From a young age, Aidan knew exactly the life she wanted to lead and how she wanted to do it -- mixing her creative ability and kind soul, tattooing was the clear path for her. Before tattooing, she was working numerous jobs in marketing, advertising, graphic design, and clothing design; all which help built a strong foundation before her tattoo career started. In 2016, Aidan took the leap of faith and left her design job in Philadelphia, to move to Los Angeles and pursue her dreams. She had never been to the state, or that side of the country, but all of the artists she looked up to and the life she wanted was there. Inspired by the west coast style of tattooing include lettering, blackwork, and realism, she wanted to surround her self with artists she looked up to in hopes of learning how to become the best by being around the best. Unlike most traditional pathways into a tattoo career, Aidan didn't do the standard apprenticeship working in a shop for a few years. She started by managing numerous high end tattoo shops, building relationships, picking people's brains, and learning as much as possible about tattooing from so many different artists. In 2017, she met Juan Carrillo, also known as BlackFly, who played a major role in her tattoo career. He had his own private studio in LA at the time, saw the passion in Aidan, and helped her get professional tattoo supplies with some starting pointers and a lot of trust. Aidan took the opportunity to teach her self how to tattoo, practiced on friends and neighbors, and slowly built up her career over the years. However, she did not have the easiest path and she was dealt a tough hand of cards with some of the toughest medical obstacles one can go through - which took a toll on her life, as well as stopping her ability to tattoo. Aidan has spent most of her life dealing with unexplainable medical issues and a life long journey of mysteries. Through out this time, she has understood the toll it can take on your mind, body, and soul. During this, she has met all types of people going through numerous health issues just like she has. In 2023, she was finally able to return to work after years of medical challenges - but she used that as fuel to push her self to the next level. From this, she always wanted to figure out the best way to combine her creative artistic skill + love for helping others. Over the last 10 years, she has spent her time between Philadelphia and Los Angeles perfecting her craft while handling some of the toughest medical obstacles imaginable. Now, working at the infamous Inked Magazine in NYC, she thrives off of being able to give back to her community and make people feel beautiful and comfortable in their skin. From eyebrows to areola restoration to custom tattoos, she loves every aspect of what she does and continues to help transform lives every day.
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