Edward, who leads our Bend tattoo school faculty, opened Monolith Tattoo Studio with his wife in 2011 and since then, the studio has been awarded “Best of Bend” by The Source Weekly and continues to be the front-runner in quality tattoo artwork. Edward has been tattooing since 1988, he has apprenticed under some of the greatest in the industry and ran tattoo shops in Seattle, Portland, Denver and now Bend.
Melanie left her career as a Retail Manager and Makeup Artist at MAC Cosmetics to open Monolith Tattoo Studio with her husband in 2011. Since the beginning and to this day, Melanie runs the business side of Monolith and in 2017, completed her training as a permanent makeup artist. Melanie attended business school and now runs one of the most successful small businesses in Central Oregon. Her experiences will offer a great learning opportunity for any students looking to enter the tattoo industry as a successful and efficient artist.
Donna is a former school teacher gone tattoo artist specializing in permanent makeup and paramedical tattoos. Looking for a career change, she found cosmetic and paramedical tattooing to be a satisfying artistic outlet. She enjoys making the world more beautiful one tattoo at a time, and enhancing your beauty that is already yours.