Established 2021, South of Fairfax City at Braddock & Ox, Factor Studio Tattoo is a small private studio hidden among hairdressers. You wouldn’t have seen any signs from the street, or grand opening balloons. We quietly moved in near you and went to work serving clients daily.
We’re a married duo who went from art school to jobs in fund-raising, pharmaceuticals, design, programming, and teaching. Now we focus that experience into the love of tattooing.
Long-time clients find features keep improving across their visits, as we add new products and options to the process to make your tattoo experience as enjoyable as possible.
I’ve drawn since childhood. I drew in classes, after school, and when I should’ve been sleeping.
I’ve been a cashier, a janitor, ice rink staff, A/V technician, until I went to art school. Where despite drawing until dawn some nights, enrolled as a web designer.
I graduated with an A.A. and worked designing websites for non-profits, handling web issues for tech teachers, and freelancing on the side.
I wound up in a steady job at Georgetown University, eventually enrolling and completing a Bachelor’s.
From there I worked for AARP, loan websites, and government contractors, but I craved something else.
Somedays, while drawing in meetings, I’d wonder if I was on the right career path. (I was not.)
Once I touched a tattoo machine I never looked back, working three jobs until I could make it work.
I love researching my craft, and always taking baby steps toward something new.
- Fine line, concept style, or geometric
- Black & Grey
- Anime / Manga
- Japanese Traditional
Other Style interests I haven’t had a chance to flex much:
- New School
- Black & Grey Realism / Portrait
- Weeb (anime/manga)
- Art Nouveau & Ukiyo-e
- 3d Sculpture/Modeling
- Green Thumb
- Is the wizard
Coritha is an Anderson, not nee, but as a wife.
At Art Institute of Washington, she met her match for life.
Twas long ago that happened. In Two Thousand and One
When all the American tragedies have suddenly begun.
From terrorists and snipers in the Nation’s Capital,
The Metro transit riders, they have endured it all
By forging their intentions in degrees of Arts so Fine.
Amidst anime conventions, graphic and web design.
It’s the ranks of higher learning that the heart is aptly schooled.
And it’s thanks to dire earning needs that art becomes the tool.
Whether it be on paper, or screen or even skin.
To leave a mark that’s greater is the industry they’re in.
The following accomplishments were tried and also true,
Some hallowing astonishments, and some were made to rue:
Previously obtained as temporary yields,
Not seriously constrained, but were arbitrary fields:
Demonstrating Agent, at a fabric-trim boutique.
Soliciting Vagrant, at an umbrella diabolique.
Previously employed with permanence a deal;
Autonomy devoid, however benefits appealed:
Apothecary Apprentice, at a corporate pharmacy.
Executive Assistance, at a market agency.
Literature Generator, at service bureau prints.
Call Center Operator, at specialty medicines.
Crafting web and print for brand, of holistic wellness deeds.
Designing Mobile App front-end, for kids with OT needs.
And these are current endeavors of elevated goals and ethics,
As “self-employed” and “partner” in finer art aesthetics:
Art Instructor for Adolescents, shy a decade in tenure.
Tattoo Artist for Adults, licensed for pain and pleasure.
- Script / Lettering
- Polynesian / Tribal
- Animated Films
- Papercraft & Resin Art
- Stringed-Instrument Player
- Is the bard