The ink on Katie Hollow

Katie Hollow from Ontario, Canada

Where did you grow up?
My name is Katie Hollow and I hail from southern Ontario’s green belt, born in Niagara Falls (little Vegas) I have travelled and lived across Canada returning home to my regional roots. I now work out of studio 4 tattoo parlor, in downtown St. Catharines.

When did you start getting tattoos?
I started getting tattooed too young, I worked at a tattoo shop in high school, which prepared me for my future career and relationship with the tattoo industry. One of my first ever tattoos is script on my wrists that say "once upon a time..." "...they lived happily ever after" and it sums up my approach to life pretty perfectly.

How would you describe your style?
My style is a little pastel Goth, and a little Druid priestess. I like old occultly and eclectic things.

Do you consider tattoos as a serious art form?
Tattoos are definitely a serious art form! You can have anything almost now a days with the wonderful skilled artists available around the world, the typical tattoo has been left behind and now patrons are beginning to favor  tattoos that look more like paintings or photos, less flash, more real in depth pieces.

What has been your inspiration for getting them?
My inspiration for most of my tattoos are my own nostalgia and happy thoughts. Culture and movies that impacted me growing up. My favorite horror stories and obscure interest.

What’s your favorite piece?
I can't say I have a favorite tattoo, I love all of my tattoos they're ask equally a part of me.

Do you catch people staring at you because of your ink?
I often find myself the center of attention on the street. I wear what I like and what makes an impact. Usually it's outlandish and unique. Being very tattooed has become a conversation in itself. I plan on being covered and do consider face tattoos an option

Do you have a favorite quote?
My motto in life would have to be “not all who wander are lost” or the infamous tool line "peace, love and empathy.” One day I will change the world. You can expect it from me.


Photo Credits:
Courtney Michaud - 1, 3, 4, 5.
Sean Sitt - 2.