Donna Marie Lombardi is an American tattoo artist and a cosmetologist who gained mainstream fame as a reality TV star. Already successful as a tattoo artist, she became even more popular after she appeared in VH1 channel’s reality show ‘Black Ink Crew’ as an apprentice during season 3. Her bold attitude and openness during the show earned her much publicity, both positive and negative. During her stint in the show, she became involved with many of the crew members and did not hesitate to share the intimate details of her flings on national television. During the show, she revealed about her abusive husband, Maxwell, and how he threatened her life. She also suffered an ectopic pregnancy during her stint with the show and the resultant miscarriage kept her away from the show for some time. Apart from her popularity as a reality TV star, she is also quite well-known on social media with over a million followers on her Instagram account. She is a family oriented person and is involved with various charitable causes.
Donna Marie Lombardi began her career as a tattoo artist and a cosmetologist. She came into the spotlight after appearing in the American reality television show ‘Black Ink Crew’, aired on VH1. The series premiered on January 7, 2013. The show is about the lives and career of some African-American tattoo artists.
Lombardi joined the show in season 3 in 2015 as Ceaser Emanuel’s apprentice. Her sex appeal made the show more sensational and helped it garner higher viewership ratings. The show’s season 6 was ranked the highest rated show on the Viacom network.
People started relating to the characters in the show with time. The show earned even more publicity when a sex-tape involving Donna and a co-star was leaked. While the leakage of the tape definitely helped to increase the show’s viewership, it also garnered the reality TV star much negative publicity.
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Donna Marie Lombardi was born on September 20, 1992, in Cleveland, Ohio, the United States. Nothing else is known about her early life.
She admitted on television that she had been in relationships with three ‘Black Ink Crew’ cast members, but the longest on-and-off relationship she had was with Richard Duncan, commonly known Teddy O'Sh*t, the main character of ‘Black Ink Crew’.
Donna married her boyfriend, tattoo artist Maxwell, in 2016, after they had dated for a few months. However, in an episode of ‘Black Ink Crew’, she revealed that she went through domestic abuse at the hands of Maxwell. She also said that during several instances, her life was threatened by her husband. The couple has now parted ways. Donna is a family oriented person and regularly posts photos of her nephews and other family members on Instagram and other social media platforms.
She is deeply involved in charitable works. She was very active in the relief activities after Hurricane Harvey damaged areas around the Texas coast. She used her celebrity status to raise funds for relief.
In April 2018, it was reported that the tattoo artist was pregnant. Unfortunately, she had an ectopic pregnancy, a complicated case in which the fertilized egg attaches itself outside the uterus. Eventually, she lost her baby. She also underwent an emergency surgery to remove a fallopian tube.