Lauren Smith

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Growing up on a small island just off the coast of France, I have always been fascinated with the beauty and flawlessness of nature and its perfect harmony of balance. This has allowed me to draw much of my artistic inspiration from the ebb and flow of nature around me and as such holds a fundamental theme in my art of tattooing.

It is my mission to work with my clients to not only create something beautiful and unique, but to create an experience that is empowering and allows for a true client-artist collaboration. While often holding organic elements as a fundamental theme in my work, I enjoy fusing this element within other styles including ornamental, dotwork and linework pieces.

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Service Pricing

Body Tattoo Price Time
Hand Poked Tattoos ($100 minimum +$125 each additional hour) $100+ 1h+

Experience

As far as I can remember, I have always been interested in the arts. Aside from doodling incessantly at a young age, I initially explored most of my creativity within music – playing numerous instruments including guitar, piano, flute and drums and recording bands/producing music in the studio. I later slowly started to move away from my musicianship and started to explore my creativity in other areas. It was in my last years of school that I found a love for sketching and creating oil/watercolour pieces and it was roughly around this time I started to become interested in tattoos and adorning them on my body. To bring joy through personalized art to the community in such a unique way seemed fascinating to me, and it was instantly something I was drawn to doing as a profession, but I didn’t quite know where to start. Fast forward a few years and I find myself on the other side of the world in Vancouver, where I was immersed into a vibrant city rich in arts and culture – my artistic exploration grew wild. This propelled me to realize my dreams in taking the first steps to combine my love of creating, bringing people joy and the art of tattooing together into one. My dreams have since become my reality and I have now been tattooing for just over 2 years, and I am excited and blessed to be able to now dedicate my time to furthering my knowledge and artistic ability within the realm of tattooing for many years to come.

Education

After finishing my school studies in Jersey obtaining an A-level in Art, Science and Music Technology I moved to Liverpool to study a degree in Sound Technology at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. I later travelled and went back to my island and started work within the Finance industry for a few years. I became unhappy, feeling lost and like I was missing that piece of the jigsaw in my life without quite being able to put my finger on it. I decided to gain new perspective and embrace a new challenge by moving abroad to Canada in 2014. It was here where I was able to truly find my passion and find that ‘spark’ I had been searching for. A love for having tattoos, lack of funds and insatiable curiosity led me to start tattooing myself and it was then I realized that this is what I wanted to do professionally. I completed the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen course which covers all aspects of risk factors and necessary health requirements to operate in an environment with the safety of myself and my clients being of paramount importance. I began tattooing my friends, then their friends and from there I began building my client-base. I started working professionally at Studio Artisphere as of May 2019 and look forward to continue expanding my professional knowledge and skill-set alongside my team and continue to develop my artistry through taking art-related courses and classes within the local arts community and beyond.

About

I like to think of myself as a people’s kind of person – someone who cares about others deeply and gains happiness through making other people happy. I enjoy spending time with my friends, and meeting new people – especially when travelling! I love the sense of adventure travelling brings and regularly seek to take mini-trips away, whether that be hopping over the border to spend a few nights in Seattle/Portland, hitting up local festivals such as Shambhala and Basscoast, to camping up in Squamish with friends over the weekend. Life’s all about the adventure and Vancouver is the greatest hub from which to do it! Other hobbies see me up the mountains snowboarding over winter, cycling down to the beach in the summer, sipping coffee at my favourite coffee shop (Prado!) while sketching on my iPad, and curling up at home with my cat Bear bingeing the latest Netflix crime-series with a good ol’ cup of tea. Of course as a Brit, tea is key! I’m a self-declared vegan foodie, animal-lover, music enthusiast and global trotter and am all about making the most out of my day – and yours too!

Ready when you are.

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