Artists: Victoria Bella-Morte
What year did you start tattooing: Yearssss ago
Do you have any special training: Familiar with medical practices since very young. In fact, i used to read my mums biology books for Uni when i was in grade six for fun. I was told the other week by someone from the health board i should consider being an inspector.
Tell us about the style of your work: Realism...anything, i'm very versatile.
Conventions usually worked: Been invited to many, but never attended.... I figure i'll change that this year.
Where did you apprentice?: My skills were self taught, my mother who worked with the health board taught me alot, my "mentor" i would say was Jay Arr, who is a seasoned vet. I picked his brain occasionally about things.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: I admire them all in different ways...but i'm a total sucker for portrait realism, when i see realism i die of awesome, it's very inspiring.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: Think, longggggg and hard before you get it if it's in a visible area... less visible, do whatever. Sometimes though, you just feel it, and you know it should be a part of you, and it takes two mins to figure it out. I've personally thought long about some of mine, and less on others, some seven years, some two minutes..... feel it out and get it because YOU like it,.. Joe Blow you are dating may not be around in a few years.
How did you get into tattooing: I guess i was sick of drawing all over myself for fun and felt that it should all be permanent.... then everyone wanted me to ink them seeing mine.
What inspires you to be an artist: Generally ...video games, anime, nature...whiskey, other artists great victories, my clients and how incredibly awesome they are.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: Anything someone would generally look at and say is too hard. That...and really anything, i love inking.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: If i told you, i'd have to kill you :P