JUNE SPOTLIGHT ARTIST-TERESA ANDREWS
HAPPY JUNE & WELCOME TO SUMMER! This month we are highlighting our amazing family artist, Teresa Andrews. Teresa is California raised but moved to Maine in 2009 (talk about a change of scenery). Her original focus in college was in marketing and advertising, but lucky for us Teresa decided to take a chance on a tattoo apprenticeship in 2014 instead. She is admired for her tattoo realism and elaborate floral designs. Today, we can find Teresa working at Venom Ink in Sanford, Maine. We love having Teresa on our team because she is not only artistic, but also enjoys our family based approach as a sponsor and our goal to continue to develop and help connect our Maverick Community. Maverick will always have a focus on appreciation for the amazing tattoo artists out there- check out what she had to say below.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT MAVERICK?
Maverick makes you feel like family. From the start, everything has been very generous, communication has been quick and direct, and they create an artist support ambiance which I can very much appreciate. Keeping up with the trends and being innovative, this brand is just getting started!
Be sure to check her out!
Teresa’s Booking form: teresa-booking-form
Shop name: Venom Ink
Instagram: @teresa_andrews_art (linked below) https://www.instagram.com/teresa_andrews_art/
Want to learn more about Teresa? KEEP READING-
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE GROUPINGS TO USE FOR YOUR TATTOOS?
Awwhhhh my go to groupings are, 15COMMag, 7 RL, and 3 TL…and after that it all depends on the piece!
THE PENGUIN IS THE MAVERICK FOUNDER’S SPIRIT ANIMAL. WHAT IS YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL?
Well that’s a good question! I’d go with a Siberian tiger ‘cause fuck it, why not! They are my favorite animal; they always appear calm and cute, but can flip the switch when they need to. Oh and they like to nap, and I love to nap, so ya, win win!
TOP THREE ARTISTS YOU ADMIRE. CAN YOU GIVE US A BRIEF DESCRIPTION?
Timmy B has been my favorite artist to follow and I have admired since forever. He is incredibly talented, and is a solid good human. Antonina Rostra is phenomenal for her bold florals that I love so much, and Frank La Natra for his amazing color theory skills and design!
WHAT ARE SOME FUNNY TATTOO MOMENTS YOU HAVE?
Oh that one time I got a lot of ass in one day…apparently more ass then my co worker at the time had seen in a year! Haha, so I tattooed like 7 young dudes butts one after the other, my second year of tattooing. They were all military getting ready to deploy and wanted the stamp, “Made in USA” on their butt. Yes, I do have the photo of their butt cheeks out mooning me with their new tattoos!
IF YOU WERE TO CHOOSE A BAND TO BEST DESCRIBE YOUR ARTWORK, WHICH BAND WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHY?
Well I do like to listen to City and Colour a lot, so they would be pretty fitting. They are serene in tone, but strongly impactful in their delivery.
IF YOU WERE TO WIN BEST TATTOOER IN THE WORLD WHO WOULD YOU THANK AND WHY?
Oh dang! I would think the guy who runs the shop I work in now, Chad Chase. Before I came to his shop, I was unaware of how impactful a team of righteous, talented, and giving people can have on someone’s life and career. It really is who you surround yourself with that makes a difference. Chad has taught me invaluable skills in my technique, even before I was even on his team, and continues to offer input when I’m really struggling.
ANY PERSON THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRADE PLACES WITH FOR THE DAY?
Alicia Moore, aka Pink. To know what it is like to have all of that chaos from the outside world and yet so much love to give at the same time is beyond me. This lady is unapologetic, truly herself, and knows how to love unconditionally.
WHAT BOOK OR MOVIE WOULD YOU SAY EVERYONE SHOULD READ OR WATCH? WHY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THAT SPECIFIC ONE?
Pppfftttt I dunno! Well there was one book that really helped me out years ago called, The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey that helped me turn my financial life around. I was at the end of a marriage and was staring down a dark hole of debt, almost losing everything I had. I think this book was meant to find me when it did and today it still helps me navigate the things school doesn’t teach us on financial survival, especially for the future.
WHICH STATE ARE YOU LOCATED? WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT WHERE YOU LIVE AND WHY?
Maine. It’s easy to live here compared to Southern California and isn’t crowded all year long, so getting places isn’t always a burden! Seeing the four seasons is also pretty interesting, the fall is the best to see in New England…the colors are unreal.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH STRESS?
Take deep breaths and remember that some things are not meant to be directed at you or are out of our control, so just let it pass.
WHO IS THE MOST UNIQUE TATTOOER YOU HAVE EVER MET?
I have not met her, but Daria Pirojenko always intrigued me!
WITH HAVING TO PROMOTE YOURSELF ON SOCIAL MEDIA, HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN A POSITIVE MINDSET?
Self promotion is always weird but in this world, it’s necessary. Maintaining positivity is easy when you don’t let the negativity ruin your day:)