Before she took her machines on the road – from New York, to Atlanta, Oakland to Ecuador and now, Melbourne – Anna started out in 2010 on the corner of U Street and Vermont Ave in Washington DC, apprentice under tattoo legend Chris Mensah at Pinz N Needlez, learning to lay sick ink from the master.
Now, our trilingual (en/fr/es) tattooist, industrial designer, violinist and spray-painter has landed at Roxxi’s Poolroom, an absolute worthy sparring partner to have joined the crew.
Thanks to her apprenticeship in a Black-owned and operated business in a predominantly African American city, Anna is an expert at tattooing across skin types, tones & textures. She believes in clean and ethical tattooing:
“I learnt to tattoo praying hands, dice, cards, bible verses and Cherry Creek flash in street shops in DC and Oakland. And I learned to tattoo those things FAST. I still love these designs and now I’ve added my own flair”
Anna is also a rope access technician who happily hangs from buildings to get shit done. And, being amongst the world of construction, she’s ready to set your tatpointments on RDOs and Saturdays
Book in to be tattooed by the Legend that is Anna