NTA's Best Artist 2018
In mid-February, I visited with Jen Carmean at her new private location in Bloomingdale, NJ. It's a comfortable little spot with good north light and tons of art to keep your eyes busy for the entire visit. My visit wasn't entirely a social call. I was getting a 'sneak peak' at a photo shoot for an upcoming photobook by tattooist/photographer/publisher/organizer, Elvia Iannacone Gezlev. Jen and I (and quite a number of international tattoo ladies) exhibit as part of a collective called, Ladies, Ladies, ART SHOW which shows at various studios in Brooklyn, NYC and has been curated by Elvia as well as Emma Griffiths, Maggie Serpica and others.
A handful of Jen's clients gathered at the studio this sunny Sunday afternoon for a great and productive gathering. I also got in on the action by getting tattooed! Check out the photos below! You can see why she was awarded Best Tattooist.
To learn more about Jen, visit her website where there are many more photos of her stunning work. And be sure to read this interview in TattooLife.
127 Hamburg Turnpike
Jen Carmean receives NTA Award for Best Tattooist, 2018 • Photo by: Richard Todd Photography
Photo courtesy of Elvia Iannacone Gezlev