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 say yes to being involved?
There’s an exciting bunch of artists involved, why say no?! It’s always nice exhibiting work alongside other great artists
Have you ever had your work exhibited before?
Yes, I started a collective in 2010 called After Hour Authors (AHA) and we have collectively set up many events and exhibitions. I have also had work displayed elsewhere.
Tell us about what you’re planning to display.
I have created a couple of new pieces for the exhibition and they are mixed media drawings with fine liner, pro-markers and prisma pencils.
What does tattooing mean to you, in one word?
What do you love about your job?
I’ve journeyed from working in a coffee shop painting walls in my spare time, to scraping money together to buy materials and paint, to now come into tattooing… and I am having this much fun already! I love everything about it. I say no more.
Describe what art means to you in one word.
What are you looking forward to the most, by being part of this exhibition?
It’s always good exhibiting work with other artists as you get to see your work through their eyes. Making fresh work is always fun too!
Is there anything you want people looking at your artwork to take away from it?
I like to see my artwork as a portal into another realm… something different and unusual. My work is very psychedelic and can have quite peaceful, yet dark vibes.
What’s your creative process?
I’m very OCD when it comes to my work. Working with clients is easier as I am given a rough idea of what to do and where to go, whereas my own personal work is more natural and I can get new ideas flowing.
Anything else you want to share with us, or tell the public?
Thanks for all the support from Ink Me Studios in Sutton… you guys and gals have been nothing but awesome. So much love.