The whole Oddity team is super proud of our homegrown Junior Artist, Jamie Williams. Jamie started apprenticing with Oddity in the spring of 19’ and started tattooing in Fall 20’. While Jamie is currently working at Main Street, she has also spent a considerable amount of time at Bee Ridge and UTC learning from all resident artists.
“Tattooing has really consumed my entire life, so if you’re not totally invested and ready to eat/sleep/breathe tattoos, it’s not for you,” says Jamie. She continues, “I love the focus on the artistry of tattooing at Oddity, and when I started getting tattooed here, I knew I didn’t want to apprentice anywhere else.”
Jamie has always wanted a career where she could create every day. Friends and family encouraged her to seek out a field in art that would continue to grow. “My mom has always been super supportive of my endeavors,” she says. After high school, Jamie started getting tattooed and really enjoyed the time she spent at the shops. From there the goal of becoming a tattoo artist was cemented. She spent as much time as possible getting tattooed, asking questions, and building her portfolio.
As Jamie continues to learn, she will branch out into different styles and subject matter. Recently she began a Haku dragon piece she’s very excited about. She also has some upcoming larger Pokémon tattoos on her schedule she’s very much looking forward to. “I’d love to do some video game inspired tattoos; Metroid, Star Fox, Overwatch, LOZ or anything with cool character design and concepts,” says Jamie.
Watching Jamie’s growth over the span of her apprenticeship has been incredible. “I’m very thankful for the opportunity I’ve been given here at Oddity and couldn’t be happier to wake up every day and go to my dream job,” she says.
You can follow the link here to view Jamie’s work. To schedule with Jamie, call our Main Street shop at 941 955 6246.
Now through Sun Oct 11th, share and tag @odditytattoo in a photo of yourself wearing any Oddity tee or hat (or share the below image & tag three friends) on Instagram, to be entered to win! First place gets a $150 Oddity gift card, a tee and hat. Second place gets a $75 gift card, tee and a hat. Third place gets a $50 gift card. Winner will be announced 5 days after contest end. Gift cards are valid for tattoo (including cosmetic) work only. Check out the new tees, hoodies and hats here.
Welcome to our newly redesigned and updated website. Although we had many good years with our previous site, we’re excited for this new format.
We’ve reworked the navigation to make it easier to find the Shop location and perfect artist for your next tattoo, piercing or just to see what our artists have been up to lately.
You’ll also find an up to date Instagram and Facebook feed on the home page to make sure you’re not missing anything!
Check out our blog section for our monthly articles, interviews and events.
You will now also be able to browse our online store with our newest Tees, Hats, Glasses, art work and much more.
We hope you’ll enjoy visiting us online and keep coming back as we will be adding even more engaging and fun content over the next few months.