The Coalition’s longest-running show series, Richmond Famous, features live and totally unscripted comedy created on the spot and inspired by the true stories of some of RVA’s most interesting people.
This month’s show features local tattoo artist, Amy Black!
Born in Seoul, Korea, Amy was adopted and came to the United States in 1975. After graduating from high school early, she attended the Columbus College of Art and Design, where she studied oil painting, with a focus on anatomy, and first became interested in tattooing. Since 2000, she has owned and operated her own tattoo studio in Richmond, Amy Black Tattoos, which specializes in custom designs. In 2011, she expanded into post-mastectomy tattooing and founded the Pink Ink Fund, which aims to ease the financial burden for men and women seeking nipple and areola repigmentation or tattooing after a mastectomy.
Through her work, Amy hopes to be able to show people the power and importance of art in their lives and its ability to directly impact and heal the life of a person post-mastectomy. Amy realizes the importance of a supportive environment like Richmond to help artists grow and continue to contribute on both a local and a global level.