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o-1 visa approval secured for noted tattoo artist jenna bouma

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that the firm has successfully obtained an O-1 visa for the talented tattoo artist Jenna Bouma (also known as “Slowerblack”), based on her extraordinary ability in the arts.

Jenna has garnered an internationally renowned reputation as a highly talented tattoo artist who is truly set apart from others. She specializes in hand poked tattoos, which require a great deal of skill and mastery of the art form. She has been invited to work at some of the most prestigious tattoo shops in the world, and numerous popular media publications have published articles about Jenna and her work. Jenna is thrilled that she will be able to continue her already robust artistic career as a tattoo artist in New York, where she will be working with East River Tattoo in Brooklyn.

In order to qualify for an O-1 visa which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education or business to live and work in the United States, a foreign national must provide adequate documentation to demonstrate that he/she has sustained national or international acclaim in their field. The individual must provide substantial evidence to prove that he/she meets 3 of the 6 evidence categories defined by statute, as well as a written advisory opinion from a labor union or relevant peer group. The O-1 visa applicant must also show that he/she has an offer of employment in the United States to work in his/her field of expertise (or several offers of employment from multiple sources, along with a third-party Agent to petition on the individual’s behalf and connect him/her to the multiple employers).

For more than 5 decades, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg, has concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration needs of prominent American and International firms, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns and law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees.  In addition, the firm has a distinguished clientele and has done substantial immigration work for investors, scientists, physicians, bankers, performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents.

For more information on the O-1 visa category, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education and business to live and work in the United States, please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Managing Partner Michael Wildes at

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