Dutchess Lattimore of VH1’s ‘Black Ink Crew’ Hosts Free Art Classes for the Youth of Charlotte.

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Dutchess Lattimore, the popular tattoo artist, of VH1’s ‘Black Ink Crew’ offered free art classes for local nonprofits that cater to underprivileged children.

While Black Ink Crew is the third-highest rated VH1 series and is currently in its third season, Dutchess recently inaugurated her own custom body modification and tattoo gallery “Pretty-N-Ink.” With a Charlotte location, the opening was televised by VH1.

Days before the art classes took place, Lattimore shared, “I am so excited and thrilled to be hosting this art class. Art allows you to express desires and also combat your fears, just what children need. I want to make this holiday season special for the children and give back something to the community that has made me what I am today.”

The event occurred Monday, December 21, 2015 at “Pretty-N-Ink” and culminated with the execution of three art classes. Tools and products were donated by various organizations and individuals and brought smiles to the children’s faces–such a wonderful gift. Lattimore and staff demonstrated the various ways different mediums can be used to create pieces of beauty, while participants nibbled on refreshments provided by Drink The Cake and Couture Cupcakes and music provided by dj 2.0 (@dj_2.0_ on Instagram).

 

3 Comments
  1. This is great!!!! We are blessed to be a blessing in the lives of other & our gifts don’t belong to us!

    Great job Dutchess. ❤️👑

  2. My daughter Na’Jaria was able to attend this event and she loved it! My daughter has always been artistic but her temper always seems to get her in trouble! Ever since she got to sit and talk with Dutchess, her life has changed and my daughter wants to strive to be successful like Dutchess. Her temper has gotten better and she is on her way back to regular school after a whole year of being out! Thank you Dutchess, the few minutes you took out with my daughter went a long way! She has been trying to get in touch with you ever since the youth day. My daughter is 8 years old and she is on this website in the photos with the pink hair beads. Dutchess, if you could contact her, she would be so grateful, you mean a whole lot to her.

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