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Art & Life with Lisa Orth

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lisa Orth.

Lisa, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I started my artistic career in Seattle as a graphic designer and art director, where I was fortunate to have my work showcased by the seminal 90’s grunge scene, including designing Nirvana’s first records and their now famous logo.

I segued into tattooing in 2007, setting myself apart from the conventional tattooing scene with a distinctive linework only style similar to etchings and woodcuts. I only do custom, original pieces based on my own artwork, and am fortunate to have amazing clients wanting to give me full creative freedom to create their dream tattoos for them.

I moved to LA recently and am inspired daily by its natural beauty, outgoing energy and endless sunshine.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
The art I create is inspired by the magic and beauty of the natural world around us. Be it landscapes, wildlife, or the mystical ties that bind us all. I hope my art serves as a permanent connection for my clients to the wonders of that world.

Every piece I create is original and unique to each client, rendered with obsessive care and an energetic passion. I’m a bit of a tormented perfectionist, which is a plus in my line of work.

I choose to only take on projects that I feel aligned with. I open my bookings just a few times a year, where people can put in proposals for their ideas. A lot of prospective clients have been offering to give me full creative freedom with their pieces, which is so amazing, and pretty hard to pass up. I feel blessed to have people put so much trust in me.

Any advice for aspiring or new artists?
Get off the internet and into the real world. Let life inspire you, not photos of other people’s art and accomplishments. Most importantly though, and I can’t stress this enough, find your own voice. It’s only through sharing what’s uniquely you that you’ll be able to contribute anything of worth to the world.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
You can check out my work on my Instagram or my website, although to be honest I’m months behind on posting stuff. I’m always so busy, everything ends up being a later gram. I make limited edition items featuring my artwork, so that even if it’s not possible to get a tattoo from me you can still have a piece of my art to enjoy. I usually have something available through my website, whether it’s a print, pin, mug, T-shirt or whatever.

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Credit for photo of Lisa Orth: Photo by Tania Albrandt

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