A professional calligraphist and painter, Joannie has been doing watercolor paintings for 16 years, working with less representational style, but constantly finds expression through the medium.
Our safe space is built upon the vision to break beyond the structures that pre-define art and tattooing. At the core of Siningtinta is the active partaking of art or 'sining' in the reformation of society through its craft, and thus, making it accessible to the art community that shape it: artists, enthusiasts and the wider public. In empowering women in the industry and in the bigger art scene, it starts to collaborate with women tattooists, artists and writers. A safe space, after all, is one that do not only provide comfort and security; it should aim to disturb and dismantle the structures that bring about the discomfort, more importantly, the discrimination. Siningtinta constantly manifests this vision in its art process.
Starting out as a single-artist passion project mainly operating in a small apartment room studio, through its first year, Siningtinta grew from a portable tupperware tattoo set to having its very first tattoo studio in Maginhawa (QC, Philippines), being able to establish a small network within its community to which it gives back to, and hosting tattoo gigs and collaborative projects with various artists.