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Ann Savage

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"People thought I'm just using "Savage" for the sake of being an artist...but fortunately,I am blessed having this wonderful family name..thanks to my mom..=D My real name is Analou Savage..I'm a full time tattooist, managing our own business...I'm a mother of 2 beautiful kids and a faithful wife-to-be of Joel Lim, he's my co-artist as well...

(SHORT BACKGROUND)

I realized and suddenly said to myself..."Why not be an artist of my own shop rather than getting other artists to work for me"..My mother had a Beauty Salon since 1997-2010, and she felt like being robbed and stabbed behind the back by other artists who worked for her, well,not to generalize them all, few of them were also good...So, it all end up to nothing, they get to save for themselves while my mother had to face rents and bills....

I had been observing the situation and since I've always been in love w/ tattoos, it was during my elementary days when my mother had her first England rose tattoo with my dad's name...I did my first 3 tattoo works back in October 2010 then I just stopped bcoz of my work and was studying back then...and decided to make it as my favorite past-time since April 2011.."

HOW I STARTED?

"It all started when my friend Jason (who sadly passed away) pushed and encouraged me to become one...He was a dear friend, I used to call him "Brad" which means brother in dialect term... He found me sketching and he never expected that I could draw coz I usually don't tell anyone about it... He was my first human canvass and my mentor, though he was just an apprentice that time but he never gave up on trying to help me..he was the only person that time,who believed in me..

Until now, never had that confidence really...Never had a chance to study in Art Schools or have basic knowledge about it...Though I did asked my mom before going to college if I could take up Fine Arts but she disagrees...I used to ask my Dad on my birthdays to buy me those painting stuff with big canvass to paint on coz I wanted to draw and paint the landscape view from our house... But didn't have the chance... But now I could not believe that I am slowly making my dreams into reality and unexpectedly became a tattoo artist which I am very happy of.."

"CAREER SHIFT"

"I've always been independent..I see myself as a helpless person with no one to run to but myself...I was working and studying, did part time jobs too, to help finance my studies rather than giving problems to my parents..and when I started to love doing tattoos, I invested a shop of my own and the want of seeing happy faces w/ the works that I've made for my clients makes me the happiest person already=)...I don't wanna be famous..I just wanna see those smiling faces on my friends and clients..that's good enough for me.."

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