Jo Chastney started drawing from a young age and motivated by her passion for art, she grew an interest towards tattoos. She started a tattoo apprenticeship in 2012 at Ink Studios in Poole (UK), where she had a chance to develop her artistic skills, which led her to become a tattoo artist in 2013 for the same studio.
In 2014, Jo moved to First Electric Tattoo Parlour, Poole (UK), to work as a full time tattoo artist. In the meantime she has been developing her ideas of experimenting on different types of media, exploring the adaptability of drawings on different surfaces such as designing murals for Coast Cafe, drawing on shoes for Vans and on skateboard decks.
In May 2015 she joined the Immaculate Chaos Collaborative, Bournemouth (UK), alongside Jak Connolly, Sam Barber, Jamie Kerr, Leon Morley and Jacob Giles.
In 2016 she moved to a private tattoo studio called Black Lodge in Westbourne, where she is currently based as a tattoo artist.
Alongside working at the studio, she has also collaborated with Scarred For Life (clothing brand for Route One), which used her artworks for a collection signed Jo Chastney. She has a series of artwork displayed in Bodega, a beautiful wine and cheese bar located in Christchurch, Dorset.
Jo takes inspiration for her art from different artists such as, Otto D'Ambra, M.C Escher, Durer, Victoria Violence, Alphonse Mucha and Rebecca Vincent for their creativity on delivering the concept of their ideas as well as their technical abilities.
"When I first started tattooing I was focusing on traditional style tattoos but I found it hard to make them unique and personal, therefore I realised that I wanted to express my own creativity and that I was naturally predisposed for a style that would allow more freedom and individual input: dot and line drawings."
Although trained and interested in all sorts of tattoo styles, Jo likes to put her individuality and personal touch in her artwork.
Looking forward to more collaborations, guest spots, conventions and art interactions, Jo would like to bring her tattoo work around the world and you can contact her by email at: