each of your tattoos, where they are, who
done by ( you may include shop name and link if available)
and what they symbolize to you if any.
A. On my left ankle I have butterflies and
daisies done by Red at a carnival that needs covered, On the inside of my right ankle I
have a cross done by Harry at Micky's Tattoo Studio, I have a steer skull shield with
feathers on my right thigh and a design on my left upper arm done by John at Micky's
Tattoo Studio, I have roses on my right chest/shoulder, a large piece on my left thigh of
a woman and an angel with a dragon tattoo and 2 other angels that is still in progress,
and an old tattoo of a bird and flowers on my left hip that will become part of the large
piece on my thigh all done by Micky www.mickystattoo.com
None of my tattoos really symbolize anything. They are all just designs I chose and like.
But my favorite is the large piece on my thigh and I can't wait until it's done.
Q2. What was going through your mind when
you got your
first tattoo and how did you react weeks after it was
on your body?
A. I couldn't believe I was actually doing
it, I was a little nervous and I was surprised that it really didn't hurt much at all. I
liked my tattoo for a long time. But I later chose to have it covered (with the roses on
my right shoulder/chest area) because I wanted a different design in that location.
Q3. How do you choose your artists and your
A. I would look at work they have
done, ask alot of questions
(about sterilization procedures, etc.), and talk to other people
that have had work done from that artist (if possible) and then
tell him/her what kind of piece I have in mind and see what they
come up with. If I like they design and feel satisfied with the
answers I got, then I would get the tattoo. If I didn't feel
confident with that artist I would find another artist.
Q4. How many tattoos are too many?.
A. I think full body coverage is fine but I
don't think facial
tattoos are ever a good idea. But it's up to the individual.
Q5. What advise can you give people who are
get ink for the first time?
A. Don't worry about how much the tattoo
costs, sometimes you get what you pay for. And get the design you want, where you want it
and don't worry about how much it's going to hurt. The pain goes away, the tattoo doesn't.
Q6. If you received a piece you were not
would you go back to the same artist and let him/her
know or just move on and get it modified / covered.
A. That is a tough question and it would
depend on the circumstances. If it were an artist I have gone to for alot of years I would
go back to him and explain why I am unhappy with the piece and see what can be done about
it. If I had the piece done at a convention or from an artist other than the one I usually
go to then I would probably go to my regular artist to have it corrected/ covered.
Q7. When you walk into a tattoo shop what do
the most important thing an artist can do for a customer?
A. I think an artist should do his/her best
to make the customer feel welcome, comfortable, and at ease. The customer should be the
number one priority because without them the artist would not be in business.
Q8. Do you thing the cleanliness of a shop
an artists work?
A. It may not specifically reflect on the
artist's work but it
most certainly reflects on their standards of business. The
hazards of working in an unsanitary shop are not always visible to the eye when you are
dealing with cross-contamination. I feel that a tattoo/piercing studio should be as clean
as possible at all times. And there is really no excuse for it not to be.
Q9. Do you put a price limit on you're the
work you receive and if so how high will you go?
don't think there should be a price limit if it's something
you truly want. If you want a large piece then you just save the
money and do it. Or pay as you go.
Q10. Do you have any work in progress and or
specific work in your near future?
A. Yes, the tattoo on my thigh of the woman
and the Angel is still in progress. And yes, I have plans for more tattoos, I have 1
picked out for when my thigh is finished and I'm going to have Harry draw one for my lower