Aloha my name is Madison. You can call me Madiee. I was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. That’s where the artist dream started. It all started at 15 with a 1977 VW bus names Opiee. I found the shell, engine, transmission, and everything else to get the bus rolling. The bus had spent its whole life in Tucson, Arizona. All it needed was an awesome paint job and some love. Then it would be ready to experience the world. Senior year of high school i finished painting the inside and outside of the bus and focused mainly on my art classes. Once I graduated at 17, I decided to tow Opiee over to California and start the very beginning of our journey together, and my journey as an independent artist. I spent the first year 2 years of my California life driving from festivals to shows living in my van and creating art. That’s where I discovered that art mixed with travel is my ultimate passion. I began face painting and painting busses as a means of income. I moved to Hawaii and started henna tattooing people as a side job because times were tough as a “starving artist”. After saving up from busy tourist seasons of henna and the occasional trip around the world facepainting and selling clothes, I decided to leave the island and return back to the west coast. I decided to use my spare income to focus more on my visionary art, face painting, and henna. While at a festival in Central California, I had a vision to go to Guatemala and Mexico to visit Mayan cultural sites. I decided a few months later to embark south and from then on my life changed. My art transformed and I picked up my latest tool, tattooing. This led me on a magical body art journey, where i started competing in large scale body art competitions and permanently marking people. I have been tattooing now for 6 years and am happy to keep it as a main source of income. I still focus on painting on canvas but using my body paint photo shoots, and people from my travels as my subject matter. My body arts have transformed from simple face paint to an arrangement of clothing, costumes, body paint, tattoos, and to all those things combined into multimedia experiences painted forever onto canvas. What a journey. Most recently I decided to open up a private studio in San Diego, Eco Baddy Tattys. Here I plan to make my tattoo journey Eco, using all biodegradable single use disposable products. The tattoo industry is a super wasteful industry, but this is important as we need to make sure you and I are safe. But making the industry conscious about its waste and taking actions towards a greener future is important for me. Being able to offer this to my clients is awesome and I am grateful.