Megan Woznicki (better known as Megan Massacre, born on September 8, 1985) is an American tattoo artist and Reality TV personality based in New York City. She has starred in America's Worst Tattoos and NY Ink.
Megan was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
At the age of 14, she went into a local tattoo shop inquiring about an apprenticeship and was turned down due to her age and lack of funds for the endeavor. Four years later, while attending community college, Megan was working at a furniture store when a co-worker of hers asked for a ride to a new job interview. She drove her to another local tattoo shop where her friend told the owner how well Megan can draw. After showing the owner her work, he asked if she had ever designed a tattoo before and would offer an apprenticeship. She said yes and would begin her tattoo career at 18 years old.
Career and Success
Megan received her nickname Megan Massacre after being a part of the local hardcore scene. It was originally intended as a joke to mock the bullies in the scene. Megan worked at a handful of tattoo shops in Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia’s well-respected Deep Six Laboratory, before she was asked to move to New York to join the cast of NY Ink. Megan has collaborated with clothing and accessory brand Sprayground as well as launched a design, “Envy,” in the fashion collective, American Tattoo between apparel maker Affliction and Inked Magazine.
Since 2007, Megan has also been working as an alternative model and has been featured in many national and international publications, including over 18 magazine covers. She currently tattoos at the Wooster St. Social Club, one of the hottest tattoo shops in Manhattan and the location for NY Ink.
Personal Life and Advocacy
A vegetarian supporter of animal rights, Megan has worked with PETA2 in an ad campaign about being vegetarian and has translated these efforts as she has started to showcase hot cruelty-free makeup looks and products with various cosmetic companies. In her free time, Megan enjoys cooking and experimenting with vegetarian and vegan recipes, drinking way too much coffee, and painting.
In 2014, she appeared on the TV show America's Worst Tattoos, where she explained to fellow tattoo artist Tim Pangburn that she needs to get a tattoo covered up on her leg. Her ex-boyfriend was supposed to draw a tattoo of a zombie with a razor blade and flowers; she and Pangburn both agreed it looked like an alien.