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In the next installment in our series taking a look at some of the artists taking part in the ninth annual Brighton Tattoo Convention, we speak to Grace Neutral, a hand-poke tattoo artist with a truly otherworldly aesthetic.

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After attending art school, Grace quickly found herself drawn to the world of hand-poke tattoos, getting her start by practicing on herself. She takes inspiration in everything from Hayao Miyazaki films to aboriginal art, the common thread of her work being an element of mysticism.

This otherworldly appeal extends to her daily life as well, as she has made headlines for her drastic body alterations to give her the appearance of a real-life pixie. Her intricate designs have put her in high demand, appointments in her studio are currently booked through the summer.

From April 30-May 1, the Brighton Tattoo Convention took place in the iconic English seaside town and rounded up some of the best tattoo artists in the world.

Be sure to check out our previous installment of the series with George Bone, Grace’s fellow Londoner and true veteran of the industry.

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