get to know otherworldly beauty grace neutral

We've brought you the newest talent on the radio, the silver screen and the catwalk, next up in our 35th birthday special is 25-year-old hand-poke tattoo artist Grace Neutral. With her elfin ears, purple eyes, forked tongue and all over body art she's...

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26 June 2015, 2:20pm

Grace wears jumper Black Rose Camden. Leggings Ashley Williams.

Grace wears jumper Black Rose Camden. Leggings Ashley Williams.

What do you do and why do you do it?
I tattoo because it's awesome.

Describe yourself in five words.
Kawaii, space, elf, princess, realness.

How did you start your career?
I drew everyday for years and taught myself how to tattoo.

What are you working on at the moment?
Tattooing, modelling and designing clothes.

What advice would you give young people wishing to follow in your footsteps?
Don't! Find your own path. But if you want to tattoo, never stop drawing.

We're celebrating the 35th Anniversary Issue of i-D, when did you last celebrate and what was the occasion?
Yesterday! My best friend's birthday - we had cake and morning tattoo club.

What excites you most about tomorrow?
Late night tattoo party with my best mates.

Tell us one thing that no one knows about you.
Ha! I wouldn't want to scare you like that.

What's your party trick?
Fitting into tiny cupboards, probably!

Finish this sentence: 35 is the new
Magic number.

@graceneutral

Credits


Photography Alasdair McLellan
Styling Max Clark
Hair Pierpaolo Lai at Julian Watson Agency
Make-up Lotten Holmqvist at Julian Watson Agency using Estée Lauder