Dutchess celebrates her 33rd brithday. Photos from the night below.
Crystana ‘Dutchess’ Lattimore hails from Lincolnton, North Carolina where she was born to two wonderful parents. At an early age she showed exceptional talent in art which she developed over her early years. Always at the head of her class, she graduated cum laude from North Carolina A&T with a Bachelor Degree in Business Management, with a 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.
Feeling 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. Unexpectedly she became a member of the Black Ink family and found herself involved with a career changing opportunity with VH1. Possessing a perfect balance of talent, beauty and cosmopolitan class Dutchess has been not only being sought after for her ink work, but walking in several fashion shows, doing print work for publications such as Inked and Urban Ink and being shot by renowned photographers such as Barron Claiborne.
After recently winning the top prize in the 2010 Boston Tattoo Convention Beauty Pageant, Dutchess found herself overwhelmed by being considered “both an exotic beauty and a new force to be reckoned with in the industry” as she was described. Still feeling like a “rookie in the game” she says she’s 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”. Talented, Humble, Driven and Sexy those are just a few words to describe Dutchess Lattimore.