Disembodied hands spinning webs of supernatural spells, spritely fawns playing flutes, the rings of ancient trees and their stoic mushroom friends...Tina Poe's work is a delicate balance of dark arts and a childlike adoration for nature. She conjures the spirits of wise cats enthroned on lotus petals by depicting their likeness on the skin of many collectors who wish their bodies to be infused by her illustrative magic.
What is your artistic background? Did you always want to be a tattooer and how did you get into tattooing?
Who are your artistic heroes, tattooists or not? Are there any films, books, visuals, that inspire you?
I believe tattoos are a form of healing, personal growth, and embedding lessons learned throughout life.
Many artists have a philosophy or motivation behind their work...what would you say is yours? How do you define success?
Beyond tattooing/creating art, what is most important to you? What do you wish you had more time for?