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Gwen is one of those people that you feel like you've known forever. She is quiet and seemingly shy, but that's just until you get to know her. She recalls a moment in her life when she realized "The desert life really wasn't for me any longer." She explains that she worked a few jobs and continued to pursue her passion for art at The Art Institute until she found a tattoo artist who later became her mentor.
"I started my apprenticeship in early 2010," she says, "It lasted a little over a year, and I started tattooing skin in July 2011." Gersich continues, "Art and tattooing is my life. I have learned something from every tattooist I have ever met."
When we visited the shop last week, Gwen was tattooing a client's chest. The custom piece (below) took about two hours to complete, but it didn't seem to phase JT. The design commemorated his recent marriage to wife, Kristin. The pair were initially walk-ins, of sorts, but have slowly become GiGi regulars, sporting numerous detailed one-of-a-kind pieces.
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Gersich hasn't let her popularity go to her head, saying, "I may be new to the industry, but I'm an old soul." This is something that her friends and clients could agree upon. Having been tattooed by Gwen several times, we can assure you, she never fails to deliver.