Today we’d like to introduce you to Jessy D’Auria.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Jessy. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
As a child, my sister and I loved drawing from the time we could hold a pencil. At the age of 14, I got my first tattoo (yikes, haha) and that is where the love affair began. It was many years before I got my apprenticeship, but the love was always there. I loved everything about being in a tattoo shop, the smell of green soap, the sound of the machines, the rough edges, I was smitten.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I think that my journey was more smooth than most before me at the time I entered the industry, as my mentor was fair and patient and tattoo apprenticeships were pretty gnarly then. Of course there were hardships, but I think it makes you appreciate things more.
Please tell us about Jessy D Tattoos.
I am a tattoo artist in Southern California who travels between Long Beach and Ventura. I love everything about it, not just the artwork, but the whole process, meeting people from all walks of life, and you really get to have a personal connection with people. I’d say what sets me apart is the versatility of styles I can do, where a lot of artists really enjoy one genre, I really enjoy taking a bit of everything.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite memories from childhood usually revolve around art, trips to the beach, or camping trips art being the most prominent… I was the kid who was excited to make the cheesy diorama, the handprint turkeys for thanksgiving, the popsicle stick cabin, anything crafty, really. I felt it was the one place that came more natural to me, where I felt I struggled in other subjects.
- $175 hourly rate
- $150 deposit
- Usually a 2 to 3 month wait
- Address: 22 s. Chestnut place
Long Beach, CA 90802
- Website: JessyDtattoo.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: JessyDtattoo