Las Vegas Tattoo Artist
Meet Melissa Phillips, a passionate tattoo artist with 11 years of experience. Specializing in whip shading, Melissa finds it to be her favorite and most enjoyable style. She also excels in black and grey as well as traditional tattooing.Start Your Consultation
About the artist
Meet Melissa Phillips, a passionate tattoo artist with 11 years of experience. Melissa's journey into tattooing began at the age of 15 when she tattooed herself using a sewing needle and India Ink. The love for this art form stayed with her, and in 2011, after being laid off from her previous career, she decided to pursue tattooing, marking one of the best decisions of her life.
Specializing in whip shading, Melissa finds it to be her favorite and most enjoyable style. She also excels in black and grey as well as traditional tattooing. Influenced by the rebelliousness of tattoos during her teenage years spent with bikers and criminals, she appreciates the evolving acceptance of tattoos in today's culture.
In consultations, Melissa thoroughly listens to her clients, asking numerous questions to understand their vision and expectations. Her creative process involves careful consideration of their preferences to design custom tattoos that resonate with their desires. For aspiring tattoo artists, Melissa advises perseverance, emphasizing that setbacks and mistakes are opportunities for growth. Her mantra is never to give up on your dreams. If she could travel back in time, Melissa would choose to tattoo Jim Morrison, capturing his quote, "I can forgive my injuries in the name of wisdom, luxury, romance."
Outside of tattooing, music takes center stage in Melissa's life. Whether listening to or creating music, it is her ultimate passion. Clients should know that Melissa injects humor into her sessions, telling bad jokes and singing poorly, creating a lively and enjoyable atmosphere. Join her for a good time at every tattoo session!