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Skin Deep Tattoo Magazine

No. 310

Skin Deep has long been the UKs best selling tattoo magazine - and just because we're having fun for 13 issues a year (that's once every 4 weeks) doesn't mean we're not taking it very seriously indeed. Each issue we publish profiles, interviews and features with the leading tattooists and tattoo artists working in the world today together with exciting new talent. Alongside of this, we focus on the tattoo lifestyle and all it contains, coverage from the international convention scene, art features from those who embrace the tattoo ethic or find inspiration within it, reader profiles, news, reviews, competitions, letters and every issue also comes with a free supplement.

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United Kingdom
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English
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Jazz Publishing
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13 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

1 min.
skin deep tattoo magazine

EDITOR Sion Smith editor@skindeep.co.uk 07841 999334 DESIGN David Gamble davidgamble@mac.com SUBSCRIPTIONS & BACK ISSUES magazines@jazzpublishing.co.uk 01244 881888 PRODUCTION MANAGER Justine Hart production@skindeep.co.uk 01244 881888 Emma McCrindle accounts@jazzpublishing.co.uk 01244 886009 ADMINISTRATION Jan Schofield jan@jazzpublishing.co.uk 01244 886019 ADVERTISING MANAGER Holly Vicary holly@jazzpublishing.co.uk 01244 886022 TECHNICAL DIRECTOR EVENTS DIRECTOR Shelley Bond shelley@jazzevents.co.uk 01244 881888 MANAGING DIRECTOR Stuart Mears stuart@jazzpublishing.co.uk 01244 881888 DISTRIBUTION Susan Saunders susan.saunders@seymour.co.uk 0207 429 4073…

4 min.
i’m a celebrity. get me some ink.

I never thought I’d be mentioning these names in Skin Deep—never mind in my editorial—but I’ve eaten all my spinach, cracked my knuckles and I think I can handle it from here on. Ant and Dec. Yeah—the power-house duo of British TV get an honourable mention this issue for ‘services’ to tattooing. More specifically Ant… I stumbled across a news story that revealed an outpouring of curiosity from his fans about the tattoos suddenly on public display. I don’t watch TV a whole lot but I know of his work and so far as I recall, he’s mostly always wearing a suit, so they may not exactly be as new as the newspapers are making out–which I think is brilliant. AS AN ART AND COMMUNITY, WE HAVE COME A VERY LONG WAY IN THE…

3 min.
why is that first tattoo encounter so terrifying?

I spoke to a friend last week that I hadn’t seen in a while. Of course one of the primary things to fall out of his mouth was that he’d gone and gotten tattooed for the first time. When things like this happen, when people open conversations with details of their body modification, I take it to mean that I have become—in some of my less-tattooed social groups—unofficial spokesperson and sounding board for all things tattooing… ready to listen to anyone and everyone’s stories. I get a real kick out of this. If you do (or don’t) know me and we do cross paths, please do tell me your tattoo news. I am always honoured to hear it. Anyway, he went on to explain how his first time in that sweat-inducing,…

2 min.
sleeve notes

ALL SUBMISSIONS TO SLEEVE NOTES GRATEFULLY RECEIVED. BE IT NEWS, AN EVENT, NEW MERCH, A STUDIO MOVE… WE'LL DO OUR VERY BEST TO LET EVERYBODY ELSE KNOW ABOUT IT TOO. EMAIL: NEWS@SKINDEEP.CO.UK OR IF YOU WANT TO BE ARCHAIC ABOUT THE WHOLE AFFAIR: SKIN DEEP, THE OLD SCHOOL, HIGHER KINNERTON, CHESTER CH4 9AJ. BRING IT. twitter.com/skindeepmag www.facebook.com/tattoomagazine WIN ONE OF FIVE PAIRS OF TICKETS TO TATTOO FREEZE 2020 2019 sure flipped by in the blink of an eye huh? Here we are staring down the barrel of Christmas which means Tattoo Freeze will be here before you've even finished your shopping. The weeks sure do fly by but if you want to impress the guy who works at the supermarket or the girl who you think might be looking at you fondly from behind the…

2 min.
scenes from liverpool tattoo convention

The 12th International Liverpool Tattoo Convention comes later than usual this year, but it’s great to see it’s still part of the inked calendar. I’ve always found tattoo conventions strange to be honest–and that doesn’t mean ‘not great’ or ‘rubbish’. See, I love fresh bread and beer, but I have no desire to see anyone baking or brewing but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the process and the glorious finished product. However, LTC is different, always has been, always will be. Why? Simple. The differential between tattooing and lifestyle! The multi layered aspects of whats involved. For a start, the organisers live that lifestyle of tattoos, music, clothing, jewellery, art, films, books, magazines, love, life… people damnit! The venue is a hotel and this means there are several spaces with things going…

2 min.
review

Here’s a couple of great little curios. Herb Lester publish some bizarre material—weird, but still brilliant in every way. In the mail today, we received two little packages—'Occult London' and 'Cults'—and they’re fantastically fun, which is no mean feat while the rest of the world is playing it deadly serious. Open the killer packaging and in one, you’ll find a super-cool double-sided map of occult London landmarks along with a postcard detailing 20 items any aspiring occultist needs to get started—in the other, the two-sided map is of the locations of the worlds most insane cults along with a postcard you can use to tell your family you’ve either joined a cult… or need some help. Most interesting about this, is that the majority of the world’s most dangerous cults appear to…