JUDE LE TRONIK (JUDE VESVARUT)
I am a non-binary Thai-Chinese artist/ magical creature extraordinaire. I currently tattoo at Lilith Tattoo, Seattle, WA, Unceded Coast Salish territories of the Duwamish People.
I started tattooing in 2012 and over the years I have worked as a tattooist, concept artist, muralist, and illustrator in LA, Vancouver, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Seattle.
I view my tattooing practice as both an art that incorporates symbology magic and healing work. I want to make art that is approachable for everybody at all levels, be it purely aesthetic and/or spiritual. At its roots, tattooing in many cultures have been a mark of a rite of passage, as well as a powerful medium to empower, transform, and heal an individual through designs and images. It is a way for us to reclaim our bodies and to hold on our skin what we believe is beautiful and significant. I approach my work in the light of this notion.
Being deeply inspired by nature and land-based practices, I enjoy bringing the wonders and beauty of the world into my art practice. Fauna, flora, as well as magical narratives - mythology, folk lore, archetypes are prominent themes in my work.
I work only in freehand blackwork. Freehanding has allowed me to create your concept and respond to your body in real time, which requires a lot of mindfulness. This way of working helps me keep my work fresh and the designs dynamic and flowing with the anatomical lines of your body. This means you will not see any preliminary drawings before the appointment. This is a process that requires a lot of trust, the design will be sketched on to your skin with surgical ink pen.
If you are interested in working with me, please take some time to look at my portfolio and come to the process with an open mind and as a collaborative process instead of already having a single idea set in stone. I work to give you the best tattoo that I can with the style of art that I do.
If you are interested in working with me, please email me at email@example.com or use the form on the contact page.
Please include a brief description of what your concept is, where on your body, relative size, and budget. Starting June 2022 I will be charging flat rate by project instead of hourly. This rate is based on time I will be drawing on you, tattoo time, and complexity of designs. This also helps you to know what you're actually going to be paying vs relative quoting range.
Bigger projects of 6+ hrs (full-sleeves, leg sleeves, torso, back piece, etc.) will be prioritized.
At Lilith Tattoo, we aim and are committed to providing a safe, respectful, and inclusive space for people of all races, sexes, genders, bodies, classes, and backgrounds. I believe in anti-oppression politics and community building for those that are marginalize. In building such safe space for my clients, co-workers, and myself: racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, ableism, and any form of bigotry/ harassment will NOT be tolerated in the work space we are sharing. If you have accessibility needs, please let me know in the email so I can make arrangements to accommodate you in the studio.
Looking forward to working with you,
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