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SHOT BY emma sophia valles MODEL FRITIZI STYLE ASSIST alexa maghloubi ASSIST KIANA LUI (12



HYSTERIA: Please tell us a bit about yourself!


SSTUPIDCUP1D: Hi my name is Chiara!!! I’m a 21-year-old queer tattoo artist in Los Angeles, specializing in blackwork designs.


HYSTERIA: What things can you not live without? Ready, set, go!


SSTUPIDCUP1D: My phone, Dr. Pepper, My sister, Degrassi, Weed.

HYSTERIA: If you could describe your art in a few sentences, how would you describe it?


SSTUPIDCUP1D: My main process is finding photos that inspire me and turning them into blackwork designs for tattoos. I do a lot of celebrity/movie character portraits based on people I like and people I've seen trending that I think would be popular. One of my favorite techniques to do is taking vintage photographs and turning them into my style.


HYSTERIA: What made you want to become a tattoo artist? How did you get started?


SSTUPIDCUP1D: I've been an artist for as long as I can remember but when I was in high school I decided I wanted to be a tattoo artist. During high school, I started giving myself stick n pokes for fun and that was when I decided I wanted to stick with that. After I graduated the idea of being a tattoo artist got pushed aside but it was always a persistent thought in the back of my head.


I had an art portfolio started but I went through a breakup at the beginning of the year making art helped and that was what motivated me to finish it. I started looking for apprenticeships while promoting myself on Instagram and that's when I had a shop reach out to me because of my art. I taught myself everything I needed to know with a little help and now I have my tattoo license.


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