Sunday, October 23, 2011

Interview with Chevvy!!!

Gnar: Hey Chevvy thank you for taking the time today to do this interview! Can you tell us how you got into getting tattoos?

Chevvy: I wandered into a tattoo parlour next to my work when I was 17. I was too young, so I waited another 5 months and then planned out my first tattoo, a cherry blossom branch on my left calf. I didn't get another tattoo for over a year, and when I got my wrists done, the ideas for things I wanted to get on my body just multiplied. I started out small with random pieces, foot, then forearm, shoulder and then I started getting big work planned. I love my tattoos, not to sound cheesy, but they really tell the story of what you're into.

Gnar: I totally agree!! Do you have a favorite tattoo artist and or parlor?
Chevvy: I've been going to Fat City Tattoo in New Westminster BC for 3 years now. I won't go anywhere else.

Gnar: That's the way to go! lol I do the same with my favorite place! Do you have any goals for later in life?
Chevvy: To be famous. Just kidding! To keep making art and doing what I do as a model on an international level. =)

Gnar: Excellent!! What kind of arts do you do?

Chevvy: I model, style, do hair etc. smile.gif

Gnar: Gnarly!! How do you like being a tattooed model?

Chevvy: It's pretty rad. It's hard though at the same time, as every girl with a witty quote on her ribs wants to be a model now. So there's a dime a dozen.

Gnar: That's true!! I really love your work though I've heard about you years ago. So that's proof enough that you model well! :-) Do you have any plans or ideas for your next few tattoos yet?

Chevvy: Thanks,
I have to finish my sleeves, they still need color/expansion.
Then I have some back piece ideas. That's a ways down the road however, with the schedule I keep!


Gnar: Excellent!! Do you have any plans or goals for later in life?

Chevvy: I guess to travel more. I'd like to see a few places before I have a family! smile.gif

Gnar: Sounds great!! Any shout outs and or thank you before we wrap this up?
September 25, 2011
Chevvy: Hmmm... I'd like to thank Shimona Henry ( for giving me my start in modeling, and tell peeps to check out!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Interview with Josie Morris!!

Gnar: Can you tell us how you got into getting tattoos?

Josie: Getting tattoos is a part of my every day job. At the age of 17 I was a tattoo apprentice for a year. I then started to work for my self soon after, and it was then that i took the plunge to get my first tattoo. Nearly all the tattoos I have are done by myself, mainly on my legs as its just easier to reach. From then on, I do a new tattoo on my self every year to represent another year of my career as a tattoo artist blank.gif

Gnar: That's awesome! I did one on my foot while I was an tattoo artist. What is your favorite tattoo style? Traditional, Japanese, BW, or others?

Josie: I love colour blank.gifit just makes people smileblank.gif, but black n gray I also enjoy as it just works best for certain styles blank.gif

Gnar: I agree! Do you have any plans for your next few tattoos yet?

Josie: My next tattoo i want to get is a tattoo gun and a paint brush to represent my dedication to art blank.gifwhere??  Not sure yet, im thinking maybe my right arm which as its the arm i use to draw and tattoo.

Gnar: That's amazing!! Do you have any big goals or plans for your future?

Josie: to be one on the uks top tattooists in time.. and for my artwork to be recognized blank.gif

Gnar: Excellent!! I am sure you will get up there in no time! blank.gif Do you have any shout outs or thank you before we wrap this up?

Josie: Just want to thank a guy named mark pool who inspired me as a artist from my mid teens. his artwork and tattoo work inspired me to take my artwork down the same path. and i have loved tattoos as an art form ever since blank.gif x.x.x

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Krysta Kaos!!

Gnar: Hey Krysta thank you for taking the time today to do this interview! Can you tell us how you got into getting tattoos?

Krysta: Thanks for having me! I got into it early 12 is when i got my first one been determined to cover myself since then =]

Gnar: Excellent!! Do you have a favorite tattoo artist or parlor?

Krysta: I mainly just have a tattoo artist that I go to.. Throughout the years all my tat have been garage work from friends or myself hehe. My main man right now is Jerry Walker from Lancaster Ca xo

Gnar: Gnarly!!! Do you have any plans or goals for later in life?

Krysta: no plans for the future really just been going with the flow of life these days.

Gnar: Do you have any plans for your next few tattoos yet?

Krysta: Hehe yes I plan on gettin a dancing pickle with a top hat and a mustache and a bowl of mac n cheese and a ray gun =] just to name a few =]

Gnar: Whats your take on being a tattooed model? Do you think it helps or doesn't help. Also do you think that tattooed models will ever be more popular than the average models? 

Krysta: Its not that it doesn't help its just who I am. There are photographers who wont work with me because I'm tattooed, but that's fine. I get it. Theres's a place for everyone and you cant expect tatted models to do the same type of work as non tattd models and vise versa.. There's so many different types of modeling out there that really anyone can do. Whether ur inkd or not. Just do what you know don't try to be something your not.

Gnar: Also do you have any shout outs or thank you before we wrap this up? 

Krysta: Id like to thank you man for taking the time with me! and thanks to all my fans out there! Love you guys. muah!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Gnar: Hey there Cane_!! Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us!! Can you tell us about how you got into tattoos?

Cane: My father had tattoos and my older sister had tattoos also, so I guess it kinda runs in the family haha. I've always loved body art and body modifications though, they're beautiful.

Gnar: Excellent! Do you have a favorite tattoo artist or parlor?

Cane: No, not one in particular, there's too many amazing artists out there to limit it down to one. Though I have to admit I absolutely love Bobbysox Suicide's work, she is so talented AND she's smokin hot.

