Meet the Inked Palette tattoo artists: Hannya Jayne

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.

Name: Hannya Jayne
Tattooing: 5 Years
Location: O’ Happy Dagger Tattoo, Amersham

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Thank you for offering to be part of our exhibition! What made you say yes to being involved?

I am so excited to be part of this exhibition as it will be a great event for creatives and enthusiasts alike. Beccy and Kate who are curating the exhibition have such a genuine passion for tattooing, the art and the people behind it. This exhibition will be a much needed tonic from the everyday.

Have you ever had your work exhibited before?

This will the first time I’ve had any of my artwork exhibited in a gallery… everyone remembers their firsts!

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Tell us about what you’re planning to display.

The piece I’ve painted was solely created for this exhibition. It was important to me to make the most of the freedom with this project.

Hannya Work In Progress

Describe art in one word.


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What’s the one thing you love most about your job?

Knowing that once tattooed, that piece of art will live through and share everything that person goes on to experience in life.

What are you looking forward to?

This is such a fantastic way for tattooists to be recognised as artists. It means a great deal to me to be able to have this opportunity, to stand out from the mass of tattooists as someone with respect, passion and creativity.

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Is there anything you want people looking at your artwork to take away from it? Anything you want them to feel or experience?

The piece I’ve created doesn’t have a poignant or meaningful message. Rather it’s something that haunts my thoughts and imagination and drawing tattooing related imagery is therapeutic. I would love this piece to stir some emotions and thoughts.

What’s your creative process when putting a piece of artwork together? 

This project differs greatly from designing a tattoo design for a customer. Some customers genuinely enjoy giving freedom with the design, but usually there is a list of desired aspects to be included in the design. So it’s been really enjoyable creating a piece of artwork with no limitations.

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Anything else you want to share with the public?

Thank you both so much Beccy and Kate for allowing me to be a part of this unique exhibition, and to everyone with a passion for expression.

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