Jess will always prefer pieces that allow artistic freedom- without too many limitations on a subject or piece the artwork is able to naturally evolve and take on a “soul of its own”.
She is especially known for her ability to imitate paint/ process on skin- However, she is constantly pushing boundaries, evolving and growing within her artwork branching amongst many styles.
“I am heavily inspired by the natural world 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 water colour painting is long, tattooing as a medium is relatively new for me.
Tattooing in a personal response, feels like a direct connection to my roots and 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
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Please note that Jess will only work with original designs- cover ups and "add on" projects are rarely taken on.
Bookings are strictly Tuesday-Friday