Artists: JohannaMarie Turpin
What year did you start tattooing: 2008
Do you have any special training: I started my apprenticeship in 2008 at a local tattoo parlor in the small town in central California. From there on I moved my way up into mastering my self in the arts of black and grey as well as color tattoos and with the help of many great artist along the way gave me a shot to be able to work with them, giving me tips and showing me little tricks has helped me become greater then what I can imagine and i am forever thankful for that . I also do many arts of all sorts as in painting, sketches and pastels and charcoal. Art is a passion I had for many years growing up an I look forward to pursuing my life long career.
Tell us about the style of your work: One of the things I am most proud of In my work is the black and grey rel ism that I have been able to capture in every tattoo I lay down. It brings joy to my life and with that I truly put effort into my work in making the next tattoo that much better for a realistic tattoo with my own style.
Conventions usually worked: I worked the body art expos as well as inked out new jersey for Mario Barth. united ink in long island NY gathering of the giants in Miami and Atlantic city convention in new Jersey. and many more all around the country.
Where did you apprentice?: I apprenticed at a local parlor in Fresno ca called bullet proof .
What tattoo artist do you most admire: I'm very much inspired by Jeff Gogue as well Jaime Lee Parker
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: The kind of advice i tell all my clientele is to pick something that will flow with there body and style of living that will represent who they are forever.
How did you get into tattooing: I was in college when I first started tattooing my father was a tattooer and made me my first homemade machine every since I've been in love with the art and craft of tattooing
What inspires you to be an artist: Jeff gorgue and Jaime lee I most admire very talented artist and I'm very inspired by them both
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: I look forward in doing black and grey realistic tattoos... My most favorite of all to capture realism in black and grey inspires me to keep pushing my self to get better in my tattooing
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: The queen of heart from Alice and wonder land but with a wicked sadistic kind of style that no one has yet tried before.