Jesse Lee Denning

Jesse Lee Denning, a New York City native who studied Art History at NYU, is a gallery curator, a part-time model, and is currently the Marketing Director of an NYC-based architectural firm.

Previously Jesse ran an art gallery and tattoo shop in the Lower East Side, Invisible NYC, but eventually sold her half of the business.

Jesse’s first tattoos were done while New York City still considered them illegal. The city’s ban on tattooing was lifted in the beginning of 1997, some 36 years after it started. Jesse’s tattoos are by Jason Kundell from Art Work Rebels; Troy Denning, Regino Gonzales and Marco Serio at Invisible NYC; Andre Malcolm; Julie Becker; and Shinji Horizakura at New York Adorned, who hand-poked the cherry blossom on her wrist.

Jesse is the featured girl for the Tattoo Life magazines, Tattoo Energy calendar for 2011 which has been photographed by Dale May, and has also wrote the forwardfor the highly regarded book “Art by Tattooists, Beyond Flash”


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