Tegan



One of the first things Tegan did when we met was present me with a handful of tinsel. She was in the middle of decorating her new room and needed some help. In that moment I was given a glimpse of her personality: beautiful and bright with a generous amount of sparkle.

Jacqueline


Jacqueline's tattoos are a colourful celebration of her Caribbean heritage and sense of womanhood. She made a trip down to London from Hemel Hempstead, where she's been living for 40 years, to talk to me about the artwork on her skin.

Fidjit


Chin tattoo by Sway



It's always exciting when you discover a tattoo artist who has a truly distinct style. Fidjit is one of those artists. Her work is literally and metaphorically bold, full of imagination and character.

Susan




I found Susan on Instagram and was instantly mesmerised by her feed - full of beautiful butterflies and moths that she raises like her own (she calls herself a "moth mamma"). See if you can spot some of her creature friends in our photo shoot.

Rena




Rena makes music and writes poetry. Her tattoo serves a purpose many of us can relate to: it contains wisdom that we want to hold on to and draw strength from.




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