• Michelle Santana | Santana Tattoo

    Ancestry:  Colombia
    Residence: New York
    What You Should Know:

    Santana is an international tattoo artist known for her single-needle, fine-line tattoos. She’s established tattoo shops in Colombia, California and New York. As an artist in a male dominated industry, driven to work in both Spain and Amsterdam, she has been branded as one of New York’s leading tattoo artists. ( Tattoo Filter)

    Link Sources

    Quote: http://www.latina.com/lifestyle/our-issues/latina-tattoo-artist-taking-male-dominated-industry-and-killing-it
    Photo: https://www.instagram.com/mnsantanatattoo/
    Additional Sources: http://www.sacredtattoo.com/

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