Talk about Tattoo Ideas with Mia!
What made you want to be a tattoo artist or when did you decide?
Growing up i knew when i was 7 years old i wanted to become a tattoo artist i would walk around with a pen and a “flash book” and “tattoo” my friends and family it was my favorite thing to do!
What’s your background? How did you get started?
I grew up in a Chicano house hold my dad was a graffiti artist an the time and my grandfather (Armando Nunez) is one of the founders of Chicano Park and to this day still does artwork for Chicano park. Although i don’t talk much about my background I’m incredibly proud to say i was raised with art all around me and never discouraged to draw paint or sculpt.
In 2015 i graduated high school and soon after went to college i dropped out after a semester to peruse my dreams of becoming a tattoo artist and soon after found an apprenticeship, there i was taught all the basics on sanitation lining and shading, after that i learned to do portraits all on my own.
What styles do you specialize in or prefer to work on?
Black and grey realism & dot work
What are your tattoo goals? What kind of pieces do you love working on? What would you love to do more of?
My tattoo goals are to do full back pieces maybe even body suites one day! I love working on faces wether or not there animals or people so i would defiantly love to do more of those
Are there any tattoo requests you turn down?
Yes absolutely, i wont do finger portrait tattoos, lettering, tribal, color, or genital area tattoos and i will refuse anything that is racist
How do you work with your clients?
I like to only with with clients through email i like to go back and fourth with the client getting a feel for them and dedicating that day to them i rarely have consultations
Who’s your ideal client?
I love a client who works with me and gives me creative freedom
Do you have any advice for the first-timer?
do your research on the shop and artist. Eat a good filling mean before your appointment and ask for after care tips after
What makes Diego Tattoo Studio the best tattoo shop in San Diego?
the unique ownership and diverse shop i love working in an environment that welcomes all walks of life and makes everyone feel comfortable!
What’s your favorite Local San Diego destination?
the beach and Chicano park
How do we find you on Social Media? Please list your usernames and channels below.
Instagram – @morbidink