I am Cara Tigerlily, and my journey as a professional tattoo artist began in 2015. But my story with art started long before then. As far back as I can remember, I’ve been captivated by the magic of creation. From the moment I could physically hold a pencil as a child, I started drawing and painting.

Art has always been my sanctuary, my refuge from the noise of the world. Growing up, you’d often find me lost in my own little universe, completely absorbed in creating art. Not much has changed since then.

My mother often told me to choose a career which feels like I’d “never have to work a day in my life,” and I took her words to heart. Little did she know, that path would lead me to tattooing ā€“ a career that challenges me, inspires me, and fills my days with joy.

Realism tattooing is my true passion, where I have found a profound sense of fulfillment and purpose. There’s something about capturing the intricate details and nuances, the textures, and the contrasts of life that sets my soul on fire.
Portrait work will never get old, but my heart yearns for more. I dream of pushing the boundaries of my art, exploring new realms of creativity, and infusing my work with my own unique style.

The tattooing world has been an incredible journey, and I feel immensely grateful for every moment I’ve experienced and every person I’ve crossed paths with along the way. Meeting fellow artists who have deeply influenced me has been nothing short of transformative, leaving lasting impressions that shape my artistic path.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all my incredible clients whose support has fueled my growth and allowed me to pursue my passion every day. Creating art for you brings me genuine joy and fulfillment and I thank you all from the depths of my heart for your trust.

As I move forward on this adventure, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for the chance to pursue my passion day in and day out. It’s a privilege to wake up each morning knowing that I get to do what I love, surrounded by a community that continually inspires and supports me.


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Fun fact! Hippopotamus means 'river horse' and also they can't swim, they run along the bottom of river beds. 

Another fun fact! I now have time available next week on March 29th & 30th! Visit the link in my bio if you'd like to book in šŸ˜

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Throwback of Bryce's backpiece healed in some different lighting. 

Design of @billelis

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Healed Dr Weir šŸ˜»šŸ’š 
Nice to see him all creepy and settled in šŸ˜„

Thanks soooooo much Christina !! šŸ’š

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Mom's spaghetti šŸ

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

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SAPPY 2023 POST šŸ’ššŸ’š

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.
Iā€™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 šŸ’–āœØ