Regarded as one of the top tattoo artists in the world, Virginia Elwood is also the co-owner of Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn NY. She is a New York native who started tattooing in Boston in 2001 . Specializing in bold colorful work and black and grey portraiture, Virginia's tattoos are influenced by traditional Americana, propaganda posters, textiles and folk art from an array of cultures and time periods.
In her personal artwork Virginia attempts to marry the simplicity of traditional tattoos with non-traditional subject matter and mediums. In recent works, she has been exploring lino cuts, sculpture, porcelain painting and other mixed media. Her work on skin and paper has been prominently featured tattoo art-related publications, projects such as the NY Historical Society and press, including NY Times, Vogue and Complex.