Anita Darkling (she/her) -
I was born and raised in five different suburbs across North America. In pursuit of a career in art, I moved to San Francisco in 2003 and earned my BFA at the Academy of Art University.
I specialize in small, fine line and single-needle black ink tattoos, with a focus on the mysterious and mystical side of nature.
Though I also do soft shading or dot shading, my signature shading style uses scratchy, gestural fine lines to create an organic, hand-drawn look.
Preferred subject matter:
Please, no requests for:
Perfect/clean geometry with a computer-printed look
Full color pieces – I very rarely work with color and will only use it as a slight accent
Color outlines or color script
Copies of another tattoo artist’s work or copies of a custom tattoo I created