Artists: Kristel Oreto
Crimson Anchor Tattoo
5342 Grand Blvd
New Port Richey, FL 34652
What year did you start tattooing?
How did you get into tattooing?
I hung out in a tattoo studio when I was younger, and an artist named Mr. Breeze said I was a great artist
and I should get into tattooing. I did and never looked back!
Where did you apprentice?
In Port Richey, FL, at Artistic Pleasures under Jason Collins.
Do you have any special training?
Commercial art and ninja mommy training, ha ha ha.
What conventions have you worked at?
Too many to list. I have worked one to two a month for the past five years. I always work the following shows/cities: Hell City, both Columbus and Arizona; Eternal, both Detroit and Dallas; Tattooed
Kingpin in Baltimore and Philly, and more.
How do you describe your style?
My work is just a reflection of a happy, fat girlie girl. The magazines named it “bubble girlie” style a few
What inspires you as an artist?
Happiness in my life, my husband, kids, and travels.
What other media do you work in?
I tattoo a lot and have two kids, so I don’t get much time to paint. I love to do collages!
What tattoo artists do you admire most?
I think my biggest influence has always been Jime Litwalk. There’s so much more that I love bits and pieces of, but he’s definitely my biggest influence.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing?
Fun, bright, and happy.
Is there anyone that you would like to tattoo?
I would love to tattoo every big girl in the world and add to their beauty! Big girls rule!
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give?
Research the artist! Look at portfolios. Meet them; make sure they mesh with you.
Is there a tattoo that you haven’t done yet that you are dying to do?
I would love to do an ’80s girlie cartoon sleeve—Jem and Rainbow Brite have made me who I am today!