MJ van der Poll
from Hand of Mysteries Tattoo
What does being a full time tattoo artist mean to you?
I always say, “I don’t have a job, I have a passion”. I get to create every day and make people happy. The bonus is getting paid for it.
What style of tattoo do you enjoy creating the most and why?
I’m in love with line work. I really feel so passionate and excited every time it comes up. I really feel like I can challenge myself and push my boundaries. I also love anything illustrative or surreal. I’ve also been experimenting with colour recently and it’s starting to grow on me.
Where do you see your career taking you?
This was such a strange question for me because I’ve never really imagined my future in a couple years’ time. I’m kind of a “live in the moment” type of gal. But one thing I can definitely say for sure is that I will do this for the rest of my life. I have no desire to ever go back to a “normal” life.