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  • Here we go again... the second half of tattoo legend Mario Barth’s extensive, intimate interview. Having already tackled his upbringing in Austria, his move to the United States and his ever-growing tattoo world domination in Part I, the King of Ink now talks about his artists, Tasmanian Devil tattoos, how he keeps...
  • Rock n Roll Tattoo have been making quite a name for themselves over the last few years. Their story is one of a fistful of talent and raw determination. Brace yourself for the 21 Gun Salute... "It’s quite a long story."  Yeah, sure. This is how Sebastian ’Seb’ Flasza, begins, but it’s more like being strapped...
  • The name Buena Vista Tattoo Club may not roll off the tongue this morning, ring noisy church bells and make you sit up and pay attention, but I guarantee – eventually you will. You really will... Volko Merschky and Simone Pfaff are the most unassuming artists I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Both are softly...
  • La Boucherie Moderne is one of the most infamous tattoo studios in the world. WIth Léa, Guillaume and the other protagonists of the shop all in the same place for once, along with an entirely new set of tattoos to be flaunting at the world, what better time could there be to find out what the world holds for them...
  • With piercing fast becoming one of the biggest trends of recent years and given the fact that it is not going to go away (no matter how much some circles of society would like it to) we thought it would be a good idea to publish an A-Z of the most popular piercings so when you go to get a piercing, (a) you will...
  • Nestled in the seaside town of Westcliff-on-Sea on the northern side of the mouth of the Thames Estuary, Shamanic Body Art is the life’s work of Frank Moore. Opening the studio in 1996, Frank prides the shop’s abilities to tackle any ideas that clients may have, big or small, and his roster of resident artists have...
  • Old London Road Tattoo studio opened in August 2007, and Skin Deep was invited to visit Kingston and celebrate their first birthday in style. The actual party took place in the venue next door at The Fighting Cocks, both of which are owned by the heavily tattooed bike fanatic, Jamie O’Grady. To ensure the party went...
  • A drive up the A1 finds me in Whickham, looking for Martin Couley’s Tattoo Studio. Feeling a bit lost I make a quick phone call and realise I am parked outside it. The studio is quiet, unassuming and private. It doesn’t stand out with big flashing lights announcing it’s presence, it sits quietly waiting to be found -...
  • Set in the heart of Kensington Market, (not that one – this one is in Toronto, Canada), Pearl Harbor Gift Shop is a hidden gem with four talented tattoo artists. The shop was named after a reference to the Hawaiian Island Harbor that was famously attacked by the Japanese Empire in 1941, which is also just about the...
  • The fall of communism meant the uprising of an exciting counterculture in the Czech Republic. One particular Prague-based tattoo studio was there from the beginning and helped lead the way for a tattoo republic... Before Elvis, there was nothing. So a great man once said of the pre-Presley era for popular music, and...
  • Indeed – what happens in Vegas isn’t staying in Vegas any longer! From state of the art technology to a rock star co-owner, Club Tattoo sounds like it should be an exclusive club for the tattooed elite. In reality, the six Club Tattoos that currently exist strive to offer an exceptional and unique customer experience...
  • The American/Mexican tattoo artist José Lopez developed his black & grey style from tattoos made in the prisons of California and amongst gang members in the streets of the big cities in the ‘sunny state’. Fine lines, soft shadows, realism with a magical Mexican touch! During the Dutch conventions of Breda and...
  • Southampton is shrouded in thick, dark clouds. Their ominous presence poses the constant threat of a downpour, creating a thick atmosphere and a foreboding backdrop for my visit to the little studio, Tattooz by Design. Entering the studio I am encapsulated by a small room with walls emblazoned with bold, bright and...
  • If you know anything at all about pirates you know one thing ; the words ‘Jolie Rouge’ alone are enough to strike fear into the hearts of everyone from street urchins through to seasoned sailors and the top naval brass. So when Skin Deep offered me shore-leave in North London, telling me to settle my anchor at the...
  • Kings Cross station is probably London’s most important rail link to the rest of the UK. Surrounded by typically grey London streets populated by people in suits rushing around, I was pleasantly surprised to see a dash of colour in the form of a shop front reading  ‘Kings Cross Tattoo Parlour’. Passing it...
  • It’s been called the San Francisco of Europe and is said to be one of the most liberal, busy and artistic cities on our continent. Barcelona certainly has a widespread reputation to live up to, and in many ways it does. Tattoos and street art, on the other hand, are surprisingly rare... Walking through the streets of...
  • It’s always a good feeling to come across somebody who walks it like they talk it. Ivonne Koerner – better known to the world at large as Miss Ivi – is one of those people. Stationed in Switzerland, close to the Italian border with her husband, together they man the good ship that is The Flying Dutchman – and when...
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    At first, Kingston looks like any other town on the edge of London; A short drive, direct train taking you into a world of red brick offices, retail zombies and coffee shops. However, once you’ve walked past the famous domino effect ‘toppled red phone boxes’ and hit London Road things get a bit more rock 'n' roll....
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    Mosher opens up about the highs and lows of his career, his artwork, new & exciting projects and much, much more... The world’s most published tattoo-artist has over the past 16 years inspired fellow-tattooists and fans alike, with his perfection of tribal-designs and his own unique interpretation of Japanese-...
  • From the outside you would be hard-pressed to guess how long Blood Brothers Custom Tattoo Studio has been open. Amidst the hustle-and-bustle of the busy Holloway Road it emanates an aura of calm, somehow avoiding getting caught up in the whirlwind of sights and sounds that spills onto the surrounding streets....
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