Inked Girls: Melissa Sosa
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Myself in a sentence: I am 27 years old, single mom, artist, business owner and hairstylist.
Hometown: San Antonio
The design and themes of my tattoos: I have so many different styles ranging from Realistic to Traditional. I have Portraits and script as well. I try to change up the styles because I find beauty in all artforms and wanted to translate a good mix of my taste in my personal art that I will carry with me to the grave
More specifics about my tattoo: I started getting tattood at the age of 18 and kind of took off running with it. I met my artists and shop that I would continue to work with back in late 2007 early 2008 and since then have gotten tattood by Mario Sanchez, 13 yr old Drake Sanchez and Mickey Benitez. All of their styles have really brought together the individual pieces that I wanted to incorporate on my body. Drake started tattooing me when he was 9 yrs old and has tattood one piece a yr on me since then. I have some miniature portraits on my fingers of my closest friends which have been published in European Tattoo Magazines .
My favorite tattoo and the story behind it: My favorite tattoo is a collection of tattoos really. My left sleeve is a collaboration of my favorite artists ; Dali, Magritte, Picasso, and Van Gogh. It took me about 30 hours to complete and ran over a course of 5 years. Mario Sanchez the owner of Legacy Tattoos worked passionately on this for me to give a realistic replica of the pieces.
My next tattoo: My next tattoo I am looking to get is a Mandala on my sternum to start my stomach piece, I am working with Mario Sanchez to draw up a custom piece.