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

Hi Megan, why did you pursue a creative career?
Growing up, I couldn’t tell you a time when I didn’t have a pencil in hand. I was constantly getting in trouble for drawing during class, or drawing on myself or others. I was only ever really happy when I was doing something creative. This same urge to create, decorate and express myself became the deciding factor in what I wanted to do with my life.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
With so many amazing artists in the world it’s hard to set yourself apart from others, but I think what makes me unique in our town is how my customers experience their sessions. I try my best to make sure everyone knows they are welcome, no matter who they are. Sure, you can go anywhere and get an awesome tattoo, but going the extra mile and making your client feel comfortable and welcome makes all the difference.

I’ve had many clients express their shock that I wanted to chat with them during their tattoo. Many clients have explained that in the past they’ve felt like they were a nuisance to the artists they had seen, like it was a chore to tattoo them. I want to make sure nobody ever feels that way while they’re in my chair.

The tattoo community can be awfully unwelcoming, especially to women, people of color, non-binary and queer people alike. I make sure it is known that EVERYONE is welcome, tattoos are for everyone, and nobody should feel left out or unwanted.

I think it’s our duty as tattoo professionals to make sure we give the best experience as we can to our customers; they’re already going to be uncomfortable physically, it’s our job to make sure they aren’t uncomfortable emotionally as well.

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.
Some of my favorite spots around town are Shuga’s and Allusion Speakeasy. I’m a creature of habit but the changing scenery at Allusion makes for something fun and new everytime you go. And as a sucker for an eclectic vibe and great food Shuga’s has been a favorite for a couple of years for sure.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Although I had many people around during my apprenticeship and early career in tattooing, my one motivator was always my son. I knew I had to work twice as hard as I could in order to give him the life he deserved.

I was a single mother when I took the plunge into tattooing full time; putting him in daycare was one of the hardest transitions I had to make in order to be successful and allow myself to have the time to work.

It was really hard accepting that I would need to work more and spend less time with my son in order to provide for him. I think a lot of mothers deal with this same struggle, finding the time to work, spend time with your children, and having time for yourself is extremely difficult. But everything I’ve done has always been for him. I wanted to become successful in my work to not only be the best artist I could be, but so that I could also be the best mom I could be as well.

Website: www.meganmoxie.com

Instagram: @megan.moxie

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