Tattooist has designs on female artist award

Swindon Advertiser: Artist award hopeful Chantale Coady at work in her studio in Chippenham Artist award hopeful Chantale Coady at work in her studio in Chippenham

MOREDON-born Chantale Coady’s childhood dream was to be a tattoo artist and now she has been nominated for the Best UK Female Artist award.

Her peers in the UK Tattoo Industry Awards 2014 put her up for the ward, and now she is calling on people to vote for her.

The 35-year-old is well respected in the community, and has inked Indie group The Heavy’s Kelvin Swaby and is planning to work on band members from Ugly Kid Joe.

She said: “This is as big a deal for a tattoo artist as it is for a musician to get in to the top ten on Idol. Getting nominated by my peers is a massive achievement but winning all comes down to people voting for me.”

Chantale did her first tattoo on herself when she was only 14 and since then her body has become a canvas for numerous shapes, colours and styles.

She said: “I’ve wanted to do it for as long as I can remember really. I’ve always been interested in drawing and I went on to study fine arts.”

Now she has opened her own studio, Picture House Tattoo Studio in Chippenham, where she works with her own handpicked artists Claire Hamil, Sadee Johnston and Jody Dawber.

She said: “We’ve an all-girl studio going on and it’s great because I can choose who I want to work with now and all of them are so talented.”

The winners of the awards will be announced at the Liverpool Tattoo Convention in May.

To vote for Chantale, visit www.liverpooltattooconvention.com/uk-tattoo-industry-awards-2014.

To find out more about the Picture House Tattoo Studio visit www.picturehousetattoostudio.com.

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7:37am Wed 12 Feb 14

gambon says...

come on adver show us some of her work
come on adver show us some of her work gambon

8:19am Wed 12 Feb 14

RichardR1 says...

Bad enough on men, let alone women, IMHO.
Bad enough on men, let alone women, IMHO. RichardR1

8:56am Wed 12 Feb 14

swindondad says...

RichardR1 wrote:
Bad enough on men, let alone women, IMHO.
Personally I would not have a tattoo but I have to admit that some of them are beautiful and I can appreciate the skill of the artist.

That said why a separate award for "female artist" if Chantale's work it good enough she should compete openly.
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: Bad enough on men, let alone women, IMHO.[/p][/quote]Personally I would not have a tattoo but I have to admit that some of them are beautiful and I can appreciate the skill of the artist. That said why a separate award for "female artist" if Chantale's work it good enough she should compete openly. swindondad

9:01am Wed 12 Feb 14

ChannelX says...

swindondad wrote:
RichardR1 wrote:
Bad enough on men, let alone women, IMHO.
Personally I would not have a tattoo but I have to admit that some of them are beautiful and I can appreciate the skill of the artist.

That said why a separate award for "female artist" if Chantale's work it good enough she should compete openly.
To be fair, almost all award ceremonies have separate categories for male and female awards. The Oscars being a prime example. It doesn't mean the genders aren't comparable, it just allows more awards to be handed out.
[quote][p][bold]swindondad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: Bad enough on men, let alone women, IMHO.[/p][/quote]Personally I would not have a tattoo but I have to admit that some of them are beautiful and I can appreciate the skill of the artist. That said why a separate award for "female artist" if Chantale's work it good enough she should compete openly.[/p][/quote]To be fair, almost all award ceremonies have separate categories for male and female awards. The Oscars being a prime example. It doesn't mean the genders aren't comparable, it just allows more awards to be handed out. ChannelX

9:07am Wed 12 Feb 14

benzss says...

RichardR1 wrote:
Bad enough on men, let alone women, IMHO.
There is some excellent body art out there. Have a look.
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: Bad enough on men, let alone women, IMHO.[/p][/quote]There is some excellent body art out there. Have a look. benzss

9:11am Wed 12 Feb 14

swindondad says...

ChannelX,

Where there are separate awards for each gender you have a point but in this case there is a award open to all an one open only to women.
ChannelX, Where there are separate awards for each gender you have a point but in this case there is a award open to all an one open only to women. swindondad

11:31am Wed 12 Feb 14

twasadawf says...

They look great especially as you get older and they start to fade and the skin gets all flabby self mutilation me thinks
They look great especially as you get older and they start to fade and the skin gets all flabby self mutilation me thinks twasadawf

12:18pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Davey Gravey says...

RichardR1 wrote:
Bad enough on men, let alone women, IMHO.
Give me a gorgeous looking woman with some tasteful tattoos over a grumpy beer gutted bar tender any day
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: Bad enough on men, let alone women, IMHO.[/p][/quote]Give me a gorgeous looking woman with some tasteful tattoos over a grumpy beer gutted bar tender any day Davey Gravey

1:08pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Jimmy Cricket says...

I wouldn't want a tattooist touching me who works off a dirty workstation like that!
I wouldn't want a tattooist touching me who works off a dirty workstation like that! Jimmy Cricket

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