My love affair with tattooing began back in the early 1990's
when after finishing art college I moved to San Francisco.
A new wave of tattooing had just begun & I was intrigued, fascinated
& simply blown away by the creativity of the artists there.
I became completely hooked.
Over the years I've had the opportunity to travel & work with some
amazing artists, from New York to Japan & London to India.
After many years in Dublin I am now based in the sleepy countryside of east Cork Ireland.
Still to this day I love the ritual that comes with this ancient art form.
All this time I've continued to paint which was always my first love
& more recently have become engaged with the art of print making.
Here is a selection of some of my work over this 18 year period.
- Karen 2013