Meet Donatella Azygous, Tattoo Artist, Designer & Entrepreneur

BORN DIANA CAROLINA MUÑOZ, A FIRST-GENERATION, AMERICAN-BORN, FULL-BLOODED COLOMBIAN, DONATELLA AZYGOUS IS A PHENOMENAL MULTI-TALENTED TATTOO ARTIST, DESIGNER, AND ENTREPRENEUR.

LOS ANGELES BORN AND BRED, SHE BRINGS AN ELEGANT AND GENUINE PERSPECTIVE TO THE ART FORM. SHE’S BROUGHT HER TALENT AND UNIQUE SKILL SET TO THE TATTOO INDUSTRY SINCE 2009. HER MASTERY IN SINGLE-NEEDLE AND EXCELLING IN DETAILED FINE LINE WORK HAS BROUGHT HER TO WORKING AT THE INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED SHAMROCK SOCIAL CLUB ON THE WORLD FAMOUS SUNSET STRIP IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA.

DONATELLA PUSHES THE BOUNDARIES OF WHAT ONE CAN DO WITH A NEEDLE AND INK, TRANSLATING AND TRANSFORMING HER CLIENT’S IDEAS INTO WORK BEYOND ANYTHING THEY COULD HAVE HOPED FOR.

IN THIS EPISODE, SHE WILL PEEL BACK THE LAYERS WITH US, AND WE CANNOT WAIT TO SHARE HER STORIES OF A REBELLIOUS CHILDHOOD, LIVING WITH LUPUS, LIFE AFTER DIVORCE, AND HER PERSEVERANCE IN A MALE-DOMINATED INDUSTRY AS A MULTI-FACETED, CRAZY TALENTED TATTOO ARTIST AND DESIGNER.

in this episode:

[2:20] GROWING UP IN A COLOMBIAN HOUSEHOLD AND LEARNING RESPONSIBILITY AT A YOUNG AGE.

[3:21] LIVING AN UNDERPRIVILEGED LIFE.

[4:53] DONATELLA’S PARENTS LEFT COLOMBIA FOR A BETTER LIFE.

[8:57] BOTH DONATELLA AND HER SISTER HAVE LUPUS, WHICH MADE THEIR RELATIONSHIP AS SIBLINGS CLOSER AND SPECIAL.

[12:04] DONATELLA WAS A TALENTED KID, BUT WAS REBELLIOUS IN SOME WAYS.

[13:23] FINDING ART ALLOWED HER TO REFOCUS AND REDIRECT HER ENERGY.

[13:36] HER REBELLIOUS NATURE IS ROOTED FROM THE BAD EXAMPLE SHE SEES AROUND HER.

[14:25] AS A CHILD, HER FAMILY KEPT MOVING FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER.

[17:51] DISCOVERING HER LOVE OF ART BEGAN WHEN HER FATHER BOUGHT HER AND HER BROTHER ENCYCLOPEDIAS.

[20:27] SELLING HER FIRST ART IN FOURTH GRADE.

[22:07] SHE INHERITED THE CREATIVITY FROM HER MOM AND THE BUSINESS MINDSET FROM HER DAD.

[23:40] VERSATILITY IS KEY.

[26:08] STRUGGLING WITH LUPUS, BUT ENDED UP BECOMING A BLESSING IN DISGUISE.

[31:53] THE FIRST TIME SHE TATTOOED A HUMAN.

[33:44] BEING A FEMALE TATTOO ARTIST IN A MALE DOMINATED INDUSTRY.

[36:40] CHANGING HER NAME TO DONATELLA.

[41:09] GETTING OUT OF A TOXIC MARRIAGE.

[45:41] DIVORCE BECAME A CATALYST FOR HER CAREER.

[47:59] A TIME FOR HEALING.

[50:10] THE IMPACT OF HER TATTOOS ON PEOPLE.

[52:09] BEING THE FIRST FEMALE TATTOO ARTIST AT THE SHAMROCK SOCIAL CLUB.

[55:31] FEMALE TATTOOERS ARE BEING RECOGNIZED.

[57:20] TREATING CLIENTS WITH RESPECT AND CARE.

[58:24] DOING DIFFERENT FORMS OF ART APART FROM TATTOOING KEEPS HER INVIGORATED.

[1:03:26] LUPUS IS NOT A DEFECT, IT IS A GUIDING LIGHT.

about Donatella Azygous

DONATELLA AZYGOUS IS A PHENOMENAL MULTI-TALENTED TATTOO ARTIST, DESIGNER, AND ENTREPRENEUR.

LOS ANGELES BORN AND BRED, SHE BRINGS AN ELEGANT AND GENUINE PERSPECTIVE TO THE ART FORM. SHE’S BROUGHT HER TALENT AND UNIQUE SKILL SET TO THE TATTOO INDUSTRY SINCE 2009. HER MASTERY IN SINGLE-NEEDLE AND EXCELLING IN DETAILED FINE LINE WORK HAS BROUGHT HER TO WORKING AT THE INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED SHAMROCK SOCIAL CLUB ON THE WORLD FAMOUS SUNSET STRIP IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA.

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