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La Marca – brave new Havana Ink

By Carl Wallace / Posted February 17, 2015

3vlypeian2pwydBrand new to Havana is a one-of-a-kind tattoo art workshop, La Marca. Some of Cuba’s busiest, most creative graphic artists have taken an innovative approach to the tattoo capturing the energy of Cuba’s art community on human skin. La Marca, new gallery opened Friday in La Habana Vieja, with a demonstration of how innovative the tattoo can be.vjtuhwx

Located on the eastern edge of La Habana Vieja not far from the harbour at 108C Obrapía (phone is 863 8026) the gallery personalizes its work for each customer.

Leo Canosa, professional tattooist (left) and Nelson Ponce, designer  of her tattoo flank La Marca's opening night model

Leo Canosa, professional tattooist (left) and Nelson Ponce, designer of her tattoo flank La Marca’s opening night model

The shop is also a gallery and on the night of the opening, the walls were lined with graphics and posters from the participating young and talented designers Carlos Lázaro Cárdenas, Claudio Sotolongo, Diuver del Dago, Edel Mola, Eduardo Muñoz Bach, Giselle Monzón, Nelson Ponce, Pepe Menéndez, Raupa and Robertiko Ramos. The models at the centre of the event were excitedly showing off their new ink to the delight of an overflow crowd.mycgvrh

Prices for each original work range upward from $CUC50 to 100 and beyond depending on the artist and the work.

The gallery also intends to provide a space for community and cultural activities including creative workshops for children, workshops, exchanges, presentations of books, movies and has a library for free consultations on graphic arts, drawing and tattooing.

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