Artists: Gerald Feliciano
What year did you start tattooing: 2006-01-01
Do you have any special training: i went to College at Virginia Commonwealth University in richmond Va . school of the arts
Conventions usually worked: Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Asbury, Cincinnati, Miami, Puerto Rico, Boston
Where did you apprentice?: i didn't have a tradition apprenticeship, mostly self taught
What tattoo artist do you most admire: i admire any artist that is talented but humble. most of my admiration goes to the guys and girls i work with at both East Side ink and Leathernecks tattoo
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: the best advice to give a possible client would be to lay back and let your artist create the best possible tattoo for you. Decide on subject matter, placement and allow your artist to have complete freedom on design.
How did you get into tattooing: tattooing has always been a fantasy of mine since i was a child. i grew up poor, so as a kid my outlet was drawing and painting. [i used to stick crack tattoos on my arm to appear hard.] My junior year of college i realized without the support of my parents financially i wouldn't be able to afford the rest of my schooling. so i dropped out and pursued tattooing and my long time obsession with body mod became "sink or swim".
What inspires you to be an artist: i gain most of my inspiration from my piers and coworkers. im also inspired by illustrators like : Takato Yamamoto, James Jean,vand Mucha.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: i always look forward to doing tattoos that are of my original artwork . I find myself looking forward to doing tattoos that push my illustrative abilities.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: i think i want to start doing more realism with true grays and opaque grays. i feel like they tend to look better overtime and saturated.