Garcia’s tattoos are full of botanical and illustrative designs that showcase the natural beauty found in flora. She has been working as a tattoo artist for over 20 years, but Garcia didn’t always want to be one; before entering this field she studied at The School Of The Art Institute Chicago where her major was photography. When she is not tattooing, Garcia spends her time on a new business called Flower Thieves. This collaboration with graphic designer Kyle Letendre was born out of their shared love for flowers that have been uniquely captured in textiles or other materials used in the manufacturing process.
Esther Garcia is a tattoo artist who currently works at home, but formerly co-owned all-female Butterfat Studios with her fellow Chicagoan and good friend Stephanie Brown. The studio closed in 2016 due to unprofitability.
Style: Illustrative Realism, Black and Grey, Blackwork, Botanical and Floral Tattoos
Experience: more than 20 years