Marie Sena began tattooing in Dallas, Texas where she had moved to pursue her graduate degree in Medical Illustration. While attending school, Marie met and became friends with Chris Merchant, the owner of Nine Eyes Tattoo Studio. Marie served an apprenticeship with Chris, and through him met many incredible tattooers who have influenced her significantly. In 2007, she received her Master’s degree in Medical Illustration from UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Shortly afterward, she moved back to New Mexico to tattoo and paint full time. Marie now tattoos full time at Stay Gold Tattoo, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.