Being unwell sucks!

So, there’s been a little bit of drama and a few happenings in tattooing this week, and I seem to be missing out on the debate! I’m not keeping quiet, I’m actually unwell again this week. Tattoosday UK is a one woman show, so when my health suffers, my work suffers too I’m afraid. I’ll … Continue reading


Let’s Stop With the Slut Shaming

Whenever someone talks about tattoos in a ridiculously uneducated and unfair way, I normally do a great job in avoiding it. A lot of the time, I genuinely don’t care. Every once in a while, though, I can’t help but feel really annoyed, and sometimes even angry with how pathetic people can be. Today was … Continue reading

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The P.Ink App Is Here

You may remember around a year ago hearing of a project called P.Ink, which focuses on helping breast cancer survivors get tattoos to cover up their scars from surgery. It’s a really fantastic project that’s helping more and more people all the time. Recently, they released an app that you can download if you’re a … Continue reading

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New Studio: Modern Classic Tattoo

After the success of the Frith Street Tattoo documentaries Stewart Robson created this year, it’s a little surprising to hear that he and Valerie Vargas are to leave the shop very soon, and open up their own in London next month. As much as they clearly both love Frith Street, I think many tattooers really want to … Continue reading



You’ve probably noticed the lack of updates this week- sorry, I am really unwell. The blog will be back to normal really soon, promise.

Mel xxx


Mint Gun Club: Now Hiring!

The guys at Mint Gun Club Tattoo are super busy at the moment. The shop’s main man, Mikee Cue, has been named numerous times one of the best tattooers in the country (including receiving a nomination for the UK Industry Awards!), which has left him ridiculously busy. Obviously this is fantastic for Mikee, but it’s … Continue reading


Lal Hardy and Cally Jo’s Living Exhibit

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

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