Creative Connections: Tattooist and Artist Jess Hannigan
Jess Hannigan is a professional artist and creative tattooist specialising in watercolor and abstract tattooing and art.
Based in Adelaide, South Australia, she has been tattooing for three years. Jess is also currently studying visual arts at university, majoring in painting.
"Tattooing as an art form is one I have an immense passion and love for."
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 response and she believes "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.”
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"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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