Carla Catalina

My Life In Black & White

Carla Catalina also known as Carla Torres, Chillycarlita, or Lala depending on who you are or which domain you know her from. She not from this time or world… she was reborn in the depth of the Pacific Ocean. She took her first breath in the beautiful island of the Philippine where her secrets are told thru her eyes that she is indeed a native exotic multi-sided Filipina mermaid trapped in a body & mind to wonder the reality of a human soul until she finds the truth about the purpose of life & love. She has chosen the receptacle of a more enchanting creature, the erotic woman to take this journey, for they are chameleons, ever evolving, manipulative magicians, sexual life bearers & givers.

Her works portray what she has felt and still feels for her own psychological reflection & hypersensitive pain. It is a visual analogy of the physical as well as emotional stress of her body, mind, & spirit. These may be seen as disturbing/dark images of a negative abstract existence; yet if we look beyond the image we can see as a whole, it unifies, representing the strength & sensuality of the only person she knows how to be.

She uses the medium of “Bic” ballpoint pens on canvas which all spawned from working a retail job where pens traveled home with her. She was amused that she mindlessly collected many of them one day traveling on the Bart from Hayward (where she lived at that time) to where she works in San Francisco that she started to doodle her thoughts. Seeing how she mastered putting liquid eyeliner on a moving bus, drawing on small canvases came easy to maximize her time while commuting… And that’s where “Penning” (pen+drawing) was born.

But only until nine years ago she found her greatest inspiration & gained the capability to reach beyond the depths of the ocean to restore her love for art/life & remain unbreakable… her child, “Kai.yah” (k´aya) in Filipino/Tagalog: n. capability. “Kai” in Hawaiian: n. ocean, Burmese: adj. unbreakable, Japanese: n. v. restoration, Nigerian: n. v. love.


facebook.com/chillycarlita
(917) 275-7337

 
 
 
 

Contact

Mermaids Tattoo Studio

3032 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 550-1400

Wed - Mon 11 am to 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesdays

In the news

Anne got interviewed by 7x7:
We Wanna Be Friends With Anne Williams, Founder of Mermaids All-Girl Tattoo Studio

News

Ready to be tattooed?

You can call the studio at (415) 550-1400 or contact an artist directly for consultations or availability.

Testimonials

"I so appreciate your beautiful work and lovely company." Amy, San Francisco, CA

"Anne, your artistry and gentle touch are appreciated beyond words." Lisa, Santa Ana, CA

Newsletter

Instagram

  • A sweet deathhead moth on the amazing scotchwichman Thanks forhellip
  • Pretty peonies by AnneWilliams Thanks to Tyler for sitting sohellip
  • Repost claudetattoo with repostapp  After two years and threehellip
  • Red winged blackbird inspired by clients artwork Thank yous tohellip
  • From claudetattoo Thank you so much Anne for letting mehellip
  • Thank you Emily for letting Claude tattoo this Mama Casshellip
  • Lovely crystals by Claude Thank you Lukas! crystaltattoo amazonite tattoohellip
  • A little beetle friend with desertmallow sprig by AnneWilliams mermaidstattoostudiohellip
  • From zephxfish One of my fave tattoos so far inhellip
© Mermaids Tattoo Studio 2017