One can't say enough good things about this women. She is humble, smart, incredibly talented and a really nice person to be around. I don't think she needs help getting notoriety as she is one of the most in-demand tattooers you may never have heard of although I find that hard to believe.
We did this interview after the State of Grace convention last October. I had the pleasure of spending a little time with her and Stewart when we sat down to do this. We did it at the shop after work one night while they were in San Francisco. I knew nothing about her career before this, so it was a nice learning experience for me.
I want to start making these intro's shorter as I feel no one is here to read my opinion nor do I feel it's of matter. What I do believe the important thing is that exceptional tattooing prevails over mediocre - always. Valerie is just that, exceptional and great! She does so with amazing grace and integrity. I would like to thank her for doing this and having what some lack and we all need the most: gratitude.