Artists: Nikki Thompson
What year did you start tattooing: 1992-01-01
Do you have any special training: I did a traditional apprenticeship to tattoo. Then I have an additional 100+ hours of training for cosmetic tattooing. Including scar cover & dry needling to improve scar texture.
Conventions usually worked: No
Where did you apprentice?: Here in Charlotte Nc
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Bob Tyrell, Jack Rudy, Jess Yen, the list goes on & on
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: Don't go too small. People constantly add to small or cover up- no body ever says "my tattoos too big"
How did you get into tattooing: Always into art...watching someone tattoo it occurred to me,Id like to do this.
What inspires you to be an artist: Nature,
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: Stuff from nature, colorful pieces that flow on the body. Doesn't have to be photorealistic at all. Just nice clean work
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: A rob zombie portrait