"I want to represent today's superficiality and materialism that have made us forget our most ancestral origins (this is why the painted skulls are all rare or extint monkeys and other animals found in museums). We never forget the spirits and souls of our ancestors and that nature created us."
"I was born in 1976 in a small village in northern Italy between the woods and the mountains in contact with the purest nature and wildlife but Faith had warlike plans for me. At 8 I lost my mom and at 9 I was raped and started fighting the war for survival between anorexia and many other problems. My love for art and the predisposition for freehand drawing opened the doors to the world of tattooing.
After the difficulties with the old Italian tattoo studios, dull and unwilling to teach and interested in me only
because I was a young woman, I moved to Switzerland and as an apprentice, began to travel and tattoo.
In 2007 I opened the Madness Circus Tattoo Shop & Creative Art Lab. I try to improve everyday day in a never-ending story made of much practice, seminars, experiments (now I’m producing my oil colors by making them with old soils and pigments from 50 years ago), so much humility, dedication, pride and dirty hands stinking of turpentine and safflower oil. I shout my message to the world. That world that as a child made me suffer a lot, but that underneath still has something wonderful to tell... keeping alive the dream of living only with my art.
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