Joy apprenticed with renowned tattoo and graffiti artist Mike Giant, who still continues to be a creative mentor in her artistic career. Joy’s focus in tattooing is black work and esoteric themes, much like the line contours of her printmaking work and mythological subject matter of her watercolor paintings.

During her European travels, Joy was deeply inspired by observing the work of several tattoo artists (including Kai Uwe Faust of Kunsten på Kroppen Tatovering in Copenhagen) who maintain a sacred tribal tradition in their tattoo work, while tattooing ancient Nordic and Celtic designs. Joy seeks to combine this spiritual essence with her art style, to create the driving principle behind Triple Goddess Tattoos: “I believe giving and getting a tattoo is a sacred exchange, which is an experience I am grateful to share with my clients.”

You can find out more about Joy by visiting her website here: or email her directly at joy@triplegoddesstattoos