To be honest, I am more of a Black Ink Crew: Chicago fan. The original Black Ink Crew based in New York has always been extra as hell to me, but last season I found myself sucked into the shenanigans of Donna, Walter, Alex, Bae, and their fearless leader, Caeser. Of course, we all know the cast member who is mainly responsible for all of the extra-ness is “Sky”, Caesar’s right hand manager whom he affectionately refers to as his sister. Sky has allowed viewers into very intimate moments in her personal life on the show including an insemination party that was full of unwelcome surprises and a reunion with two sons she placed for adoption as teen mother.
Hello Beautiful recently caught up with Sky to talk growth, motherhood and what’s next for her career outside of the tattoo shop. Sky shares that season 7 which premiered on September 19th will pick up where last season left off as she attempts to navigate her career duties as well as her responsibilities as a mother and the conflicting feelings that sometimes accompanies the roles:
“It’s going to be some confusing sh*t. I’m a mother of two amazing young men and I’m working on myself as a woman.”
“I’m working on myself and with that, I’m thankful that my boys are with me through it because this sh*t right here is different for me. I’m used to, you do something wrong, you cut them off. But you can’t do that with your kids.”
Last season we witnessed Sky begin to build a relationship with her youngest son Des, who was raised by his adoptive mother in Texas. However, Sky’s relationship with her oldest son Genesis was repeatedly turbulent with every encounter, something she hopes will change in the future.
“You’re going to see, on this season of Black Ink Crew, something super amazing. It’s going to be uphill battles. It’s going to be down there battles.”
Sky is truly the limit with the goals the tatted-up, bright-colored hair beauty has set for herself. She recently invested money into “Her Little Secret”, a boutique she recently opened in Miami’s artistic neighborhood of Wynwood.
“It’s the girl cave. Like it’s somewhere you can come get pampered and shop. It’s just gonna be a vibe. address to my boutique is 2100 northwest second avenue and it’s going to be something amazing.”
She says she is especially thankful to Caeser for not only being a business mentor, but truly a big brother, despite the fact that they don’t actually share any DNA:
“I’m thankful for my brother because Caesar, he is the sh*t that he’s the sh*t he makes sure. Especially with my family situation. I love that he doesn’t want anything other than to see me do good. I want the same for him. And that is hard to get, especially from a man that y’all don’t have the same blood from each other.”
“We all black and we’re able to show what these kids from the hood can grow up into as adults.”
We look forward to witnessing Sky’s growth as a mother and new business owner this season. You can read the interview in it’s entirety here.