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Meet Ruby Croak of High Art Tattoo Gallery in Mid-City

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ruby Croak.

This Miami native, self-described as raised by Brooklyn; Ruby attended SVA (School of Visual Arts) and MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art and Design) long enough to realize that she would never appreciate adult supervision. This rebel nature led her to slinging drinks at some of NYC’s prominent downtown nightclubs, and now into slinging inks as a tattooist. Studying under Big Jaz Tattoo for several years before relocating to Los Angeles, Ruby is currently continuing to paint alongside tattooing, specializing in watercolor and abstract her Art inspiration is primarily based off of Native American culture. After working for several years at Artistic Element alongside some very renown artists and traveling the world tattooing in major conventions, Ruby has managed to make a name for herself in the tattoo industry. Her passion for the arts and community has inspired her to open her own Tattoo studio/Art gallery in the West Adams district. “High Art Tattoo Gallery” is currently providing beautiful tattoos and art events with the purpose of engaging and uplifting the community.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you? The road has been somewhat smooth, however, the main challenge we face is re-educating the people in the community as to what is a good quality tattoo. At High Art Tattoo Gallery, we are very conscious about tattoo placement, meaning and its effects according to age groups etc. Therefore, we take pride in spending time with our clients to ensure an educated decision is taken. Our clients walk out with a good quality piece of art.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with High Art Tattoo Gallery – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others. High Art Tattoo Gallery stands alone in the tattoo industry for its uniqueness. From our decor to our philosophy, we separate from the rest. At High Art Tattoo Gallery, we focus on high quality art, as well as educating our clients. We take pride on taking the time to positively influence the community by educating one client at a time. Our Art events are not only open to our special guests but we also welcome the locals, as one of our missions is the betterment of the community in this rough area. We bridge and welcome through the universal language of ART.

So, what’s next? Any big plans? We are fresh and new in the area. So, our immediate plans for the future is to get well established!!!

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Photographer Jen Castle

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