Epic Ink: Poppin’
Elvira’s Tattoo Cherry by editor-in-chief
Last summer I was contacted by a PR agency for a new tattoo show that was filming around my old stomping grounds in Eugene, Oregon. The tattoo shop apparently specialized in realistic “geek” tattoos and they were bringing in some of the best artists from around the world to be a part of the show. They were interested in a group of gals who would all want to get horror or sci-fi tattoos together, and we definitely fit that bill. What??!! We get dream tattoos by dream artists, get to promote the magazine to a worldwide audience and have a ton of fun? Hells yes we would do it! So I dragged along my Creative Director Mandy and Staff Writer ZeeGee with me for three days of shooting and our episode ended up being one of the most popular of the season. I wish we could take all the credit for our episode’s popularity, but I am sure the surprise appearance of The Mistress of the Dark, Elvira, had a lot to do with it, along with the fact that Cassandra Peterson the actress behind the Elvira persona got her very first tattoo ever on our episode. Tattoos have a way of bringing people together, and for myself it got me some amazing one-on-one time with Elvira and the opportunity to do the following interview.