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Skin Deep Tattoo MagazineSkin Deep Tattoo Magazine

Skin Deep Tattoo Magazine

No. 299

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
Language:
English
Publisher:
Jazz Publishing
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13 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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blind faith

Danny ElliottIt was a day much like any other and yet… not so much.I am big on self-diagnosis of my own problems but this one has been brewing for years. It took a short story for me to figure out what I’ve been suffering from and it’s something called… well, I don’t actually know what it’s called but the symptoms are this: I don’t recognise people. Or to be more exact, I don’t recognise their faces. Not everybody but enough for it to be disturbing.I know who my friends and family are. I know the people I work with (well, most of them) and if we have spent an extended amount of time together in any way - like drinking coffee together or if you tattooed me - we’re probably…

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when getting tattooed, the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ is important. but so is the ‘where’

I know I promised to not spend nine months banging on about being up the duff (I hope you enjoyed our article on tattooing and pregnancy a couple of issues back, by the way), but there’s just one more baby-related subject that I need to share here before I go off and pop this little thing outta me.As I reach the end of this crazy mission (Operation Grow Mini Human Being Inside My Body) I am of course right now spending all of my brain power on thinking about the deed itself, the life-changing act of giving birth, and it’s opened up some interesting sideline discussions for me about the environments in which we get tattooed.Women (and their birthing partners) are encouraged (by the NHS, by midwives, by books, forums…

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sleeve notes

CAPTAIN FAWCETT GIVE AWAYOn the table for the more styled among you, we have a nice little selection of items from Captain Fawcett (captainfawcett.com) to give away, for the uninitiated, that would be those cool people who vend a fine selection of Gentleman’s grooming items.We have a wonderful ‘Serviette de Rasage’ Shave Towel which is inspired by that halcyon era of the Bright Young Things and will add a certain to style to the art of shaving. Backing that up, we also have some tubes of aftercare which we have actually used here at the office and found it to be good stuff.If you think it will add some ticks to the win column of your life, head over to skindeep.co.uk/competitions and in the competition answer section, drop in FAWCETT…

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rebel inc.

bendoukakistattoo • bendoukakis.comIt’s rare to find an artist who actually embraces the label ‘rebel’ and wears that badge proudly. Mabybe it’s the industry we’re in—sure, tattoos have become a lot more popular over the years and while getting one might not be the counter-culture statement it once used to be, working as a tattoo artist most definitely is. So to describe yourself as a rebel among rebels is perhaps a big ask for most.Enter Ben Doukakis, an Australian artist who currently divides his time between London and the ol’ motherland—which in itself seems kinda left of centre: I mean, that’s quite the journey. He quips that it’s all about not liking the Winter months, chasing the sun across the globe, yet there’s a definite vibe of him having fallen in…

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licence to shill

You could be a tattooist; yes you. In the UK tattooists are not licensed and only regulated in terms of health and hygiene. That means that a vast swath of tattoo studios across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Island are being run by people with no formal training or artistic qualifications. It’s a scary prospect that the guys and gals in the studio at the top of your road could have bought all their gear off eBay and never actually tattooed anyone before opening their shop. There is a solution to the free for all that is swamping UK tattooing and that would be to licence and regulate the industry.Austrian tattooist André Zechmann thinks the licensing scheme has greatly benefitted tattooing in his home country.“Yes I think it’s a great…

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the white whale

nangeroni.info@gmail.commatteonangeronithewhitewhaletattoosociety“I actually studied Accounting and Economy at university before I decided to become a tattooist. It was a very quick decision to change direction and I quit everything very quickly, my work, my university and my social life so that I could fully immersion myself in the world of tattooing. I first started in February 2014, In the garage of my granny who did not know anything about it, she only found out 4 years later after a local newspaper ran an interview with me. As she was quite cross, she has only just started to start to speak to me again this year, because here in Italy old people still have the stereotype of tattooed guys being criminals–like in 1930s. Luckily in recent years things have now started to…

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