From the bustling streets of St. Petersburg emerges an artist with a passion deeply rooted in tradition and heritage: Meet Marie. The central theme of her art wasn’t an impulsive decision, but rather a heartfelt tribute to her origins.
“Ryazan (a small Russian town) was more than just my childhood town; it was the canvas on which my early life was painted,” Marie fondly recalls. “The nostalgic tunes from my grandfather’s instruments, my grandmother’s crochet magic transforming threads into intricate tablecloths, the awe-inspiring wooden architecture, and those unmistakable Ryazan costumes — all these memories pulse through my veins and inspire my work.”
For Marie, the place of one’s upbringing isn’t just a geographical location; it’s a powerful reservoir of inspiration and strength.
When clients step into Marie’s studio, they aren’t seeking just any tattoo — they’re searching for a bridge to their past. Many approach her with heartfelt requests, like immortalizing the unique window details of their childhood homes. Others desire depictions of native flowers, reminiscent of the times they’d craft floral wreaths alongside their mothers.
“Each tattoo I create tells a story,” Marie reflects. “Stories of joy, sorrow, love, and countless experiences that define a person. I feel endlessly privileged and humbled when clients share their tales with me and trust me to etch them into permanence.”