photo by Aaron Codling Photography
“We are literally putting “medicine” in the form of images and symbols, INTO people’s bodies. This work can be quite profound and life changing for those who chose to engage it with deep intention and a desire to manifest positive change in their lives. ” EH 2018
Esmé Hall is the sole owner of and head tattooist at Sacred Vessel Tattoo. Born in Menlo Park, California to parents who recognized and nurtured her artistic abilities at an early age. The encouragement of exploring and developing different media and styles has led to a broad spectrum of artistic abilities, and years of dedication to developing skill and technique.
In 1994, while attending the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Esmé picked up her first set of tattoo machines and began experimenting with needles and ink in her own skin. Soon after that, she became immersed in the study of the history, culture, and art of tattoo. Inspired, she returned to Vermont in 1997, where she had spent the majority of her life, giving birth to her son Leroy in 1998 she took a small break from tattooing. To pursue this work more professionally, in 2001 she obtained an apprenticeship at the then named Body Art in Montpelier VT. In 2003, Esmé acquired her tattooist’s license from the State of Vermont, and after much planning and hard work, opened Venus Tattoos in February of 2009. Venus Tattoos closed it’s doors in March of 2011 with the early arrival of unexpected twin sons Jack & Balin, born 2 months prematurely. After a year 1/2 break with the twins and working very part time at The Shady Lady Tattoo and Piercing Parlour in Moretown VT, Esmé opened Sacred Vessel Tattoo in September 2017.
Esmé is known for her extreme attention to detail and reverence for the ancient art form of tattooing. Esmé is currently focusing on botanical/nature inspired imagery and intuitive tattoo sessions with her clients.
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