As the great philosopher Aubrey Graham once said, "started from the bottom now we're here". Elva Stefanie began her career tattooing in a small apartment and is now the owner of an award winning studio, The Blank Slate, in Poughkeepsie NY. Her unique style and dedicated work ethic has allowed her natural talent to flourish, which has been recognized with numerous awards. She is continuously growing and learning from other well-respected members of the tattoo community, her hard working approach has garnered respect from her peers. With a bachelors degree in Art History and Ancient World civilizations, among other degrees in the art discipline, Elva Stefanie looks to combine the past, present, and future to a global clientele that is both trusting and open minded to her unique style. Her aim is to become a world renowned and influential in order to give back to the community and leave positive blue print for others to follow.