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I have been tattooing professionally since 2005 after apprenticing with Shep at The Body Art Shop in Adelaide, and making art for as long as I can remember. In 2009 I relocated to Melbourne, and that same year I started taking botanical illustration classes with the wonderful Mali Moir which had a strong influence on my tattooing. For my first six years in Melbourne I was fortunate enough to work with and learn from some of Australia's most talented artists, practising a diverse range of styles, including the American Traditional work offered at Chapel Tattoo and the more illustrative large-scale and Japanese work offered at Tama Tattoo. 

 

Aesthetically my work is inspired by natural history illustrations, Baroque still lifes, Tibetan thangka paintings and 19th Century book illustrations as well as more traditional tattoo imagery. Thematically I am drawn to all motifs from nature, but particularly plants, and particularly those with herbal, medicinal or magical properties. I also love imagery of a religious, folkloric or mythological nature and am particularly fond of Buddhist themes, early Christian art and European fairytales.

 

In late 2021 I relocated from Melbourne back to Adelaide with my family, and am now working by appointment only from my private studio, Artemisia Custom Tattooing, in a shop that I share with my husband's business, Shaun C. Duncan Custom Framing and Fine Art Printing, located in Daw Park. 

When I'm not tattooing or painting I enjoy spending time in nature, belly dancing, reading and spending time with my husband Shaun and our three gorgeous children Miles, Audrey and Lester. Shaun and I also run our work-in-progress business Lepus Luna, producing limited edition fine art prints of work by myself and other contemporary artists, as well as classic artworks in the public domain.

Fine art prints of my work and others:

AMY  C. DUNCAN

ADELAIDE SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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TATTOO ARTIST
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botanical illustrator

 

 

 

 

 

 

I make natural history themed tattoos at Artemisia Custom Tattooing, my private appointment-only studio in Adelaide SA. I also accept commissions for paintings and illustrations.

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