Living Dead Magazine: So for those who might not know, when I went on the Epic Ink show on A&E I asked to get a portrait of you (Elvira) on my arm. Like most horror fans who have the ability to see, I have always been a huge fan of Elvira’s Movie Macabre and all of your “talents.” But even more than that, it was seeing strong, sexy females like you commanding the horror stage, not as a victim, but as a leader that really pushed me to follow my own dreams to work in the horror field and not let anyone or anything stand in my way. How were you approached to be on the Epic Ink show? Were you told anything about me? Elvira: Basically the guys at Epic Ink contacted my manager and told him there was someone getting an Elvira tattoo on the show and they wanted to fly me out to surprise her after they got the tattoo. I was happy to do it and I thought it would be a lot
of fun. I have been to plenty of conventions where people will be getting a tattoo of me done at the convention, and the tattoo artists have a couple times come over to my booth and let me know and I have snuck over and surprised the person getting it done. So I thought it would be so funny to do the same thing but on television, where the person has no idea I am coming. You were actually relatively calm compared to most people when you saw me. LDM: Honestly it’s embarrassing, but I had told the film crew and all of the shop that I own a life size cut out of you that I take to conventions and that it was in my car, so when I opened up my eyes for the surprise they were talking about I honestly thought for a few seconds it was my cut out and so I didn’t react as strongly as I should have until I realized it was actually the real you.
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