Worst Retirement Ever: Rat’s Tattooing Again!

It seems like yesterday that our pal Rat said that he was leaving his shop at Real Art and hanging up his machines for an early retirement. Since then, he’s done a hell of a lot of paintings and guest spots, but there were no signs of another permanent spot anywhere.

Then, in what was probably the shortest retirement ever, Rat is tattooing permanently again in another studio. Wow!

Now dabbling in the art of hand made tattoos (that’s no machine, only needles and elbow grease, if you’re new to all of this!) at the newly re-named Hanya tattoo studio in Lutterworth.

Rat seems to be taking to this really well, and his early hand poked tattoos are great. Rat is working with Steve Bates, who seems pretty cool, too.

If you’d like to book an appointment, you can find out more information about the shop’s location here.

I’m really looking forward to seeing what else Rat comes out with in his new digs, and I’m sure you guys are too. What a great reason to get back to work!


3 Responses to “Worst Retirement Ever: Rat’s Tattooing Again!”
  1. Rat says:

    Thank you Mel,just caught up with this!! Steve Bates has moved on,now has his own studio in Bath,Imperial Tattoo Company,and I’ve been joined by a new youngster Alan Potter.Alans showing great potential,learning quick and improving massively every tattoo. He’s developing a style of his own,a kind of mix of boog/ mr.cartoon,traditional and semi realistic colour and b n g….I think he ll do real good! My hand done stuffs developing nicely,paintings kind of on hold due to having time!! Got some writing to start too but ya ll all have to wait for that…….won’t they Mel!? Ha ha
    Much love

    • Mel Noir says:

      Hey Rat!

      Hey it’s no bother, you’re more than welcome! I knew your retirement wouldn’t last long, haha. Hey it sounds like there’s been a lot happening- I may have to get to my computer tonight with an update, haha! And yes, these simple folk aren’t ready for that yet, they’ll have to wait ;) xx

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