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Daily Inspiration: Meet Emily Hale

Today we’d like to introduce you to Emily Hale.

Hi Emily, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I have always had a deep love and appreciation for all forms art. I developed a passion for makeup at a very young age and in my early twenties, I began drawing tattoo designs for friends as a small hobby. It was back in 2015 that Microblading was slowly starting to make a scene in Kansas City and it intrigued me. The idea of tattooed hair strokes that looked like actual hair blew my mind. In 2017 the owner of Let’s Face It, Tina Burch, needed a microblading model for a news segment and I volunteered. Fast forward to 2019, I decided to quit my stable 9-5 job of 10 years and pursue becoming a licensed Cosmetic Tattoo Artist at Let’s Face It in Martin City.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I began apprenticing July of 2019 and was on my way to becoming licensed when halfway through my apprenticeship, the pandemic hit. We were shut down for the foreseeable future. The shutdown was a blessing in disguise, though. It allowed me to hone in on perfecting my skills to be ready for whenever we were able to reopen. Once the shop got the green light to reopen six weeks later, I hit the ground running and have been ever since.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am a Cosmetic and Medical Tattoo Artist. I specialize in enhancing features on the face and body through the benefits of tattooing. Last year I became certified in areola restoration for clients who have dealt with mastectomies due to breast cancer or breast augmentations. Not a whole lot of people know about areola restoration. Partly due to social media restrictions and also because not a whole lot of artists offer the procedure. My goal is to eventually start steering into the more medical side of tattooing.

Can you tell us more about what you were like growing up?
I was born in Northern California and raised there until I was 14. During that time, I was homeschooled and figure-skated. I loved to draw, paint and “play makeup” with my friends using our mom’s and sister’s makeup. I was a very shy individual growing up. I saw myself being a wallflower in most social situations, but as I have gotten older, that is no longer the case.

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Taylar Loren Photography

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