The only thing better than a tattoo is a tattoo that is woman made. Sarah got the coordinates to the exact location where we first met (awww!) from Ms. Maseuli. She specializes in Samoan tats, geometric designs and gentle kindness. Support your local lezzie artists! Share this post, follow her on insta or call her for a dope tat and a good time.
Elizabeth Maseuli has the honor of being our first to share with our Lucky Thirteen Q&A
1.What are you working on at the moment?
I relocated to Tacoma, WA from San Francisco, CA to study tattoo/technique from the artists at Island Sons Ink: Greg, owner of the shop specializes in Polynesian, Gil does photo realism, and Wibur does American traditional. Together they have 40 years of tattoo experience, have all owned their own shops and have traveled the world through tattoo. I can’t believe how fortunate I am to have been welcomed into their shop and family.
2.What drives you to do what you do?
Definitely not logic (; tattoo is a high stress profession, but my passion and culture has become tattoo. I appreciate the relationship I have with my clients, and ability to utilize my creativity.
3.What is it like to be a woman in your line of work?
As an androgynous female in the tattoo industry, and especially in Polynesian style, I am somewhat of a rarity. I have found that women clients are more drawn to female artists, but men also appreciate my calm and inviting demeanor.
4.Do you have any regrets?
Absolutely. But I’m grateful for the lesson(s) learned (:
5.Do you have any scars?
I have lots of scars, probably more than most- thankfully I don’t recall the pain but I do remember the stories- I appreciate all my scars.
6.What do you believe in?
“Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.” Hippocrates
7.What is your best dream?
….a long, happy and healthy life for myself, and my beloveds – with lots of laughter
8.What could you not live without as an artist?
9.What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Romance- I feel so alive when showing appreciation for another.
10.Who is your Woman Crush Wednesday?
At the moment, Cassie (:
11.Which woman artist out there today would you love to shine the spotlight on?
My dear friend, Sarah C
. She is so talented and I love everything she creates. I wish her a life & career full of creativity.
12.Where can we stalk you?
Tumblr : novemberthefourth
Facebook: Beth Maseuli (Grey Wolf)
13.Anything else you’d like to (over)share?
No, thank you (: