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 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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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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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!

 

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

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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