Amber Vess

Always looking for the rose among the thorns

Placed 3rd

in her Group

Thank you from all of us at Inked and the MusiCares Foundation for helping us provide health, financial, and rehabilitation resources to musicians in their time of need.

What was your first tattoo?

I got my first tattoo which was a nautical star on my lower stomach. I was 15 in the basement of some dudes house laying on the floor...super unsanitary and sketch but I thought it was so cool at the time. It is now covered by some flowers!

Is it true that getting tattoos is addictive?

To me they are! I’m always thinking what’s going to be my next one...I’m hoping to be fully covered one day. If you had asked me when I got my first one I would have said that’s all I’m getting but obviously that didn’t stick with me. It’s not just about the actual tattoo either....I love the environment of tattoo shops, all the different styles & techniques, the community of it. Such a beautiful form or art.

If you were voted Inked Magazine's cover girl, what would you do with $25,000?

For one I would enroll my daughter in a safe private learning environment...due to Covid her schooling has all been transferred to online and that just doesn’t work for everyone. Times are hard right now and her education is quickly becoming less than par. The second thing I’d do is become more invested in my career! I’m a permanent makeup artist and while I’ve poured everything I have into education for it I still have a ways to go!!