We’ve spoken about misspelled tattoos before on the site here, but found this pretty interesting. Now, if your tattoo artists gets the spelling of your tattoo wrong, according to courts in Nova Scotia, it’s your own fault. Personally, I think if you don’t know the spelling of your own tattoo, you shouldn’t be getting it … Read more
We’ve seen art by tattoo artists, and tattoos as a form of art, but what about tattoos as art performance? In an intriguing and poignant tribute to the war victims of Operation Iraqi Freedom, artist Wafaa Bilal is taking the art of tattoos, and placing them in a 24 hour performance piece called ‘… And … Read more
As many of you tattooed readers out there will know, you shouldn’t drink before getting a tattoo. The main reason being that it thins the blood, causes you to bleed more and reduces the quality of the end result. But there is another, very good reason, why you shouldn’t drink and ink; This being that … Read more
When it comes to tattooing, many people have regrets. Ideas that once seemed hip and cool when you were young just don’t seem to make sense any more, and these days studios are having to do more and more cover up work to hide these past mistakes.
What if you were 13 years of age? Do you think that at that time you would truly understand the implications of getting a tattoo? Do you think you’d really understand that that ink stays in your body for the rest of your life? There are many reasons why you have to be 18 to even set foot in a studio.
So news was slow today and I ended up writing about Derren Brown, with a brilliant Houdini tattoo. However, I felt like I was fobbing you guys off trying to pass it as tattoo news, so it’s gone. Sorry if some of you saw it and liked it! Kelly Osbourne has been saying a lot … Read more
Readers in the UK may recognize this grimacing mess being tattooed as Kerry Katona, being filmed here for her show Crazy in Love. Five months pregnant. No lie. Head tattooist Mark, benefit cheat, should be ashamed of himself, however, he seems proud of the fact. “Gods Of Ink Tattoo: As Seen And Filmed On MTV” … Read more
I bet a lot of you had no idea that Dita Von Teese has a tattoo. It’s clearly visible and everyone who knows who she is has seen it. Stop straining your eyes looking at the picture, I’ll just tell you- you see the mole on the side of her face she’s so famous for? … Read more
“I can’t believe they didn’t spell it right, I’m going to sue”, says one disgruntled owner of a misspelled tattoo. They won’t be the first, nor the last, but who’s fault is it really over a misspelled tattoo?
I’ll admit now, it’s been a slow news day for the tattoo industry. But this story did make me giggle. Barry Kenny, a forklift driver, was accused of drunkenly flashing his manhood at a female guard on a train from Newcastle to Hartlepool. He exaplained in court it couldn’t have been him- because he had … Read more
If everyone in the world was a tattoo expert, everyone could make sober decisions, and there was no such thing as disease or bacteria, tattoo parties would be great fun. The perfect party for the tattoo enthusiast, in a way. But obviously, that isn’t the case. After the jump, here’s why you should think twice … Read more
Sometimes here on Tattoosday UK, we meet some lovely people with a story to share. Here we meet James, who has one of the most touching stories I’ve read, about his beautiful chest piece.
According to the Telegraph online, a man in Suffolk has died due to a tattoo infection. John Chillingworth, 35, got a tattoo on his leg on his right calf for his birthday. Sadly, the tattoo became heavily infected, and after 10 days, John died. From the Telegraph’s website: A post mortem examination found that Mr … Read more
Barbie’s come a long way from the 1950′s cute housewife she started out as. We’ve seen her become a teacher, a doctor and a mermaid. Now she’s getting inked. The “Totally Stylin’ Tattoos” Barbie has just come out on the market, and is already stirring controversy with parents. The barbie comes with a set of … Read more
I recently popped my tattoo cherry, a momentous occasion for many people, but one particularly momentous for yours truly because of a terrible fear of needles (i once fainted watching a diabetic friend inject himself). My first tat is on my wrist, and a homage to one of the most under-rated bands of the 21st … Read more
We thought we had it bad in Newcastle, we really did. I just got an email about the new trend for kids in San Fransisco- stick and poke tattoos. A stick and poke tattoo is basically ink and a needle- I’m sure you get the rest. Yes, no gloves, no gun, no autoclave, nothing. I … Read more