Local artist's indelible talent is taking Hollywood by storm: Coco Loberg

30th Dec 2017 6:00 AM

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The Coffs Coast Advocate

Having spent the last few years travelling the world as an artist, writer and tattooist, Coco Loberg admits it's always a relief to be able retreat back to her home town of Woolgoolga.

Photographer credit - Rachel Vercoe

Spending the festive period in th

e humble little town, Coco has been working at Loberg family-owned Absolute Tattoo - just one gig on her impressive resume.

At the age of just 21, Coco has already made a name for herself as a photographer and film-maker for some of music's biggest names, including Marilyn Manson.

Just off the back of travelling on tour as a tattooist for Aussie producer and DJ Alison Wonderland, Coco's gearing up for the release of her new creative projects next year - a TV show and a novel.

"I went to Woolgoolga Primary School, and my dad also went to school in Woolgoolga. It's kind of funny, Woolgoolga has always been that little place that, no matter where I go, I always come back,” Coco said.

At 14 Coco and her family made the big move to Los Angeles, where Coco and her brothers attended Hollywood High. But it wasn't too long before she was back in Woolgoolga again, briefly attending Woolgoolga High.

"My family is based between here and Kingscliff, so I always come back here.”

Coco's list of achievements seems to be endless, but most notably she has worked on shoots with bands including Wolfmother and Bliss n Eso, has released a photo book SPIT, she's had her artworks featured at the RAW art gallery in Austin, Texas, and has written a journal series with surfer Emi Koch, to name a few.

Having dabbled in almost every creative field, Coco said it all stems for her childhood love of artwork, a later on a solo trip to New York with a fake I.D.

"I've always drawn, ever since I was little. I always had a pen or pencil in hand, and everything else kind of came later on.