Artists: Michele Corryn Conway
What year did you start tattooing: 2015
Do you have any special training: 2 year apprenticeship
Tell us about the style of your work: Being from a small town to accommodate clientele I've had to learn to adapt to the many different styles. My own style best fits into the big bold and colorful New School category.
Conventions usually worked: I haven't worked one, yet.
Where did you apprentice?: I apprenticed Lacey Seever, at Wasatch Tattoo, in Heber City, Utah.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: With so many phenomenal artists out there it's extremely hard to narrow it down to one! Teresa Sharpe, Jesse Smith, Ryan Ashley Malarkey, Jeff Gouge, and Kelly Doty just to name a few
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: Good tattoos aren't cheap, cheap tattoos aren't good. Never base your chosen artist off the price of the tattoo. Also not every artist is capable of creating every style of work. Do your research and look over artist portfolio's before choosing who would be best at what you're looking to get.
How did you get into tattooing: For as long as I can remember I've been creating in some form. When I moved from PA to UT Wasatch Tattoo was only a couple blocks away from my new home. I scheduled an appointment and not long after the owner and I became good friends. My boyfriend at the time began looking at equipment and whispering in my ear that he thought this is what I should be doing. I was terrified of it all and wanted nothing to do with the idea. I promised I'd talk with Lacey though and when I did she didn't give me much of choice. She told me I'd be starting my apprenticeship the next week. I'm so glad they pushed me. It was one of those "where have you been all of my life" moments when I finally got a machine in my hand!
What inspires you to be an artist: Being able to bring a small portion of a persons story to life.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: I look forward to every tattoo I do. From the tattoo itself to the person it's being applied to every aspect of a session teaches you something.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: Gypsy or Fortune teller!