My Lola calls me a gypsy, but really I am just looking for where I belong. In the mean time, I create artwork through tattoos, paint, and whatever else turns me on.
Today I find myself tattooing as my main practice. I love to collaborate with people and adorn them with a piece of art they can carry forever. I apply my tattoos using a hand-poke technique, which means I manually insert ink into the skin rather than using a machine. Sessions are usually filled with laughs, great music, and of course palo santo burning. By providing this method to my clients, I hope to give them a unique, intimate experience and beautiful long lasting tattoo.
If it matters, I graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Some of my art practices include styling, painting, illustration, dyeing, knitting, ceramics, sewing, you name it I have most likely have done it.
I am the owner of Midnight Oil Gallery and Love Always Tattoo.
The only goal in all of this is to create art and provide an experience that will enrich others' lives, and hopefully connect us all in some beautiful cosmic way... maybe, or to just make shit that looks cool.
If you are looking to get a tattoo, collaborate, or have something custom art made, I would love to make your dreams come true. It would be my HONOR!
Taylor Elyse Compton