I stepped up my print game

I didn’t do much during lockdown 3, but the four days I managed to pick up a pencil and actually draw i made some art I thought was worth printing really well. I went to Niche Frames on Zetland road and got 23×50 prints made on 320gsm acid free paper. All that really means is they’re swish and I want to rub my face on them ( I promise I won’t) I’ve limited them to a run of 20 each so once they gone they gone!

They are available on my big cartel site <3

thankyou so much for all your support guys xx

Back to work 2021

Hey everyone! what a year huh :\ at least we are finally allowed back to tattooing! I have rebooked all the people (I think)

If you had a deposit put down or an appointment pre/during LOCKO and you haven’t recieved a text/email/phonecall it is either because you are one of the people who has changed their number during the last year or one of the people who I missed because of my human erroring! Please get in contact via text (not whatsapp because I don’t have it anymore!) or email with the subject line LOCKOHNO and I’ll find you a space!

It is a relief to have my diary full again but also a little daunting as now I am booked up until mid September. Erk. So for anyone wanting to book ongoing work or a new piece I am asking you lovely people to email me on the 15th July to book for later in the year! Priority will be given to ongoing work of course <3 but I will definitely have space for a few new pieces. As this year is going to be so busy with rebooked clients I have decided temporarily to stop taking on certain tattoos. Normally I do love keeping my toe in with most styles, I was a street shop artist for some years and the love of being able to do lots of different styles is still strong within me. But this year I really wanna focus on doing stuff that will spark my imagination with weird and wonderful ideas: weird nature, animals doing things they would not normally do,weird birds, aliens, Dogs and cats dressed up as bowie/any flamboyant pop culture icon, neo trad portraits of 70’s/80’s musicians/magicians, magic, the esoteric, mushrooms, food tattoos, neo traditional tattoos, pun tattoos…. and anything I have knocking around in my available flash designs (which can be found on my instagram highlights)

After a year of no consultations I think this year for new people I will try and do them on a Sunday in a pub garden because meeting face to face is important! A face to face consultation ensures you know who you’re booking in with, you can usually tell if you gel with a person straight away and gets rid of that first session anxiety. If you ever have a consultation with someone who makes you feel uneasy or you get a bad gut feeling you are NEVER obligated to get a tattoo with them!

For anything I can’t take on this year due to time constraints I would recommend my beautiful colleagues, they all specialise in different things so should have you covered for most styles.

Bryoni, aka _Tatty_B_ on instagram specialises in freehand script and calligraphy, smooth colour, soft black and grey, new school, soft pastel roses, pop culture icons and butts. She’s a really easy and funny person to chat to and is great at interpreting ideas in smooth colourful ways. She is also as bald as Phil Mitchell but at least three times as sexy.

Scarlett, aka ink_dotdot on instagram specilises in black and grey handpoke style, she loves tattooing stylised nature pieces, delicate floral and leaf tattoos, and simple line based art. She can put in palm tattoos and can even tattoo the conch of the ear safely and without noise! As she does not use a machine the tattoos are a lot less painful and cause less trauma to the skin they also take a lot less time to heal. Handpoke tattoos typically take longer than machine tattoos. She stresses out about this fact, but she shouldn’t because her work is beautiful. She cares deeply about social issues and is pretty bloody funny to boot.

Mick aka Mickamus on instagram specialises in fun, bright crisp pop culture designs, with a particular love of cartoon stickers,animal and pet tattoos (in realism or charicature) game art, nerdy stuff and anime. He can freehand pretty much anything as he used to work in one of the busiest street shops in Northern Queensland. He looks a bit like a koala but does not eat as many leaves. He’s a super easy going guy and is a pleasure to sit and chat shit to.

If those guys don’t do the styles you are looking for I am always happy to recommend other artists who I personally would get tattooed by (or already have been!) I might make a little list of people for later but until then just shoot us a message. It might take a little while to reply but we will get there eventually!

If you managed to get through all of this, thankyou for your patience and perseverance. I couldn’t do what I love every day without you guys and I really really appreciate it.

LOVE AND PEAS

Prints fah sale

Hey everyone! I managed to do a really exciting thing and made a bigcartel shop

IT CAN BE FOUND HERE

I am selling all my cat prints, and to get around bigcartel fees I have uploaded a bunch of smaller photos. I’ll post bigger versions here now so you can inspect them properly!

If you would like to buy some but pay with paypal email me with the prints you want hannahcalavera@hotmail.co.uk and I can sort it out that way too! Also all prints will be available at the studio in Bristol if you’d rather see and buy them IRL

I also have this A3 leggy boi print for sale

And this tiger

and these two as well!

Anyway! I hope your lockdowns aren’t going too badly. I hope we will be allowed to work again soon but I’m not holding out! Therefore everyone who was rescheduled will only be rebooked once we get a definite date to go back to work!

Hannah x

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 🙂

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!

xx

 

 

 

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.

 

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!

xx

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