Although still dominated by men the tattoo world is no longer what it once was: a male driven industry. More and more women find their way into the shops, both to be tattooed and as artists. Sandra Ovenden is a talented tattoo artist based in Perth, Australia. Sandra shows that the tough attitude of tattoos and a more feminine approach go really well together: both in her tattoo work and in her paintings and illustrations.
For her art, old fables and dark fairy tales mostly inspire Sandra. Next to that, she loves fantasy, mysticism, beauty and religious iconology, of which you will all find element in her soft, feminine paintings. Style wise Sandra’s paintings are a beautiful crossing between characteristic tattoo line style, vintage illustrations from the twenties and the well-known classic Art Nouveau illustrations. The soft aesthetic of the paintings combined with the mystery surrounding the characters Sandra portrays result in arcane pieces of art that lure you in with their beauty.