Hi my name is Lauren and I work at Homeward Bound Tattoo in West Bend. It all started while searching for a place to get my first tattoo, I happened upon Jesse Santoro and Chris Schultz in West Bend. I received my first tattoo from Jesse and I was HOOKED! Realizing I could express myself, and make as living doing what I loved, I choose tattooing was the life style for me. So, I sought out an apprenticeship at a local shop, which unfortunately was the blind leading the blind. Still in good spirits, I tried again at a shop where my boyfriend had been tattooed; yet again it was another shop that didn't take me seriously as an artist. Feeling discouraged, I went to schedule another tattoo with Jesse. Fortunately he had a cancellation and I got to vent to someone that would understand! After several rants on my behalf he offered to teach me how to tattoo! I couldn't have been happier, a new tattoo and an experienced teacher. Two years later, ladies and gentleman, HERE I AM!!!
I enjoy all styles of tattooing, especially geometric designs and mandalas. I also enjoy painting and drawing in my spare time. I’d like to thank everyone at homeward bound for the guidance and continued support; I couldn't be in better company. I am very excited for the future, to grow as an artist, and see where tattooing takes me! Take a look at my portfolio, give me a call at the shop, and let’s setup an appointment!!!