Guest Tattooist: Inma (UK)

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London based since 2001, Inma first got introduced to tattooing at the age of 16. A self trained fine artist originally from Spain , she left the comforts of home early to learn and improve her craft.

Her regular trips to conventions and guestspots worldwide helped developed her distinguished style and stabilising a solid reputation within the industry. Mixing different influences from art, nature and other fellow tattooist , she likes to work with traditional fundamentals that will make a tattoo stand the test of time while playing with the placement of the piece in a way that makes it flow with and enhance the body where it lays.

Over the years she has had the honour to periodically work at world class shops such as Henning Jorgensen’s Royal Tattoo (Denmark), Adrian Lee’s Analog Tattoo (San Jose), Mike Davis Everlasting Tattoo (San Francisco), Richie Clarke’s Forever True Tattoo ( Liverpool) and Phil Kyle’s Magnum Opus (Brighton)

Although tattooing has been her favoured medium for the past 14 years, making time to keep her illustration work going and to collaborate in projects with other fine artist has also been key to keeping her creativity a flow . Keenly exploring different mediums through a BA honours degree in Mixed Media art she is of lately happy with pencils and markers. In recent years her artworks have made an appearance in several books as well of a number collective exhibitions. Drawn to the sacred ,the horrific, the mythological and the uncanny, her work creates a world of ambiguity where things don’t always make sense and humour is key.

Tattooing has over the years have major influence in her compositions, gradually becoming bolder and simpler.

Still a keen traveller, when at home in London she can be found at renowned Mo Copoletta ‘s The Family business.

Inma will be guesting at Lust for Life from December 7th 2015 to January 4th 2016. For appointments please email lust for life tattoo or inmatattooartist@gmail.com.