Whenever a TV channel puts something new out, they’ll always try their best to market it in a ‘different’ way. Most of the time, they’re far from original, and mostly really dull and stupid. Sometimes you can be really surprised though, as I was when I saw the way that truTV have launched their new … Continue reading

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Gallery: The London Tattoo Convention

Over the weekend, the London Tattoo Convention took place, and it was absolutely amazing. Some of the best tattooers in the world all gathered to show off their stuff to a packed venue, and everyone had a fantastic time! We sent Andy out to capture some photos of the show over the weekend. This was … Continue reading


London: This Weekend

Just a short post today, since tomorrow is the London Tattoo Convention! This is the show’s 10th year, and it’s going to be amazing. We’ve already covered what’ll be there, but in case you missed it: In celebration of this massive 10th anniversary landmark, the greatest number of the world’s absolute elite tattoo artists ever … Continue reading


Walls and Skin: Preserve Your Tattoos

The preservation of tattoos isn’t really a new thing. If you go to some museums, you’ll be able to see some, especially in museums in Japan and countries surrounding it. It’s a weird thing to see, especially when you know that these tattoos weren’t preserved with the consent of its owner. While the resources have … Continue reading


Total Tattoo is 10!

Total Tattoo, one of your favourite magazines, turns 10 this month. That’s a long time for a magazine, especially one about tattooing. It’s such a fantastic feat, so obviously their 10th anniversary issue is the best one yet! As a contributor to the magazine, I have to say this is all pretty amazing. After ten … Continue reading

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Paintings by Rat

Following on from the popularity of Rat’s Great Omi painting for the Macmillan Fundraiser, you all may be happy to hear that Rat has even more paintings for you. These paintings are all for sale, and they’re really beautiful. It’s great when tattooers sell their paintings, because it’s a great way to have some work … Continue reading

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Tattoo Twists

Normally, when I hear that one of the major TV channels has a new show about tattooing, I die a little inside. This isn’t because I’m some kind of elitist or anything, I just feel like major media outlets get tattooing wrong more often than they get it right. Once in a blue moon though, … Continue reading

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Bold as Brass Disney Fundraiser!

As you may have already noticed before on this blog, Bold as Brass had a Disney themed fundraiser, in aid of Aldder Hey Childrens Hospital, in Liverpool. The fundraiser took place over the weekend, and it looked absolutely fantastic! There was a lot of tattooing taking place, a lot of nails painted, and a lot of t-shirts … Continue reading


Instagram Addicts

If you’re anything like me, you check Instagram before you even get out of bed in the morning. If you’re a normal and sane person, though, you probably don’t, but still think Instagram is cool. As far as tattooing goes, it seems to have become the favoured place for tattooers to instantly show the tattoos … Continue reading


Various Failures

The guys at MVL have put together a new photo book about life in the shop. The shop in Leeds is home to Diego Azaldegui, Sam Layzell, and Rosie Evans, and they’re all pretty awesome tattooers. This is a new set of really awesome photos that they’re selling through their Big Cartel page. From the page: Born from … Continue reading


New Tattoosday UK Project- Be a Part of This!

After having a week off, and being able to have a think about the direction of this blog and what we want to do next, I have a new project in the works. This is going to completely change how this site works, and it’ll hopefully be something pretty exciting!  Right now, it’s a secret. … Continue reading


ManWoman Day 2014

Hey guys I’m back. I couldn’t wait to get back today, because I have some really cool things to show you! First up, the International Manwoman Day has been announced, and it looks like it’ll be even better than last year. Manwoman, or Manny to his friends, was a guy who was known as the … Continue reading


On Holiday This Week!

Sorry guys- there won’t be any posts this week! I’m having a little break while I sort myself out with my new job. I think it’s needed anyway; we all need a little break every once in a while! I’ll catch you all on the flip. Mel


Macmillan Fundraiser: Win this Fun Lovin’ Criminals T-Shirt!

It’s been a couple of weeks since we had a proper update about the fundraiser- sorry about that! It’s been a bit hectic while prints have been packaged and sent off, and I’ve been trying to keep track of all of your generous donations. Thankfully, the financial side of things has been taken care of … Continue reading


Tattoo Discrimination Debate Continues

For years now, the idea of discrimination against those who have tattoos has inspired many a debate. I’m pretty sure you’ll have even seen things on this site before about it if you’ve been reading for a long time. Lately, the debate has been re-opened in mainstream media, after a couple of people have been … Continue reading

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