Artists: Gabriele Wright
What year did you start tattooing: 2013
Do you have any special training: I was a master cosmetologist before converting to my true passion of tattooing. While attending cosmetology school I obtained my certification to do permanent makeup by small school for permanent cosmetics.
Tell us about the style of your work: I wouldn't necessarily pin myself to one particular style because I like mixing it up and taking inspiration of all types of art. If I could narrow it down I would say I'm inspired most by a lot of neo traditional and photo realism grey wash.
Where did you apprentice?: I started my apprenticeship at Lady Luck Tattoo in Owensboro, KY. It was an all female shop and the styles all varied.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: I most admire Ryan Ashley Malarkey her style is very original and classic. I also admire her for being a successful female in the industry that doesn't use her looks to claim her success.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: Are they prepared to take on the responsibility that comes with not only having a tattoo but the process as well. It's something that should be decided based on their own personal choice and not the influence of others.
How did you get into tattooing: Art was always something that I liked to do and seemed to excel at while others had their smarts or athleticism. I was always encouraged to be creative even if it meant straying from the crowd after getting my first tattoo at 15 and 2nd at 16 I knew that's where I wanted to be so when I was old enough I started looking into apprenticing which was difficult being a young female but I decided as long as I kept putting my art out there someone would notice and I was approached by a local shop owner to come in and apprentice for her.
What inspires you to be an artist: I'm inspired by all types of art. Especially antiques and jewelry.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: I love doing all kinds but my favorites are the ones that I created with my own inspiration. It's different when you have to recreate an idea someone else has but when it's something that you created an inspires someone else it makes it much more meaningful as an artist.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: I have never done a head tattoo. I really would love to do a really cool head piece.