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

xx

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 😀

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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Available tattoo designs

So I now have some free space coming up in November/December time. I’d really like to do a few of these and would offer a good price.

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If you are interested in any of these email hannahcalavera@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

Bristol Tattoo

So last week I got to do a guest spot at Legacy Ink in Haverhill. It’s home to some of the best Tattoo artists in the UK and therefore pretty intimidating to a worry-pig like me. I needn’t have worried though, everyone there was super hard working, humble and generally lovely. They made me feel really at home and took me on some GHOST HUNTS (those of you who know me know how much I love shitting myself up with ghost stories!)

I got to make some lovely tattoos whilst I was up in Suffolk, and got booked up really fast! So it means I will be going back in the new year!

I made this cockatoo tattoo on the talented apprentice/jr artist Jess Ashby, she wanted a tattoo to remind her to have fun and not get so stressed out about tattooing!

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And I got to make this palindromic TacocaT tattoo for Ed

He loves the weird ones! And so do I

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I’d love to tattoo more animal/food style tattoos!

I did a few more bud sadly did not get a decent photo of ANYTHING because I am a monster.

Anyway, I enjoyed my guest spot immensely but it is good to be home in Bristol again. I have tonsillitis at the moment (hense the crazy blog updatathon) but can’t wait to be tattooing full pelt again.

x

 

Bristol Blog attempt #2

Hello everyone! I’ve been at Southmead Tattoo studio for a couple of months now and I’m having a blast 😀 Met some lovely people and done some fun tattoos!

So I’ll start with this little gal, it’s Heidi’s kitty Dolly! Heidi is a cracking gal and I loved doing this tattoo for her 😀

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And I also gave Yazz this tattoo to celebrate her Indonesian roots

It’s a clouded leopard and hornbill, eventually she’s going to be getting the whole leg done!

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I also got to make this cover up tattoo, tiger lilies with foliage

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So now just some info. I’m currently booking for Southmead Tattaoo studio in Bristol for the rest of the year. I’ve got no Saturday appointments left but plenty of weekday space in December.

Email hannahcalavera@hotmail.co.uk for info or if you’d like to book!

 

Bristol 2

Hey everyone, it’s been a long time without the internet! About a month and a half now, which has been fairly hard going! It should be back to normal this week.

So I’ve been at Southmead Tattoo in Bristol since the 18th August and I’m loving it! Learning a lot from Max and the other guys and just generally having a lot of fun!

For some reason my computer still won’t let me insert images into my posts so I’ll update it all later!

Tattoos this month

Hey everyone! Another update just to showcase some of the recent tattoos Ive been working on.

I got to do this cheeky Totoro cover up on the lovely Becky!Bristoltattooartist (7)

I looove studio Ghibli so this was a real treat!

I also started two pet tattoos on Dave which I will have finished photos of next month! However here is a peek of his pirate cat Jacob!

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And I got a healed photo of Dave’s calf tattoos I did a few months ago

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I finished Austin’s Dandy lion tattoo also!

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Here is a cute little Koala on James! Love the tropical theme at the mo, I really enjoyed this tattoo!

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I managed to get another session on Elliot’s greek mythology sleeve as well. Here are Zeus and Pegasus

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Hopefully more photos in a week or so as I’ll be updating more often in preparation for the move to Bristol. I will be doing a guest spot with some very talented tattoo artists in June and perhaps going to work at their studio come August!

thanks everyone

Hannah

Bristol 2

Hey everyone, It’s been a strange old month!

First off- information time, everything is pretty loose at the moment with nothing solid but for my own piece of mind I’ve decided to put a date in place to stop working in Newbury so I can focus on househunting and get the move in order. This date is 19th July, as I’ll be working the Cardiff Tattoo and Toy convention the 23rd and 24th July, then hopefully moving the week after!

I am now fully booked during my remaining time at the Black Rabbit in Newbury, I will be moving to Southmead Tattoo in Bristol as of August and will be fulltime in Bristol from then.

However I am not currently booking that far ahead yet as I don’t want to have to rearrange or disappoint anyone. The best way to get booked in once I move is to fill out this booking form and send it back to me from the 6th June!

  • Your Name-
  • Phone number-
  • Subject matter: What would you like to have tattooed? How specific your ideas are or how open you are for me to go crazy on your design.
  • Whether you want it in Colour or black and grey:
  • Style –Realism, New School, Neo Traditional? If you are not sure please include an example or two of tattoos you enjoy the style of.
  • Placement on the body:
  • Size- in inches or cm OR “full sleeve” “full leg” and “full back” and roughly whether you have for example a large or small arm!
  • Length of time you can feasibly sit. Whether you would prefer longer or shorter sessions:
  • Any reference material you have amassed-these could include things like colour schemes, tattoos you like, poses of birds or happy little pet faces:
  • If it is a cover up, a photo of your existing tattoo next to a ruler or an easily recognised object such as a mug or biscuit:
  • Where you are based, and whether you are want to get booked in for Bristol or one of my guest spots.
  • What days and dates suit you best, weekends tend to get booked up super fast so if you can do weekdays you will probably get in faster.

Thanks everyone!

Bristol

Hey everyone, I’m back in the UK, I had a great time in Singapore but unfortunately got back to some sad news. Due to a change in personal circumstances I will now be moving to Bristol, not Winchester as originally planned. I feel like I have to move somewhere completely new so I can have a fresh start, and I’ve always wanted to move  to the West Country so it just seemed like the right time and situation. Sorry to all my Berkshire clients, but I still have June, July and possibly August to finish any ongoing tattoos, however-Bristol is only up the M4 and pretty easy to reach by train too so it shouldn’t be too difficult to get by. I will keep everyone updated on coming guest spots and any news on this blog and my Instagram @hannahcalaveratattoos