The ink on Alex Cupcakee

Alex Cupcakee from Miami, FL

Where did you grow up?
Born and raised in Miami. 

How was it growing up there, would you say that it influenced you?
Growing up in Miami was a lot of fun it's definitely a party city and I enjoyed it when I was younger! I think growing up here exposed me to difference cultures and made me more open minded.

When did you start getting tattoos?
I got my first tattoo at 22 so only two years ago, I have a lot more work planned! 

How would you describe your style?
My style is very laid back I like to be comfy! As far as my tattoo style I'm really into traditional pieces all my tattoos are traditional, but my sleeve will be different. 

Do you consider tattoos as a serious art form?
I do! I think tattoos are beautiful and every artist had a different style to it and can express themselves differently on every canvas! 

How do you see the tattoo culture right now?
I think the tattoo community is growing and quickly. Tattoos are becoming more common and with that more acceptable and I think that's awesome.

What has been your inspiration for getting them?
I don't know it I ever had an inspiration for wanting to get a tattoo. I just always knew I would be one of those girls. 

What’s your favorite piece?
My favorite piece right now is my thigh piece, but my favorite is always the new one. 

Do you catch people starring at you because of your ink?
When I wear shorts people are always staring at my leg but in a good way. I get a lot of positive feedback on it. Which I love! 

What’s your most significant tattoo and why?
My most significant tattoo is my lotus flower, which was my first tattoo. It symbolizes my struggle to find myself. I will never forget the feelings I was feeling at the time and it's such an important reminder to me to always be kind to myself. 

What advice would you give to someone wanting to get their first tattoo?
My advice is always the same! Think it through first and look into the artist thoroughly  look at their work, talk to people the artist has tattooed before. I always feel very confident in the person that's tattooing me and that's how it should be. 

Will you be getting anymore?
I am most certainly getting more, I don't know if there will ever be a day that I would say I'm done getting tattoos.

What’s your biggest inspiration, what keeps you going?
My biggest inspiration is my dad has always been and will always be, the most amazing man I know. 

What is one thing that life has taught you?
Life has taught me to never give up! 

Do you have a favorite quote?
My favorite quotes are, "this too shall pass" and "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger", will probably have one of the two tattooed at some point.

Anything else you would like to add?
Just want to say thank you for having me! 

Photographer's Credit:
Keith Selle - 1,3.
Stacy Michael Photography - 2,4,5.