Interview with Angela Torresiani

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Hello everyone. Hello, beautiful. So good to see you. I'm so excited that you're going to join us today and Thursday. Introduced my special guest today Angela her SE, honi. So awesome. So we have a great interview today with Angela where I'm going to read her bio in just a moment. You'll see a c p c p which is certified permanent cosmetic professional after Angela's name because she is also the current president of the Society of permanent cosmetic professionals. She started her career change as a tattoo artist and was thrust into permanent makeup work when she had her lips tattoo to cover up a childhood scar. She's apprenticed as a tattoo artist in Brooklyn New York in June nineteen, ninety seven and was introduced to him you permanent makeup in two thousand and three and decided to retire from body Tattooing in 2012 to focus on permanent cosmetics and she joined the society permanent cosmetic Professionals in 2018. And again, like we said she is currently the president and the name I don't have it here of is it Flawless? Beauty is the name of your song? Yeah close. So I joined the s p c p I think in 2013, but I got on the board in 2018 and our Spas Flawless permanent cosmetics and Spa in Staten Island, New York wage. Ye, so obviously you guys probably can see the New York connection and know that again. I've known Angela for a long time and she has again you can see such a ray of experience with so fantastic is she also is really good at just giving you that information like she's an open book. She's very relatable. So I think you're going to find this interview very helpful, but I'm Angela. Thank you for being here. Welcome. Welcome. Why don't you tell me about that transition from traditional tattoo artists to permanent cosmetic and how that was different for you. And yeah, so I guess the shortest way to do this long story is that I didn't have an intention of being a tattoo artist at all. I was going to school for criminology jobs and I was actually working as a aerobics instructor at a Lucille Roberts and there was this girl in my class who was just like covered in tattoos and we're talking Nineteen Ninety Six when language did not have tattoos and I just thought she was so cool. And I was I wasn't even 18 at the time yet and I became friends with her. She was a tattoo artist and she kind of ushered me into tattooing kind of life in an apprenticeship where I really didn't know what was going on. It was like, you know, hey, can you do this for me? If you do that from you, can you grab this for me before? I knew it I was tattooing and I'm like, oh my God, what am I doing? And so fast. I was working as a tattoo artist because we were military we're moving around and you know, it's hard to find work and army guys always want to add to his right. So there's always work available for that long. And I was at a barbecue and I have this big scar right here on my lip. I got burnt when I was a kid and they kept you know, we're at a barbecue drinking eating putting lipstick on and this girl comes over to me when other Army Wives and she's like, you know, I see that you keep doing that and I said, yeah a scar and she said well, you know, why don't you let me make that permanent for you and I was like, what do you do to my face? And she was like, yeah. Yeah actually but okay, you know, like this was like two thousand three. I have not six years tattooing. I never occurred to me. So I went and had it done and kind of fell in love with the process and I learned to enjoy her and the rest is kind of History. So I didn't there wasn't a transition really it was kind of like I was forced into one and then I just kind of the other one throw it on top of me. That's so funny. And so a lot has changed since that time right and so much has changed in our industry. It's always evolving. What do you see? Is one of the biggest struggles for permanent cosmetic artist growing and starting a business. What do you find is like one of their key struggles. One of the struggles is already kind of almost over. I think that let's say let's go back five years or even ten years where the permanent makeup industry and the tattoo industry was so far apart and nobody wanted to share information and everybody was kind of faith that everything was so different and there were those of us that fought to say like know we're brothers and sisters, you know, we're we're not twins. We're like eyebrows. We're not sisters not twins, you know, and now off with all of these companies coming together and marrying tattooing world with permanent makeup world. I think it's gotten so much easier for artists to kind of come into the business and get good quality products suck at training all that kind of stuff. So I think that the harder things that were there for us have gotten a little easier for new artists, but now of course with its popularity, it's how do you stand out in the crowd like how long Rise yourself above everyone else that's around you and be

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