Getting into tattooing was tough. Jack Rudy was the first person to tell me “no” back in California. I ended up in New York and Louie McHale brought me in at Spiritualized. I apprenticed for 2 years. The first year I wasn’t allowed skin except for friends and punk kids you couldn’t possibly screw up worse than they already were.
For Stacie-Rae, tattoos are more than a hobby or profession, they are a lifelong passion that has followed her going as far back as 1989, when she received her first tattoo and fell in love with the process. Since her entry into the tattoo artist community, much remains the same. Her passion, skill, and ability to exceed at what many within the industry believed to be impossible. And yet, in 2009, immediately after her mother’s death to cancer, she received a BRCA1+ diagnosis and chose to have a preventative mastectomy upon her doctors prompting when a mass was found. This would forever change the way she viewed her career.
Tattooers and piercers are handing over their hard-earned medical supplies to healthcare workers, hundreds of shops voluntarily closed their doors at the onset of the pandemic to reduce the spread of the virus, and some artists saw people going hungry in their community and set out to do something about it. Derek Bunkley of Second Skin Tattoo in Kingsland, Georgia is one of them.
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