We had the good fortune of connecting with Maria Jibaja and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Maria, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
Creating a community. Asking questions, giving out advice or recommendations. It’s always important to keep growing within your community of artists, seeking knowledge and showing interest in learning everyday

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I love nostalgic cartoons and anime. I am a big fan of feeling a nostalgic hit or happiness that you can see through my work. I love working with all types of line weights colors to give off a certain vibe

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would love to take them to Wynwood in Miami where it is home for many graffiti artists. The walls are covered in amazing artwork so much talent. I would love to take anybody to any of the shops my good friends are a part of or own for sure

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Chris Blinston, Ted Mendoza, Maytee Toledo , Sky Lerimesiux

Instagram: @maritattoos

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