Inspiration: Suspiria

One of my absolute favourite artists in Toronto is the one and only Suspiria.  This talented chick has a style all her own.  Drawing inspiration from classic horror, the female figure and her own twisted imagination, Suspiria’s work walks the line between girly and gory.  She creates dark fantasies through many mediums including paintings, tattoos and recently dolls.  Suspiria’s latest creation is a series of Terror Tot dolls with painted faces and bellies stitched onto plush, handmade bodies.  You may also recall the wonderful mermaid tattoo I got from Suspiria earlier this year.  I am constantly stunned by the outstanding tattoos I see this talented lady creating.  She is skilled at both very realistic, almost photo-like tattoos (see the wicked witch below) as well as her own unique style of cartoony, girly pinups and animals (check out the franken-babe with bat buddy below).

Check out Suspiria Land to purchase prints, terror tots or to set up a tattoo consultation.

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Mermaid Tattoo by Suspiria

After 3 sittings and 10 hours my beautiful mermaid tattoo from Suspiria is finally complete!  It was a long process but totally worth it.  I am so happy with how it turned out and I love looking down at my leg and seeing my beautiful mermaid.  This tattoo for me symbolizes where I am at this moment.  I am going through a lot of changes in my life right now and beginning a new chapter and I love that this gorgeous creation is the marker of that change for me.  I thought I would share some start-to-finish photos of the process of getting this tattoo.  We made a lot of subtle changes between the original sketch and the final completed tat and it has been really fun watching it grow and change.  I cannot thank the amazing Suspiria enough for gracing me with this beauty.

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Mermaid Tattoo: Almost Completed!

After 5 more painstaking hours at the tattoo shop my beautiful mermaid is almost complete! Thanks again to the wickedly talented Suspiria for putting this ink on my body.  I’m so in love with her!  Anyone have a good suggestion for a name?

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