Artists: Jeremy Campbell
What year did you start tattooing: 2002-01-01
Do you have any special training: Not Really
Conventions usually worked: None yet
Where did you apprentice?: I didn't actually do a formal apprenticeship, I learned by practicing on myself and my friends and family, and by watching other artists at conventions and while getting tattooed..I would do an apprenticeship if i had it to do over again though.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Paul Booth, Jack Rudy and Rich Ives
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: Take your time and think about what you really want, most spur of the moment tattoos end up getting covered up. Also, don't be afraid to be creative and think outside the box, get a unique design that nobody else will have, if u do research on google or something, don't type in Tattoos..look at examples of artwork that hasn't been tattooed on skin yet.
How did you get into tattooing: I took my sketch pad into a hole-in-the-wall shop in the inner city of Kansas City and got a tattoo, when they saw my sketch book they offered me a job and basically handed me a homemade tat machine and said get to work, it was a pretty bad shop, they had a crackhead working there and some young guys who were beginners like me so I only worked there for a few months before branching out on my own.
What inspires you to be an artist: People's stories from life that i can translate into art, and different things from nature or everyday life also inspire me.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: I would like to do more color portraits and more back pieces that AREN'T angel wings..
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: Not really, when I started on my own 11 years ago I decided Iwanted to do something unique every time, I don't want to do stuff thats already been done.