Vany Vicious from Florida
Where did you grow up?
How was it growing up there, would you say that it influenced you?
Honestly, I don’t think growing up in Miami influenced me much. There are a lot of stuck up people in Miami and I def. didn’t want to be that way. I don’t remember seeing a shit ton of tattooed people while growing up either.
When did you start getting tattoos?
I started getting tattooed at 14!
How would you describe your style?
Color, color! Color! Color! Color!
Do you consider tattoos as a serious art form?
Of course! Probably THE most serious, because it’s permanent.
How do you see the tattoo culture right now?
Well, there are people who have been “in the game” forever, and then there are people who get tattooed because they see it on TV and because of the popularity tattooing has gained from those things. So I see things two different ways. I see the serious collectors and artists, and then I see the 16 year old boys tattooing their hands to look tough. Also, the scratchers who have been at it for a week and trying to do portraits on necks.
What has been your inspiration for getting them?
I’ve just always liked the way they looked. Once I started body piercing and working at a shop, being around it all day just made me want to get more and more .My dad had a few while I was growing up, so I guess it’s safe to say it’s his fault.
What’s your favorite piece?
I have 3 favorites, I can’t choose one. The first is a color portrait of my brother that I have on my ribs. The second is my hand piece, it’s a vintage style perfume bottle, and the third is the rose on my neck. All done by Vic Fernandez.
Do you catch people starring at you because of your ink?
Always! I work in a small city inside Miami called Hialeah. People here are very old school. I often get preached to about finding Jesus and all that.
What advice would you give to someone wanting to get their first tattoo?
Make sure you want it and that you’re not going to regret it. Also, make sure you’re ready to handle it, not only pain wise but also the commitment .
Will you be getting anymore?
Yep, still got some space like my legs and back.
What’s your biggest inspiration, what keeps you going?
My little brother, I just want to keep pushing and keep grinding to build a name for myself. I want to be able to give him the amazing life he deserves. I want to buy him anything he wants!
What is one thing that life has taught you?
Trust No Bitches!
Do you have a favorite quote?
“I never lie because I don’t fear anyone. You only lie when you’re afraid”
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