Those who know me personally know that I talk a lot, but in spite of that, am a rather private person. Since spearheading Nurse Mary J Tattoo Aftercare, and bringing the company out into the public, folks have been posting, tweeting and even sending emails to ask personal questions about me. I thought maybe it would be good to post some of the answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Are you a real nurse? No.
Can you tattoo me? No, I'm not a tattoo artist.
Can you design a custom piece for me? Sadly, I'm not an artist at all.
Do you have tattoos? Of course! Wouldn't it be SUPER WEIRD if I didn't! I am the first tester of Nurse Mary J products.
Can I see your tattoos? This question is usually asked by people who don't understand tattoo culture. If my tattoos are visible while we are chatting, I'm happy to show them off. If our conversation is deeper and more private, I may lift a shirt or pant leg to show something. This is hugely dependant on the situation, and whether or not it was an appropriate time/place for you to ask.
Because I am the first tester of Nurse Mary J products, some of my ink shows up on my Twitter or Instagram feeds. I do not send photos of my tattoos by request online.
Did you design your logo? I did not. Todd Noble is the tattoo artist responsible for the stunning Nurse Mary J logo. She's a knockout, I absolutely love her.
Did you really create the Nurse Mary J formula? Yes, I did. I passionately researched the ingredients myself, and worked with a chemist and product formulator over the course of a year to develop the recipe.
Do you make this product in your kitchen? Oh heck no. It's very important to me that your tattoo aftercare come from a safe and sterile environment, so I have a fantastic manufacturer who produces my proprietary recipe in their FDA Registered and cGMP OTC compliant facility.
Can you get me a discount from an artist you know? No. Artists set their own rates. Don't forget to set aside an extra 20% tip!
Will you help me find a good artist? I'm honored that you'd ask me! Please take a look at our growing list of artists, and see if any of them live in your area. If not, check out the blog I wrote about finding an artist in your area.