sophiecestlavie

For the Lovers and the Loveless! In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we are tattooing this flash on Sunday 2/7 at our private studio. Designs by myself and @sophiecestlavie
Email studioflashday@gmail.com and make this V-Day last forever. #studioflashday #theloversandtheloveless #valentines2016 #karenglasstattoo #sophiecestlavie (at Karen Glass Tattoo)

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ITS INTERVIEW FRIDAYYYYY: Sophiecestlavie KNOWN AS kungfudollface
  • WHAT IS YOUR ALIAS?
  • Sophie C’est la Vie
  • WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
  • I’m from Texas, a tiny army town Killeen
  • WHAT BRINGS YOU TO NYC?
  • I really just came to expand my career, there are so many opportunities here and I wanted to capitalize on that and build.
  • WHAT ARE YOUR TALENTS?
  • I’m a tattoo artist, a painter, and I was a wardrobe stylist before coming to NYC
  • WHAT KEEPS YOU CONSTANTLY DIVERSIFYING YOUR WORK?
  • Change, growth and wanting to develop myself into a better artist… Change is inevitable; you have to accept that to grow.
  • WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
  • I’m inspired by many different artists, Audrey Kawasaki, Tara McPherson, tattoo artists Shige, Jeff Gogue, Russ Abbott, Sarah Schor, as well as more other creative’s out there that I admire their work.
  • WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE IN A CREATIVE RUT?
  • I just keep trying. I also look at those who inspire me and those who I strive to reach their level of accomplishments.
  • WHEN DID YOU KNOW YOU HAD A TALENT FOR WHAT YOU DO?
  • I didn’t know really, I just was always an artist and when the thought came to my head to tattoo I went after it. I didn’t know if I was really gonna be any good at it, I had no idea really what it entailed. All I knew is that I wanted to do it.
  • WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN?
  • Nothing special really, thrift shopping (or as my better half would say junk collecting), I love home décor lol. Shopping and I absolutely love eating. I love trying out new restaurants, new recipes or cooking out at home with friends and lots of drinks.
  • NAME 3 THINGS YOU CANT LIVE WITHOUT?
  • My laptop, cocoa butter, L’Oreal bubble gum pink color juicer lip gloss
  • WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT SO FAR?
  • Um, there’s nothing I’d really want to put down for my greatest achievement to date, I’m waiting for that lol.
  • WHEN DID YOU SAY THIS IS WHAT IM GONNA DO FOR A LIVING?
  • About 3 months before I started tattooing.
  • WHO OR WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?
  • The artists that I look up to motivate me; As well as wanting to be successful in something that I love. People can go a lifetime working jobs they hate but to do something that you love that doesn’t feel like work, that’s really enjoying life.
  • WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST [MUSIC, ART]?
  • Audrey Kawasaki, Russ Abbott. Mariah Carey, and right now I’m listening to a lot of Arcade Fire, and Florence and the Machine
  • WHAT IS THE OLDEST THING IN YOUR CLOSET?
  • I have this half shirt that I’ve had since I was like in single digit years, it’s a faded light pink with grey trim and it says Summer by bang bang on it.
  • WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE SINCE YOU’VE BEEN TATTOOING?
  • Tattooing my mom, actual doing a cover up on her tattoo that she got for her 40th birthday.
  • WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE DESIGNERS?
  • I love Ricardo Tisci for Givenchy, Alexander Wang
  • IF YOU COULD HAVE A THEME SONG PLAY WHILE U WALKED WHAT SONG WOULD IT BE? WHY?
  • –not quite sure, that’s a hard question
  • WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE? WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?
  • Carpe Diem- it’s a simple mantra of how I like to live my life, seize the day
  • WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME A STYLIST?
  • My passion for putting fashion together in a way that inspires me, I have as of late decided not to continue styling. I want to focus on my art. I’d rather not talk about styling in the interview
  • WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YRS?
  • In 5 yrs I want to be working internationally.
  • WHATS YOUR DEFINITION OF “INDIVIDUALITY”?
  • Living by your own rhyme and reason and expressing yourself to your own beat
  • WHATS THE BEST TIME OF THE DAY FOR YOU?
  • Evening, because its either time to party, eat dinner and unwind, go to sleep, or be obsessed with something I’m working on so I’m working into the night which means I’m really into it which is always a great place to be
  • HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED DEJVU?
  • I think everybody has.
  • ARE YOU HAPPY WITH ALL THAT YOU HAVE?
  • Never, I always want to achieve more. I feel blessed by the forces above but I want to conquer more in this world.
  • DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS? WHAT ARE THEIR NAMES?
  • I have 2 dogs, a pug her name is Frankie and a brussels griffon his name is Fendi
  • WHAT IS YOUR FOCUS EVERYDAY?
  • Get at least one step ahead of where I am now today.
  • IN FIVE WORDS DESCRIBE WHO YOU ARE?
  • Spontaneous, Creative, Silly, Loyal, Dedicated
  • I KNOW YOU HAVE A BLOG. WHEN DID YOU BEGIN YOUR BLOG?
  • In 09 and then I switched to tumblr
  • WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 GOALS YOU PLAN TO ACCOMPLISH IN LIFE?
  • I want to work internationally, I want to be able to look back and really have enjoyed life, I want to pass on my life’s work thru visuals that last even beyond my life span
  • WHAT ARE YOU WEARING TODAY?
  • My other half’s van halen tshirt I stole, tie dye short shorts, and chanel jellies
  • WE’RE YOU A BELIEVER OF PUTTING BATTERIES IN THE FREZZER FOR MORE POWER?
  • lmao, I don’t know if I believed it really but I cant deny that I did it
  • EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING THEY WANT TO IMPROVE WHATS YOURS?
  • I just want to be a better artist. And not be so obsessive, I have a really obsessive personality lol. With everything lol.
  • LIFE SHARES A LOT OF LESSONS. WHAT ARE SOME MAJOR LESSONS YOU HAVE LEARNED ABOUT OVER THE YRS ABOUT YOURSELF, CLIENTS OR YOUR BUISNESS?
  • People change and shit happens. You just got to pick up the pieces and do whats best for yourself always because no one else is going to do whats best for you except for yourself. You can change the past or the present, only the future.
  • WHAT SUPER POWER DO YOU WISH YOU HAD AND WHY?
  • Oh man, teleporting. I talk about it all the time lol you can ask my friends. Don’t you hate when you just wish you could teleport home after a long night instead of driving, or taking a cab or train?
  • WHATS IN YOUR BAG [RIGHT NOW]?
  • card case, lip gloss, keys, mace (its nyc man lol) tattoo portfolio (it’s a really big bag) blackberry, camera, mini sony flip cam, red velvet little Debbie cake, water, another card case
  • WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP?
  • I shop everywhere lol, from ebay, to target, to urban outfitters, to barneys co-op to a million online places to h&m, all over.
  • SOPHIE ITS BEEN REAL. ANY LAST WORDS?
  • nope lol. that’s about it.
  • TWITTER? WEBSITE? BLOG?
  • to stalk my twitter @sophiecestlave
  • www.sophiecestlavie.com
  • www.kungfudollface.com is my blog

@sophiecestlavie of @saved_tattoo will be with us next week Thurs 7/21 - Sat 7/23. To inquire further, contact her directly via email sophiecestlavie@gmail.com ! #seventhsontattoo #seventhson #savedtattoo #traditionaltattoo #illustrativetattoo #sanfrancisco #bayarea #ladytattooer #ladytattooers #schedule

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