Artist Lauren Violet on nature's beauty, women in the tattoo industry and dynamic art

Lauren Violet transforms her love of animals and nature into unique tattoos. Having grown up in Boulder, she takes inspiration from the landscapes that surround her. She has been tattooing for eight years, and currently works at Bound by Design. She is also a painter, and is starting a pet portrait business. Westword recently caught up with Violet to talk about finding beauty in nature, being a woman in the tattoo business and creating dynamic artwork.

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