Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather
Stephanie Smith grew up on the East Coast, but never felt like she fit in with the general mindset out there. When it came time for her to (reluctantly) go to college, she picked the University of San Francisco in large part because of where it is.
In this episode, Stephanie talks about moving to San Francisco, getting a degree in fine arts at USF, and then both pursuing getting her body covered in tattoos and becoming a tattoo artist.
Join us Thursday for Part 2, when Stephanie will go into detail about being a woman tattoo artist today.
We recorded this podcast at the tattoo shop where Stephanie works, Manus Lux, in April 2019.