By Phil Lacombe
Name: Adam Normand
Where you tat: I tattoo for Killuminati, private tattoo studio.
Why you started tattooing: I started making relay machines, homemade, when I was about 17 and have been drawing since I can remember. When I was 18 my best friend’s uncle took me from my home town of Houston to Ft. Worth, TX to work at his shop. He told me I was a natural and I felt like I excelled so I stuck with it! Fast forward to now I’ve worked tattoo conventions around the U.S. and had the opportunity to tattoo overseas. I’ve won a few awards and I’m published in several national tattoo magazines. I just recently opened my own appointment shop and feel like I’m just getting started.
What style of tattooing do you enjoy the most: I enjoy tattooing in all styles but specialize in full color horror images, anything with realistic elements and portrait work.
Who inspires you to tattoo: I’m inspired on a daily basis, lately music and fine art have been helping shape my tattooing.
If you could tattoo anywhere in the world where would you go: I’ve been blessed with the opportunities to tattoo in the UK and South Europe but if I had to name a place I haven’t been I would say Dubai.
Tell me your favorite tattoo story about one of your clients: My appointment comes in and we place the stencil on her back and start tattooing. Shortly after starting she blacks out!!! So I have my machine in one hand and I’m holding her up so she doesn’t fall and bust her lip wide open. She comes too and I roll back in my chair! At this point she is covering her face with her hands telling me how embarrassed she is. I look down at her feet and there is a puddle of piss running down the floor! I look straight in her eyes and say “YOU PISSED YOUR PANTS DIDNT YOU?” We got past the awkward moment & finished the tattoo.
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