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Jessica Chen, a Toronto based painter, graphic designer, and tattoo artist. Her work is primarily inspired by geometric abstraction and formalist compositions and notions. Through the rearrangement and coordination of shape and colour, she explores the presence of space and the immediate relationships created within.
jesschentattoo@gmail.com

Tattoo Q A

What types of concepts do you like to work with?

For my next round of bookings, I'd love to focus on large scaled pieces and hand poking. The large scaled pieces will help me develop a better sense of design through the body. Hand poking will cater to those who love smaller tattoos, and also help develop my hand poking skills. Please submit to my next round of bookings if you are interested in working with either of these ideas.

When will your bookings reopen?

Late September or early October, please stay tuned via Instagram

How can I get an appointment with you? I have tried to submit my ideas more than once.

Honestly it's all about your idea. I am certainly drawn to a specific type of aesthetic. Again, I will be focusing on large scaled pieces.

How long have you been tattooing?

I started tattooing around the summer of 2015. Prior to tattooing, I worked as a freelance graphic designer and painter.

What is your process?

Please submit to my booking form when it is available. Again, it is not guaranteed that you will get an appointment. I will try my best to respond to everyone, which may take up to a week after your submission. If you do not hear back from me, I will not be able to do your tattoo at this time. I will have a cancellation list going.

After we have booked your appointment and received your deposit, I will be sending you a design the evening before the appointment or on the day of. This method works best for my schedule and there is no wiggle room. Feel free to let me know if you need any edits, I'd be happy to do them!

What are your suggestions for placement?

Placement will depend mostly on the type of design you're looking for. For fine line tattoos, I would suggest the following areas for the best results: inner forearm, inner bicep, feet, and upper ribs.

What is your rate?

Sometimes I price by the hour, sometimes by piece. Really depends on the design.

Do you tattoo with a machine or are these hand poked?

Mostly machine, some hand poked.

Do you do tattoo drawing commissions?

Currently I am not doing any tattoo drawing commissions but in general, I wouldn't recommend it. It's always best to work with an artist who you want to get tattooed by. It will be worth it!

Are you planning on guest spotting anywhere soon?

Plans are still in the works for some cites but I will be in:

San Juan, Puerto Rico - Dec 1 to 3rd: International Puerto Rico Tattoo Convention