Josh Stephens: SND Merch

Josh Stephens has just released a new t-shirt with Swallows and Daggers, and it looks really awesome. What’s even better is that if you’re a mailing list subscriber, you’ll also be able to get a free print- brill! If you’re not a subscriber, don’t fret; if you’re one of the first fifty people to order … Continue reading

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Tattoos of Freedom

Whenever we think of those who have been tattooed without their consent, most people probably think about World War 2 victims or children in news stories. As much as it’s uncomfortable to think about, there are others who are also tattooed against their will, who have survived (or are barely surviving) human trafficking. It’s almost insane … Continue reading

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Highlights from ManWoman Day 2014

If you read our last post, you’ll know that yesterday was ManWoman Day. My apologies if you missed this post- we had some technical issues, where some people weren’t able to see the post, and others saw it when the draft was put up on WordPress- some of you even saw it a day or … Continue reading


Manwoman Day: Today

Two years ago today, we lost a really special character in tattooing, and I lost a really cool friend, as did hundreds of other people around the world. Manwoman was a guy who worked for most of his life to spread knowledge about the swastika symbol, and its positive message. Most people still associate this … Continue reading


UK Industry Awards: Nominate Now!

Every year, the Liverpool Tattoo Convention hosts a fantastic awards ceremony celebrating tattooing’s finest artists. This is a really great way of showing some recognition to those who work their arse off every day, and a good way for those tattooers to be seen by even more people. The awards have been going for a … Continue reading


Total Tattoo: Out Now

This month’s Total Tattoo is out now, bitches! There’s loads of awesome things in this, including some stuff from yours truly. There’s convention coverage from my trip down to Stockton for the North East Tattoo Expo, which was a hell of a lot of fun. I really loved covering this convention, and I hope you … Continue reading

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Remo Barcellone: Now at Inkredible Kreations!

When one door closes, another door opens. This phrase couldn’t be more true when it comes to tattooing. So, when Remo Barcellone was without a shop with no prior notice, you may be impressed to hear he managed to get himself started up in a great shop in about a day! If you’ve been looking … Continue reading

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The Selling of Sailor Jerry

There’s been a lot said about the Sailor Jerry brand in the past few years. As the brand becomes bigger and bigger, more people have been debating whether it’s ethically right to make money from his name. Some people think that it’s wrong, because his widow doesn’t see any of the money the corporations that … Continue reading

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Cool Stuff: Roo Abrook

One of our readers has submitted a really cool set of prints they’ve created, featuring tattooed pugs, strongmen, cats, and ladies, and they’re really cool. Roo Abrook, the creator of these prints, has used antique pages from books and drawn and painted right over the top of them. There are also cushions of the strongman … Continue reading


Fundraiser: Warrior’s Fund

A new fundraiser will be taking place next year in aid of the Wounded Knee District School (WKDS), and it looks like it’ll be awesome. The fundraiser is called Warrior’s Fund, taking the form of a silent auction and exhibition. It won’t be taking place until March, but I want you guys to get excited about … Continue reading

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

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