Carmen Sánchez has recently added Tattooing to her practice out of curiosity to reproduce her drawings on skin

Carmen Sánchez is an illustrator based in Spain, who has been trained in both the illustration and graphic design field. She takes on digital techniques which give her the freedom to capture and redesign the world around her in her unique style. Her influences come from various resources across different disciplines. While her love for literature and horror films is obvious in her work, her illustrations pass on good vibes. Carmen is especially interested in children’s illustration as well as pattern design.

In addition to these, tattooing was recently added to her practice out of curiosity to reproduce her drawings on skin. Carmen’s favourite themes are mythology and character design, specifically female figures. Keep reading to find out more….

When did you start tattooing, what was your origin and what was the main reason for the choice?

I started in the tattoo world last year by taking a course in summer. It was pure curiosity to be able to capture drawings on skin.

What are your favourite subjects for tattooing and how do you approach the design of a custom piece?

I like themes that have to do with women, mythology or simply nice characters.

People get tattoos for all sorts of reasons, has there been a favourite/memorable story behind a request?

Recently I did a tattoo to decorate a tree tattoo, I made a little fox, a hands with a bag of grains and the phrase "sow new change", a tribute from Laura to her farming grandparents, I enjoyed that work a lot.

What is the most challenging part of what you do?

Although it may not seem like a challenge to make fine lines and geometry, you have to control your pulse and the needle with which you do it.

Do you have any advice for someone who is thinking of getting a tattoo?

I know that the first tattoo is a difficult decision because you give it all the meaning in the world, but when you already have the first one the rest that comes will be freer for you and it's a good addition!

What are your goals/dreams for the future?

I would like to combine illustration with the agency and my tattoos in the studio El Aquelarre (Madrid) where you can meet me and maybe do some guest work nationally and internationally.

And finally, how would we go about ordering a tattoo from you? Do you have a shop/website?

You can find me at my GI to make an appointment and gossip: or at my website

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact her agent; [email protected]

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