Taryn Nissen was born and raised in South Africa. She developed a love of art at a early age. Before Taryn started her tattoo career she painted fine art in oil on canvas. She now tries to apply the same knowledge she learned as a fine artist to her tattoos. While still adhering to the importance of traditional tattooing with clean lines and solid color. All the ingredients to make a well aging tattoo. She feels she would not be the tattoo artist she is today without the love and support of her fiancé Ruan.