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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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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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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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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