Born and raised in a small town near Genoa, Italy, I developed a profound love for art at a very young age. I first developed my skills in painting; I spent most of my free time tucked away in my garage, where with a burst of creativity, most of my early artworks came to life.
From my humble garage space, I went on to study Historical Restoration and Fine Arts at the “Accademia di Belle Arti” in Genoa. After graduating, I was more passionate about Art than ever before so I decided to chase my dream, which led me to London, UK.
Discovering new ways to express my art, traveling the world
Here is where I first discovered the enticing world of tattoos; the ability to not only create a stunning piece of art but also bring it to life on a person’s body. Of course, I was immediately captivated by this art, which was so ‘alive’. Suddenly it was clear to me. This was my calling, to become a professional tattoo artist.
In the last few years, with much perseverance, determination and many late nights, I found apprenticeship opportunities and met some great tattoo artist friends. Thanks to my relentless passion and their expert knowledge, I was able to study and learn the beautiful art of tattooing.
And here I am, achieving my dream. Welcome to Antonella’s Tattoo!