Tattoo/Art Gallery :
Marital Status: I've got a keeper!
Favorite Movie(s): I'm a film junkie, but my all-time favourite movies are This is Spinal Tap, The Party, Kama Sutra, Lawrence of Arabia, Blues Brothers, Slapshot, Arabian Nights, and Super Troopers.
Favorite Music: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Rolling Stones, The Who, Beach Boys, Gram Parsons, Burt Bacharach, Otis Redding (there's a million more, but that's a good cross section!
Favorite TV Show(s): NETFLIX!
One Wish: I would like a time machine so that i could go visit the Columbian World Expo World's Fair of 1893. I'd also go to 1968 for the rock.
When/How You Became a Tattoo Artist:
I moved to Atlanta from my hometown of Chicago in 1996 to serve a traditional, old school two-year apprenticeship with world famous Cap Szumski at Timeless Tattoo. I wanted to be taught by a true master of tattooing, and was beside myself when he agreed to teach me.
I stayed at Timeless Tattoo for another six years, forming solid relationships with coworkers, clients and friends, but the pull of sweet home Chicago was too strong to resist.
Tattoo Factory was the only place I wanted to work in the city, and was very happy when I was hired.
Favorite Tattoo Style/Genre:
Lately, I have been in huge demand for my Mehndi (or Henna) inspired work, which is awesome. I really love drawing the flowing designs directly on my clients, thus insuring that no two are exactly alike.
Cap taught me to be very versatile, and to never pigeon-hole myself as "I only do this type of work." I do what my client wants, to the best of my abilities.
Tattoo Artists You Are Inspired By:
Contemporary Artists You Are Inspired By:
I am a devoted student at the Chicago Mosaic School and love to break glass. Mosaic art is very satisfying, gratifying, and oddly enough, soothing.
Where You Work/How to Contact You:
4441 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
Shop Website: www.tattoofactory.com
Personal Website: www.dawngrace.com
Words of Wisdom From Dawn:
If you want a custom piece drawn, understand that no tattoo artist has mind reading abilities, so you should provide some reference material, and the more the better. Don’t steal photos of people’s tattoos.
Tattoos are a unique form of self expression. Don’t you deserve to express yourself with your own design?
Any artist who was properly trained will be happy to draw whatever your heart desires, so do your homework and find the right match for you!