Amanda has been tattooing since 2008, but has been involved in the industry since 2005. Her whole life has been filled with art; as a child, her parents would find her awake late at night, drawing quietly in her room. As an adult, she found herself drawn to making a living through art and enrolled in the art program at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Two years later, she moved back home and continued learning, graduating with a degree in fine arts with an emphasis on painting from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
Roller derby became a huge part of her life in 2005 and that's where she discovered the art of tattooing. Through one of her teammates, she met some tattooers at a local reputable shop. She spent two years apprenticing under Steve Bauer in Colorado Springs. Eventually, she moved to the Denver area, started skating with an internationally-ranked top ten team, and began working for Tribal Rites in Boulder, CO.
After eight years in the Boulder shop, it had become time to move to a new home. With plenty of friends in Salida, lots of new people to meet, and a roller derby league with which to skate, Amanda had found a great community. As Salida had welcomed her, she welcomes you to Centennial Tattoo.