Mystical Magpie: The Tattoos of Hannya Jayne
Tattoo artist Hannya Jayne is reclaiming the mystical fascination of tattoos.
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 is based in Amersham, UK. Find out more on her website or follow her on Instagram @hannyajayne
"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."