The Tattoo Artist Of The Week

The Tattoo Artist Of The Week
March 31
08:00 2015

Shannon Young


Nationality: American from sunny Florida!

Age: 29

Nickname: Shanny Boo, Dix

Shop: Owner of Forever Young Tattoo



Styles: American Traditional, Color/Black and Gray, Feminine

Technique: Coil Machine Tattooing

How many years experience do you have? 4


Forever Young Tattoo – Owner and Tattoo Artist, 2013

Red Dragon Tattoo, Richmond, VA – Tattoo Artist, 2012

Fine Art For Life – Artist and Artist apprentice, 2009


Why did you become a tattoo artist?

I love to make art. I love being able to make my own tools and colors to tattoo with. I can’t go a day without making something or I just don’t feel right. To create something is soothing to me. Also, I love traveling, trying new things and meeting new people. My dream in life is to continue traveling the world and sharing my art and experiences with new and old friends and artists.

Taste in music: Metal, old school rap, rockin stuff, bluegrass, folk

Hate: Closed minded people. Be yourself and be happy!

Love: My future husband and my pug Mojo

Favourite food: Cheeseburgers!!!

Other creative abilities:

Painting in most mediums, jewelry making, metal working, silk screen, sewing, embroidery, singing, dancing, drumming

Role models:

Frank Frazetta, Andrew Loomis, Dawn Cook, Paul Rogers, Kim Pellicer, Jack Rudy. All of the incredible old school tattooers (especially female tattooers) who forged the way in history for me to be able to do what I love today. All of my tattooer friends who are working hard to perfect their craft. They are all a huge inspiration.

If you should choose a favourite tattoo on your body, which should it be?

There are so many good ones, it’s hard to choose only one! I love my sleeve by Mike Tuten. I love my traditional rose on my leg by Mike Wilson.

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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment – Ralph Waldo Emerson


– Shannon Young

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  1. Julia B
    Julia B October 05, 10:23

    Crazy talented artist.

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