. Stay tuned!