In Memory of Hannah Oliver

Screen Shot 2018-08-07 at 18.34.0625-year-old tattoo artist Hannah Oliver (Han Maude) passed away this weekend from a rare form of lung cancer. Having followed and supported her short yet vibrant tattooing career, we’d like to take the time to celebrate her work and her life. We’d also like to send our thoughts to her family and friends at this difficult time.

From Jekyll & Hyde in Rugby to Infinite Ink in Coventry, Hannah grew her talent as a remarkable dot work tattoo artist, and she showed her sense of humour and passions through her work. Known for her hoop earrings, long nails, and her love of Disney and blackwork tattoos, Hannah was much respected and loved throughout the tattoo community. She was also involved in conventions and Things&Ink exhibitions; she created a super cute kewpie inspired by Sailor Moon and cats for our Miniature Ink 2 art exhibition. Our editor Rosie owns and treasures the kewpie created by Hannah and displays it with pride in her home.

Hannah was also involved in the 100 Hands Project, curated by Alice Snape,  in which she tattooed a latex arm with an original dot work design. Her hand is now on show at the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth, until 6th January 2019. So go down and see a piece of her original work. It’s a little piece of history and a little piece of her.

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Donna Reid, a close friend who worked with Hannah has set up a GoFundMe page to help Hannah’s family with the funeral costs:

We have lost our amazing friend Hannah. She has been taken from us all way too soon, and there will be an irreplaceable hole in so many of our lives now. She leaves behind so many people who adore her and who are going to miss her every single day. She has suffered with severe Crohn’s disease for quite some time now which has lead to her health declining dramatically. She was recently diagnosed with a very rare type of terminal cancer that attacks the blood vessels in the lungs. She fought it with everything she had, in true Hannah style! However, her battle with cancer was a short one, and on Sunday morning she had a heart attack and was taken from us.
It is now time for Hannah’s family’s to arrange her funeral. Before she passed, she had decided how she would like her funeral to be. I am reaching out to you all to ask if you will donate towards helping with the cost, no matter how small. Every penny will go to her family so that this awful time they are having to go through can be made a little easier. Thank you, Donna x

If you would like to donate click here.

Before she passed away, Hannah got in touch with us hoping to raise awareness about the rare form of cancer she was diagnosed with, and how she could support and fundraise for the EHE Rare Cancer Charity, so that she could help others. Sadly Hannah never got the chance to spread the word about this charity and the work it does, if you would like to donate in Hannah’s memory, click here.

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