Michelle, Montreal

Posted Saturday January 10th, 2015

Michelle MTL tattoo

Name/ nickname Michelle “Yeti” Ayoub

Where do you live ? Montreal, Québec

Your job? Piercer at MTL Tattoo

Describe yourself in only one sentence : Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Why do you have tattoos ? Why not ?!

What is your interest in tattoos ? The tattoo was always an art form I appreciate. I began to work in the domain by chance and this allowed me to learn – and to appreciate even more.

What or who is your artistic inspiration ? I’ve grown up in the world of the music, my influences come especially from this world, thus many multi-disciplined artists or cross-over, such [** Michel ” Away ” Langevin (Voivod) ] (http: // www.voivod.com/) and [ Dave Brockie (GWAR) **] (http: // fr.wikipedia.org / wiki / Gwar). I was lucky to know and/or to work with these artists and they influence me to date.

Who is/ are the Tattooist(s) who have stung you ?

  1. Larry Still,
  2. Max Lara,
  3. Nick Oaks,
  4. Bree Crosby,
  5. Evan Edlt,
  6. Travis Driscoll,
  7. Azl,
  8. Devin Wood,
  9. Isaac Holland,
  10. Ash Timlin,
  11. Luca Fedato,
  12. Angus Philip Byers

What is the story of your tattoos (numbers, place, … ) ? Where to begin?! I’ve got thirty I believe. Almost everywhere on my body – Arms, backs, legs, feet and hands. I have lots of funny tattoos – one giant poutine, characters of cartoons, insides-jokes and bets. The whole placed with more serious pieces – Frank Zappa’s big portrait on my leg, tribute to a dear friend on the foot. But also the word “fart” in Japanese. I like the spontaneity when comes the time to be tattooed. It’s a strange thing because the idea to cut my hair is horrifying, but a bullshit on my skin for ever? Yes, sir.

When did you start ? I had my first tattoo the summer of my 19 years. My second when I was only 22 years old, but I got tattoo steadily since.

What was the reaction of your friends and family ? It was not at all a shock. My mother is not still delighted to see my collection increase, but I’m working in this industry she is not any more surprised when I start a new project.

Your next tattoo ? I would like to complete my leg by Azl – not easy to find the time to book an appointment with a colleague

What would be your definition of the tattoo ? Pinchy-pinchy-ooo-la-la

When you will be an old man/ old woman ? completely badass

Your favorite picture ? Artist ? Besides the artists that I named earlier, I adore Ralph Steadman’s works. Moreover the inside of my arm is inspired by one of the part of Farenheit 451

Your favorite restaurant ? Imadake, on St-Catherine Ouest in Montreal. Good food, good atmosphere.

The perfect song ? A song which is simple in its complexity, complex in its simplicity. And especially, catchy as fuck.

Your site, blog, twitter, instagram, or other web stuff …



instagram: @yetabnamd

What entertains you right now ? The crazyness of the Cereal Killers (MTL)

Michelle, Montreal

Posted Saturday January 10th, 2015