BIO

I grew up in Dallas, TX but originally am from South Louisiana. 

I’ve always done art and when I started college it was an easy decision to go for an art major, specifically a BFA in Studio Painting & Drawing from the University of North Texas.

I started doing permanent makeup in 2003 which later helped me to get my formal apprenticeship in 2009 in Perth Australia at Abandoned Art. At the time, I was tattooing full time and was able to be booked out as much as a week to two weeks in advance even as an apprentice thanks to a great shop.

I’m married to my best friend Cookie and we have a Lutino cockatiel named Squeaker, a tuxedo cat named Smudgey and cream colored French Bulldog named Sunny.

We also co-own Rebel Muse Tattoo Lewisville & Rebel Muse Tattoo Dallas with our good friends Dave & Ellen Mushaney.


Awards

Nominated Live Streamer 1oth Annual Shorty Awards 2019

Best Tattoo Artist, Best of Dallas 2016

Artist of the Year 2012 United Ink

Best Female International Artist 2013 Liverpool.

Ink Life (Amarillo): Best of Show, Best of Day, Large Portrait 1st, Realistic 1st, Realistic 2nd, Medium Black & Gray 1st, Movie Character 1st

Texas Showdown (El Paso):  Best of Show, Best of Day

Ink Masters Tattoo Show (Orange County): Best of Show, Best Color Portrait 1st

Inked Hearts (North California): Best Day, Best Portrait, Best Color, Best of Show

Ink Master Tattoo Show (Houston): Best of Day, Best Color Portrait 1st

Gambling Rose (Ohio):  Best Portrait Runner Up Color, Runner Up Black & Grey

Best Midwest (Iowa): Best Portrait, Runner Up Color

Motor City (Detroit): Best Day Friday, Most Realistic

Texas Round Up (Dallas): Best Small Color, Most Realistic, Best of Day Saturday

Ink Life (Tampa, Florida): Best of Day, 2nd Place Color

Tattoo the Lou: 2nd Place Best Color

Ink & Iron Long Beach: Best of Day


Featured Artist Conventions

Motorcity Tattoo Expo (2019-2012)

Inked Hearts Blue Lake Casino (2019-2011)

Tattoo the Lou (2019/2018)

Maritime Tattoo Festival 2019

Evergreen Invitational 2017

Tahoe Tattoo Convention 2017

Party in Paradise Philippines 2016

Evian Tattoo Convention (2015-2013)

Santiago (Chile) Tattoo Expo 2015

Sinister Creature Con Sacramento 2015

Palm Springs Tattoo Convention 2015

DC Tattoo Convention 2015

Steel City Convention Pittsburgh 2014

Best in the Midwest Iowa 2014

Ink Master Orange County 2014

Ink Master Houston 2014

Gambling Rose Cincinnati 2013

Ink Life Tampa 2013

Calgary Tattoo Expo 2013

Liverpool Tattoo Convention 2013

Texas Tattoo Showdown El Paso 2013/2012

Tattoolapalooza 2012


Seminars & Teaching

Evergreen Educational

Party in Paradise Demo & Seminar Philippines

Explorer Tattoo Conferences

Artistic Encounter (Full Day Seminar & Demo)

SPCP Vegas 2016: Lips by Liz Seminar

Nova Vita PMU Seminars

Candid Color Tattoo Portrait Educational DVD https://shoplizcooktattoo.bigcartel.com/product/liz-cook-tattoo-dvd


Works & Features in magazines & other publications:

World Wide Ink Feb 2019 : Liz Cook Queen of Dallas. Cover & Feature

Tattoo Society, Cover & Feature with Poster 2017 Issue #59

Texas Inked Mag 2017 : The Women’s Issue, Issue #7 Feature & Cover

Dallas Observer 2017: Rebel Muse Proprietor Liz Cook Steps Up to Be the Villain on TLC’s Tattoo Girls

