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Skin Deep Tattoo Magazine

Skin Deep Tattoo Magazine 272

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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3 min.
in the heat of the night

So there I was, sitting in an airport departure lounge with my crime novel, minding my own business when a ‘famous person’ came to sit down next to me. I should point out this is because it was the only chair available and not because she thought I would be great company while we waited for the boarding gates to open. I spotted her coming halfway across the room but kept my eyes more or less glued into the pages where Steve Carella was doing something very important for his deaf and mute wife, Teddy. Steve Carella works for the 87th Precinct and is the best detective on the squad. Once upon a time, I thought he was so damn cool, I wanted to be him but then, I was about…

3 min.
sleeve no tes

SPONSORED B Y twitter.com/skindeepmag www.facebook.com/tattoomagazine INK MASTER CROWNS… This week, Ryan Ashley was named winner of Ink Master Season 8, earning her a cash prize of $100,000, a feature article in Inked, the ultimate bragging rights title of ‘Ink Master’ and a guest spot at Oliver Peck’s Elm Street Tattoo. In addition to these winnings, Ashley won a brand new Dodge Charger. This season it was Peck vs. Núñez as the judges picked their own teams of tattoo artists to advise throughout the competition. Thirty of the top tattoo artists from around the country were whittled down to two teams of nine, who battled it out all season in permanent ink in various tattoo challenges that not only tested the artists’ technical skills, but also their on-the-spot creativity, with competitors creating and executing original tattoos on…

1 min.
scenes from the warsaw tattoo convention

This was the 4th edition of the Warsaw Tattoo Convention and this year 280 tattoo artists from 25 countries gathered over two floors for what has become one of the most respected shows in the world. Some of the great artists in attendance were: Robert Borbas, Damian Gorski, Domantas Parvainis, Bartosz Panas, Levgen Knysh, Tin Machado, Todor Penev, Benjamin Laukis, Tomasz Tofi Torfinski, Karol Rybakowski, Steve Butcher, Evgeniy Goryachiy, Master Diau An, Davee Blows, Master Hori Shou, Robert Zyla, George Drone, G·bor Jelo Jelencsik, Ben Klishevskiy, Max Pniewski, Kostas Baronis, Tibor Szalai Tibi, Alex Pancho, Alex Mansuy, Siobhan Darch, Periklis Peros, Borislav Dementiev, Alex Morozov, Deni Aktemirov, Aleksandr O'kharin, Maya Sapiga, Andrey Lukovnikov, Master Diau Chi, Master Hori Tora, John Maharjan. For a full list and more details on the show: tattooconvention.waw.pl…

2 min.

THESE IMAGES ARE OBVIOUSLY LESS AMBIGUOUS, THE FACE DRAWS RECOLLECTION; WE CAN EASILY VISUALISE A LOVED ONE BY HIS OR HER FACE… We adorn our skin with clothing, jewellery, piercing, and ink to construct a social identity, turning heads in attraction or perhaps stirring repulsion in others. In my role of medical photographer I capture the body by framing and dismembering the body with my lens. Selecting areas of anatomy to record pathology; locations of the body are captured whilst typically concealing the identity of the patient. Picturing the face is starkly di_erent; we find it second instinct to liken a face to a name, to a status, and to a person’s constructed identity. These images are obviously less ambiguous, the face draws recollection; we can easily visualise a loved one by…

6 min.
after hours

With most artists I interview for the mag, becoming a tattooist was the Holy Grail. They’ve been immersed within the industry from an early age, at first getting tattooed themselves before seeking out an apprenticeship so they can work at the other end of the needle. Not so much for Kat Wilson of Hello Sailor in Blackpool. For Kat, tattooing was Plan B after she’d indulged her first passion. ‘I landed my dream job right out of college,’ she tells me. ‘I heard there was a vacancy for a sculptor at the local waxworks and thought I’d chance it, never thinking in a million years I’d actually get it.’ Formal qualifications weren’t important. The application, so to speak, was to take a bag of clay, go make a head and the…

3 min.
the writing on the wall

bookings@jimmyscribble.com jimmyscribble.com jimmy_scribble jimmyscribbl3 Some artists follow traditions—they have a rulebook, and they live by it. Some play around a little, attempt to re-write the rules. But some, very few actually… throw the rulebook out the fucking window. One of those people, is lettering tattooist Jimmy Scribble. Over the years, this Leeds-based artist has built a completely original style of script tattooing—a method through which the words themselves are completely unreadable. When we first met, hearing Jimmy’s motives, his processes, was completely inspiring. I was dying to share his work with you. People like him make the industry so forward-thinking, so interesting, so daring—for me, eve-rything tattooing today (not should be, but) can be. Let’s get this show on the road… DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE. A mash-up of calligraphy, gra.ti and West Coast Ameri-can-inspired letters. I try to keep it unique…