Marie was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and in her teen years, moved to California. She attended high school at Tracy High and graduated from Castro Valley High School. Following a lifelong passion for creative self-expression, she was an Advanced Placement Studio Art student throughout high school And after graduating in 2006, attended Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska where she further studied studio art.
Marie started tattooing after college in 2008. Self-taught, she worked mostly on friends until 2009, when answering a want ad, Marie was hired at Fura Bodyworks as a tattoo artist. During her years at Fura, she has expanded her knowledge of the art of tattoo by talking with and observing other talented tattoo artists in the area such as Chamuco and Bryan Blanco. Now tattooing over 5 years, she continues to develop and pursue her interest in other fine art mediums such as acrylic, watercolor and oil painting, and mixed media drawing. Her work has won awards at tattoo conventions and her artwork can be seen in various bay area galleries and tattoo shops.
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