Camila Conti was born and raised in a small seaside town in southern Brazil, called Araranguá, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes.
From a young age, she developed a love for art and to this day, she continues to expand this passion through different forms of expression. Her skill set includes a variety of canvas and digital painting, artistic makeup, music, writing and tattooing.
Her desire to learn more about artistic expression and to experience new cultures led her to Europe in 2016. She is currently living in Dublin, Ireland, and has found, through her experiences, that tattooing is her greatest passion.
For her, tattooing means to tell a different story every day. It means to eternalise a happy memory, to listen to another person’s story, to share those feelings, just for a moment, and, in the end, to create an expression of their souls.
You can find a little bit of everything she has learned in her portfolio below.
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A HUGE thanks to each and every one of you who sent a request and to everyone who support my work.
Due to the large volume of emails we received, my books are now closed. On the next few weeks we’ll be in contact with those who already have their names placed on the waiting list to arrange a date for your tattoo and with who sent their request through the form to discuss their project.
And for those who are still interested in getting tattooed, keep an eye on our social medias for any cancellations we might have on the upcoming months.
Thank you again for all the support.
What should I do before my appointment?
When we start planning our next tattoo, we usually worry most about the healing process and end up forgetting about what should be done before your appointment. Mainly during winter, our skin changes drastically, becoming dry and flaky due to the lack of moisture and hydration during the cold days.
With this in mind, it’s really important to include a moisturizer in your daily routine a week before your appointment, to achieve better results. When you inject ink on dry skin, the needle tends to tear and cause damage to it, increasing the chances of bad healing, infections and long term damage mostly in fine lines and more delicate designs.
What should I wear?
This is another point we forget to take into consideration. It’s important to choose appropriate clothing which facilitates the access to the part of the body to be tattooed. Appropriate clothing includes dresses or shorts if you are tattooing your legs or a bikini if you’re getting a tattoo on your back, ribs or shoulder. Also take into consideration that tattoo ink has a thick consistency, which means it can stain fabric and rarely comes out after you wash it. So avoid wearing your best clothes to the session!
What should I do on the day of my appointment?
A tattoo is a small wound caused by a needle that injects ink on a part of the skin called derm. This means that you will have to deal with pain throughout the session. To make the whole process more bearable, here are a few things you can do that will make a difference:
On the night before your appointment, make sure to have a good rest. Your body will naturally try to block out any tattoo pain by releasing adrenaline and endorphins. You’ll have more of these to go around if you’re well-rested. Not having enough sleep can make the session last longer than planned as it may cause discomfort and more movement, which makes things harder for the artist!
Avoid the use of alcohol and drugs on the day before and after your appointment (including the day of the appointment itself). Alcohol, particularly, contains ethylics substances that mix with your blood making it thinner and increases the bleeding.
Make sure to have a balanced meal at least an hour before your tattoo, this can prevent you from fainting and getting dizzy. Don’t be shy and let the artist know how you are feeling during the process. You can also bring some snacks such as nuts, chocolate or lollipops to keep your sugar levels higher, and of course, lots of water.
Should I shave before my appointment?
If the area to be tattooed it’s too hairy, you can trim the hair the night before your appointment. If not, let the artist do the job before starting the session. This can prevent the skin from getting too sensitive and avoid redness and excessive discomfort.
Does it hurt?
Everything comes with a price, and in this case, it’s paid with pain. But don’t worry, usually it’s almost the same as a cat scratch but it can last for several hours. Once you accept the pain as a part of this millennial art, try to focus on your breathing, listen to songs you like or even take this time to watch something that relaxes you. The more relaxed you are, the easier it will be to go through this process.
What ink is used?
All the inks used are non-toxic, vegan and cruelty free. If you have any concerns about components and brands, please get in contact by email
When you leave the shop with a fresh tattoo, only 50% of the process is done. The other 50% is a result of how you take care of your new baby. The two most common adopted after care are:
- Cling film:
After you leave the tattoo shop, leave the cling film for no longer than 2 hours. Your skin will be tender and very sensitive, so be gentle in every step.
First, wash your hands, make a foam with an antibacterial or neutral soap and carefully wash your tattoo with cold or lukewarm water (never hot!). Let it air dry for a few minutes, then apply a small amount of the recommended cream, just enough to make it shine. Overuse of cream can over saturate the tattoo and cause excess scabbing or the scab to come off prematurely.
The cling film must be used for one to three days and changed at least three times a day and before going to bed, following the cleaning process above and replaced for a fresh one. You can use any cling film, as long as it’s a new piece to be put on your skin. If you can’t wrap the cling film around the area, you can use micropore tape to keep it in place. If you can’t reach the area, you can ask someone else to help you, as long as they wash their hands very well.
If the area it’s too swollen, you can make an ice compress and will help to reduce the swelling. After the third to fifth day, you may notice your skin getting a little harder, which will begin to peel. This is completely normal and after it finishes, your tattoo will start to show it’s real colors.
From this point on, you can start using just moisturizer,twice a day or every time you feel your tattoo too dry. If you get any scab, don’t pick it off! Just keep using the moisturizer and wait until it falls off, otherwise it can damage your tattoo due to the loss of ink. It can take from two to four weeks until your tattoo it’s completely healed.
- Second skin: for the second skin, the process only differs for the first 5 to 7 days. The artist will help you with the first sheet, which you will keep for 24 hours. To remove easily, put the tattooed area with the second skin applied under warm running water and peel it off carefully.
Make sure to wash your hands first, then, make a foam with an antibacterial or neutral soap, carefully wash your tattoo and rinse with cold or lukewarm water. Let it air dry for a couple of minutes and apply a new piece of the second skin. You can keep it for no longer than 7 days.
Whenever removed, follow by using the recommended aftercare cream for two to three weeks. You may see some of the plasma underneath the second skin, which is completely fine. If so, you can remove it following the cleaning information above and change for a new second skin or switch for just using the aftercare cream.
The second skin is waterproof, breathable and stays in place, protecting your tattoo from rubbing on clothes and bacteria, decreasing the chances of infection.
Obs: be aware that each person reacts differently when it comes to healing. Your artist will guide you to choose what is going to work better in your situation.
What to avoid during the healing process?
Don’t soak your tattoo in water! Avoid going to swimming pools, sea and even bathtubs. This will protect your tattoo from bacteria and irritants in the water.
Avoid long exposures to the sun! Getting a sunburn can damage your fresh tattoo, once it feels almost the same as burning the same spot twice. It not only will be painful, but also can cause flaking and scabs on your fresh piece. If you can’t avoid the exposure to the sun, you can wear loose cotton clothing over the tattoo.
Try not to wear anything too tight that will rub on the tattoo. This may cause scabbing and loss of ink.
Avoid overworking the area during exercises for two weeks, once it can stretch your skin, cause bad healing, and even infections!
Can I get a tattoo over scars?
Scars can be worked with, but it depends on a few factors such as how old or damaged the injury is. The best thing to do in this situation is to talk with your artist and get some advice on what can be done in your particular case.