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Vegan Tattoo Artist, Works at Club Tattoo in Tempe, Arizona —
My name is Amelia Rose Whitney. I dreamed of being an artist since I was in the fifth grade. I spent every chance I could practicing my drawing and painting skills knowing that it was going to take a very long time to become good at it. I never gave up. I credit my 5th and 6th grade teacher Mrs. Boe for making me fall in love with art. All I can remember from her class was doing art projects every day and nothing else. She had the whole class reproducing Matisse paintings for practice. And she even kept a couple of mine.
Her excitement & passion for art was so inspiring. I was hooked! I took art class in school every single semester after that for the next six years. I continued my passion for art for a solid four years at Arizona State University in Tempe where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing; and then I was able to spend the next two months after that studying art abroad in China. It opened my eyes to a whole new world of possibility and inspiration. It was an experience of a lifetime and it made my love of art a million times greater!
Art means everything to me. And if I’m not creating, I would be lost. I had spent the last twelve years being an art student and when I came back from that trip I was no longer one. I was definitely afraid I was going to have to get a real job and give up on being an artist. My life would have been meaningless if art wasn’t in it. Long story short, I found tattooing. And it found me! I picked up a tattoo machine and started tattooing in 2009 and knew this is what I was going to do for the rest of my life. I soon got married and we had our beautiful daughter and life happened!
I didn’t get truly serious about tattooing until two 2011 when I moved to New Jersey and had the opportunity of a lifetime to learn the right way to tattoo among some of the best artists on the east coast! I learned so much from so many different types of artists traveling from all over. As amazing as it was there, I couldn’t stay away from Arizona for too long. The sunshine was calling my name! I had to come back to my roots and I am so happy that I did. Working at Club Tattoo was a dream of mine ever since college. I believe everything happens for a reason….and I am definitely meant to be here.
My tattoos speak for themselves so…please check them out.
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