Artists: Emily Chilvers
What year did you start tattooing: 2011
Tell us about the style of your work: illustrative traditional, fantasy, anime & video game
Conventions usually worked: Skin Deep Expo- Grand Rapids, MI
Where did you apprentice?: I apprenticed at Pincushns of Holland MI
What tattoo artist do you most admire: I have a few I keep my eye on but i most admire greggletron he does phenomenal work.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: I ask more about the tattoo they are thinking about getting, and make sure that what they would like portrayed will come through via the imagery created. Collaborate with the client. I always advise to keep in mind that not all careers accept tattoos/body mods, make sure you are getting something you wont regret (or put in a place that you wont regret!)
How did you get into tattooing: I have been drawing since I can remember, and I have always been fascinated with tattoos. I looked into getting an apprenticeship and my home shop loved my artwork so they took me in!
What inspires you to be an artist: My artwork is very emotionally driven, where im sure other artists feel the same. I am inspired by everything around me, it takes a minute to see the beauty- or the ugly, in each thing, person, or surrounding.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: I love doing weird fantasy animal creations that I come up with, also any video game and anime related tattoos! Portraits are cool to do as well!
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: Any tattoo I havent done im dying to overcome- its how you grow as an artist! Im always willing to go the extra step and take down any challenge put in front of me.