This story series highlights the incredible talent of tattoo artists in Summit County. Bethany Hendrix can be found at Black Moon Ink in Cuyahoga Falls.
When did you discover your artistic talent?
I’ve always loved art. I didn’t realize I could pursue anything in the field until the end of my senior year of high school. Went to art school and loved it.
What attracted you to the world of tattooing?
Tattoos themselves and the process. It’s an art, freedom of self expression, and the empowerment of sitting through the pain. Being able to make art everyday and the freedom to live how I want.
What’s your specialty? Favorite style? Why?
I enjoy working with color in a painterly style. Combining realism with illustration and fine line details. It’s fun combining different styles because it shows contrast and the time put into it.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Continuing to progress my art and business.
What do you love about tattooing?
Everything. I made it my life. You can always be better and learn more. I’ve met so many amazing people and it has given me stability,and independence.
Do you have any other artistic hobbies/pursuits/jobs?
I paint commissioned pieces with various types of paint mediums. I work on my artwork using mostly oil and watercolor paint.
I am the owner and tattoo artist at Black Moon Ink which is located at 1820 Portage Trail in Cuyahoga Falls. I have a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, painting and drawing. I take tattooing very seriously but at the same time have a fun time doing it. I try to make sure my clients are comfortable and have a great experience. I work with my best friends and love what I do!