Jacqueline started tattooing in 2007. After having to leave her previous job due to an injury, she started looking for a second career. Expanding on her love of art she pursued a mentorship with Mark Paroyn in Thorold. Since then, she has been tattooing full time.
Jacqueline says that “tattooing is very rewarding experience, you become part of the client’s life story, learn their journeys: the good, the bad and how they came out on the other side.” This is especially true for the work she does with folks who want to cover up surgical scars or recreating nipples and areoles for women who have undergone mastectomies as part of their treatment for breast cancer.
“Whether it's covering surgical scars, or tattooing after mastectomies making the client feel whole again or celebrating their successes. I feel very fortunate to be able to be a small part of my client’s lives.”
Books for Tats
Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease.