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


10th London Tattoo Convention: September

The first press release for the London Tattoo Convention has been released and sent over to me (thanks Roland!), and it looks like it’ll be the best convention they’ve ever held. The show, which takes place on the 26th-28th of September at Tobacco Dock, has some of the best tattooers in the world all working … Continue reading


No Class: At least They’re Honest

I saw something on the Needles and Sins website today about a ‘free DIY tattoo shop’ today that I really hope doesn’t start a trend. The ‘shop’, called No Class, is a place where people can come in and tattoo themselves for free. I’m all about people doing whatever they want to do, and I … Continue reading

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What Is This Untitled Documentary?

My pal Dave Winn sent me a message yesterday with a Vimeo link in it for an ‘untitled tattoo documentary’ trailer. The trailer, from a Vimeo page called Enterprising People, features Kate Hellenbrand mostly, talking about the controversy regarding Sailor Jerry rum. We’ve heard about this quite a lot in the past on this site over … Continue reading


The Robin Hood Tattoo Festival- This Month!

A new tattoo convention in Nottingham is just about to have its first ever show, and it looks absolutely fantastic. On the 30th and 31st, the Robin Hood Tattoo Festival will be taking place, with a large proportion of the profits donated to our favourite charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. The artist list for this looks … Continue reading


Missing: Joe Myler UPDATE- FOUND! :)

Update: Joe has now been found, and he’s okay! Great news. Thank you to everyone who shared the news and helped find him. Important news from Love Hate Cork: Attention Cork City!!! One of the guys that just started working here at Love Hate Cork, Joe Myler from Waterford is missing since Monday. His wife, … Continue reading


Free Tattoo Lessons: WHY?

There’s a news story from the Daily Mail that you guys have been sending over to me quite a lot. Admittedly, I try to keep away from the Daily Mail, because it makes me angry when I read their usual closed-minded bullshit. This time though, I actually agree with it. They’ve published a story online … Continue reading


“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world”

-Robin Williams

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Total Tattoo Magazine: Leeds Coverage

If you cast your mind back a couple of months, you can probably remember Neil Dallywater and I hanging out at the Leeds convention. The awesome thing about the internet is that my coverage of it was straight up on the site here, after only a day or two. The not-so-great thing about the internet … Continue reading


Macmillan Art Auction: THANK YOU!

Over the weekend, we held our art auction over Facebook. We’ve had such a fantastic response, so I wanted to add a quick message on here just to say THANK YOU! We’ve raised over £600 in one weekend, pushing our total further towards £2,500 raised. This is all super awesome, so thank you for donating! Don’t forget, it’s not over yet. We have one more raffle, where you can win a tattoo by Mark Bester, here. Get on it- you have ’till the 15th!



The art auction is NOW LIVE! Click here to be taken to it on Facebook, or click here to see more info first. I hope that we can raise a great amount of money with this- thank you for looking, sharing, and most importantly for donating. Let’s do this!


Review: Dutch Tattoo Studios

When Schiffer Publishing told me that they had a copy of my friend André van Zomeren’s book, Dutch Tattoo Studios, to give me, I got super excited instantly. I’ve known André for a while now, and I’ve even briefly worked on some small projects for him. He’s the go-to-guy for anything to do with the … Continue reading


Are Tattoo Artists Rich?

Anj Marth is a really cool tattooer and fantastic blogger. She’s been tattooing since the 90s, and works at High Priestess and Laughing Buddha in America, as well as a billion other things like photography, writing books, and graphic design. Her website is a total time-pit, as you’ll spend ages looking through everything there (and maybe … Continue reading

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