Born and raised in Taiwan, Crys moved to New York in 2016 to pursue a career in art where she solidified her love for tattooing and gaming. Crys has a Bachelors in Illustration from Parsons School of Design with a focus on kinetic design and animatronics. She specializes in blackwork currently and has vested interest in color pieces and traditional designs.
Fun facts: A classical musician as a bassoonist for 8 years, a competitive video game player for 2 years, and can also eat hotpot and steak like nobody’s business but can’t eat more than one piece of bread.
Originally from San Diego, California, Katie moved to New York after realizing college was a scam. Spending her time off from college allowed her to translate technical skills from her fine art background into her tattoo career. After a year of tattooing at a traditional walk-in shop in midtown, she started looking for an art-focused studios that was a safe space for all clients and artists.
Since joining Cake is a Lie, she’s been able to incorporate her humor and “life is not that serious” attitude into silly-but-well-executed tattoo ideas. She enjoys collaborating with clients on tattoo projects of all styles but especially enjoys fine line, realism, and illustrative pieces. Outside of tattooing, Katie likes reality tv (for better and for worse), making people roll their eyes in response to horrendous puns, and spending all her money on boba.
Raised by a fashion designer mother in NYC and Japan, Cinthia grew up fascinated with the arts, especially Japanese kawaii fashion and manga art. She grew up loving cute/kawaii things (Sanrio and anything pink) so much that she incorporates that style into her tattoo designs.
Cinthia went to school originally for pharmacy, but quit to pursue her dreams of becoming an artist. She currently attends Academy of Art University for a M.A. in Illustrations.
Cinthia enjoys incorporating her cute style to tattooing and specializes in kawaii and fineline tattoos. She is also experimenting with different styles like traditional designs.
With childhood dreams of growing up to be a scientist, Sage never imagined they'd end up in New York City as a tattoo artist. They grew up in Philadelphia with a love of the natural world that has followed them into their art style, with a specialization in insects, animals, and people. Sage also has a fondness for the fantastical, and loves adding mythical, whimsical elements into their art. They love to tattoo with color, and are especially interested in tattooing faces: humans, pets, your Dragonborn D&D character, you name it.
Sage also enjoys working in other art media, and they have an online shop where they draw, paint, woodburn, sculpt, and crochet with their partner Alex. Their main hobbies include spellcasting, playing Zelda, and pulling yarn scraps away from any one of the four cats wandering around their apartment.
Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City, Paul is a self-taught illustrator and graphics artist with a passion for street art, comics, and tattoos. Although he initially pursued a culinary career, spending eight years as a chef, Paul has returned to my artistic roots and now thrive as a tattoo artist over the last few years. Embracing the creative and technical challenges that come with the craft, Paul is constantly seeking to create unique and enjoyable tattoo experiences for my clients. With a keen eye for detail and a love for pushing boundaries, he works to deliver fun and distinctive tattoos that leave a lasting impression.