I pierced myself first, 10 and ease dropping on one of my parents tattoo parties, My mother caught me. Promising I would be allowed to get my second ear hole when I turned 12. 9/9 I woke up bright and early and proceeded to pierce my ears. Without any real specifications on who, when, or where my second hole would come from. Impatiently I jumped the gun, excited about my new addition I proudly sported my new set of earrings. “Check me out mama”....... Lil mama says,” girl your crazy! And you better make sure your ear don’t fall off cause im not taking you to the hospital.” Now that I am grown with a daughter of my own, I can acknowledge how scary that must have been for my mother. But she remained calm and helped me take care of my piercing. Creating a tea tree based aftercare I was fortunate enough to never encounter any problems with my piercing. Shortly after I pierced myself, I was piercing all the boys on the block, then I was piercing all the girls on the block. Before I knew it, I had pierced most of my peers at school, and church.
At 16, my parents moved me from Chicago, to Miami. Obsessed with tattoos and Miami culture I found myself at Illustrated Ink. Years before moving to Miami I read an article in Urban Ink that mentioned “Gino” was listed as Miami’s finest and most respected tattoo artist. I walked into Illustrated Ink when I was 18 years old, I started as an assistant. By 27 I was fortunate enough to transition into my next phase. As an established piercer, and business owner. July 7 2018 All products of Illustrated Ink TOUCHBYLUCK/TATTOOSBYV/ and LavishNLooney launched Lavish lounge studios. Creating a production space, art studio, and lounge for the people of Miami Gardens. As the years past I work hard to stay updated on the best body modification practices. Venturing into skin care, aftercare, and tattoo removal, I have based my products on organic and natural ingredients . As the TOUCHBYLUCK brand continues to grow, I would like everyone who supports me to know I am grateful for you. My main focus is supplying quality, and I thank you all for your loyalty , constructive criticism, and continuous support.