Artists: JohannaMarie Turpin
What year did you start tattooing: i started tattoing in 2008
Do you have any special training: After I apprenticed trying to push my art skill in to the right direction for years, I then recently found my way up into mastering my self in the arts of black and grey as well as color and script . 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: My style is very dark. Creepy but sexy/elegant at the Same time. I love black and grey realism and sac-Religious art more then anything. death and beauty combined in an empowering yet seductive tattoo is what I choose to achieve when I'm under the gun.
Conventions usually worked: I've works all sorts of conventions. Inklife tour, Texas. Gathering of the giants, Miami FL. Art N ink, Atlantic city NJ. Inked out, Nj. United ink, LIKE. Portland, Art N Ink. BODY ART, SF Inked at the bay, Monterey Ca. ART n Ink, LV. And so many others I can't remember, lol.
Where did you apprentice?: I did my apprenticeship in 2008 at a local tattoo parlor in the small town of fresno. From there on I moved my way up into mastering my self in the arts of black and grey as well as color and script . 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.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Jaimie Lee and Teniele Napoli.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: The kind of advice I give all my clients is to gather ideas of what they like most or things thats represent who they are or want to become n combine it. And before getting it done. Make sure there art is flowing witg the body sp it moves with you. And it will be ur perfect tattoo.
How did you get into tattooing: 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: The thing that truly inspires me as an artist in making people fell amazing every time I lay ink on skin and I see the smiles of all my clients. I love being able to take advantage of making nothing into something that changes a person's life and confidence with my art.