Purple Rose Bristol

Hey everyone!

I’ve added some more “wannados” to the art section,

Here are the tattoos I’d like to make!

Also here is a work in progress from last week I tattooed on my friend Leigh!

It’s a concept piece based on her personality and life experience. I’m hoping to tailor more of my tattoo designs in this way.

Also I got to tattoo Emily’s old Cat pal Lelu on her last week! Old kitties are so cute.

Thanks for looking!

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Purple Rose

Hey everyone! Some great news! After my guest spot at Purple Rose Tattoo Studio in Bristol I had such a good time I decided to go and work there permanently! Everyone there is so nice and the studio and atmosphere are amazing!

I also got to make some great tattoos last week!

A grey lop rabbit on Tara who sat like a champ for it!

And I also go to make Jess’ little pirate bear Alice the Shitzu so she has her forever now!

I got a healed photo of the start of Zoe’s horsey before I coloured it and made it all swollen again! One more session and it’ll be finished and I can show yall how fancy it’s looking!

I’m doing my best at keeping this blog updated. I feel pretty inspired again after the last couple of weeks so expect even more!!

 

 

Cardiff

Hello! What a hectic few weeks but very very fruitful! So after leaving Southmead Tattoo Studio I had a few guest spots and a bit of travel, the penultimate destination was Cardiff! I guested with my good friend Patrykย  Mazur at his own little amazing studio Surrealistic Sanctuary on City Road.

My biggest thanks to Patryk, I really had the best time and as usual he went above and beyond to help me out. deffo go give his Instagram a follow.

I made some more progress on Dave’s Slow Sleeve tattoo

Sloth is healed and the tortoise is only half done but I am really looking forward to getting more on this done ๐Ÿ˜€

Also Dave shared with me a photo of his cat Jacob with his tattoo!

I also did a bit more on Mark’s Dia de los muertos gal

It has got a tonne more to go though!

The Cardiff Tattoo convention was also amazing this year. I tattooed Dan’s other Chi Leela on his thigh. He sat for 6 hours with a broken leg (no painkillers) to get this done. He is a hard bastard!

Also amazingly I won an award for best of day!

Me Ruthey, Dan, Dan and Brodie went out afterwards to celebrate like the old farts we are and had a really fancy dinner!

Cardiff was great! I had the best time and hope to be back next year! Such a nice friendly convention!

 

Hannah

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Legacy

Hey again, I’m really trying my best to update more often on this blog to document things for myself more than anything. I sometimes forget how much I do so it’ll be great to be able to look back at all the cool stuff that happens.

So this blog is about my guest spot at Legacy Ink in Haverhill!

I never get many healed photos as I tend to start more than I finish here. This spot was the exception though! I got to start and finish this Audrey II tattoo on Chris, an old friend. He too is a massive fan of little shop of horrors and new school tattoos! I rarely get to do New school esque things because not many people know I do this style but it is a favourite of mine ๐Ÿ™‚

Chris sat amazingly well for his back of thigh. I’m gonna draw up more stuff from my own brain I think as he snapped this up straight away. Here is the process that goes into a tattoo like this.

Fascinating I am sure you will agree ( Sarcasm does not come over well on the internet I suppose)

The incredible Josh Hurrell wanted to get a WITCH TATTOO off me whilst I was up there. He let me go wild on it! This is the drawing.

We got to line her too but no shading because he hates me now and I ruined his day. I’ll get a picture of that later!

Also here is a rum ham tattoo I did on Ed, so bloody and swole. Hopefully it’ll heal up nice and I’ll get a better one.

Oh last but not least I forgot this picture of David’s Hare (don’t call it a bunny, don’t call it a bunny) He is getting a half sleeve studded with imagery and subjects that are all related to family. It doesn’t all have to be about names and dates if you are weirdos like us!

I’d be surprised if anyone reads these but if you do, ta! You’re the best!

 

 

Daventry

Hey everyone, So I got back from my time away at Nevermore. Had the BEST time, obviously! I never get as many finished/ healed photos as I do at Nevermore (in Daventry). Not sure why this is, but it’s always great. This post is all about Daventry: for some reason, people from the Midlands don’t half love colourful tattoos!

I started this robin and squirrel half sleeve on the wonderful Lynzi, who I’ve tattooed a bunch of times. So good when she’s in and also this is one awesome tattoo idea for me to get stuck into!

I got to do more on Emma, the sweetest, loveliest gal everrrrr. True labyrinth fan! Her kids even call Jareth “the juggling king” which is who we will hopefully do next time! Bulge and all. This time was the cute cute woim though. He’s gotta be everyone’s favourite bit part though right? All of the others are by me apart from Sir Didimus who is by Emily Dawson:Holyghost Tattooer

Then I got to finish Charlotte’s Chameleon and cala lily thigh piece. Oh my god how much fun I had with this. I got to pack in as much colour and detail as I wanted!

I got to make this excellent pun tattoo for Sarah. Some rose-hips….GEDDIT?!? It took me a while because I’m dumb. But I really do love tattooing roses. Anyone else wants any, hit me up. I love em. They’re the best.

We also had a hot tub/sausage party.These guys know how to live.

