Artists: Nathalie Duquette
What year did you start tattooing: 1992
Tell us about the style of your work: I love working black and gray tattoo. The realism in general. Human portrait and animal. Projects that are positive.
Conventions usually worked: Toronto Nix convention, Québec, Montréal, Ottawa-Gatineau
Where did you apprentice?: I started my job at Max Tattoo it was quite difficult because at the time, their were not many women tatooing we could have counted them on one hand. It was a rough and old school beginning, but I think it's the obstacles that make us grow
What tattoo artist do you most admire: The 3 tattoo artists that have influenced me in my early days are Stéphane Chaudesaigues , Filip Leu, and Tintin. They were pioneers in the tattoo industry . They opened doors for the future. Then there were Koré Flatmo and Bob Tyrell . Now there are so many, I must say that I had a lot of influence artists from my corner such as Pierre Chapelan and Don Design for whom I have great respect
How did you get into tattooing: It just happened through a friend, Yannick Valliere. He was tattooed by Max Tattoo, the person who allowed me to do this job . He taught me everything he knew . It is because to him that I do this job today. At the time, tattoo artists were good to reproduce flash and Max needed someone who drew, so it started like that
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: Portraits, realistic tattoo. The projects that inspire me.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: Nothing in particular. I like to make happy a client that a project really close to the heart