Krysta Kaos from California
Where did you grow up?
Born and raised in Palmdale, California.
How was it growing up there, would you say that it influenced you?
It’s a small yet big town in the middle of the desert, not really much to do there. I pretty much couldn’t wait to get out of there, and see what the rest of the world could offer me.
When did you start getting tattoos?
When I was 12…eek!
How would you describe your style?
No style really, very random, but it’s all things I love. My body is my canvas.
Do you consider tattoos as a serious art form?
Yes I do, but people also forget tattoos can be silly and stupid. Those ones are kind of my favorite, not gonna lie.
How do you see the tattoo culture right now?
It’s definitely getting bigger and I’m happy as shit that more people with tattoos are getting work at day to day jobs. Means people aren’t being as ignorant as they were before.
What has been your inspiration for getting them?
I have always felt too plain without them, like I said my body’s my canvas so I tend to get ink that means something to me or was a joke at the time when I was hanging out with my friends, or maybe I was just bored that day and someone had a machine around so I happened to tattoo myself. It’s just another form of expression I guess.
What’s your favorite piece?
My right upper arm is a piece by Jerry Walker who is my main artist. We aren’t done with it, but it’s going to be an upper sleeve of Sailor Jerry pinups.
Do you catch people starring at you because of your ink?
Yes, I think every person who has ink catches people’s eye.
What’s your most significant tattoo and why?
My right thigh, it’s a piece from Amy Brown but with a few changes. It means a lot to me because it’s my sister’s memorial piece; it even has her ashes in the ink. 2 angels holding each other in their wings.
What’s your next tattoo?
Probably a dancing pickle and a bowl of Mac N Cheese.
What advice would you give to someone wanting to get their first tattoo?
Make it count, but have fun with it.
What’s your biggest inspiration, what keeps you going?
My career, my family, and friends keep me going. If it wasn’t for them I don’t know where I’d be today.
What is one thing that life has taught you?
Enjoy it, because you never know when your last day will be.
Will you be getting anymore?
Of course! I want to have the majority of my body covered one day.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Death is the road to awe” Not being emo or anything, I just think it’s a beautiful quote. =]
Anything else you would like to add?Thanks for this opportunity guys! And if you’d like to see more of my work, go to: www.blog.krystakaos.com or you can email me for booking at firstname.lastname@example.org .