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Tattoosday UK – Some News

Hey guys, Mel Noir here. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you have probably noticed the lack of updates to this blog recently. I hope I’m not disappointing you too much, but this will continue to happen on this blog from now on. After six years of writing and updating this blog, there’s … Continue reading

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The Great Model Debate

This month, Tattoo Tattoo have taken a pretty big risk. At a time when we’re still putting models on magazine covers and making tattoo magazines look more like lads’ mags out of fear of poor sales, Total Tattoo have opted for a hand drawn model this month instead. Yes, it’s still a pinup in a … Continue reading

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London Tattoo Convention 2015: News

One of the other things this week that I totally needed to write about is the London Tattoo Convention. Honestly, you wait ages for something that makes you want to write again, and then three things come at once. When the press release for this dropped into my inbox, I knew I’d be putting this … Continue reading

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FST: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, Part 3

Hey, look who’s back, bitches! I know I haven’t updated for a long time [reason here], but I was sent something today that made me think about tattooing in a way that I haven’t thought about for a long time, and I had to share it and write about it. I have another couple of … Continue reading

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Brighton Tattoo Convention, by Addison Duggan

My buddy Addison went to the Brighton Tattoo Convention last month, and it was another fantastic show! He has some brilliant photos he would like to share with you. Addison is a fantastic photographer- I would strongly recommend checking out his work here! Thanks again Addison! :)

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New Booking Info- Gary Wiedenhof

I’m sure you have seen posts on here before letting you know when Gary Wiedenhof is opening his books. He’s an extremely busy and popular tattooer, and it’s actually sometimes really hard to get an appointment with him. So that you don’t miss out at all, I thought I should let you know that Gary … Continue reading

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Worst. Tattoos. Ever.

There’s always something quite charming about a group of people who are absolutely devoted to something fun and quirky. It’s even better when those people are more than happy to devote some of their own skin to it. The Simpsons Tattoos instagram page certainly shows this very well, with their collection of some of the … Continue reading

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No Regrets?

I’ve been trying to find a way to start this blog post for what feels like forever. I’ve written various first sentences, then deleted them. In reality, I think I only need to tell you this to show what’s grinding my gears: someone has a left shark tattoo. If you’re not sure what I’m talking … Continue reading

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Total Tattoo: Out Now!

Total Tattoo has a new issue out, and it looks absolutely fantastic! The magazine has had a bit of a makeover recently, and I love it. There are too many magazines that resemble the likes of Nuts or Zoo, but Total Tattoo has shown that they’re one of the classier tattoo magazines, resembling something an … Continue reading

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HENNING JØRGENSEN – THE ROYAL TRIBUTE

Henning Jørgensen has just released a new book with Tattoo Life, which celebrates thirty years of his shop, the Royal Tattoo Studio. This book is split into two parts, showcasing some of Henning’s best work over the years, with the second part paying tribute to his work through other outstanding tattooers. This looks like it … Continue reading

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Leeds Tattoo Expo: Tickets on Sale!

You may remember last year’s Leeds Tattoo Expo, the first of its kind in the city. If not, feel free to go here and see what went down! The organisers have released the first tickets for this year, with a bit of information about what will be happening at the show. It actually looks like … Continue reading

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Otzi the Iceman: New Tattoos Found

We talk about tattoo history a fair amount on this site, but I think that it’s really cool to be able to trace back how tattooing has grown throughout the centuries. You may have seen already Otzi the Iceman mentioned here before, but if you haven’t you may like to look here. Basicaly, Otzi the … Continue reading

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Zeke Owen Benefit – donate now

Zeke Owen has been a well liked and respected tattooer for many years now. His work has inspired so many tattooers and amazed every one of his clients. Unfortunately, however, like many of these older tattooers, he has now found himself in need of help due to poor health. I’m a little late to this … Continue reading

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Gallery: Rat, Mandala Tattoo

You may have seen Rat’s fantastic work before on this site. He’s been a long time friend of the blog, and he’s always got something going on! He’s shared some recent work that needed to be put up on here. Rat can turn his hand to many different styles of tattooing, but his dotwork and … Continue reading

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