Location: Los Angeles, CA
Photography: Mike Basso
The story about the name on my organ heart tattoo is actually the name I call my grandmother. I am Latin but can’t speak a word of Spanish. So when I was little I couldn’t pronounce the word “abuelita,” which means grandma. I could only say “Ita.” From this day I call my grandmother Ita and hold her so dear to my heart.
Lenny at Big Daddy’s Tattoo shop in Harbor city is my artist. He’s the best! The piece on my left shoulder says, “Caterpillar by day, butterfly by night.” It’s my favorite quote by Coco Chanel. I am timid during the day and live for the night and the quote couldn’t describe me any better.