Thanks Dan, Danielle, Brodie, Sophie mooncup and Hannah for bringing me joy and solace in these stressful and crazy times!

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Ongoing Tattoos

Hey everyone!

I thought I’d post some pictures of ongoing work for a change! You can see pictures like this on my Instagram if you so feel the need!

This is the start of Dave’s SLOW SLEEVE. I’ve got so many things planned for this and he has given me a lot of artistic freedom and likes the same weird tattoo ideas as me! I can’t wait to do more on this.

 

Here are some shots of my pal Ruthey’s octopus tattoo as well, anyone that has emailed in the last few months will know Ruthey as my amazing email helper!

Me working on it!

And how it looks so far! Another session at Cardiff tattoo convention planned, if you’re attending on the Sunday you should come say hi!

I also started a couple of backpieces, unfortunately, all of the photos bar the backed up ones have gone down the toilet (with my old phone) so I’ve only got the stencil photo of this stag tattoo!

Catch you on the flipsiiiiiide

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Singapore

So I ran away from Bristol for a month. Singapore is an amazing city, but I also went to Hoi An in Vietnam which was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen….

Here are some holiday photos

Whilst I was there I guested at Bada Bink Tattoo Firm! I had a great time tattooing outside of Europe for the first time!

I got to make this little bee on lavender gap filler on the wonderful Reggie, who gave me a book and lots of cool facts about life in SG

I also got to make this lilac breasted roller on Gee, who was absolutely lovely! Sat like a champ even though it was a painful one! I did

I got to make this tiiiiny Audrey II gap filler on the brilliant Fletcher Taco-Sandwich, who it turns out has EXACTLY the same music taste as me ( For those of you who know my taste, that is a feat.)

Here is a photo of me with all the guys, you can find their work on the Bada-Bink website!

They made me feel so welcome and I had a lovely time. I wish I’d had longer!

I’m back in Bristol now, and although I have plenty of guest spots planned I’m really happy to be home.

 

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Pastures

For a few reasons (don’t worry, no drama!) I have decided to leave Southmead Tattoo Studio. I’d like to thank Max for having me for the last year, and to all the wonderful people I’ve had the good fortune to work with there. I’m sad it didn’t work out but I’m glad to be leaving on good terms and wish everyone at Southmead all the best for the future!

I’ll be away on a guest spot for a couple of weeks and hopefully will have found another studio in Bristol to work at by the time I get back!

Booked clients needn’t worry, I’ll be phoning and messaging you all individually to keep you posted

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Bristol Summer!

Hey everyone!

Long time since the last post. This is because I’ve been moving house a million times, travelling and working too much I guess. Although this time I have also been trying to get a social life now I’m all settled in Bristol, and I’ve almost managed it so I thought it was about time for an update.

I’ve been working at Southmead Tattoo in Bristol and have worked on some lovely people and fun tattoos since last August.

I’ve done several super fun guest spots at Legacy Ink, Nevermore, Death’s door AND Bada Bink Tattoo Firm in Singapore.

At Legacy I got tattooed by Mike and Josh

How lush is my moth palm by Josh Hurrell? It caned but he was super gentle about it!

Also on the same day Mike tattooed me a pisshead toucan! Only linework and black got done but colour in two weeks at my next guest spot there! I still have spaces there too if anyone from Haverhill wants a tattoo ๐Ÿ˜€

Congratulations to Mike and Emily too who recently got married!

I visited my pal Lou at Death’s door tattoo in Brighton and I’ll hopefully be going back later in the year once my diary clears up a bit.

Whilst I was there I finished Shaun’s phoenix. Hopefully healed photos soon!

 

I had my stomach carried on by the wonderful Hayley JJ at Southmead in Bristol. Still more to go but I couldn’t be happier with it! She’s got a real gentle touch, definitely check her work out!

I recently did this rose tattoo in Bristol on the lovely Laura at the weekend!It is a tribal cover up. It only took an hour and a half. I’d love to do more cover ups with a bit of artistic freedom!

I’m currently having phone trouble so I can’t upload any of the older Bristol photos but expect those in a separate blog post as well as My Singapore photos if you’re interested!

Thanks guys xx

Tattoo photos again

Hey guys! So I haven’t been updating my social media enough because I’ve developed a bit of anxiety about my shitty photos of good tattoos….Now I know that everyone says their photos are terrible but mine have really taken the cake.

One such example of this- I only remembered to take a photo of Ash’s back tattoo AFTER I’d applied the Dermalize dressing. However, his Geisha tattoo is coming along nicely!

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So I also got an in progress shot of Nef’s Foxy sleeve tattoo. Blood and all, in fluorescent lighting! I’ll just pretend it’s “arty”

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Here is a photo of Moses the cat on his lovely owner Vicky. Half in direct sunlight and half not!

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Here is a photo of an owl tattoo I was super pleased with, of course the photo is out of photo and taken in lighting that makes the purple look all grey!

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There are some glorious examples of my derpy photo skills, and if any of my lovely clients want to send me some healed shots I would be eternally grateful!

Still booking for November/ December at Southmead tattoo studio in Bristol. Email hannahcalavera@hotmail.co.uk if you’d like to book in!

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