She is known for her intricate, henna-like Indian-inspired goddess designs and for tattooing Kate Moss’s butt. She is also my favourite tattoo artist and if I had the money I would put myself on her two-year waiting list right now.
So who is Saira Hunjan?
She is from London, of Indian heritage and has been in the world of ink since she was 14 and did work experience in a tattoo parlour. With 10 years work experience, degrees from Central Saint Martins and Camberwell College of Arts and a bunch of A-lister tattoos (the Primrose hill crowd) on her resume, Saira Hunjan is definitely one of the Big Names right now. She has been featured in Vogue and the Guardian, and has been involved in collaborations resulting in her art now also being printed on clothing and stamped in leather. Saira has said in interviews she is inspired by art from Mexico and India, religious art, goddesses, death and gypsy art, resulting in intricate, detailed designs that celebrate feminine beauty. I am absolutely blown away by her designs, what more can I say. The art speaks for itself.
Images from Saira Hunjan’s website, The Guardian, SOMA magazine, Travelingbirds and Tigerdust blogs.