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.