Nicki's tattoo apprenticeship started in 2013 at Sacred Temple Tattoo, then continued for over a year at Federation Ink with Keith Greene. Now Nicki is finishing her apprenticeship under the guidance of Scottie Dagger. She wants to become skilled in black and grey, geometric, and realism styles. In long term, Nicki's goal is to open up a Christian Tattoo Shop in San Diego and use the art of tattooing to evangelize and bless the surrounding community.
In addition to Tattooing, Nicki is an aspiring local artist and participates in local gallery shows. She has showcased her art in group shows at Thumbprint Gallery 2, La Bodega Gallery, Space 4 Art, Bar Basic, and with SD-too. Nicki graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor's in Art, emphasis in Studio Arts. She works in various mediums including oil, acrylics, charcoal, watercolor, and graphite. She plans to continue creating art while pursuing her career as a tattoo artist.