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 PatrykΒ  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 πŸ˜€

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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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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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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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 πŸ˜€

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 Blog attempt #2

Hello everyone! I’ve been at Southmead Tattoo studio for a couple of months now and I’m having a blast πŸ˜€ 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 πŸ˜€

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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!

 

Travel light

Hey everyone, I’m finally back from my looong few months of guest spots. No more now until after I get back from Singapore in March! I will be fulltime at Black Rabbit in Newbury, Berkshire from now until further notice! That means I get to tattoo you Reading and Newbury folks again!

I tattooed the wonderful Kitty Kotori a few months back with a picture of her cute dog Boo! This was so fun to tattoo, and we got it done in 4 hours because she sat so well!

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And here are some pics of the Scottish fold Kitty I got to tattoo on Sidonie at my guest spot in Daventry at Nevermore

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Really enjoyed making the colour palette for this one, and would love to do more along these lines.

Here is a work in progress that I also really loved doing, can’t really go wrong with an arctic fox tattoo though right? This is very much a cute animal tattoo blog post!

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Nor can you go wrong with a wolf! Well…I don’t think you can anyway- I started this wolf sleeve up in my guest spot at Blue Cardinal in Manchester. I really did have a blast there with Beau!

I got to start this Wicked tattoo as well!

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Here is a lady I got to do at my guest spot in Birmingham at Sweet Life Gallery

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This really was a special guest spot, I loved working with Leah and Craven and hopefully will be heading back up there after my holiday in March!

So a little info- I’m currently booking for January, February and March up until my holiday, if you’d like a spot please email hannahcalavera@hotmail.co.uk

Thankyou!

 

Hannah

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Obligatory Christmas post!

Hey everyone, so on Friday I had my last day at picture house in Chippenham- which was sad but I am happy to have met some wonderful people and had a well needed “good time” at work for the last 3 months!
Who knew that was even possible?

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I will miss those crazy people, but will see them on the regs at conventions next year!
here is a tattoo I did on my last day
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pissed up old tomcat on Ed, I want to do more like this!

The good news is I have found a permanent place to work in Jericho in Oxford as of February 2014 and will officially be an Oxford tattooist! It’s a private studio in the heart of Jericho, 5 minutes walk from Oxford train station. So it is mega easy for all you Reading and Berkshire people to get to. If you have an appointment with me I will be phoning you to tell you where it is don’t worry!

Here is a christmassy tattoo I managed to get a totally healed photo of recently
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I’ll keep you all updated on the Oxford antics and once I move all my stuff to the new studio I’ll snap some pics!
I hope everyone has a good christmas and a happy new year!
xxx