Saturday 3 October will see the opening of our tattoo artist exhibition, Inked Palette.
Created in collaboration with Deasil Art Gallery in Leamington Spa, the exhibition will run for 3 weeks and showcase the work of tattoo artists all over the UK.
The artists are creating custom artwork on a variety of materials – rather than skin, they’re making work on paper, ceramic, canvas, and more. All artists are still working on their pieces, and they won’t be revealed until the exhibition opens.
Until then, we’d like to give you the chance to meet each tattoo artist here on Inkluded, see their tattoos and hear about their experiences as artists.
We hope you can come on down this October to explore the work they’re creating for you.
Thank you for offering to be part of our exhibition! What made you agree to take part?
It’s lovely to be asked to draw something for fun, for myself, and thats what I intend to do for this exhibition. When working with tattooing or henna, theres usually an element of client specification, so to be given free reign is always fun!
Have you ever had your work exhibited before?
I have, back in 2012 I hosted an exhibition called Gladiatrix alongside another artist, Von Grey. Our work was based on female warriors.
Tell us about what you’re planning to display.
I’m planning on doing a ceramic piece, an original drawing, and a third piece to be confirmed.
What does tattooing mean to you, in one word?
What’s the one thing you love most about your job?
Connection – with others, with skin and with paper.
What does art mean to you, in one word?
What are you looking forward to the most, by being part of this exhibition?
Is there anything you want people looking at your artwork to take away from it?
I’m happy for people to take what they want (or don’t want) from my work.
What’s your creative process when putting a piece of artwork together?
I do a few idea sketches, then get prepared with materials and get stuck in! It’s meant to be a more laid back process but as all human beings, I am my harshest critic so the process usually goes like this… “this feels good, I cant wait to see the finished piece, oh shit i’ve messed it up, I’ve really messed up, I shouldn’t have done that, actually it’s not that bad, it’s not even bad, I quite like this, yeah I’m done, yeah it feels good!”
The difference with creating art without a client at the end of it is that you don’t share the experience of creating with someone, its a solitary process, but instead your connecting with something more, the creative source.
Anything else you want to share with us?
I cant wait to see you there!