Today we’d like to introduce you to Becky G.
Becky, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I was raised in a suburb of Los Angeles and went to art school at Otis College of Art and Design. I got my first tattoo when I was 14 and was instantly obsessed with the art of tattooing. In college, I studied large scale figurative oil painting and when I graduated in 2009, I moved to Philadelphia to experience life in new surroundings. I got a job working in marketing and after a few years, I felt like it was crushing my soul, so I decided to focus strictly on tattooing and bring my dreams of becoming a tattooer to life. I started getting tattooed by different tattooers all around the city and eventually found an apprenticeship is 2013. In 2017, I moved back to Los Angeles and started working out of Studio City Tattoo.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I make tattoos and paintings. My personal work tends to be very different from custom tattoos I create for clients. I love combining imagery and concepts that don’t necessarily go together. I also love making work that urges to us question common imagery we see on a daily basis. I love combing different styles of tattooing together to create a really fun contrast that is both interesting and beautiful.
My tattooing tends to be bold and bright, using various line-weights and styles to create a dynamically beautiful piece.
My favorite part of art is that is doesn’t need to make sense, and whether you are making conceptual art or creating something just to add beauty to a space; it can still be art and still has a place in our world.
What do you think it takes to be successful as an artist?
As a tattooer, my success is defined by the quality of my work and making my clients happy. I always strive for perfection and guarantee my work. An essential characteristic of success as a tattooer is confidence, organization, drive, and the belief that you will never be done learning your craft.
In my personal work, my success is defined by my ability to make time to create and to extend forgiveness to myself if it takes me a few months to finish a piece.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
Since the majority of my work exists on my client’s bodies, the best place to see my work is on my website or Instagram. People can support my work by getting tattooed at Studio City Tattoo or buying prints and/or stickers from me through my website or Instagram.
- Address: Studio City Tattoo
11032 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA
- Website: https://www.studiocitytattoo.com/2018/09/28/becky-g-tattoo-artist/
- Phone: 818-769-4049
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beckygtattoos/
All photos taken by Becky G.