Monday, April 8, 2013

Featured Tattoo Artist | Anna Day

Name:  Anna Lisa Day
Age: 31
Location: Brisbane Australia

What attracted you to tattooing? 

Creative Freedom

How did you get into the industry?
I visited a tattoo studio with my brother and whilst i was there they were interviewing for apprentices. I thought i would give it a go and I got the Job.

Was it hard to find an apprenticeship? 

I think i was in the right place at the right time, just lucky i guess.

How many years have you been tattooing? 

6 going on 7 years now i think.

What inspires you? 

Art from around the world from lots of different eras. Other Artists and Tattooists. Nature, philosophy, Myth and Mysticism

Who are your favourite tattoo artists? 

Tomas Tomas, Xed Lehead, Brian Gomes, Jondix, Thomas Hooper, Matthew Cunnington Westside Tattoo. The list goes on.

How would you describe your tattoo style? 

Dotwork, Sacred Geometry and pattern work. 

What have you learned in your years in the industry? 

I've learned that this industry is full of quiet, gentle, generous and creative people who will always inspire you, contrary to the typical stereotype of tattooists. You are always learning so you should never think you know it all or that you are better than anyone else. To gain a good reputation you have to work really hard and keep evolving. 

What advice do you have to people considering careers in tattooing? 

Everyone has a different apprenticeship but generally you must be prepared to work long hours and not for very much money, if any. you usually end up juggling 2 or 3 jobs and drawing all the time so you gain more skill. Listen to senior tattooists, read articles they give good advice, they have gone through what you are about to and no doubt more, their wisdom and experiences are gold. 

What are some of the best things you have experienced as a result of your career? 

Lots of Travel Domestic and International. I meet amazing people from all walks of life on a daily basis. i have creative freedom with my work. I can honestly say that i love my job.

Where do you currently tattoo? 

Westside Tattoo Studio, Brisbane Australia