We chat to tattoo artist Hannah Westcott, who works at Hales Boulevard Studios in Coventry, UK about her neo-traditional taste, her first actual tattoo and plans for 2018…
How lengthy have you ever been tattooing? I’ve been tattooing professionally now for just about 8 years. I began a few years previous to this simply from house firstly; working towards on myself and buddies, prior to acquiring a task as a junior artist/apprentice in Melton Mowbray. I’ve since been based totally in Leicester, Coventry and till lately, Redditch, Birmingham. I’m now again in Coventry!
What drew you to the arena of tattoos? I have in mind first turning into interested in tattoos after I began to be told concerning the alt scene; the alt tune scene used to be a large a part of it, seeing musicians I beloved with cool tattoos. I have in mind designing tribal tattoos for myself when I used to be a child at school, I’m a child of the 90s and I’d most effective truly observed tribal paintings at the moment! I’ve drawn ever since I used to be a child and would reproduction stuff that I used to be interested in.
When did you get your first tattoo and what used to be it? I were given my first tattoo when I used to be 18. It used to be a vintage rose on my must blade and it used to be somewhat comic strip I made in biro, in line with a rose I’d observed while researching on-line. I’ve since had that tattoo remodeled/lined up as it all started to seem older than me!
How would you describe your taste? I suppose I might describe my tattooing taste as neo-traditional. I most commonly revel in neo-traditional paintings, in conjunction with Jap and the rest in color. Even if I do revel in Black & Gray paintings too and feature a couple of massive scale dot paintings items at the pass. I’d say I’m beautiful various within the kinds of paintings i do. My favorite issues to tattoo are animals, birds particularly and the rest in line with nature. I draw numerous inspiration from the flora and fauna. I additionally truly revel in ornate paintings and color will at all times be my favorite form of paintings to do. I additionally specialize in quilt ups.
Do you’ve any visitor spots or conventions deliberate? I lately don’t have any conventions showed for subsequent 12 months but however I can be having a look to trip round and do a little visitor spots across the nation at my good friend’s studios. I to find it’s so much nicer getting to hang around of their pretty studios than the tension of coping with putting in place at conventions and the hustle and bustle of all of it. I wish to pull my finger out and contact everybody to make preparations! I will’t wait to peer what 2018 will convey!