Hello, my name is Jennifer Santoro. I also go by Jenn. I am an artist that specializes in neo-traditional and traditional style tattoos.
Drawing is something I have been passionate about since a young age, and began taking seriously around age 11. I started off creating a lot of artwork digitally. The first program I remember drawing in was Microsoft Paint on my home computer! As I was growing up, I began branching out and exploring new mediums of art aside from digital. For the past 6 years before beginning my apprenticeship, I had been focusing solely on drawing traditionally on paper. Today, my favorite medium of art is tattooing.
The art of tattooing and the idea of becoming a tattoo artist quickly peaked my interest as soon as I began getting tattooed myself. There’s nothing like the feeling of leaving the tattoo shop wearing a new piece of artwork, being excited to display it forever and watch it grow with you. The idea of giving someone a piece of my own artwork that they would wear proudly on their sleeve (literally) — excited me to no end, and I quickly realized that tattooing is what I wanted to do with my life.
I began my tattoo apprenticeship at 7 Inks in December 2019, under the mentorship of owner/artist Andrew Bissell. I’m forever grateful to Andrew for making the decision to take me on as his apprentice, and welcome me in as a new artist when I was eager to learn about this industry. I continue to strive to learn new techniques and grow as an artist every day.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little bit about me. I look forward to hearing your ideas and working with you on your next piece!
Jennifer was not only very kind, she is an excellent artist. She took her time with us. She was very meticulous and really cared about us and what we wanted. She engaged in conversation the entire time we were there, which was all day. Everyone else in the shop was super fun as well. Shop was really clean! I know we will definitely spread the word about this shop, Jennifer and the other great artists there.
Overall wonderful experience. Jennifer explains everything she's doing. Jennifer is mindful of detail. I will see her again!
Seven Inks takes pride in their shop and every tattoo they create. Jennifer was an absolute pleasure and so easy to talk to. Jennifer's knowledge about tattoos and the history of tattooing was vast and made me so comfortable to be tattooed by her.
Jennifer was super cool and enjoyable to talk to. 🙂 will definitely be going back.