Lines, Lines, Dots and more Lines! The clean crisp line has become an obsession for me. Twenty two years of " striving for the better" has turned me into a craftsman of design. During this time I have come to truly enjoy geometric form and layering of patterns. Working gradients of black into Botanical and Scientific illustration highlights my love of nature. If you have an idea that fits the described above I would love to work with you.
I love the color orange in any shade. I eat green tomatoes without frying them and enjoy jumping on my kid's trampoline. I mumble while I tattoo, that is if I'm not bursting into song ( I heart Nu Shooz radio, thank you Pandora ). I like to pet the soft parts in between my cat's toes, even though I put my life at risk when I do so. I am an amateur paddle boarder and a rad random percussionist. I am tremendously happy and fortunate to be part of the Two Birds family. I am celebrating my 9th year as a tattoo artist with the past 7 years here at Two Birds Tattoo.
Ruby Santiago is inspired by botanical, fantasy, witchy or dreamlike imagery; pin ups and portraits also intrigue her. Pet portraits are a love of hers because immortalizing your fur babies - your family- is fun and fulfilling, and always donates 20% of the proceeds from pet portraits to a local animal charity. She has a deep respect for tattoos with structure and contrast and prefers to never do a tattoo without an outline. In fact, dynamic line weight is something she absolutely wants to incorporate into your body art. She began her career in a fast paced street shop in 2002 apprenticing under Tattoo Dan and has sought out various mentors along the way to advance her technique and style. In 2010 she opened Two Birds Tattoo -a friendly neighborhood boutique style tattoo studio- with business partner Suzy Todd, and they have been growing ever since! She loves her crew, loves her hood, and is ready to make artwork for your body that will be striking and beautiful.
Tattooing since 2007, Suzy Todd has been a lifelong artist. She's been obsessed with drawing sexy sassy ladies from a young age. This has translated to a love of portraiture and pinup art. She loves doing black and grey portraits - especially if its a cultural icon or an admired performer. Art Nouveau is one of her favorite art styles, and loves to blend it with Japanese art or subject matter for a new twist on classic imagery. She often loves making designs with cute critters adorned with flowers and decorative roccoco style filigree and flourishes dripping with jewels. In her spare time she cuddles her dog & cats, enjoys gardening, camping & hiking, and when she has the time paints realistic portraits of animals and butts, and tinkers with jewelry making.