After almost burning out in a high powered corporate job as an Auditor, and hitting one of the lowest points in my life, I was seeking something different to do. I wanted something that lit me up… that fulfilled the creative, people focused and entrepreneurial aspects of my personality.
That was 19 years ago and that was when I became a Tattooist.
In 2000, I learned how to tattoo and began to specialise in the art of Micro-pigmentation.
Over the 19 years I’ve spent in the industry, I’ve been able to develop my expertise and in 2010, I became a trainer for a London company and in 2012 I started my own training school with my sister.
I love personal development and taking classes and I learn new styles and techniques every year.
I’m also passionate about giving breast cancer survivors the very best medical tattooing results to finish their long, tough journey and leave them feeling whole again. So, fuelled by this passion and using my experience, blended with the global techniques I’ve learned, I created my own method for tattooing the areola. I now teach my 3D Areola (VICKY MARTIN METHOD VMM®) all over the world.
In seeking the best results I was trying many different techniques and pigments on my own body to find the best healed result. Eventually, after running out of space and needing to find a better solution, I invented a super realistic VMM® Breast Mould to practice on, which now helps medical tattooists across the globe practice their art.
My love of learning is not restricted to micro-pigmentation techniques… I’ve studied neuroscience, I’m also a qualified Neuro Linquistic Programming, NLP practitioner, hypnotist and I’ve even done Stand Up Comedy!
I am fascinated by the mind, I believe you can change your life through the way you think and I love sharing lots of mind tricks to enable you to believe in yourself.
That’s why my VMM® method is equally about the artwork and the mindset, because I feel the inside is just as important as the outside. I want everyone that uses the VMM® skills, to be in the best possible state of mind, so that we can give Cancer survivors an amazing experience and help them face the next part of their journey with confidence and dignity.
To develop this further I have created an online course and event called UNSTOPPABLE, so that everyone can live each day being the best possible version of themselves.
My mission is to educate everyone I meet to live a fearless, happy life.
“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows, believe and stand tall”