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: Paula Castle
Tattooing: 2 Years
Location: Nevermore Tattoo Parlour, Daventry
Thank you for offering to be part of our exhibition! What made you say yes to being involved?
I am always looking for new ways to be creative and bring tattoo art to people who may not necessarily face it on a daily basis.
Have you ever had your work exhibited before?
Yes, I was part of Things & Ink‘s first exhibition, Miniature Ink.
Tell us about what you’re planning to display?
I’m creating two decorated busts – they will be my own way of modernising something traditionally associated with galleries.
What does tattooing mean to you, in one word?
What’s the one thing you love most about your job?
What are you looking forward to the most, by being part of this exhibition?
The potential for changing perceptions is what’s most exciting.
Is there anything you want people looking at your artwork to take away from it? Anything you want them to feel or experience?
I want them to see the beauty in altering something’s usual appearance.
What’s your creative process when putting a piece of artwork together?
More often than not, I just see what comes out. I suppose that’s a boring answer but I try not to overthink anything.
Describe what art means to you, in one word.
Anything else you want to share with us, or tell the public?
I just hope that they enjoy what I create!