I’m Jamie Macpherson. I’m a tattoo artist, and illustrator and have been drawing and painting all my life and tattooing since 1999. I am currently tattooing in Vancouver, BC Canada at my private studio Hidden Dragon.
The tattoo world has allowed me to make art as a living and taught me so much about culture and art history. It has also allowed me to travel around the world and work with lots of like minded artists, mentors and meet some of the world’s best tattooers in their tattoo studios. I specialize in Japanese style tattoos which are usually all done on a large scale and am working towards more full bodysuits.
In Switzerland with Filip Leu
Tattooing with good friend Ishi Illsynapse from Nagoya Japan
collaboration with Jesse Dicey at Dutchman Tattoos BC Canada
Drawing with Filip
Getting a tattoo from Kurt Wiscombe in Winnipeg
Hanging out in Geneva with Christian Nguyen and cicile
The family Rebbi aya and Charlie
Goofing off with Luke Brown and Filip in Switzerland
With my digital art and surreal paintings, I’ve been working on a series of Therianthropes and sacred math based artworks in multiple mediums, from digital, oil on canvas, even silk screens on t-shirts. From years of studying art history through tattooing and reference research of visionary art, surreal art, psychedlic art, sacred geometry, symbols and mystical art I am unifying cultural themes, masks, beings even symbols to show that we are all telling the same complex story. I have been especially interested in our ancestors and their ancient wisdom traditions, building complex structures that cannot be explained with modern methods, and the idea that maybe we were more technologically advanced than the history books have led us to believe.
If you are living in or just visiting Vancouver, bc, Canada, come to my tattoo studio for a visit even if just to check out our art gallery, or say hi!