I am Cara Tigerlily!
I have been a professional tattoo artist since 2015.

I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia where I spent all of my spare time with a pencil, paintbrush, or a lizard in my hand.

I have been drawing since I was old enough to physically hold a pencil. My love for art has been present for my whole life, and will always be a huge part of me.
As a kid, you could usually find me spending hours on end immersed into a painting or looking for bugs under rocks. Not much has changed since then!

I fell in love with Perth and decided to move here to be with my amazing partner Joel in 2017, we now call this city home with our furbaby/scaleybaby family.

Art has always been a true outlet and form of expression throughout my life, so I decided to take my Mum’s advice and follow a career path where I feel I ‘never have to work a day in my life’. (She definitely didn’t mean tattooing haha, but here we are!) Best advice I’ve ever been given.
I strongly believe in staying true to your own passions and to yourself, so I couldn’t be happier to be creating art and being self expressive every day doing what I have always loved.

Whether I’m ‘working’ or not, my happy place looks like a messy painting table with a lizard sitting on my head.
I enjoy realism style work most and do both colour & black and grey for tattooing, painting and drawing. I work primarily as a tattoo artist but occasionally take on commission oil painting requests.

 I would like to thank all my amazing clients over the years who have enabled me to learn and grow every day while doing what I love. Without all you, I wouldn’t have accomplished so many of my artistic goals. I find true fulfilment and happiness in my artwork and expression. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all so much.

Remember to make art, be creative every day, or do whatever makes you happiest.
And don’t be scared of lizards – they like pats too!


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Healed Dr Weir 😻💚 
Nice to see him all creepy and settled in 😄

Thanks soooooo much Christina !! 💚

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Mom's spaghetti 🍝

Thanks so much Sarah ! Had so much fun with this one ! 

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SAPPY 2023 POST 💚💚

It's impossible to narrow down my favourite skin scribbles from 2023, but these are a couple. I honestly couldn't be more grateful for all my amazing clients who have supported me over the years.
I’m like a skill tester for pain sometimes lmao I put you guys through it each session, you all put up with so many tough hours and are all absolutely incredible at it. We get to create some beautiful work together, because of your patience and dedication. I love tattooing with all my heart and it wouldn't be possible without you guys, so thankyou so so much for being a part of my art and my life. Youre the best ink canvases I could ever ask for.

I am forever grateful to be a part of @ascendencetattoo who have been some of the most supportive and genuine humans I've ever worked with. Thankyou from the bottom of my heart for existing.
Even though most of the time i have my head down tattooing, i appreciate and admire every single one of you talented scab harvesters. You're all such an inspiration and a dang pleasure to work alongside.

Keen for 2024 💖✨
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Thanks so much Tash! 
I want to tattoo these guys every day pls thnx 😭💚💚💚

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