Elnaz Vakili, the manager at Golden Iron Tattoo Studio; has been interested in the tattoo world from a very young age.
She has memories dating back to being a little girl and fantasizing about getting tattooed. Always mesmerized by this art form; she would often draw on herself to mimic tattoos she had seen on strangers.
Elnaz met Cysen by chance while walking in to the shop he had been working out of for a spur of the moment tattoo. This first encounter with him was definitely nowhere near her last. The addiction grew as did their friendship. After years of being a client, friend and many tattoos later; the opportunity arose to work at Golden Iron. Elnaz has been a member of the Gl team since 2015. As Shop Manager, she acts as a liaison between the customers and the artists; making sure that the lines of communication remain open and clear.
Customer service is an integral part of Golden Iron’s values and Elnaz strives to assure that the quality of work and service exceeds the clients expectations. She offers three pieces of advice to those desiring a job in the tattoo industry: be passionate about the work, leave nothing to chance, and master all the fundamentals.
“Never stop learning and challenge yourselves to be better every single day.” She explains.
“Tattooing is much harder than it seems and is an art form that has permanency attached to it. This is both a beautiful and extremely taxing trust that needs to be handled with the utmost care.”
The greatest lesson Elnaz has learned in her few years of experience is that the power of a positive attitude carries extraordinary results
and truly feels that work is easy to love when you strongly relate to the core of the company and its people.