Marissa’s love for metal and hardcore music was the reason why she got into the tattooing, in the first place. The first person she saw that was heavily tattooed was someone from a metal band she liked. Upon seeing that person, Marissa was fascinated. Right then and there, she realized that she wanted to be part of the tattooing world. She sees tattooing as an art form that can provide her with endless possibilities of self-expression.