• Tick Tock, Ke$ha

  • Gonna Make You Sweat, C + C Music Factory

  • Jukebox Hero, Foreigner

  • American Boy, Estelle/Kanye

  • Don't Stop Believing, Journey

Sue Tran

“One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?”

I’m quoting Sesame Street not because I’m a mom or because I work for public broadcasting, though both of these things are true. I’m quoting this particular song because I am not a tattooer, the only non-tattooer at Tsunami Tattoo. That said, I’ve been working in the tattoo industry for nearly two decades, and at Tsunami, my job is to keep things running smoothly, to make sure our tattooers have what they need, when they need it, and to ensure that your tattoo experience is unequivocally professional, pleasant, and comfortable. My colleagues create beautiful tattoos every day, but your tattoo, be it large or small, will be with you for the rest of your life, and I strive to ensure that every time you look at it, you fondly remember the moment it became a part of you. It’s a big responsibility and one that I take very seriously, even if I’m not the one who is actually producing your tattoo.