I am Shain Allen and art has been the focal point of my life for as long as I could remember. I’ve been telling myself and everyone around me I’d be a tattoo artist since I was 8 years old and it’s a dream I never let die.. I started my journey as a tattoo artist when I was very young, June – 2013 I started my apprenticeship in Reno, NV at the age of sixteen. This would have been my first and only job I’ve ever had so this industry is truly the backbone of my life and all I have ever known. August – 2015 I started my official journey as a tattoo artist after turning 18 and moved to Williston, ND and managed to save enough money tattooing to make my way to Seattle. The first and only place I’ve ever truly felt at home, where I’ve been for a little over a year now. Watching myself and my art flourish in this city has been a truly blessed experience. Outside of work I spend a lot of time in the city, I love creating, music & city lights so it’s easy to see why Seattle drew me in. With my first year in Seattle, and my second year of tattooing behind me I am very thrilled to be starting this new journey at Laughing Buddha.