Kaylynn Sanchez, aka Kay Lindaa, is a talented tattoo artist based out of the Brooklyn, New York. 360 Magazine first had the pleasure of meeting Kay when she tattooed at the Bodega, our pop culture and design pop-up shop. At the event, Kay impressed all of the guests with her dazzling artistry. With over four thousand followers on her thriving Instagram, Kay is a Brooklyn tattoo artist who is quickly on the rise. She spoke with us about how she got into the tattoo industry, her participation in the Bodega, and her favorite parts of the profession.
When did you first start tattooing?
I first started professionally tattooing at the age of 19, about two years ago. But the first time I picked up a machine was about 14 years old. I always knew I wanted to be a tattoo artist at the age of 13, so ever since then I just stuck with it.
What styles do you predominantly tattoo?
I predominantly do Polynesian/tribal, anime, and black & grey realism.
Do you prefer working in black and white or color?
I prefer working in black & grey because I like the depth that it brings out in realism. It reminds me of drawing and sketching–which is something I always enjoyed doing– [I] use pencil and sketch out anything that comes to mind or inspires me.
What is your favorite part of being a tattoo artist?
The art, clientele, environment, and the satisfaction of seeing the final piece–all while making my customers happy. I would say my favorite part of being a tattoo artist is everything that it consists of.
Do you offer flash sheets of your work? Where is the best place for prospective clients to view your tattooing portfolio?
I don’t have any flash sheets made yet, but I do share all of my work on social media platforms, such as Instagram.
What was your favorite tattoo design you worked on at The Bodega?
My favorite tattoo design that I worked on at The Bodega was a 616 tattoo. It was my favorite because it was different to me and no one else had that style tattoo, so it was original.
If readers are interested in booking a tattoo appointment with you, how is the best way to do so?
The best way for anyone to book a tattoo appointment with me is to reach me through my Instagram and DM me. Or, contact me through my business card where my business phone can be reached at (332) 216-5256