Interview with Ruby Gore

Interview with Ruby Gore

HOW DID YOU GET YOUR START AS A TATTOO ARTIST?

Well, I've been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil as my parents have always been very supportive of my interest in becoming an artist from an early age. I told them when I was a teenager that I wanted to be a tattoo artist, but they were a little concerned about their sweet little girl entering such a "tough and dangerous" industry back then. It was also not a very common thing to see women in the industry at that time. So without trying to crush my dreams, they encouraged me to go to college instead, hoping that they had steered me in the right direction towards a career that (safely) satisfied my artistic passion. I graduated from the Art Institute of California, San Diego with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art and Design, majoring in Digital Illustration and Graphic Design, minoring in Marketing, Photography and Web Design.

Interview with Alisha Harding @tattoosbyalisha

Interview with Alisha Harding @tattoosbyalisha

I met and was tattooed by Alisha Harding at the Villain Arts Philadelphia Tattoo Expo this past February and since then we have been working with her to redesign our logo and packaging. We are so proud to use her artwork on our product and she has been an absolute pleasure to work with. I am also always very proud to have a tattoo by her and I'm continually impressed with her work. Read more about Alisha in her own words in our interview below!

Interview with Jennifer Trok @jennifertroktattoos

Interview with Jennifer Trok @jennifertroktattoos

I had the pleasure of meeting and being tattooed by Jennifer Trok at the Philadelphia Villain Arts Expo this past February. Jennifer works out of Speakeasy Tattoo in my hometown of Chicago, IL. She was kind enough to deal with my awkward first attempts at an interview during a convention. I learned, it’s hard to ask and answers questions while being tattooed/tattooing during a loud, busy tattoo expo. So we just ended up talking off the record. It was a lovely conversation and at the end I had a new gorgeous tattoo. We decided that it would be easier to conduct the interview over email.