Do you have any shop experience if so where and what?
A. My Shop Inksperience is as follows...
Im No Angel Productions
Owner & Artist is: Wanda Harper
I worked for Wanda for a year between 1995-1996.
I was hired in as a secretary and learned a lot about tattoos, tattooing, and piercings.
There is where my back was started
and most of my piercings were done. Wanda is a wonderful
artist and a great boss. I thank her for introducing me into
the art of tattooing!
Queen of Hearts Tattoo Studio
Owner & Lead Artist: Fallen Angel ( Anne Moon)
I worked for Angel for 2 years, between 1996-1998.
I was hired in as "Shop Girl" I was to be her Girl Friday. I did everything from
running and managing the shop to prancing
my tattoos at the conventions. You name it, I did it!
This is where I am presently being tattooed. Angel has taken to
finishing up my back and filling my arms and legs. I thank her for showing me the Tattoo
world of COLOR and for teaching me to pierce, something that I really love to do!
Q2. Where did you get your first Tattoo
and Do you know by who?
A. My first tattoo was a unicorn on my left shoulder.
Which is now covered up. The tattoo was done by a
man named Smitty@Smittys Tattoos in Peoria Illinois.
Q3. What was going through your mind
when you got your first tattoo?
A. When I got my first tattoo, I wasn't really ready for what
was next...I passed out! It was then that I decided that I would never get another tattoo
as long as I live! Look at me now!
Q5. What is your favorite Tattoo, where
is it and why?
A. My favorite tattoo is on my back. It is Reba! It is my
favorite because I absolutely adore Reba McEntire! Her voice pierces the heart of those
that listen,and she carries a story in her music. Reba is the QUEEN of country and like
Elvis will live in the hearts of many FOR-EVER!
Q6. What advise can you give people who
are looking to get ink for the first time?
A. My advice to one looking to get their fist tattoo is shop
around, don't go to the first shop you come to. Look for cleanliness and sterilization.
Ask questions, if they act as though you are a bother, don't stay. Your artist should be
willing to talk about what it is you are wanting, and change it 100 times if thats
what it takes to get what you want. An artist should be ready at any given moment to show
you proof that all equipment has been sterilized and disposed of accordingly. Single
service use on all needles is a must! Find an artist that will work with you and give you
the tattoo that you are wanting, not the one they want to give you! Remember, this is