We had the good fortune of connecting with Nychelle Elise and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nychelle, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Being an entrepreneur is a risk in general. I feel like without risk you don’t grow. Although I tend to take risks as an entrepreneur, every risk I do take is calculated. Also making sure that the risks that I do take can potentially bring me closer to my objective or goal. I took on the risk of being a visual artist as well as a tattoo artist, I knew the risk was worth it once I factored in many aspects of this profession.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have been tattooing professionally for 7 years. Very proud to be the only female black owned tattoo studio in North Dallas. Tattooing has allowed me to tour the country and appear as a contestant on Ink Master season 13. This journey has been a challenge but I am grateful for the adversity. Being a female tattoo artist was not easy at first but my work spoke for itself. Challenges that I faced not only made me a better artist but taught me life values such as patience, strength and perseverance.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my best friend came to town we would go to a bunch of art galleries in Dallas. I love vegan food so possibly go to Spiral Dinner or some awesome vegan spots at the Dallas farmers market. We might go to the Freeman in Deep Ellum to listen to some live music.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
shout out To the Ladies of Ink tour ! I have been included in this all female Tattoo tour for 4 years now! Made Me a better artist !

Website: http://nychelleelisestudio.com
Instagram: NychelleMusic
Youtube: Nychelle Music
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Image Credits
Dale Fields

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