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  • Melissa is a Vixen of extremes - from schools to dogs, books and tofu, it's all their for the taking... I've been checking up on you. I hear you hate poetry. What's poetry ever done to you that was so bad? "Poetry makes me angry, I'm not really sure exactly why but I think the majority of it is pretentious wankery."...
  • An international burlesque and pinup model, Ms DeVil cuts a mean pose... Says here that you're inspired by the sirens of silent films - that's not very siren-like with no sound... "No, no, no... a siren is also defined as a woman who is dangerously seductive. In both silent and modern films, these are the women I love...
  • She is teeny-tiny! At 5”1’, she’s known as the pocket pin-up, but don’t let that fool you... Age "A lady never reveals her age, but I gotta say I'm lookin' pretty freaking good for 76." I heard a rumour that you're only 5"1' and can fit yourself into an overhead compartment on a plane. Is this entirely legal?  "...
  • She works in a diner and loves her red-headed men, but she don’t drink, don’t smoke... what do you do Nikki? You seem to be a clean living retro-type girl! With your image and your job in a diner, what does the future hold? "I have a real good time at the 1940's-style diner where I waitress; the job is the perfect...
  • We’re not sure what an Occupational Therapy Practioner is, but it can’t be that difficult - not if you’ve got time to go smoking in the boys room... Age: 30ish but my mind is stuck at 17 You work with old people to pay for your ink habit. Do you ever see a day when you could be working with ink to pay for your...
  •   Andy looks more like a member of a punk band as  he pulls up in his 4x4 sporting Dickies skate gear and a confidant swagger. Even more so when his jacket is removed to reveal a colourful sea of ink. But looks can be deceiving; Andy is a man of the cloth and has been for most of his adult life....
  • I was born in Glasgow in the 50s. I never knew anyone with tattoos whilst I was growing up and was never particularly interested in them. In fact, I can remember seeing a programme on TV about ten years ago featuring people with multiple piercings and tattoos. Whilst watching it I actually said to my daughter, “How...
  • Judging by the amount of mail we get on a daily basis - yes, daily - it strikes us that there are big, big numbers of Skin Deep readers out there who are interested in kick starting careers in modelling - specifically and rather obviously, of the inked variety.  Globally, the opportunities are seemingly endless...
  • With his clothes on Geoff Ostling doesn’t stand out. His grayish, thin hair, grey beard and impressive beer gut makes him look exactly like what he is, a 63 year old retired high school teacher from Sydney. It’s not until the clothes come off that you realize he’s just a little bit different from everyone else. From...
  • Like some super-cool online dating agency, we came across Matt Hoke on the web and just had to track him down to find out more. One look at his ink was all it took to convince us that you should see it too as we all agreed that this is what you get when you stick with one artist and have the patience to see it through...
  • I first met Lepa at the 2009 London Tattoo Convention, where she caused something of a stir. At the time we didn’t get much of a chance to talk as she was constantly surrounded by a posse of photographers, all of whom seemed keen to persuade her to pose for as long as possible. We did arrange to schedule a shoot...
  • Nicole Raneri is a hot tattooed tomboy with an obsession for fix gear bikes and a love of all things dark, dank and downright satanic. Sound cool? She is. But that’s not the persona most are familiar with… Her alter-ego - the legendary Burning Angel model and performer Kylee Kross - is renowned for being one of the...
  • Dark Arts model Aiyla is a regular on the modelling website and as such, works extensively within the alternative fashion industry.   Having spent her formative years covered in paint, inspired to take up a paintbrush by her creative parents; Aiyla decided to go that one step further than paint and has adorned...
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    Meet Hazlitt, a classical composer and singer with a penchant for tattoos that tell a story about her life.   Hazlitt has a rich and colourful lifestyle and is currently on a journey promoting her solo albums and composing for global TV ad campaigns. Her tattoos are a map of her life and she finds them quite...
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    Oh come on, you’re too old to be reading about the three bears, and in any case, this is a true story, so if you are sitting comfortably, I will begin. Whatever next, an honest crook? There’s an oxymoron if ever there was! When I asked Dave how he got into the tattoo game, he pondered his answer before responding....
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    Meet Peach. This piano-playing Canadian with a lust for wandering, talks about her tattoos, and their connection to her eclectic heritage.   Peach has plans for more ink and living in Vancouver, she finds that the tattoo scene is strong and vibrant, although the same old stigmas haunt those who work with visible...
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    The Isle of Man is a Biker’s paradise and being a lover of Bikes it was inevitable that I was eventually going to be Ferried across to this amazing Island.   Simon, who is born and bred here is not just a very keen and talented Tattoo Artist (plug…free bar next year with double room and two of your finest ladies...
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    CJ
    Ash, Where did you grow up and what where your main influences and interests as a child? C.J, I grew up in a small town situated on the North West coast of Italy. The people there tend to be quite traditional and therefore not very open minded. There are no clubs or fun things to do, but it is a nice place to grow old...
  • A LONG TATTOO HISTORY: ALBERT CORNELISSEN Tattoo Bob moved from the Brede, Hilledijk to the nearby town of Deliplein. He has a good memory and remembers where the tattooists on Katendrecht had their shops. Where for example, Albert Cornelissen had his shop and who later tattooed from his caravan. We visited the 90-...
  • In April 1710, four ‘Indian Kings’ representing the Five Nations Confederacy of the Iroquois (Seneca, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, and Mohawk) traveled across the ‘Great Water’ to visit the court of Her Majesty Queen Anne in London. These Iroquois sachems, or civil chiefs, hoped to secure British military support against...
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