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Meet Heather Law

Today we’d like to introduce you to Heather Law.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I am Florida female tattoo artist who started my career in Cape Coral, Florida. My mentor is Mark Stewart the owner of Forever Tattoo Parlour. I do American Traditional tattooing, I have spent the last 14 years building my career in Southwest Florida and Florida in general. My career has taken me to many exciting places including across the US and other countries. One place as always been my favorite to visit and spend time in was Orlando, Florida. Since the 2020 covid pandemic left me grounded and unable to travel, I had to take the opportunity to make my dream of owning my own shop A reality. I knew and understood the hardship of opening up a shop during a pandemic was a risky idea and being a female in a mostly male-dominated industry is also a hardship in itself but I felt like there was no better time than the present. I found an amazing little spot on Corrine dr and just decided to go for it. After a ton of hard work and lots of help from friends and other local businesses (Townies Barbershop) I was able to open up my Dream shop Lucky Horse Tattoo. I am excited about the future of being in Orlando considering it’s such an art-inspired progressive city and all of the support of the community. I am lucky enough to work doing what I LOVE and hope to share it with the others and make this tattoo shop a staple in the Orlando tattoo scene. Lucky Horse Tattoo includes myself, Blake Dircks, and Wyatt Dalzell. Our shop is a clean Classic simple American traditional tattoo shop. We choose to create a comfortable atmosphere where everyone feels welcome and is apart of our ‘family’. I have worked really hard to have my dream come true and hope to have others enjoy my dream with me!

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It definitely was not smooth considering a lot of businesses have been closed or behind due to COVID. Choosing to do this after not working for several months because we are not a job that is considered essential; which I agree it is not. Other random struggles were just getting supplies a lot of the things that we need to do our jobs we low or of stock or suppliers we’re not able to get the materials. Also because of our job and having the same requirements as the medical field a lot of supplies that we need became very difficult to find an astronomically expensive. So I definitely say an obstacle in itself was opening up a tattoo shop during a pandemic.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am a Tattooer who specializes in the style American traditional. This style is very timeless and very recognizable due to its bold nature. Oh, I was very drawn to the style of tattooing and this is what my mentor does as well. The saying ‘bold will hold’ definitely applies to the style of tattooing I do because it is designed to hold up the test of time with your body as you age. I am known for my bright colors and the amount of contrast by using heavy black in my work. I can’t tell you how many times people say they recognize my work throughout Florida just because of the color palettes I choose and how my work is so ‘dark but bright’. I am most proud of being able to continue my career and having people still enjoy my work and collect it on their bodies forever. Tattooing is such an honor and there is so much trust and it is such an intense bond. I appreciate and value my clients for allowing me to do my artwork On them and have them carry it around till the end of their days. They love being able to share these memories and time periods in people’s lives and help then the moralize it.

How do you think about luck?
I actually really appreciate the idea of the word luck. I do feel at times though you create your own luck. And in life, you have to take risks and hope they work out. So I kind of take 2020 as an example that despite all of the terrible things going on in the world I was lucky enough to find a situation that worked for me and I was able to open up my dream shop during the worst time. Possible. I also have noticed at some of my lowest points in life when one door closes another one opens and I’ve been lucky enough to have that happen for me. Even getting into tattooing was a lucky situation for me. I went to Forever Tattoo to get my first tattoo and became friends with the owner pretty much immediately. After a year of building a friendship with the owner and his wife, I was offered the opportunity of an apprenticeship under him. Had I not gone and got tattooed that day, I often wonder how different my life would have been. Hence why I named my shop Lucky Horse Tattoo.

Contact Info:

  • Email: Luckyhorsetattoo@gmail.com
  • Instagram: Luckyhorsetattoo
  • Facebook: Luckyhorsetattoo

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