Goddess and Warrior Tattoos Handpoked by Tati Compton

Warrior Athena handpoke tattoo by Tati Compton

Wild curiosity and strong independence give Tati Compton a unique voice in modern tattooing. Inspired by myths, mysticism and folklore from around the world, she handpokes figures of divine empowerment.

Athena, Greek goddess of war, leaps into battle with grace. Ala, Nigerian Earth Mother, beams with natural hair and a halo of energy. There’s Circe, of the sun, brewing a potion, while Luna, of the moon, kicks back to smoke weed. One of Compton’s strongest statements is the Maenad, a supernatural femme known for drinking and dancing. Usually shown to be reckless, her version stands strong, unapologetic, making eye contact. Tattoos like this can change the way we reflect on our heritage, our values, and the lives we choose to lead.

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Morgan is a New York-based curator of contemporary tattoo art. She is Founder and Editor of the digital gallery tattrx.com, works as a freelance tattoo writer and an agent for modern artists.

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