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  • Standing at over six foot Mark could be seen as quite an imposing chap, especially when you see his tattoos peeking out from under his collar. But once you get talking to him you will find that he is a very friendly and passionate guy who is extremely proud of his ink. Mark has been faithful to one tattooist; Sean...
  • Having stunned the U.S. and worked alongside many of rocks heavyweights like Tommy Lee, Aerosmith and Velvet Revolver, South African rocker Dilana spent three days wowing the crowds at the London Convention in September. This diminutive rocker can belt out a tune better than many male rockers twice her size and in...
  • Femke is a girl who knows what she wants tattoo-wise and whom she wants to do the work. She always seems to be on the move from one country to another and has tattooist friends in all; so no matter where Femke lays her head you can guarantee that she isn’t too far away from her next tattoo – much to the displeasure of...
  • Sick and tired of looking at the new wave of bands who gloomily stare out at you from the pages of rock magazines? Yes, this is one reason why Cry For Silence, the latest signings to UK label Visible Noise, are a band that grabs your attention. Minutes after entering the studio, the five members of Cry for Silence had...
  • From her old school ink to her ‘65 Chevy, this 25 year-old beauty from the Deep South is a one-of-a-kind. When Demanda Lavette isn’t getting all dolled up for her fans, this self proclaimed “tomboy” spends much of her time getting dirty…but not the way you might think. Demanda describes herself as “Sugar and Spice”...
  • Since I was born and raised in sunny Southern California, it is fitting that my first epiphany into the tattoo fascination began at Disneyland. As a young teenager, I spied another Magic Kingdom visitor with a purple and pink Cheshire Cat inked onto her shoulder blade. I thought it was the dreamiest thing I had ever...
  • Throughout our lives, we all have firsts, be it our first real ride, a first love or even our first tattoo! I have been very fortunate to have my photos and words appear in a few magazines a time or two, mainly just motorcycles and girls. Which of course these images are as well, difference being the primary subject...
  • Thorn and Les are a charming couple with a varied collection of tattoos and some good stories to boot. Thorn was twelve weeks pregnant at the time of this photoshoot, and the follow up shots make the feature a rather special one for them both. The two of them met through Les’s sister when she found out that both...
  • The Wildhearts have had what can be best described as a tumultuous past, with highs and lows of every kind coming at a furious pace – breakups and frequent changes to their line-up went hand-in-hand with top 40 singles and critical acclaim. In one of their most frank and open interviews to date, Ginger and Scott...
  • Tom Spencer is a man who has led his life at a furious pace! Once apprenticed to Dan Gold and a veteran of the music scene, Tom’s exploits have been as colourful as the fantastic tattoo-inspired stained glass he creates. Now dividing his time between two bands and crafting the wonderful glasswork he’s fast becoming...
  • These lovely photos dropped onto the Skin Deep office doormat the other day. We were very impressed with the quality of the tattoos and the photography that we just had to ask her a little more about her tattoos and life... I was born in a small Polish town called Lask. I was a rebellious child with many extreme...
  • Every now and then, you meet somebody who for one reason or another has an interesting story to tell. Now, this may be due to what they do for a living, the reasons behind their work or just because the artwork is bloody good. However, it’s not very common to meet somebody who has the lot. Jemma is one such person. I...
  • In 2000, Isobel Varley was acknowledged by the Guinness Book Of World Records as being ‘The World’s Most Tattooed Senior Woman’. Isobel is a well-known ambassador for the tattoo scene and is constantly in demand by the media, as well as judging at conventions worldwide. Since first meeting her many years ago at one of...
  • I grew up just outside the town of Drogheda in County Meath, Ireland. It was mainly countryside surroundings, so most of my time was spent exploring the acres of forest with my elder brother or younger sister. I was always an active and accident-prone child. My hobbies included swimming, tennis, Gaelic football,...
  • Skin Deep made a trip to downtown LA to talk to the demigod of street imagery, Estevan Oriol. His prolific career as a photographer has seen him snapping most of the LA hip-hop illuminati, from Snoop, Eminem, 50 Cent, Xzibit to, of course Cypress Hill, whom he used to manage on tour. Known worldwide for his strong,...
  • Tori is a lady who has overcome some severe diversities in her life and having bohemian type parents, Tori was introduced to tattoos at an early age. Tori was, despite her outgoing persona, quite a shy person and it took a photographer to take some pictures to get her to become comfortable being in front of the camera...
  • Some people were simply born to be tattooed. It’s like they came out of the womb itching to be inked, and nothing can stop them, age restrictions, family disapproval, nothing: they’re going to get it done whether you or anybody else likes it or not. Such is the case with California girl Valeri Baldozier who got her...
  • Tattoos and Hardcore Punk. For the majority of people these words conjure up images of a hot and sweaty venue where an inked crowd are singing into the microphone with an equally tattooed American band blasting out the obligatory hardcore riffs. Instead, some people will think of five guys from the North of England...
  • In last month’s Skin Deep we brought you an article on Female to Male Transsexual, Buck Angel. In the article Buck mentioned that he was married, so this month following on from the article is an in-depth interview with Buck’s wife – Elayne Angel, who has her own very interesting story, including the fact that she has...
  • The Sheffield metalcore mob, otherwise know as ‘Bring Me The Horizon’, continue to rip up the UK in their own inimitable style, selling out venues all over the country and supporting massive acts like Lostprophets and Killswitch Engage. In 2006 the band became one of the top 100 played acts on MySpace in addition to...
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