Female tattooists are now sought after more than ever. In an industry with an ever increasing popularity more studios are now popping up and as such, more spaces are opening up for females in the previously male dominated environment.
It’s clear that the stigma surrounding tattooing is slowly decreasing, while the diversity of people being tattooed is increasing. Tattooing is no longer stereotypically reserved for criminals or drunken sailors, and is no longer dominated by male customers. The aesthetic of the tattoo industry is shifting, as more and more female tattooists are making their mark. In terms of gender equality, it’s a hugely progressive industry- women tattooists are respected in their own right. They are judged purely based on their talent, and nothing else.
As more and more women go under the needle, we are seeing larger amounts of women coming in and asking for awesome, traditional tattoos that break the stereotypical ‘girly’ mould- ships, pin ups, sea creatures, eagles- all the images that were at the very heart of tattooing back in the day. ’Girly’ no longer has to mean pink bows or love hearts- a large portion of customers will be looking for a female tattoo artist who is capable of giving them the traditional tattoo they want but with a more modern twist- without looking like something that’s just stepped off the pages of a Jenny Clarke flash sheet.
Some women just feel more comfortable with a female tattooist- for a first timer who finds the energy within a tattoo studio quite daunting, walking into a studio full of men might be the deciding factor that prevents them from getting the tattoo they really want.
Here at RedINC, we think tattoo studios should be anything but daunting. We believe that getting a tattoo should be an experience that everyone is able to enjoy, and understand that women tattooists have a certain spin on tattooing that lots of people connect with. That is why we are pleased to announce that Sara has joined the RedINC team as our first female tattooist! From realism to old school, clean as a whistle script and specialising in horror, Sara certainly is the epitome of a female tattooist making her mark.