Artists: Jarris A. Vonzombie
What year did you start tattooing: 2008
Do you have any special training: None at this time.
Tell us about the style of your work: I focuses my artistic and tattooing talents on Black/ Grey, Realism and Portrait style artwork, and specializes in tattoo Cover-Ups.
Conventions usually worked: I actually have never been to a tattoo convention, but I hope to one day participate as an artist and enter tattoo competitions.
Where did you apprentice?: I am a self-taught artist, no formal apprenticeship, but was mentored by many artists that have worked with me in my tattoo studios over the years.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Moni Moreno, Nikko Hurtado, Paul Booth, Josh Carlton, Boris, Roni Zulu, and Phil Garcia
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: Research your design idea and meaning... basically plan it out. In the similar way you would build and decorate the interior of your home.
How did you get into tattooing: I have always been interested in art and painting. Some friends suggested that I look into tattooing. So in 2006 I opened a small tattoo studio with two artists. I was only the studio owner at the time, learning the business aspects of the industry before I decided to pursue being a tattoo artist as a profession.
What inspires you to be an artist: Freedom of expression.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: Family portraits, Movie character/ celebrity portraits and animal realism portraits.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: I really just need more portrait realism style tattoos, but I would have to say to be commissioned to do true trash polka style full sleeve or side tattoo would be the one I would like to be commissioned for.