My name is Ella. I have been tattooing professionally since 2004. I have spent most of that time here at my shop, 717 Tattoo.
I am not sure if I will ever get used to feeling that we just opened yesterday, while at the same time feeling as though we are light years away from where we started. I enjoy a lot of diversity in my career and I generally try to not get pigeon-holed into one type or genre of tattooing. I certainly enjoy some subject matter over others. I draw and paint much of the female face and figure and that falls over into my tattooing.
As far as style, I suppose I get put into a more neo-traditional category and I do a lot of fine line, detailed stuff. If I don’t think i can do your tattoo justice, I will be the first to let you know. I’ve prided myself on hiring a diverse, talented crew of tattooers at my shop so there is always someone I can refer you to who will be able to do the job right.
As far as my personal life, I thoroughly enjoy large varieties of music, video games (mostly FPS), comics (not of the superhero type), movies(mostly horror/thriller), painting (forever experimenting), photography(mostly of bugs), bug collecting (specializing in beetles), and tinkering of all sorts. I do a lot of traveling and have my entire life, although right now it’s mostly for tattoo conventions.