Grace has been an artist since she can remember. Though a native of Indiana, she always had a desire to travel around the world and explore the realm of art. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts and Education from IU, she was able to achieve her dreams to travel. She moved to the west coast of Ireland in 2009 where she resided for five years. Due to not being able to use her teaching degree oversees, she worked in pubs and as a mural artist, all while traveling to other countries in Eastern Europe. It was during that time she discovered the art and beauty of tattoos. Her new-found inspiration brought her back to Indiana in 2015 to do an apprenticeship. There was no looking back! No longer an art teacher, Grace now tattoos full-time and even co-owned the Ouch Gallery Tattoo Shop, in Franklin, IN for the last two years. She lives in Broad Ripple and works at Untitled Ink. She also works for Books n’ Brews, where she is their residential mural artist.
Grace is a traditionalist at heart and loves the art of coil machine building and collecting. For her, tattoos can be therapeutic, as well as storytelling. She believes that self-expression and being able to decorate your body to your own desire is a very powerful thing. The hard work and true artistry that goes into tattooing is something Grace wants to explore for the rest of her life. Even though tattooing has been around since the Neolithic ages, it is an always changing medium. There will always be more to learn and experience. This is what draws Grace into making this her lifelong vocation. Her favorite styles include illustrated realism, black and grey line-work and stippling, geometric mandalas, as well as feminine neo-traditional flowers. She will work with you to make your tattoo experience unique and personal. Grace can be found on instagram @brimstone_grace or Facebook at Tattoos by Grace.
In her spare time, Grace enjoys spending time with her Norwegian Forest cat, Spock, being Aunt “Chick Chick” to her niece and nephew, and riding her Vulcan Motorcycle. She also recently started copyrighting a self written and illustrated children’s poetry book.