Laura Bonfanti, a tattooer, and the owner of CPTC, was born in St. Louis City and graduated from CVPA High School, class of 1991 where she majored in visual art, and minored in photography, creative writing and silversmithing. She began tattooing in 1996 when she realized she could take her interests in visual art, cultural anthropology, healing arts, and body adornment and combine them into work as a tattooer. Her career began under the apprenticeship of R. Hammer Madison and ‘Tatu’ Tony DiPietro. near Daytona, FL. It was here that she earned the nickname “BoraBoraLaura”.
When she moved back to St. Louis in 2010, she knew she wanted to be back home on the South Side for good. She is excited to welcome you to her studio in lovely SOHA. Her diversity of experience with many different, talented artists and varied clientele during her travels over the years have helped her hone her skills in a variety of styles and techniques. She is happy to help you with a small traditional butterfly, a portrait of your dog, a sleeve of skulls, a soft floral, or a cover up of that certain tattoo which wasn’t as cool as it should have been. She can meet almost any request.
Greg Schaefer is St. Louis Southside born and bred. He’s a family and community-oriented guy and he’s excited to be helping further the art community here in his own backyard. He began his career here in St. Louis in 2007 and has since been working alongside some of the area’s best artists which has helped him hone his skills in numerous styles. He’s just as happy packing in color as he is shading in those blacks and grays. He’s as technically proficient as he is friendly and is committed to excelling in his craft. He loves creating art for his clients, and wants them to enjoy the experience along with him. Got an idea for a Star Wars sleeve? Greg is your nerd. Do you want a horror inspired piece? His brain is filled with the macabre. Traditional? All day long. Fantasy? With enthusiasm! You dream it up, he’ll happily help make it great for you.
An Ohio Native, Jeremy has over 10 years of tattooing experience and has lived in the heart of St. Louis City for the past 7 years. He is also a dedicated family man.
Jeremy enjoys black & grey realism/horror and portrait work, and also enjoys full color. He loves a good challenge and enjoys fine-line and intricate detailed work.
Jeremy strives to provide his clientele with exactly what they envision and to improve in his craft every day.
You can view more of Jeremy’s work at jeremylamberttattoos.com.