In 1989 there were only a handful of female tattoo artists but that didnt stop her. Karen Mitchell Learned the Art of Tattooing from her Good Friend & Mentor Dave Orlowski the Old Fashion Way With A Real Apprenticeship. Her first few years in the business she worked for The Late Great Col.W.L. Todd and his Nephew Dave Owrloski in Sunset Beach & Norwalk Ca. In 1994 she learned the art of body piercing from the God Father of Body Modification Fakir Musafar and opened Santa Clarita Tattoo where she works to this date with a crew of very talented artists.