Artists: Jonene Swigart
What year did you start tattooing: 2000
Tell us about the style of your work: I mainly do custom art work but I am open to any art the customer wants. My favorite style is Old school Americana and Pinup work.
Conventions usually worked: As a full-time tattoo artist and owner of my shop, I don't have time to attend these unfortunately .
Where did you apprentice?: I didn't get the opportunity to be involved in an apprentice program. In the state of Oklahoma, It wasn't legal to Tattoo until 2006 and at that time there was no program.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Joe Capobianco
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: I always tell the client that they need to make sure this is the desired location they are wanting for there art choice. If I have opinion about where its at, I let them know that it may look better some other location. Also make sure that the client realizes that the tattoo is a permanent life choice.
How did you get into tattooing: I have drawn my entire life and felt like tattooing would be an amazing career choice rather than being a starving artist.
What inspires you to be an artist: The great challenge of creating a wonderful piece of artwork for the client along with success of a completed masterpiece.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: The ones that my clients trust me to do with my own imagination and style to fit their personality.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: My ideal tattoo project would be a Circus of the seven deadly sins with my own personal touch.