Mystical Magpie: The Tattoos of Hannya Jayne

Mystical Magpie: The Tattoos of Hannya Jayne

Tattoo artist Hannya Jayne is reclaiming the mystical fascination of tattoos.
Beautiful air balloon tattoo.
Beautiful air balloon tattoo.
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In a world of Instagram and smart phones, some of us could argue that art is losing some of its magical power. We're looking at beautiful creations through screens, glancing at them for a few seconds, ‘like’ing and ‘comment’ing on them… but are we really taking it all in?

For some reason, I’d only ever seen Hannya Jayne’s tattoo art on the bodies of people. I’d watched her do her thing at various conventions over the last few years but had never followed her online.

For me, she was one of those artists who had a spark of something special, something mystical that wasn’t communicative through an Instagram picture.

This, coupled with her attitude towards tattooing, and her completely original and rebellious artistic style, meant I was dying to showcase her work with you guys.

"Tattooing seems to have lost its mysticism in recent years, I think that is why I personalise my work station with so many curiosities and oddities. It brings a little spark of the exotic and mysteriousness to the experience of getting tattooed."

-Hannya Jayne
Leaves tattoo by Hannya Jayne.
Leaves tattoo by Hannya Jayne.
Hannya is based in Amersham, UK. Find out more on her website or follow her on Instagram @hannyajayne tattooing.

"I love the fact that when I tattoo someone, it will be with them through everything they experience for the rest of their life. That’s awesome."
The beautiful, mystical oddities of Hannya Jayne.
The beautiful, mystical oddities of Hannya Jayne.
Rose tattoo
Rose tattoo
Decorate your life with things you love!
Decorate your life with things you love!
Love this crazy colourful dinosaur tattoo.
Love this crazy colourful dinosaur tattoo.
Wicked peony tattoo.
Wicked peony tattoo.
Hannya preparing a Stitch tattoo design.
Hannya preparing a Stitch tattoo design.
Hannya's technique is like no other tattoo artist.
Hannya's technique is like no other tattoo artist.
Abstract face tattoo by Hannya Jayne.
Abstract face tattoo by Hannya Jayne.
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