We had the good fortune of connecting with Love of Artizmylov LLC and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Love, how do you think about risk?
All great business owners believe in the power of taking a calculated risk.

When I graduated from an HBCU with my Bachelors degree in Painting, of all things, I needed a way to make art and money. Tattooing gave me the ability to create daily while making income and still having time to paint. I found the top 10 cities in the tattoo industry and bought a one way ticket to San Diego with portfolio in hand. This was quite a risk because I had never been to San Diego, CA before and I didn’t know anyone there. I did, however, have money saved, my car shipped from Baltimore, MD and a job already lined up while I searched for my first tattoo apprenticeship. The name of the game is, “Take risks but also plan for contingencies.”

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Unlike the traditional tattoo shop, I own a Maryland based private tattoo studio that specializes in realism, portraiture, Polynesian tribal, and colorful floral tattoos. My brand, Artizmylov was created in response to the exclusionary tendencies of the tattoo community. As an intersectional artist, I’m devoted to bringing quality, high-end tattoo experiences to those other artists may feel are less desirable as clients. Artizmylov brings a luxury tattoo experience to oftentimes neglected, marginalized clientele such as non-binary individuals, the plus-size community, people of color, those with skin concerns (stretch-marks and/or moles for example) and the larger LGBTQIA+ community. I’m really proud of the work that I do and how quickly I improve my work year to year.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Like every acceptance speech at the BET Awards, I must start by thanking God. My career has carried me through many ups and downs but the love and support I feel when I move in alignment with my creator is indescribable. Everything and anyone good in my life are manifestations of this love.

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