Hello Giggles : This Tattoo Artist Tattooed Her Own LIPS and We Can’t Look Away, Oct 2016. https://hellogiggles.com/beauty/this-tattoo-artist-tattooed-her-own-lips-and-we-cant-look-away/

Refinery29.com : The Surprising Tool This Tattoo Artist Used to Get 1 Million Fans, March 2016. https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2016/03/106346/tattoo-artist-facebook

Revelist.com : Watch This Woman Tattoo Her Own Lips and Try Not to Cringe, Oct 2016. https://www.revelist.com/beauty-news-/woman-tattoos-own-lips/5533

Evolved Tattoos & Art Magazine- Issue 3, Summer 2013

Central City Inked Magazine

Rebel Ink: Issue 20, Jan 2013

Tattoo Fest Russia

Freshly Inked

Inked Magazine

Oribe Online

Nordic Tattoo Mag- Issue 42, 2011

Twisted Ink- Issue 6

Tattoo Revolution (UK)- Issue 10

Total Tattoo Magazine (UK)

Pain (Cover)- Issue 122, July 2012

Cat’s Meow

Pinup America- Issue 9, May/June 2012

Customs Tattooz (Aust) -Issue 21, 2011/12 -Artist Feature

Rabid Magazine

Tattoo Prodigy 2013

Tattoo Titans Collecting Cards by Out of Step Books

Eight Arms of Inspiration by Out of Step Books

Antennae of Inspiration by Out of Step Books

When Nature Calls Book by Chris 51

The Second Tattoo Coloring Book Project

Tatuajes Y Terforaciones- Issue 128, Nov 2011

Beneath the Skin 2017

Female Ink Masters Book 2014

Pain Cover/Feature 2014

Lady Tattooers Online Publication 2015

Skinartists.com : Tattoo Interview with Liz Cook Art, Dallas Texas 2011. www.skin-artists.com/interview-with-liz-cook.htm


Internet Appearances

Ink-Credible Podcast Feb 2019

Sullen TV: Tattoo Time Lapses DVD

Sullen TV: Tattoo Time Lapse You Tube www.youtube.com/results?q=liz+cook+tattoo

Stencil Stuff: Liz Cook Talks Redemption at Hell City in Arizona www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_1DGnlh1C4.

Eternal Ink Tattoo Supply: Liz Cook Using & Talking About Eternal Ink www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEaAubP_-Aw

Sullen TV: Convention Coverage Detroit Rockstar Energy Ink Up Tour Part 2/4 www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7TSxAif4ag

Sullen TV: Ink & Iron 2012 Overview. Time 3.05 www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwHeVvnkNe8

Sullen TV: Ink Masters Tattoo Convention www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUuQV_qqgqM

Sullen TV: Gambling Rose Cincinnati Part1/3. Time 2.13 www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSmemtRrA8g

Tattoos and Tomfoolery Episode 7: Liz Cook and Shaun Miller. Podcast Interview Jan 23 2014.  Time 1.14:12.05 http://inkaddict.com/blog/tnt7/

FamousBirthdays.com : https://www.famousbirthdays.com/people/liz-cook.html

Tattoo Nation Movie: Liz Cook Tattoo Nation: Her Realism Technique    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzEYnlNdvp0

Liz Cook Tattoo YouTube channel    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQLgs8AltBlut0bsoIanmEg


Television Appearances

TLC

Tattoo Girls 2016 Episodes 3-6


Other Projects

Developed and named each of the Liz Cook Signature Series inks for Eternal Ink Tattoo Supply based off personal palette. It can also be found at several other supply companies. https://www.eternaltattoosupply.com/collections/liz-cook-signature-series

Co-owner & Inventor of Tattoo Quick Caps: https://tattoostuff.com/product/quick-caps/

Co-owner Ever After Pigments: http://www.everafterpigments.com/

Ink Addict Market Artist: https://inkaddict.com/collections/liz-cook/Liz-Cook