A brief summation of an eclectic existence.

I am from a small town in the North Carolina mountains and completed my Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration at East Carolina University. I have lived and worked in Italy and Mexico and am now back home in North Carolina where I work as a tattoo artist and freelance illustrator. I have been a part of the Ink Therapy Tattoo Studios team in Hickory, NC since 2018. I am passionate about the application of illustration in tattooing and specialize in fine-line illustrative blackwork. I am fascinated by symbology, spirituality, and mythology and focus my art around images that explore the energetic expression of stories. My illustrations have been featured in shows across North Carolina, Italy, and at the Society of Illustrators in NYC.  If you have any questions about commissions, tattoos, or simply want to know more about me and my art, send me a message below!  

P.S. “Jaybird” comes from my initials- J.B. (Jordan Bethany), and was my father’s favorite nickname for me as a child.

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