One of my favourite tattooers is now working in the UK- awesome! Eckel, after working in Copenhagen with Uncle Allan (who has now also moved away!), is now setting up his own private studio in Brighton. The new studio should be really easy to get to, whether you’re near the area or coming in from … Read more
Some of you guys may remember all the way back in January, the extremely talented Luke Holley sent us a video he made of Darcy Nutt tattooing a whole backpiece (here). Now, Luke is back, and he has another really cool video of the guys at Papa Joe’s building their new shop signs. A tattooer’s … Read more
Hey guys, I just want to give you all a heads up about this really great tattoo studio called Cosmic Tattoo. I’m pretty sure many people have already heard of it in the UK. It’s located in Colchester, Essex, and houses some amazing tattooers- namely, Leigh Oldcorn, Sim Abbott, Pinky Darling and Alan Aldred. I … Read more
Last week, one of my favourite tattoo studios reached its third birthday. The House of Mojo, in Turo, celebrated three years of brilliance. Tim Hinton, who owns the studio, is a good friend of mine and a really great tattooer. I’ve seen some really great work from him in the past three years, and I think it’s only … Read more
All round groovy dude Tim Hinton is celebrating today, as Turo’s House of Mojo turns 2! Awesome stuff! Tim’s had a great two years, though he told me it feels like he’s been there forever already! House of Mojo is a fabulous studio, and I hope it’ll still be there for years to come. … Read more
As I’m in such a hurry, I’m afraid I’m gonna have to leave the good stuff until tomorrow. Until then though, Clare Goldilox told me today she wants to be on Tattoosday UK, so here is one of my favourite pieces by her- beautiful! Most of Clare’s work is hand poked from the wonderful Painted … Read more
I’m easily biased as The Cure are my favourite band, but this portrait of Robert Smith is absolutely amazing. This was done by a really cool artist called John Pohl, who works Tattoos by RC in Ridley, Pennsylvania. I found this picture on one of my favourite sites, Tattoo Road Trip, by the lovely Bob … Read more
I was actually going to apologise for the lack up updates over the past fortnight, but now I’ve had a look at what’s been happening on Tattoo.TV’s news page, there’s more there than I thought! Don’t you love it when that happens? As always, Tattoosday UK is not affiliated with Tattoo.TV in any way, this … Read more
While the general mood around tattooing on this side of the waters is a little off today, let me cheer you guys up by reminding you all what great things can come from tattooing. The guy you see to your left is Greg Duffek, who is holding a fundraiser at his studio in Colonial Heights, … Read more
So here’s a money-can’t-buy opportunity. How would you like to work in (probably) the best tattoo studio in Newcastle? Ian Parkin is a man on a mission, looking for staff for his studio! The guys in the studio are pretty busy right now, and Ian and Hayley are having a baby!We have customers coming in … Read more
Conspiracy Inc. in Copenhagen is moving into a new studio on March 1st, which is just under a week away! From that date, you’ll find them at : Schleppegrellsgade 7 2200 København N If you have an appointment with Uncle Allan, Electric Pick or Eckel after this week, don’t forget to go to the new … Read more
Here’s a funny little video a mate of mine from the Tattoo.TV forums called Rat made. It’s pretty funny, about a totally uninformed kid looking for an apprenticeship the totally wrong way. I’d file this one under, “how NOT to get a job in a tattoo shop”! It’s pretty funny, check it out :)
So, here’s a thought: as far as we are aware, if you are a tattoo artist, and you draw and tattoo your own flash, it is your copyright. But, what if you draw flash for a customer and someone else tattoos it? Who’s is it then?
Okay, I’ve come back from a day with the guys at Inkslingers with a lot to write about for you guys! I’m tired, so I’ll start with something small, yet very important- why you should never be late for that tattoo appointment.