"I want my heart and my passions to be the most beautiful things about me."
ABOUT MEGAN WOOD- Owner of Rose Noir Tattoo and Beauty Studio
Born in California, USA, 1987
2005-2006 Studied Art Studio and Art History at the University of California, Davis
2006-2007 Studied Cosmetology at Elite Progressive School of Cosmetology, Sacramento, CA
2010-2012 Studied at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
I am so grateful to be able to combine my passion for art and creativity within my career. I can honestly say I truly enjoy going to work each day. Even as a youngster, art has always been a hobby and deep interest of mine. Since the days I could hold a crayon, I spent much of my childhood making art. It transformed into a true passion as I've grown older. I applied my artistic touch to cosmetology and began working in professional salons at the age of 20. I enjoy helping women feel beautiful and confident. After a few years of working in salons and painting in my free time, I craved something more. I decided to go to art school and fell even more in love with creative arts. As a young tattooed woman, I always had an interest and appreciation for the art of tattooing. I saw it as an opportunity to learn a new medium and embark on another career journey. It's an absolute blessing and pleasure to have the opportunity to tattoo people from all walks of life and from all different areas. Each tattoo I do is a different experience and a chance to advance my expertise. After several years of tattooing, I have honed in on my specialties in an effort to master and perfect realism and watercolor tattoos.
I founded my first and original business, Tangled Art, back in 2009, and in 2018 expanded, changed locations and changed the name to Rose Noir Tattoo & Beauty Studio. In 2011, I expanded my horizons and became a professional tattoo artist. My training took place under my mentor Alex Kuo in San Diego, CA. Recently I have retired from the salon side of my business to allow my focus to shift purely to my tattoo work and lighten my work load. Occasionally I participate in art shows around the Bay Area to showcase my work and connect with other artists.
In my free time I love hiking or soaking in a sunny beach day. I enjoy gardening and growing my own vegetables and flowers. I also like activities such as bike riding, weight lifting, and martial arts. Traveling and seeing new places is my absolute favorite experience. Each of these hobbies inspires my creativity and keeps me artistically sharp.