WHY DOES MOMMY HAVE TATTOOS?
Marilyn Rondon also known as sheyatted or DJ totally stoked was born in Valencia, Venezuela and immigrated to Miami, Florida with her family at the young age of 5. She attended magnet art schools throughout her early childhood but graduated a year late from Design and Architecture Senior High school. She moved to NYC in '06 after spending a summer living and working as a waitress in Nantucket, MA. Her art journey continued as a shop assistant at Fun City tattoo and Dare Devil tattoo where she got back to the basics of drawing and watercolor painting. After working in the tattoo scene for several years Rondon relocated to Miami, FL and began painting murals for a living. She showcased her first conceptual art piece Latina Seeks Thug at the little Haiti country club in Miami in 2014. That same year, she began self-publishing her magazine Dat Ass Zine and curated her third show I’ve been planning while you’re playing at Art Basel.
Marilyn's unique look has landed her major ad campaigns (Reebok, Good American, Discount Universe, Katy Perry INDI, York Athletics MFG). She’s been featured in music videos and walked her first fashion show for Gypsy Sport SS17. Rondon published her first children’s book Why does Mommy have tattoos? with lit Riot press.
Why Does Mommy Have Tattoos?
$16.95 US (PAPERBACK)
$22.95 US (HARDCOVER)
ISBN: 978-0-9970893-4-9 (Paperback)
ISBN: 978-0-9970893-3-2 (Hardcover)
Why Does Mommy Have Tattoos? is a work of imagination and creativity by artist Marilyn Rondón. This illustrated children’s book answers the questions often posed to tattooed parents by their children and their children’s friends. Each page is bright and interactive, and the book engages children with themes of self-acceptance, wrapped in fun dialogue with richly colored illustrations by Rondón. Why Does Mommy Have Tattoos? is an enthusiastic and unforgettable children’s book for both conversation and learning.