Botanical Tattoos

We Canadians are a hardy lot.  As the calendar turns to unveil a new year we push on through the dull days of January, willing ourselves from beneath our blankets.  The most depressing day of the year comes and goes and suddenly, as February approaches we realize that daylight extends past 5pm and hope is reinvigorated that spring will indeed soon come.  One of the ways in which we delight in the promise of spring is by embracing all things floral.  From bouquets for Valentine's Day to floral prints in clothing and yes, even to our tattoos!  On Janurary 19th The Hamilton Spectator featured a piece about the art behind botanical tattoos spotlighting our beloved Jen Stewart!

http://www.thespec.com/living-story/7072824-renwald-sketch-to-stencil-to-skin/

The Spectator article highlights two of our great clients, Seona and Abby who both sport spectacular examples of Jen’s skill and talent at botanical inspired tattoos.  

 Floral tattoo by Jen Stewart

Floral tattoo by Jen Stewart

 Poppy's by Jen

Poppy's by Jen

The article goes on to explain Jen’s process of designing a floral piece.  She draws her inspiration from the natural world by taking photos of living specimens and later sketching them to finally incorporating them into a final design that is stencilled onto the skin and then tattooed.   A constant reminder that spring is just waiting to emerge.