Gnar: Sweet!! Do you have any plans or ideas for your next few ideas?

Cane: I am actually planing on starting a back piece soon. I want to get a painting by Brandon Boyd tattooed on me.

Gnar: That sounds really awesome!! Do you have any plans or goals for later on in life?

Cane: I'm all over the place with what I want to do with my life. I want to do everything and absolutely nothing at the same time, haha.

Gnar: Haha I totally understand!! Do you have any shout outs before we wrap this up?

Cane: Not exactly, but I would like to thank you for giving me this opportunity! I appreciate your interest in interviewing me. You're awesome!


Karlee Sabrina!!

Gnar: Hey there Karlee!! Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us today!! Can you tell us how you got into tattoos?

Karlee: No problem.well I've always been an artistic person, I've been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil. When I was a little girl i used to use pens to draw my own version of "tattoos" on my barbies so I guess it all started there and as I got older i got more of a passion for the way works of art can be permanently created on the body.

Gnar: That's awesome! Do you have a favorite tattoo artist?

Karlee: My boss (Teneile Napoli) of course!
Kat Von D used to be my favorite until I met Teneile. Her work is just utterly incredible! Best tattoo artist I've ever seen in my life, words cannot describe really how good she is.

Gnar: Amazing I will be sure to check out her work! What is your favorite type of tattoos? Traditional, portrait, greyscale, etc.?

Karlee: Portrait greywash.

Gnar: Excellent!! What's your take on tattooed model? Do you think they will get more popular then the average swimsuit models?

Karlee: well I already think they're pretty popular in the internet world/social site world, but I do think it's going to take a lot of time and effort to become more popular in mainstream.
i don't think John Galliano, Gucci, Alex Perry, or any other well known designer will ever use "tattooed" models. So in that sense I don't believe they will ever come close to being more popular than swimsuit models. Although to everyday people like us, they are more popular.

Gnar: I definitely agree!! Do you have any thank you or shout outs before we wrap this up?

Karlee: To my crew at Garage Ink, couldn't ask for a better team. and to all the people that support me. Thank you! :-)

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Gnar: Hey there Silencia!! Thank you for taking the time to do this
interview with us!! Can you tell us about how you got into tattoos?

Silencia: I've pretty much always been into them.  When I was a kid,
I'd always draw my future self with tattoos, wear temporary tattoos,
and draw on myself with pens/markers.  Because I was a kid, my family
didn't think much of it... until I got older.  When I would still draw
on myself as a teen, that's when I started getting the "only gang
members and drug lords get/have tattoos" speech.  The speech was
comical because I knew that if I had the energy, I could tear their
argument apart.  But they're my family.  I love them - even though
they're still very stubborn with their old-fashioned ideals.

Gnar: There are a lot of families that are old school about that it sucks. Hopefully that will get better over time. Do you have any ideas or plans for your next few tattoos yet?

Silencia:  Of course.  I'm getting started on some extensive leg work.
I could share the ideas, but then I'd have to kill you ;)

Gnar: Ah!! lol Totally understandable. :-)  Do you have a favorite tattoo artist or parlor?

Silencia:  Ryan Mason from Scapegoat Tattoo will always be my
favorite.  When I started getting work done by him, his wait was only
two weeks.  Now, to get an appointment with him is CRAZY.  Because
I've been going to him for years and have the honor of calling him a
friend, I get squeezed in okay.

Over the years that I've known Ryan, he's always blown me away by
remembering the little things we'll talk about during our
appointments.  He's kind of gossipy, so it's always cute when he
starts tattooing and asks random questions like, "soooo... how's the
love life?"  Haha.  He's also pegged my tastes.  If I present him with
an idea for a tattoo, but have no image references for him, he's
always managed to come up with the perfect drawing.  An example of
this:  I really wanted a sheep in wolf's clothing, but I could not
find an image of a sheep or wolf that I was happy with (heck, even
"wolf in sheep's clothing" produced shitty search results).  Ryan
finally sketched it out for me, and I literally gasped at how perfect
the drawing was.  I adore that silly, talented man.

Gnar: That's so amazing!! A awesome artist is always worth the wait. Do you have any plans or goals for later in life?

Silencia:  Later in life, I picture myself being a crazy, heavily
tattooed, cat lady whose muu muus are dyed black.  You might think I'm
joking, but I'm not.

Gnar: Haha that's hilarious, but awesome!! :-) What do tattoos mean to you?

Silencia:  People always want to get philosophical when it comes to
tattoo meanings, and it's always fun to see how disappointed some
people get when you explain that you got a tattoo "just because."
Although all of my tattoos have some sort of meaning, or they depict a
passion of mine, it's fucking exhausting to talk about them all of the
time.  A friend of mine (who is also heavily tattooed) and I would
joke about making t-shirts that read "it means courage" just to get
those what-does-your-tattoo-mean askers off our backs.

Gnar: I agree it's bogus! Tattoos are amazing! So they don't always have to have a meaning. Do you regret any tattoos you have?

Silencia:  No.  Tattoos will always mark some sort of memory, and
sometimes, that memory is the only beautiful thing about it.  I've
never picked a tattoo off a wall, or modeled something after what I
saw on someone else.  Even though I'm not the same person I was when I
first started getting tattooed, the tattoos I got when I was 18/19
will always remind me of being 18/19.

Gnar: Agreed! Do you have any shout outs before we wrap this up?

Silencia:  I generally feel that shout-outs are kind of silly, but I
appreciate invitation.  Thanks for the interview, Gnar.  Keep up the
awesome blog!