Artist Profile: Jenna Bouma

Where are you from?

I am originally from the most flat and cold place in the world- Edmonton, Canada. 

Where do you currently live and work as a tattooer?

I currently live in Brooklyn, New York and I work at East River Tattoo.

What is it that you love the most about being a tattooer?

Being able to be lucky enough to constantly exercise my creativity while also having the humbling opportunity of tattooing those drawings on people. Marking people permanently is something very unparalleled. Ill leave it at that. 

How would you describe your own style of tattooing?

All handpoked with a mix of stylised american traditional and Japanese work.

Why did you choose to be a part of SAITCON?

Loads of friends worked it last year and it seems like nothing short of a good time. 

What kind of tattoos can people expect to see from you at SAITC2018?

Lots of ladies, lots of Japanese masks, lots of floral motifs and lots of weird traditional. 

What would you LOVE to tattoo at SAITC2018?

A big dragon or tiger on a thigh or front, please. 

If you are an international guest, what do you look forward to about visiting, Cape Town South Africa? // If you are local in South Africa what do you love about our host town!? Cape Town?

Swimming with penguins, perhaps abseiling off table mountain.


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