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Today we’d like to introduce you to Daniela Henriques

Hi Daniela, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I started in my country Venezuela, at first only as a hobby, since at that time I was a professional dancer. I studied graphic design and from there the possibility of tattooing was born. It was something that I never expected to do, but that I am infinitely grateful that it came into my life. When I came to the United States I came completely focused on growing in that area, and I had to put my dance aside because in order to be good at something, you must have a complete focus. But at that time, I was going through immigration, which as everyone knows IS HARD. So little by little with my salary as a cook 👩‍🍳 in a fast-food restaurant, I was gradually buying my little things, I was paying specializations. My first clients I offered them free tattoos if they brought me people Hahahaha 😂 Sounds easy, but it was not. It was even very difficult as I felt that my Perfect fantasy life in my country had been taken from me. And along with the support of my closest people, I started little by little my life again as an artist, leaving aside some things that I love such as dance, but I knew that at some point, so much sacrifice was going to leave many fruits and I could already continue with my passion, which is no less important.

Thank you for this opportunity, for taking me into account still feeling that I must grow and learn much more, but it gratifies me to know that my effort is noticed because I do it with all the most beautiful intention of pleasing you with my art. I’m still studying, but let’s say it’s a bit slower process since it’s not easy in Orlando, But I have had the opportunity to travel in the United States and meet great Venezuelan artists who have given me a hand and I have been able to continue with my learning process. My influences have been the person who taught me to tattoo Jhon Oropeza and Yomico Moreno, who I have had the opportunity to see many seminars with him, and he has dedicated part of his time to helping me a lot. Artists like those from ink four the soul, Johan Avila, Luis Pereyra and others who are always there if I need them. And well, other personalities that do not tattoo that we have mutually supported, without those people, it would not have been possible. The conclusion is that as Venezuelans, it is nice to know that in my experience, I have had their great support and that is why I have been able to emerge, and I will continue to do so thanks to them. Thank you very much for giving me this space. ❤️ My influences have been the person who taught me to tattoo Jhon Oropeza and Yomico Moreno, who I have had the opportunity to see many seminars with him, and he has dedicated part of his time to help me a lot. Artists like those from ink four the soul, Johan Avila, Luis Pereyra and others who are always there if I need them.

And well, other personalities that do not tattoo that we have mutually supported, without those people, it would not have been possible. The conclusion is that as Venezuelans, it is nice to know that in my experience, I have had their great support and that is why I have been able to emerge, and I will continue to do so thanks to them. Thank you very much for giving me this space. ❤️ My influences have been the person who taught me to tattoo Jhon Oropeza and Yomico Moreno, who I have had the opportunity to see many seminars with him, and he has dedicated part of his time to helping me a lot. Artists like those of ink four the soul, Johan Avila, Luis Pereyra and others who are always there if I need them. And well, other personalities that do not tattoo that we have mutually supported, without those people, it would not have been possible. The conclusion is that as Venezuelans, it is nice to know that in my experience, I have had their great support and that is why I have been able to emerge and will continue to do so thanks to them. Thank you very much for giving me this space. ❤️ Artists like those of ink four the soul, Johan Avila, Luis Pereyra and others who are always there if I need them. And well, other personalities that are not tattoo that we have mutually supported, without those people, it would not have been possible. The conclusion is that as Venezuelans, it is nice to know that in my experience, I have had their great support and that is why I have been able to emerge and will continue to do so thanks to them.

I would like to add a very important thanks to God, to my mother who has always supported me in everything I have wanted to do, without her it would not have been easy. To my brothers who guide me and drive me when I want to stop, and to my father who hated tattooing and now loves it, and you love my art!

Special thanks
Bruno neighborhoods
Angel Zahyn
Astrid carolina herrera
Jesus Romero
Jennifer Paxtox
Geraldine Ferrer and her husband Wilmar
My right hand all over OSNEY PINE! who has supported me in my appointments and in everything to be able to do a much more professional job.

And not least all my beautiful clients who trust and support me so much!

❤️❤️❤️ It is very important for me to thank because it would not be possible without that!

Thank you very much for giving me this space. ❤️ Artists like those of ink four the soul, Johan Avila, Luis Pereyra and others who are always there if I need them. And well, other personalities that do not tattoo that we have mutually supported, without those people, it would not have been possible. The conclusion is that as Venezuelans, it is nice to know that in my experience, I have had their great support and that is why I have been able to emerge and will continue to do so thanks to them. Thank you very much for giving me this space. ❤️ Thank you very much for giving me this space. ❤️ Thank you very much for giving me this space. ❤️

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back, would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Many struggles, first a work permit, for it was not easy, then people knew about your work, so that way you have to give it away, lower your prices, and insist on people. Or else in what way do they know what you do? And then, working in a kitchen and when you half had a chance to go tattoo… Not having to teach you and having to go from place to place to learn. Orlando is not easy, but it is not impossible. Letting go of your job with a fixed schedule to try to see if it goes well for you and that soon nobody gets a tattoo in weeks! But now I have five months of people on the agenda, thank God. 💕 So if you can!

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
Well, I am a graphic designer who graduated from my country, which I practiced for many years until I decided to focus on just dancing professionally. And then I dedicated myself to growing in the art of tattoo!

What are your plans for the future?
Yeah, he wanted to open the nicest tattoo studio in Orlando. Make it a rewarding and unforgettable experience. Teach many people to tattoo. And open my dance academy 5ta Calle Funk Academy.

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: @dttattooart
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