Jessica Gahring Is Making Her Mark
You knew it was only a matter of time before Jessica Gahring unleashed her full potential. The multi-talented artist, actress, model and Mom has put down the moniker of “Shop Manager” from NY INK, picked up her own tattoo machine and opened Ms. Dixie’s Tattoo & Pin Up Parlour in Troy, New York.
With the unique shop layout that reflects the 1950′s and her love of pin-ups, Jessica is about to make her own mark on the business.
Her love of art began at a very young age and was nurtured by family and through education. On the television show, she may have been portrayed as a person with limited experience in the art of tattooing. In reality, quite the opposite is true. Jessica is already gaining notoriety for her work from people all over.
I had the chance to speak with Jessica as she prepares to open the doors to her shop for the very first time. She may have butted heads with Ami James for entertainment purposes, but in “real life” Jessica Gahring is making her dreams come true.
goJimmygo (gJg): Jessica, it’s so great speaking with you. Congratulations!
Jessica Gahring (JG): Thank you! This was definitely a long time coming.
gJg: How are you doing?
JG: I’m doing great. I’m tattooing full-time now, which was a given. I have people who want to travel and come see me!
gJg: Did you always have the dream of opening your own shop?
JG: That was always the plan. Even when I worked with my friend Lydia years ago we almost bought a studio together. It didn’t end up happening at the time, so we decided to wait. I went into banking to get more into the business side of things. I knew I wasn’t going to be there long.
gJg: Why did NY Ink choose not to showcase your talent?
JG: The producers didn’t think it would make much of story. Even though I was already working with Lydia, they didn’t want to reveal that I had any sort of real background in the industry.Continued on the next page