Thursday, 8 January 2015

Our Chosen Instrument - #3 - Michelle Taylor

Michelle Taylor is a lovely tattoo artist who resides in Hastings. She has recently opened up her own tattoo parlour in central Hastings after working with other studios for four years.  The parlour was originally a hayloft for the horses in the stables below. Is it the only working tattoo parlour with its own winching wheel? Have a look at the Monkey Paw Tattoo Parlour or better yet, use it.

instrument of choice

Michelle has worked in many sectors including the production and selling of clothes, furnishings and jewellery; worked in the homelessness sector; completed her Fine Art degree in 2007 which majored in Installations. this then laid the path for art markets, exhibitions, open submissions and a shop in Hastings called i-Candy Arts - its ethos being to make art practised involvement to all. Michelle is a multi-tasker, she worked on i-Candy at the same time as working in her own studio, running club nights. She has now settled down to produce her own nature, Japanese, cover-up, rework and bespoke drawings and tattoos. 

lace pattern for a tatto drawn by Michelle 

She counts Louise Bourgeois, Vivienne Westwood, Paula Rego, Freaks and Circus Folk, Old Photos of New York to name but a few as inspirations. She has recently finished working with Jake and Dinos Chapman in Hastings, her work can be seen here. She can be contacted for work at +44 (0) 7423059706 or through the feedback form on her website or through Twitter

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