Jess always prefers works where freedom of creation is granted, without many limitations the artworks are able to naturally evolve and so, take on a soul of their own.

Jess is not limited to water colours as a medium, often exploring the likes of Oils, acrylics, wood, textiles, spray paint, chalk and many more. She explores art and tattooing as an expression of herself, more intimately quoted as ‘ ….There is a genuine need to create and make marks, Often its a journey with the client or the canvas and the artwork is just the beginning …’

This need Allows Jess to pursue her passion tirelessly, and there is a love that shines through her artwork which is infectious and buoyant.


Jess Hannigan – 2014

“I am heavily inspired by nature and captivated by colour and movement. I seem to always strive for a sense of  freedom in my work, which is why I have a deep connection with the fluid, and often irrational mediums of water colours. Although, my relationship with painting and creating is long, tattooing as a medium is relatively new for me but like all mediums; I always enjoy the process and progress.

Tattooing in a personal response, feels like a direct connection to a times of old. The history of tattooing fascinates me, from tribal markings/ ceremonies to today’s abundance of self-expression. The form and desire to mark the body with illustrations containing personal responses to themselves and their experiences is one that has a history as long as human kind. This, as a tattoo artist is incredibly humbling sharing not only a story of life, but a piece of myself with every tattoo I do.

Tattooing as an art form is one I have an immense passion and love for and I feel incredibly lucky and excited to be a part of it.”  Jess Hannigan