KELLY "KILLAGAIN" LAMEZEC
Kelly Killagain studied fine art and creative writing at Moore College of Art & Design, focusing closely on the various relationships between humans and animals and how they can be used to understand human psychology. During this time, she was an intern and apprentice at 777 Tattoos under Ty Pallotta. After graduating in 2013, she continued to tattoo, developing an interest blackwork pieces with intricate dotwork and linework. Killagain is constantly creating her own personal artwork in various mediums, usually stemming from her fascination with animals and the human condition.
My name is Kelly Lamezec and I make things with my hands. Kelly ‘Killagain’ was born in a coffee shop while brainstorming a tattoo-persona I swore was a joke. Kelly ‘Colligan’ is also me, but it’s the un-married version of me. Keeping up? I believe that art connects people to one another and communicates ideas that may not have words. However, words are powerful too and I like to write with them whenever I can. I’m an introvert who likes people, loves animals, and kills plants despite my very best efforts. I daydream about the universe and our role within it. It’s sometimes daunting, so I eat a lot of cake and pet a lot of cats.
I specialize in linework and dotwork tattoos, or blackwork. For me, it’s the most enjoyable to design and tattoo, but I occasionally will take on pieces with color if it’s in the realm of watercolor, paint stroke, or abstraction.