Shayla

How did you get into tattooing?

Had wanted a tattoo since I was 17, finally found the perfect artist (Rob Hope) years later in BC. The detail & beauty he put into it inspired me. Have always done art for personal and commercial uses- it’s a natural progression to lean new skills and styles.

Who is your biggest influence(s)?

Life in general- influenced by family and my own morals. My mistakes and successes lead me to where I’m going/should be going.

Who is your favorite artist(s)?

There are so many, who can choose just one? Amazing artists of different mediums and styles… DaVinci- so smart! Toulouse-Lautrec- so mood-capturing. Mucha- so stylish. Picasso, Bosch, Kandinsky, Klee, Heather Cooper, Anita Kuntz, Audry Kawasaki, Camilla D’errico, Nomi Chi…

Who is your favorite tattoo artist(s)?

The guy who did my first ever tattoo! Rob Hope. He’s Canadian, down to earth, always looking to grow and learn. Always does his best, even if its a tiny little flower- he always treats it like a master work of art.

Tell us a secret about yourself regarding art

I’ve been drawing since as far back as I can remember- first I thought I was going to be a Clothing Designer, then an Interior Decorator, then I was in Advertisting, now Tattooing…

What is your favorite tattoo style?

I tend towards realism and detail- then warped slightly through my eyes… not sure what that is, but…

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