COAST Sessions: Princess Hilla, Ink Master, Season 8 and Ink Master Redemption
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COAST Sessions: Princess Hilla, Ink Master, Season 8 and Ink Master Redemption

Princess Hilla, tattoo artist and former Disney Princess, chats with photographer Ralph Palumbo about her experience on Ink Master and Ink Master Redemption. (Photo by Ralph Palumbo) Fifteen years ago, Princess Hilla worked at Disneyland. She juggled two jobs. Sometimes she pranced around the park as a princess and other times she expressed herself as a face and body painter. Then one day, her two tasks at the Happiest Place on Earth converged. Her latest – and most successful – endeavor began after “My step dad told me my art was being washed off at the end of the night,” Princess Hilla recalls. “I thought, I should find an art that was a little more permanent.” Then one Christmas, she received the gift that would allow her to fulfill her destiny. “I was given a tattoo machine,” she says. “Once that machine hit my hand, I like to call it my ‘Cinderella moment’. It was like the glass slipper … It was where I belonged and my adventure in this industry started.” These days, you can find Princess Hilla tattooing at Mi Familia Tattoo Studio , in Anaheim, or at Grit N Glory in New York. COAST Magazine ’s […]

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