We had the good fortune of connecting with Alicia Nicole and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alicia, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The thought process behind starting my own business was very STRATEGIC & SPIRITUAL.I knew I was meant to use my artistic gifts to build a career esp with the words my late mother left behind with me.So the thought process was INTENSE but exciting Simultaneously.I had to plan a perfect time to branch off ,I had to master my crafts ,my credentials,my licenses,my clientele and energy while balancing other gigs to support the dream .It was hard but was it worth it is what matters..and that answer is yes INDEED!

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What sets my business apart is that I found a way to combine my passion or Art and health into one !My business is a “Vegan Body Art “business.People often look so confused lol like why does that even mean lol .So here is the break down for inquiring minds lol …Everything I create the body Art with is vegan .All the ink i use on clients is Plantbased .All the products used during the process like the stencil solution ,creams and antiseptics are all Plantbased .I even took it Alittle further by creating a Natural And Plantbased Aftercare line by the name of “Alicia Nicole Aftercare “ that’ aids in a beautiful and vibrant healing session for all body Art .Tattoo of course and piercings are included in that also !

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Funnn lol my favorite topic besides Art !Between my teen age years and my stage of life right now my definition of fun has really shifted I shall say lol .I’m so in love with just life itself at this point .I’m in love with nature,water ,GOOD ENERGY,laughter,And being a big kid !I would probably take my people to workout ,do yoga watch the sunrise at Stone Mountain park .Followed by some energy shots from Arden gardens and a sea miss Smoothie and good vegan food from My favorite vegan & Caribbean restaurant in Atlanta.The spot where even DR Sebi the Great use to come slide out for lunch at when he was still Present on this side of the Dimension ..Healthful Essence.I would follow all of that With a fun day at Six flags,White waters or any place where we could exude some fun big kid energy lol .You have to keep the kid in you alive .Very Vital to a happy Life !!!A good night cap after that would be with filled with good live music and dancing or a good bike ride And skating in the park .Ending the night with charging our crystals up under the moonlight to step into the next day with the highest vibrations!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
In my life story I give the most credit to God.The higher power has guided me and provided me as a product of the other two people I give flower too .My mom and dad .My mom gave birth to me under very rare circumstances and gave me life and push until the day she transitioned.My father is 72 and still going hard as ever in the field and showing me day in and day out that you are in control of YOU ..And there is no such thing as limitation.

Website: Www.MERCH4THEWOKE.com

Instagram: @vibesofalicianicole__

Other: Other instagram pages include My Aftercare line @alicianicoleaftercare __ My Merch -@merch4thewoke__

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