JANEEN SCOTT

(She/her)

Janeen Scott is an ever curious lover of symbolism and feminine iconography. As a 2018 graduate with distinction from The Alberta University of the Arts, her education facilitated her to channel her interest in art history, feminist theory, religion, mythology and occultism into a robust contemporary art practice where she created large scale figurative drawings that drew imagery and symbols from early christian art, witchcraft practices and folklore. Through her under-graduate degree she was actively pursuing a career in tattooing, preparing a portfolio heavily influenced by the research and work she was creating in her studio.

Beginning her apprenticeship shortly after graduating, tattooing quickly became one of the most important parts of her creative life. Having the privilege to continue exploring the imagery and symbols she is forever fascinated by while connecting with the many people who want her work tattooed is the largest pleasure of her career. 

To book with Janeen, send all inquiries by email. She conducts video consultations for custom work and has access to available flash designs on her Instagram

Recent Work

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Hemlock Tattoo would like to acknowledge our location and role to play within the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes: The Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations), and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. We want to express our deep gratitude for the people of these nations for caring for the land and all the sacrifices they have made in doing so.

We want to acknowledge our privileged position to be operating on this extremely abundant land and to recognize that ALL people residing here are Treaty 7 people. In the spirit of acknowledging this history we want to conduct ourselves in a way that honours the Seven Teachings of the Blackfoot, Cree, and Ojibwe people. These teachings are comprised of courage, honesty, humility, love, respect, truth and wisdom and they perfectly encompass how we wish to operate and share space in Treaty 7 territory. 

We also want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the indigenous origins and history of tattooing in North America as well as in a wider global context. Our modern western understanding of tattooing barely passes a glance at the deep, symbolic and sacred roots tattooing has in indigenous cultures. As a team we want to participate in changing this via the dissemination of information/education and supporting those who are working to revive and protect the ancestral tattoo techniques, motifs and patterns that colonialism sought to erase.

Thank you to Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes for her warmth, wisdom and guidance and to all future educators and experts for sharing their knowledge with us. We want to commit ourselves to continuing to amplify voices and seeking out the expertise of the historical stewards of this land we call home.

-Hemlock Tattoo

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