Art Nouveau is known for its graceful ornamental elements of design captured from the legacy of nature; filigree frames of gold mirrored after delicate leaves and floral motifs, precious gems reflecting the gift of light from the sun. Although the art movement only lasted about twenty years, from 1890 to 1910, a century later it continues to inspire artists across the world, including Tattoodo Ambassador: Vale Lovette.
What is your artistic background? How did you get into tattooing?
Your artwork blends a lot of movements and styles, while also infused with your own voice. A lot of it reminds me of art nouveau, but seriously dark. Who are your favorite artists, films, or books? What inspires you?
Currently you have a bunch of large back pieces that you’re working on. What does it feel like to have people give you so much trust with their body? What is the process like in creating such large pieces?
What was it like opening up your own shop? What are the pros and cons of taking on the extra responsibility of shop owner?
What is most important to your productivity as an artist? How do you keep up with the demand for your artworks?
What do you do when you’re not tattooing? What is your favorite travel story?