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Rising Stars: Meet Veronica Anile

Today we’d like to introduce you to Veronica Anile.

Hi Veronica, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Just ten years ago, I was a crystal meth addict, homeless, living in my car.

I would like to use my story to inspire, uplift, and bring hope to other women all over the world.

I want others to see that you can overcome abandonment, extreme poverty, sexual abuse, physical and emotional abuse, drug abuse, eating disorders, mental disorders, illnesses, sexist and racist prejudices and still make it to the top. Because I did.

From when I can remember, I always knew I was different. My name is Veronica Anile, I am 45 years old. I was born in Juarez, Mexico, one of the most dangerous places in the world. I was abandoned by my mother who migrated to America in hopes of a better future. (Her bright future included lights from a strip club where she became a tripper and porn star.)

I was raised by my sweet abuelita. I am the oldest of 56 grandkids and 52 great-grandkids, on my mother’s side alone. I grew up alongside nine aunts and uncles in extreme poverty. One of my earliest memories was digging in the trash for food and clothes: I must have been about 4 or 5 years old. I remember knowing that everything in the trash came from America. Knowing that made me happy.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I ran away from home to escape a life of extremely violent sexual abuse. Life then became very hard, I literally had to raise myself. At 19, I was introduced to drugs and found an escape in them. Being high allowed me to forget the pain and shame always felt as a victim of the crimes committed against me.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
At the age of 36, I made a realization that my addictions were simply bad habits that could be changed. Knowing that I was not an addict allowed me to better myself – and I did. At the age of 40 years old. I opened my own business, A beautiful Permanent Cosmetics and Medical Tattooing Salon in Naples, Long Beach, CA. Every day, I get to meet the most inspiring people and help them feel better about their appearance. Through my “Polished Armor Program” I donate my time and my services for FREE to CANCER SURVIVORS and those in need.

Today, I am 45 years old, I am in a loving and healthy relationship with my beautiful partner, Ivana Belakova, aka Ivana Tattoo Art.

In 2019, I rebranded and joined her luxury lifestyle brand IVANA TATTOO ART.

Together we prove to the world that love is unconditional. Her dedication to “just love” inspires me every day.

We travel the world together teaching in third world countries and motivating others with our life stories and tattoo art.

I am traveling all over the world, breaking records, removing boundaries, erasing all stigmas and teaching others how to live a clean positive lifestyle. As I look around every day, I see and hear others’ stories, and many are similar, and some are even more tragic than mine. Then, I remember what I knew as a little girl. That I am different…..I am different than those that share a similar life story and have every reason to NOT make it out alive. I have every excuse to be broken, addicted to drugs and alcohol, a prostitute on the streets, homeless, dying, hungry, lost……… but I am NOT. I am drug-free and addicted to life! I love my life and honor my story thus far. I have had ovarian surgery, a hysterectomy, a lumpectomy, survived a mold on my face that threatened my life with 85% mortality rate, I have celiac disease, Meniere’s disease that crippled my hearing and still suffers from occasional night terrors but considers myself the most beautiful woman alive. I am loving, kind, forgiving, full of grace and empathy. Every day, I am grateful because I made it!!!!! I am the very proud owner of a beautiful business that I love where I get to be a blessing to all my clients. I have my brothers and their family who love me and are very proud of me. I am surrounded by a wonderful group of friends. Who love and inspire me. And a wonderful community that loves me and supports my business.

I am very motivated to DO MORE!

Alright, so to wrap up, is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
Never, ever give up!

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  • Instagram: @itaallure
  • Facebook: Naples Permanent Beauty

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