Updates, Travel and Goodies

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*As we are falling into the end of 2016, I would like to take a moment to give you all some information on 2017 travels, scheduling, and goodies I have to offer soon!  First and foremost, please follow my Instagram page, as I am putting my Facebook page on hold to see if I even need it any more at this point. Either click the Instagram Icon on the main page of my web site, or find me under: meliis_eye
*Secondly, I will have a fun 2017 Portfolio Calendar for sale in the next few weeks, so keep your eyes open for my updated post on their availability. I am excited to offer this, as I chose some of my favorite tattoos that I feel really represent me the most, however I do love all the pieces I get to tattoo, there just is not enough room in the calendar year to put them all inside!! So please forgive me if I was not able to fit your piece into the calendar. If you love tattoo art, and  know someone who does as well, this would be a fun gift and conversation starter every month!! Some people may think, “wow you are putting a Portfolio Calendar out there, don’t you think some one will try to steal your work and replicate?” Lets be real, someone that needs to replicate another artists piece is not an artist that you should be going to, let alone they are not me so they cant do anything exact. By all means please do be inspired by aspects of the tattoos, but do not replicate. Meanwhile, my Website and Instagram show my work, as well as Google, so its already out there!  I  thought this would be really fun to try for next year, and we will see how it goes!!
*Also I have a collaboration with Treasure Tribe coming out soon as well! These are some of my friends, that have been creating really neat wooden stash pendant necklaces,  and I am stoked to have my own custom design coming out soon! They will range in size and in limited numbered. 4 inch pendent will be limited in quantity and numbered priced at $100. Then a 3 inch at $80 no numbered.  Give them a follow on Instagram under “Treasure Tribe”. Last but not least!!!!!…

Here are just some Travel dates for 2017:  
3 Eyes Tattoo Show Adelaide Australia February 10, 11, 12
Tahoe Tattoo Show Cali/Nevada Border August 18, 19, 20
Hell City Phoenix AZ August 25, 26, 27

That’s all the solidified for now, more to come so stay tuned!!!  A new website design will be created before the end of the year adding back in my Travel Page that got deleted randomly.

Thank you again for all your support! ~melis

A Lovely Letter From a Client

melissa-fusco-octopus-layout-tattoo-denver-colorado-webWhen I found Melissa’s artwork online, I knew I HAD to have a piece completed by her. Depicted in many of her tattoos is a striking red triangle placed over the third eye of different critters. I connected with this imagery, and I knew I had to have an octopus with this geometry.

I reached out to Melissa with the hopes that she would be interested in completing a thigh piece for me, but I expected that she would be booked through the next year. Luckily, for me she was available, and we set up a time for a consultation to discuss our ideas. I asked for a “visionary octopus.” We looked at some references, but I left all creative freedom up to Melis.

Notably, during our consultation, she told me that the delta represented “no progress without sacrifice.” I heard Melissa’s words, but they didn’t register. I remember saying, “Really? That’s funny. I say the word ‘progress’ to the universe multiple times everyday.” At the time, I didn’t connect the importance of that moment.

We set up an appointment and we completed our first session basically in silence. This was my first large piece and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Melissa was great at counseling me through the process and she was very patient. For me, the physical tattooing was just the beginning of the journey. The tattoo, while yes was painful, was also exhilarating. I was able to go inside myself with the assistance of Melissa and my musical guru and connect with a part of myself that I didn’t realize I was longing to connect with that day.

During the healing process, I realized that through the brief communication during our consultation, Melissa was able to channel my inner being. I asked for a visionary octopus and Melissa created a visionary work of art so personal to me. Melissa truly is a visionary artist. For instance, Melissa choose for me “the seed of life” as the main geometric imagery in my tattoo. I am a reproductive biologist. After our time together I researched the meaning of the geometry and it couldn’t have been more perfect for me. But, most importantly, as I sat and stared at my leg in the coming days, I re-heard the words Melissa spoke to me about the meaning of the triangle. “No progress without sacrifice”. As I mentioned, at least fifteen times a day, I say the word progress to the universe. I believe that if you are open to the message, the universe with give you the answers to your questions, but you must be willing to listen. I think I have heard this answer over and over again, but I ignored it, because I wasn’t ready for the response or I didn’t want to hear the answer, but I kept asking. Well, the universe made it as clear as day to me. The universe through Melissa has permanently placed the answer on my skin (in the most beautiful fashion) and I can not ignore it anymore. If I want progress, I must make sacrifices. So, Melissa, I thank you for your vision and your clarity. You truly are a visionary artist. Anyone who has the pleasure of working with you now, in the past, or in future is truly blessed. Again, I thank you for touching my life and I look forward to being on your wavelength again soon. Much love and success to you, my friend.

Booking for June-August

     I havMelissa-Fusco-Colorado-Denver-tattoo-artist-poppy-field-mountain-backpiece-2-webe returned from Europe and have been moving through the June waiting list, and adding clients to July/August waiting list. If you have future plans of wanting to get tattooed by me, the best way is to be added to the list. Please fill out the contact form through the contact tab above!

 Also I am wanting to focus on landscape scene’s, with wildlife in the foreground. If you ever thought of a large piece including these elements let me know and we can converse about your ideas. I really love the wilderness, forest, mountains, dynamic skies, and wildlife. I am open to other tattoo ideas as well I just wanted to invite those thinking of landscape tattoos to move forward and talk with me about their ideas. Happy Spring and looking forward to hearing from you!!