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Stephanie Tamez

The Victoria Secret Fashion show is one of the most anticipated Fashion shows of the year. As the industry leader in temporary tattoos, TEMPTU custom transfers, designed by Stephanie Tamez were the chosen body art for the Victoria Secret Angels. In honor of our heritage and our appreciation of the arts we bring you some insider answers from our new favorite Tattoo artist, Stephanie Tamez.

How did you get started in the industry?

I have been tattooing for many years now. I started learning how to tattoo in San Francisco while I still worked for Tower Records as a display airbrush artist. Along the way, various friends in advertising and fashion have asked me to do temporary tattoo work for editorial work and films, etc.

Do you have a signature style?

A tattoo is all about being "memorable"- so everyone I do I try to treat it as just that- this is meant to live a lifetime with someone- so make it classic- make it cool- make it beautiful - make it tough- make it look like you would want it all the days of your life- that’s my mantra to myself and I hope that reads to my clients.

ARTIST: Stephanie Tamez

What is your favorite ‘look’ to work on?

I love anything that feels authentic, personally - designs and images that are true to the history and respect to it. Whether it is tribal, Americana, or Japanese.

What other projects do you have coming up?

I just started teaching a tattoo and emblem class at The School of Visual Arts, which I have really enjoyed. I also recently became co-owner of SAVED tattoo shop with the tattooer and fine artist, Scott Campbell. I am very excited about this new stage in my life and I will also continue to challenge myself with my own personal painting and mix media artwork. Oh- and of course, I tattoo 5 days a week! So my life is full but somehow I’ve squeezed in the Victoria Secret project and I am glad I did- it was cool!

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