On 4th July 2018, The Mandrake welcomed world-renowned British tattoo artist Thomas Hooper, who lead the next phase of our Artist-in-Residence programme. Hooper, who is already a celebrated artist at the hotel, having created the four-storey mural artwork in our lift shaft, brought his ink to The Mandrake, creating intricate artworks on guests and the hotel walls. 

Hooper is renowned globally, with a waiting list of over 18-months for his body art. In July, for one week only, in-house guests of The Mandrake, could book to have a signature Hooper piece tattooed on their bodies. Having once made his mark in New York, now in Texas, Hooper came back in his motherland - and his favourite hotel - The Mandrake. 

Our luxury hotel suites and Penthouse Suite offer an unforgettable guest experience.


Thomas Hooper studied Drawing at the London Institute of Art and Design and his artwork has been displayed at numerous galleries, including a joint exhibit with his tattoo mentor Jim MacAirt at Fleet Gallery in his hometown of Hastings in East Sussex, UK.

Thomas Hooper