The ink on Amie Double D

Amie Double D from Texas

Where did you grow up?
Dallas, TX

What do you do for living?
I’m a video game programmer, it’s my dream job.

When did you start getting tattoos?
When I was 18.

How would you describe your style?
Nerdy, comfortable, sexy and classy.

Do you consider tattoos as a serious art form?
Yes, anyone who says they aren’t needs to try to tattoo someone, trust me it’s much harder than it looks!

How do you see the tattoo culture right now?
Tattoos used to be viewed as something only gang member and criminals had, today doctors, lawyers, people in the government have them. They have become more of an art and an expression of people. When I lived is Los Angeles, they were a lot more accepted, and are starting to become more accepted in Dallas now also.

What has been your inspiration for getting them?
They’re addicting, once you get one you just want more!

What’s your favorite piece?
A piece on my forearm by Oliver Peck.

Do you catch people starring at you because of your ink?
Yes often.

What’s your most significant tattoo and why?
I have a mom and dad tattoo, an anchor for my dad, and a clam and pearl for my mother. My mother died of breast cancer, and when she passed away my dad gave me all the pearl necklaces he bought her, so I decided to get a clam with a pearl.

What advice would you give to someone wanting to get their first tattoo?
Find a good artist from a good shop, knowing what I know now from some of the best artists in the industry, I hope to pass it on to people just starting out and not knowing any better about getting their first tattoo! My advice is to ask heavily tattooed people where they get tattooed, not someone that has a tramp stamp or butterfly tattoo.

Will you be getting anymore?
I’d like to start of my legs soon, but man they hurt!!!

What’s your biggest inspiration, what keeps you going?
Finishing school so that I can do what I love and never have to work a day in my life.

What is one thing that life has taught you?
"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." –Steve Jobs

Do you have a favorite quote?
“There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't.”