Saturday, 31 July 2010

Hand Poked Tattoos

A style of tattooing taught to me by Hannah Johnson, after going over a tattoo of my own.
I use needles that make three small pricks, I like that I can build up the design dot by dot. I'm still practicing, it takes a long time and can be more painful than gun tattoos, I'm told.

Spider tattoo I designed based around the house spider. I concentrated the joints and shapes of the legs. Its on the right side of my boyfriend's chest. I'm going to finish it with a little more grey shading on the body and a couple of legs.

I love the simple, classic shape of the Fleur de Lis. I was inspired by the structural shading in Victorian filligree designs. It is on Antonia's ribs, the left side. I am also tattooing two upside down Fleur de Lis on my own ankles. Its taking a little while to finish. It's an awkward angle and pretty painful. but coming soon....

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Pigeon Claw Pendant

Making fake gold
Alloy experiments with mixtures between bronze and brass.

Initial sketch.

Made by sand casting a pigeons foot in an alloy of bronze and brass. The glass diamond is fixed by bending each claw a little and making small grooves to hold it in place.

Think of England

Hackney Olympics 2012


Feathers in the Plughole

Madrid airport. Stranded passengers during the Icelandic volcano