Stephanie Tamez

Don’t try to pin down tattoo artist Steph Tamez’s style. “I’ve been pretty eclectic,” she says. “I’ve done a pretty wide range of things.” Since 2001, Tamez has worked at New York Adorned, the Big Apple’s premiere body modification salon. She began her career as a print and on-air graphics designer in her hometown of San Antonio, Texas, before working as an airbrush artist for Tower Records in San Francisco. Her passion for the permanent and personal art of tattoo began when she gave herself her first: a question mark. Tamez has since shot to the top of her field, and was honored by New York Magazine as one of the city’s top inkers. –LL

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