Noel’le Longhaul is the figure behind Laughing Loone, one of my favourite Instagram discoveries in a while. Noel’le is a twenty five year old witch, artist and musician based in Massachusetts, and she’s considered to be one of the world’s first witch tattoo artists. (You can read a deeply insightful interview with her here…)
Her tattoo work is worlds away from what you will have encountered before, I can promise that. And I must say that I’ve fallen deep in love with her wyrd, unconventional, story telling style…so much so that I want to put ‘Be tattooed by Noel’le Longhaul’ on my ‘to do before I die’ list.
“I focus on tattooing as a supportive and collaborative endeavor. I desire to create a space where it is safe and possible to be vulnerable, open, and honest. I generate imagery alongside and partnered with my clients, communicating throughout.
I am a gender-nonconforming person that uses they/them/theirs or she/her/hers pronouns. I have been working primarily with queer folk for many years, and am particularly interested in supporting people in their process of building homes for their spirits out of their bodies; particularly bodies that are “complicated,” marginalized, or criminalized. I am interested in the intersections of fiction, myth, and wildness with intimate/physical space; such as tattooing.” – Noel’le Longhaul