This is My Story

Owner of Pretty-N-Ink, Crystana ‘Dutchess’ Lattimore hails from Lincolnton, North Carolina. At an early age she showed exceptional talent in art. Always at the head of her class, she graduated cum laude from North Carolina A&T State University with a Bachelor Degree in Business Management, concentration in Visual Art. While studying in graduate school for her M.B.A. she discovered her passion for tattoo artistry and quickly became a respected and sought out tattoo artist in her area.

Ready to share her talent with a larger audience she moved to New York City in 2010 where she immediately became a highly esteemed member of the ink community. Soon after, she found herself involved with a career changing opportunity with VH1. After creating a name for herself and following her dreams, Dutchess finally opened her very own Tattoo Boutique, Pretty-N-Ink in Charlotte, NC.  Although she’s no longer considered a “rookie in the game”, Dutchess remains humbled to be recognized for her talent and charm, but she is still on a mission to prove that she is one of the best and refuses to rest on her laurels.

With a world of new ventures on the horizon Dutchess Lattimore is definitely one of the most exciting new personalities to come along in a while. But to hear her tell it she just wants to “share her art with her audience”.