An upstate New York native, Nikita splits her time between upstate and central New York. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the State University of New York at Oneonta and continued her legal studies at Syracuse University College of Law in 2021. Nikita joined the Tattoo Visa team in 2022 after meeting the team by chance at the Empire State Tattoo Expo in New York City. She was wowed by the niche realm of Tattoo Visa’s work and was lucky to begin working with the team shortly after as a second-year law student. Her first tattoo was at 18 years old, and she became hooked ever since. She has several floral pieces done by various tattoo artists in New York. In her free time, Nikita loves cheering on the Buffalo Bills at home and away games and listening to true-crime podcasts.