Artists: Becky Taylor
What year did you start tattooing: 2010
Do you have any special training: Yes I am an areola color correction specialist. I volunteer my services for free for any breast Cancer survivor. I am a permanent makeup Artist. I have been a Graphic designer since 1996. I spent 15 years in management where I trained and took business classes and got several management certifications and I currently manage own and operate Idaho Vyxen Tattoos in Burley Idaho.
Tell us about the style of your work: Black and grey realism. My style is a darker black and grey with a more realistic look.
Conventions usually worked: Southern Idaho Tattoo and Art Expo and the Biggest Tattoo show on Earth.
Where did you apprentice?: Warm Art
What tattoo artist do you most admire: The tattoo artist I most admire is a tattooer out in Pocatello Idaho named Jimmy Von Lemmon. He is an old school artist who has been in the game for many years and I dig his style, his work, but most of all his humble nature. He to me signifies the meaning of a true tattoo artist.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: Get something you really want for yourself. Don't get anything you are not 100% sure about. Its gonna be on your body forever so make sure its something you can live with.
How did you get into tattooing: I was lucky enough to be the daughter of an amazing woman named Connie Barros. She encouraged me to become a tattoo artist. She passed away from Cancer in 2014, but before she died I had become a tattoo artist like she encouraged me to and I had just opened my first Tattoo shop Idaho Vyxen Tattoos. She was so proud of me. She told me that I had the God given talent to be an amazing tattoo artist. I think about what she said to me everyday and it gives me the motivation to keep developing as an artist and when I feel like im defeated at times her words come to me out of nowhere and remind me that she would want me to keep pushing forward and never give up.
What inspires you to be an artist: Human Emotion. I paint when im emotional. I take my clients emotions and implement them into custom pieces. Emotions give my mind inspiration and ideas and its the best feeling in the world.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: Portraits and photo realism. It makes me feel good knowing my clients come to me for those particular tattoos and I get excited to see their faces when im done with their tattoo.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: O am a big fan of Medusa. I would love to do a full back piece or sleeve in black and grey of different scenes of medusa turning men into stone. That would be awesome.