about thea
& the wild rose

        Hi there, I'm Thea! I've been a self-taught tattoo artist since 2009, and my passion for tattooing has only grown stronger over the years. Born and raised in Chandler, Arizona, I moved to the Bay Area when I was 19 and that's when tattooing found me. Since then, I've been pursuing my dream of creating neo-traditional tattoos that incorporate my own unique style.

I live in So-cal now, tattooing out of my private studio, The Wild Rose in Fullerton, California. When it comes to neo-traditional tattooing, what I love most is the creative freedom it allows me. This style of tattooing is an updated version of American traditional, with softer lines, a wider color palette, and modern elements. It's a style that stands the test of time, with bold outlines and saturated colors. I specialize in this style, because I find it the most enjoyable and I believe it allows me to create my best work.

In my personal life, I'm happily married to my best friend Kyle, and we share our home with four loving pets. As an artist, I'm a bit of an extroverted introvert and a homebody. When I'm not tattooing, I enjoy gaming, classic cars, being with my friends and family, and painting.

As a tattoo artist, I hold myself to a very high standard of professionalism. I'm very selective about the clients I take on, and I use only the highest quality machines, ink, needles, and materials. My studio is a private, safe, and cozy space where clients can feel comfortable and relaxed. While I maintain a professional boundary with my clients, I enjoy getting to know them and find that many of them have become like friends to me.

At my studio, I welcome people from all walks of life. I believe that everyone deserves a safe and comfortable space to express themselves through tattooing. I never turn away clients based on their race, gender identity, physical disabilities, sexual orientation, or anything that really just isn’t anyone's business but their own. Cleanliness and safety are incredibly important to me, but so is creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.

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