Annie Mess

Annie Mess seedy first experience with tattoos didn’t deter her from building a successful career. Read her story at LadyTattooers.

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Kelly McGrath

Equestrian tattooer Kelly McGrath shares her story with us. Read about her at LadyTattooers.

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Liz Cook

Liz Cook has an intuitive understanding of portraiture which allows her the creative freedom to push boundaries without compromising realism.

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Sara Purr

“I realized that if I wanted back into the business I had better get my shit together before the cat was completely out of the bag.”

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Eva Jean

“I remember feeling like the shop was filled with scum bags because they were telling us to our faces which one of us they’d like to fuck, and which one they would pimp out.”

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Jesso Lange

“We are all lucky to have reference so easily accessible but it has come far enough that we as an industry need to get better at using it.”

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Lara Scotton

“Soon after that I moved to London and waitress’d in bars for a while then returned to Italy where I was selling anesthesia equipment for sports medicine.”

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Jamee Melvin

“Kind of like ‘bald barbers’ and ‘skinny chefs’ no one wants to get tattooed by someone who doesn’t have any”.

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Zoe Bean

“I had a painting studio next to a methadone clinic on 37th street and was spending a lot of time getting tattooed and hanging out at the shop.”

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Sandi Calistro

“I was pretty terrified. Lying about my age and scared of the pain. Plus tattoo shops were pretty intimidating back then.”

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