Rose Hardy

New York City

Tuesday 10th May 2016

Rose Hardy

Where are you from?
I’m from New Zealand originally and I live in New York City now.

What do you do?
I’m a tattoo artist.

Describe your style in 3 words
Decorative, traditional-ish and I dunno…

What was your first tattoo?
The first tattoo I got was the first tattoo I actually did. So I practiced on myself and had no tattoos at the time. It was a weird black and grey lady figure, but it's covered up now - under a skull.

Tell us the Story behind your favourite tattoo…
My favorite tattoo is probably my palm tattoos - 2 halves of a butterfly making up a whole butterfly. One of my closest friends from New Zealand did it for me 6 years ago. I mostly just get tattoos because I love them. A lot of my work doesn't have deep and meaningful reasons behind them, but it was so painful I think thats why I love it so much as well, because it was such an ordeal.

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