Perfectly Strong Women: Shanzey Afzal

Perfectly Strong Women: Shanzey Afzal
Name: Shanzey Afzal
Occupation: Tattoo Artist/Entrepeneur
Age: 26
Location: Queens, NY
Perfect Formula Product Used: Powder Pink Gel Coat
How long have you been practicing your trade? 5 years


What is your definition of a Perfectly Strong Woman?
A perfectly strong woman is the woman that goes after what she wants. Works hard. Plays hard. Stays true to herself and live her life according to her values.

Tell us more about your business.
Ink Minx is a tattoo studio built exclusively for women. Ink Minx is unique because it’s built in a 1963 Shasta Camper that I gut-renovated into a complete modern parlour.

What is one piece of advice that you would give a young woman aspiring to fulfill her dream?
GO FOR IT. Don’t let the haters stop you. There will always be haters. Surround yourself with people who believe in you. Surround yourself with hard workers and maintain those relationships.

Name the one woman who has been most influential in pursuing your dream/craft.
I’ve been super lucky to have a wonderful group of female mentors. Plenty of My favorite artist is Charmaine Olivia.

As a busy woman, what is a time-saving technique or life hack that you would share?
WEAR COMFY SHOES. Seriously. I used to pride myself on wearing the highest possibly heels. What a world I was missing. Comfort over everything.

What is your guilty pleasure?
The Kardashians. I love them. The sisterly relationship makes me miss all my female cousins.

What are some skin care/beauty tips that you would like to share that will help a woman look her best and feel confident?
I’m not that much of a make-up girl. But every now and then I have to treat myself. I love occasionally getting dressed up and going EXTRA. Don’t be afraid to dress wild. Buy clothes that you LOVE on yourself- nothing that doesn’t fit right or, or aren’t really you. Every outfit you wear should be your favorite outfit. Also wash your face every night! 😉




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