She got her first tattoo at the age of 16. At the age of 18 she became an apprentice at one of her friend's tattoo studio. In 1994 she relocated to Chicago to work in Guy Aitchison's tattoo studio. She later opened the Cherry Bomb Tattoo Studio, and was then invited to Los Angeles to work as an artist in High Voltage Tattoos; the shop which is followed by the reality television show, LA Ink.
She currently works at Memoir Tattoo in LA with fellow artist Shawn Barber.
Kim Saigh specializes in being awesome. Best known for her stint at LA Ink, some of her best work is her fanstastical illustrations depicting animals. The amount of detail she puts into things like snakes, wings, and even seahorses is crazy. It's amazing how ornate a lot of her work is.