We had the good fortune of connecting with Ariana Mastain and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ariana, Let’s talk about principles and values – what matters to you most?
Be yourself. No need to be fake or something your not. Just be yourself. Don’t worry what other people think. Life is just easier being yourself.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m a tattooer for over 20 years now. I don’t just specialize in one style. I try to be a well rounded artist in all styles and still learning everyday. The learning never stops.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’m a coffee lover so first stop would be grabbing a coffee. I like to try different coffee shops. Like the mom & pop shops. And then of course lunch. Mexican is my favorite.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Well I wouldn’t be where I’m at in life and how far I’ve come without all the artists I’ve worked with through out the years. To many to name but I can honestly say I’ve learned a little something from each and everyone of them.

Instagram: Arianam78

Other: Arianam@my.com (Email)

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