My name is Anali (pronounced Anna Lee) which is actually my moms name backwards (Ilana). I'm 24 years old and I'm a traveling tattoo artist. I currently own 2 private tattooing studios: Black River Tattoo in San Diego, California and Never More Atelier in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. These studios are both private by appointment only and feature a rotation of guest artists from all over the world!
More about me: Growing up, I always felt drawn to art. As cliche as it may seem; I always knew I had to be an artist. Drawing and painting with my father from the time I could hold a pencil. As a kid, I would always come up with different fields that I wanted to work in: Fashion Design, Interior Design, Photography, Painting, Architecture; but nothing felt quite like the right fit. When I was 15 I got my first tattoo. It was an instant attraction. I was captivated. The feeling of getting a tattoo, some thing so personal and so permanent, made me feel confident and beautiful. I wanted to be able to spread that feeling around. I wanted to give people the joy of artwork that they could wear.
I started an apprenticeship when I turned 18. Since then I have lived and tattooed in New York, Connecticut, California, and Pennsylvania. I have had the rare pleasure of working alongside artists who have taught me so many things to help me grow and progress. Without them I wouldn't be where I am.
Tattooing has taught me so much and I am still learning so much everyday. But I can say that as of right now I do love to do realism tattoos as well as stippling or any complex line tattoos such as lace, henna, geometric and mandala styles. The contrast between realism's soft and tangible appeal, alongside a bold design is something very powerful..
I believe that getting a tattoo should be an experience and not a transaction. I like to get to know my clients a bit. Try and fit their tattoo; not only to flow with and compliment their body shape, but to fit their personal style. I think it's important for your tattoos to showcase who you are and the type of art that speaks to you. whether you have a specific meaning behind that idea or not.
I am always looking for a new, challenging, exciting tattoo to work on so if you are interested in working with me please contact me by filling out an application form on the cover page !
" Tattoos are a right of passage. They are a marker of bravery, of maturity, of cultural acceptance. The tattoo represents not only a willingness to accept pain - to endure it- but a need to actively embrace it. Because life is painful, beautiful but painful "
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