Thursday, September 27, 2012

Friend of the Studio, Lea Vendetta

     I love it when a friend achieves success. Hard work and persistence paying off while doing something you truly enjoy is one of the greatest feelings in the world.
     Five years ago Lea came to Key West from Fort Lauderdale. I had the pleasure of meeting and becoming friends with her.

     Lea Vendetta is an accomplished painter, tattoo artist, & model. She has; been the featured artist in many galleries in Florida,  graced the cover of dozens of tattoo magazines worldwide for her skill with the needle, and last year starred in the opening season of SpikeTv's show "Ink Masters" This most recent accomplishment has gotten her name out there and since has been a sought after model. (featured in Maxim for her participation in Ink master) Just google her and you will be flooded with images.

     I havent seen her recently because of her busy schedule but as luck would have it this is bike weekend and the tattoo parlor where she worked at here in Key West hastily asked her to appear at their shop. It was good to see her again. We sat and talked about all the things she had been up to and I told her how happy i was for her success. We then looked at her latest entrepreneurial endeavor.
     Lea has a beautiful 12 month calendar shot by Robert Alvarado from for sale on her website. And as a friend of the studio I feel compelled to help her get some sold.  Even with the success she has achieved she, like all of us, is still a working artist. So buy one. Buy two. Hell, buy a box full and give em out as Christmas gifts. Everyone on your list will be glad you did.