Mallory Swinchock is a painter and tattoo artist living and working in Santa Barbara California. She has a Bachelor’s degree in art from UCSB with an emphasis in painting and currently owns and operates Merkaba Tattoo, a private tattoo studio in Santa Barbara. Mallory also does guest spots at Off the Map Tattoo in Easthampton, Massachusetts and Grants Pass, Oregon. She began tattooing with an apprenticeship in 2005. Painting was a form of expression encouraged at an early age. She works in both watercolors and oils with a limited palette of primary colors and white. She tends to explore a variety of subject matters inspired by her dreams, emotions and the beauty of nature that surrounds her living on the central coast of California.