Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Jess Hannihgan has been tattooing for four years. Jess has a strong artistic vision:
“I am heavily inspired by nature and captivated by colour and movement. I seem to always strive for a sense of surrealist freedom in my work, which is why I have a deep connection with the fluid, and often irrational mediums of watercolours. Although, my relationship with water colour painting is long, tattooing as a medium is relatively new for me."
For Jess, who also goes by the name of Little Miss Jess, tattooing is a personal art form and she believes "[it] feels like a direct connection to my roots and a times of old."
Her fascination lies in the self-expressions that goes hand-in-hand with tattooing: "The form and desire to mark the body with illustrations containing personal responses to themselves and their experiences is one that has a history as long as human kind."
Jess feels incredibly humbled to be able to tattoo people and, as she says, "sharing not only a story of life, but a piece of myself with every tattoo I do."
"Tattooing as an art form is one I have an immense passion and love for and I feel incredibly lucky and excited to be a part of it.”
Tattooing as an art form is one I have an immense passion and love for.
I seem to always strive for a sense of surrealist freedom in my work.
Tattooing as a medium is relatively new for me.
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