London Tattooist Nikole Lowe Inks Wallpaper

New Zealand-born tattooist Nikole Lowe, 47, who lives in London and runs studio, Good Times Tattoo, has taken her skills in a new direction – wallpaper design.

After the studio was closed by Covid-19, Lowe, who was a star of the TV show London Ink, partnered with Wallpapered.com owner Kat Truong, a fan of the tattooist’s Chinese-style artwork.

The partnership has now seen six of Lowe’s paintings turned into wallcoverings for sale on the Wallpapered.com website.

Truong said: “Pushing the artistic boundaries has been a priority and introducing a collection of authentic, hand-painted artwork with minimal digital input is a dream come true.

“Nikole’s paintings are stunning and to be able to reproduce them as wall murals where every detail of the brushstroke is visible is amazing.”

Original article by Peter Laing, Deadline, January 14, 2021.


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