In examining her own cultural history, and her experience around tattooed people, Danie Cansino has become interested in the comradery, and also prejudices that tattooed people encounter. Growing up in the greater East Los Angeles area, Cansino explores the notion that clients, peers, and her personal mentors all have stories to tell-- showing the impact a tattoo can have on lifestyle, family, education, employment, and careers. Danie Cansino shares these stories; and shines light on lineage, tradition, and the hardships of this practice. Tattooing, very much like all the elements of her work, is a major part of the history of her Latinx culture, and hometown of Los Angeles.
Born in Los Angeles, Danie Cansino is an educator and resident artist at Mi Familia Tattoo Studio, where she specializes in color, and Chicanx style black and grey realism. In fall of 2019, Danie began her candidacy for Master of Fine Arts, attending the University of Southern California. Danie Cansino has aspirations to help and teach others through the means of higher education, and through the creation and design of her own artwork and tattoos.