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“As we are born, we are free beings gifted with the ability to find the utmost joy in the small things, living in the moment through them.  As we get older and exposed to everyday life concerns, we have a tendency to detach from this pure state of mind that if kept, would maybe serve as a tool to deal with daily hardships. Through my art, I am looking to connect my audience and myself to that childlike feeling of innocence.״

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Professional Experience


2022  - "Fitting In": Solo exhibition at Inked, New York City. 
2021  - Residency at Inked NYC. 

- Founder and Instructor of "Drinking and Drawing NYC"

- Solo exhibition at Beit Haamudim, Tel Aviv 

2020  - Solo exhibition at “Drivin Jazz Tel Aviv”

2019   - Featured artist at Framed Berlin, drawing masterclass. 

- Founder and Instructor of "Drinking and Drawing Berlin"
- Guest-spot at Ink and Water, Toronto

- Guest-spot at No Regrets studio, London

- Guest-spot at Puro, Milano
- Guest-spot at Dots to Lines, Berlin 

- Guest-spot at Through my third eye, London

2018-2019 -  Residency at NOIA founded by Julia Rehme 

2018  - Tattoo artist at "DYO Tattoo" - boutique studio in Tel Aviv.

2017  - Tattoo artist at “Big Boy” studio in Ramat Gan.

2016 - "Music Room" established and managed, Music and Art Center In Kibbutz Afek.

2009 - 2013 - Children's activity guide at the “Omanya” Center for leather art. 


Feature Article About Ms. Nizan In Mako Israel

Feature Article About Ms. Nizan In IDF Tweets

An Article About Ms. Nizan In Hapitria Magazine
Marco Mattarese’s  book - “PURO-contemporary tattoo”


2016 - Tattoo course guided by Anat Hetzroni.

2007-2012 High School, Carmel Zevulun High School, Yagur. Expanded subjects: English, music and art.

 Shani Nizan (born November 21, 1995), is an Israeli tattoo artist based in New York. She is best known for her 'Human-Animal' figures that she refers to as her 'Creatures'. Nizan was never trained as a formal painter, but she refined her skills by painting every day. At age 18, she joined the Israeli military as an educational NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) in the 601st Battalion of Combat Engineering. To pass the time during the long guarding duties, she would paint on her arm with a pen. The drawings went viral on Facebook and were applauded by an audience who believed they were tattoos. This sparked her tattooing career in 2017, and she studied under tattoo artist Anat Hetzrony. 

In 2018, Shani received a personal invitation from a leading art studio, owned by Julia Rehme in Berlin, for a permanent position. During that time, she simultaneously toured in Europe and was a guest artist in tattoo studios like Puro Milano, De l'Art ou Du Cochon in Paris, Through My Third Eye in London, Dots to Lines, and many others.


After working for two years in Berlin, Shani moved to New York City. Shortly after, she returned to Israel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In September 2020, She presented a solo exhibition "I Didn't Like Jazz" at Beit Haamudim in Tel Aviv. In 2021, Nizan founded "Drinking and Drawing NYC". She currently works as a resident artist at Inked NYC, a globally renowned Manhattan-based tattoo studio and gallery established by Inked Magazine. 

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