Today we’d like to introduce you to Arianna Marotta.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I was born in Plymouth Massachusetts (aka mayflower/underwhelming rock). I moved to a small town in Florida when I was eleven. My family did what they could to make ends meet. At that time, I became totally immersed in painting and drawing I loved how art took all my attention and focus. It was and still is a form of meditation for me, a total and complete escape from reality. I moved around a lot (I think every artist has that gypsy soul) but finally put down roots a few years ago in south Florida. I knew even as a child that I could never have a ” normal ” job I wanted something different, something that challenged me every day and used my creativity. I found that in tattooing two years ago.
Please tell us about your art.
I generally like to draw people especially eyes. When I speak to people I can tell so much just from looking at their eyes. I like using acrylic paints or pencil primarily. Tattooing has been another medium I’ve been working with. I equate tattooing to trying to draw with a power tool. I have an enormous respect for tattooing. It has been by far the most difficult medium to master. I think that’s what makes it so intriguing and addictive for me. If it was easy it wouldn’t be as rewarding. There are always new or different techniques with tattooing I will never be able to stop learning it is both humbling and fascinating.
Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
I let fear and trepidation rule my life for a very long time. Do things that make you uncomfortable because that’s where you find growth. I wish I would have started tattooing years ago but I let my insecurities take over and make me believe I was incapable. Even if you fail you won’t have the regret and anguish of the what could have happened if you just tried. Just tell your head to shut up sometimes and find just one thing you like about your art or yourself that day I think as artists and maybe just people in general we have skewed perceptions of ourselves.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I work at Oriana tattoo on Miami beach and a new location in upper Buena Vista. Tattooing is so rewarding because clients are the real-life exhibition every day. That’s what attracted me to tattooing it’s not just left on a wall in your home or in some swanky art gallery. It’s something each client takes with them throughout their everyday life and they are the true representation and advertisement.
- Address: Oriana tattoo 219 71st st Miami beach fl 33141 or oriana tattoo 5026 north east 2nd ave suite 307 Miami fl 33137
- Email: Arielisetattoos@gmail.com
- Instagram: ari_elise_tattoos
- Facebook: arianna elise