Thursday 25 April 2019

My New Tattoos

A year ago on April 20, 2018, I had a liver transplant at Toronto General Hospital, which saved my life. I'll always be grateful to the person and family from whom I received that gift. I wanted to commemorate the surgeons and fabulous staff who has been looking after me so I decide to get a tattoo.

I wanted it on my arm where it can be seen so if people ask I can tell them my short story and give them the website to register.

After checking out so many tattoo artists in my area, I decided on Lorena at Black Line Studio. It was a great choice.

Born during the Communist regime in Havana City, Cuba, Lorena found herself through the love for art. Since at a young age, Lorena liked to paint and draw. At the age of 19 she graduated from the Elemental Visual Art Institute in Jose Antonio with a diploma in Fine Arts. She worked at Main Experimental Graphics Studio in Havana for 1 year doing Printmaking and Woodcut Artwork.After moving to Toronto, Canada, Lorena kept up with her studies and graduated from OCAD and from The Toronto School of Art with yet another Fine Art Diplomas.

In 2009, she got involved in the Tattoo Industry and since then she has collaborated/worked with many world wide renown different artists and Studios in Canada, Mexico, Cuba and other countries. She enjoys tattooing in many different styles including: black and gray, bold/old school traditional style, realism, watercolour and neotraditonal.

Her style is distinctive, formal and characteristic to the different periods of her life, the countries that she has visited and all the fantastic artists that she had a pleasure to be working with.

The original art work.

The finished product.

We had a great dog, KC who passed away many years ago. Our vet took her paw print which I always wanted a tattoo of so I had that done too.

Lorena not only did a great job but was fun and interesting to talk with. She also does black and grey, many different styles and is very experienced in cover-ups. I have more to get done and will certainly be back to see her again.

I'll post pictures again when it heals.

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