Inside the body of a blond haired (well some of the time blond) blue-eyed woman beats the heart of a 14-year-old Japanese girl with big eyes and her name is Misha.
Misha’s art is a fusion of Japanese Anime, and Hindu, Buddhist religious imagery. Her favorite subjects to paint are mermaids, pin-ups, geishas, and monsters; preferable a mix of at least two of them at once. She likes the dichotomy of having a monster look cute and sweet. Her paintings and drawings are not based in reality, she creates a world where even monsters are cute and the world is a happy place. Seeing the people not as they are but as cartoon characters.
She also loves doing pop culture art, using old masters paintings and redoing them with one of her big-eyed girls. She has done several variations of the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and Venus rising from the Waves. Part of he pop culture paintings are video game art, tributes to the old 8-bit era. Her love of video games put to canvas.
Misha’s been Tattooing since 1991, starting in the Detroit area then for a few years in both Chicago & New Orleans. Finally landing in Los Angeles in 2003. At the beginning of 2015, Misha opened her Private, Appointment Only, Custom studio: ‘Tattoos by Misha’. Providing a more personal private space.
Misha specializes in covering up tattoos as well as scars and stretch marks. Since she’s worked all over the country, Misha is proficient in tattooing many verities of skin colors and types.
She also enjoys dong Celtic knot work, Custom Designing tattoos, Watercolor style, Botanical Illustration style, Henna / Lace designs and especially Japanese Art.
She views cover up tattoos as a puzzle and a challenge, It’s her job to ‘Back Engineer’ what the client really wants to put there, and figure out what needs to be done to cover the old tattoo.She loves helping a client love the tattoo they once hated.