Already impressed by tattoos at age seventeen, Valentina began learning the basics while on a trip to Spain from an artist named Manuel, who helped her become familiar with ink and needles. After that, she kept going by herself.
As a little girl, Valentina drew constantly and eventually fell in love with the work of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Caravaggio, and Alexander McQueen. These artists helped her define her style: a modern and dynamic view of old school subjects, almost three-dimensional pieces with thick outlines and thin lines for details, enriched by precious lace, gems and pearls.
Valentina never settles down – You can find her at her new studio in Milan A la Faveur de la Nuit at Milano City Ink, at Adrenaline in Follonica and soon at Arianna Settembrino’s Skinwear and at Sara Samez’s Cherry Tattoo. Marco Annunziata
A la Faveur de la Nuit, Milano – Italy, facebook: vale lovette