Born in Minsk, Belarus, I made my way to California in 1994. From an early age, I developed a passion for drawing and art, entering several art competitions and exhibits. From there, I dove head first into the performance arts and began playing guitar, drums, and a little bit of everything else. I began my undergraduate college career at the University of California, Santa Cruz, which is where my love for tattoos blossomed. My first ink was on my 19th birthday on my inner left forearm. I graduated with a bachelors degree in Literature and have been writing, drawing, and playing ever since.