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Skin Deep Tattoo Magazine 280

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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fell on black days

I miss Chris Cornell. I miss him being in the world a lot. Some of you will miss Bowie, Prince or George Michael being around… then, just last week, Chester from Linkin Park signed out too. If those people meant the whole world to you, but you didn’t know them personally, I get it and you have my every sympathy. I miss Chris Cornell like he was part of my immediate family and it hurts. Sometimes, people can speak to you in ways you didn’t know they could. Then this week, Scott Cole told me a story about a model he had worked with in the past who had also signed out. She was just at the start of her career—of her life even—and it touched him in the same way: straight…

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buckle up, suckers!

SLEEVE NOTES SPONSORED BY 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 Here’s a very cool competition for both artists and budding artists: Lowlife of London are offering you the opportunity to have your Skin Deep related design produced onto a limited edition leather belt—there are a few rules attached but for the winner, it’s a very cool deal indeed. Here’s what you need to know: • You can interpret “Skin Deep related” in any way you choose. • The design should fit a belt format and include…

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tattoo of the month

This image came in just as I was putting these last few pages to bed, so I know very little about it or the artist other than it was seen at the mighty TattooFest in Krakow (3-4 June) out in Poland by our ever vigilant photographer Kamila Burzymowska. But you know what, sometimes I figure you guys just need to see what I see and enjoy art for no other reason than because it’s great. That’s what we’re all here for right? We’ll be running a full force loving machine of a review from Krakow next issue with more images from the show and with the wind behind me, I’m hoping to catch up with ?ukasz to find out more about his work… which frankly, is huge amounts of fun. Go check…

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camera obscura

In keeping with many things in this issue, here’s a shot we thought you might like for no other reason that because it's great. What kind of person has SHOWTIME written across their knuckles? There is actually an answer to that question: Martyna Bomba ?uckiewicz is who. This shot came in as part of a stack of convention shots from Poland earlier in the year and it stuck out as being a very cool moment in time more than anything. A fun tattoo can speak for itself in the world and that’s something we can never get enough of here. We got to thinking this would make a cool regular feature, so if you have some mighty fine knuckles you’d like to show the world, you know where we are. Bring it.…

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after hours

If there’s one thing I’ve learned through this After Hours series it’s this: creativity is not a gift, it’s a well. The trick, then, is to learn how to draw from the well and, even more importantly, what you’re going to do with all that good juice you manage to pull out of there. Some people choose to focus on one particular thing – be that writing or painting or music or tattooing. And then there other people, those who want a whole damn garden to water as opposed to one little flowerbed. Davey Jebadiah Sewell is one such person. A prolific black & grey artist, Davey’s well known on the UK convention scene and something of a regular at our own shows. He works at Beccs Williams’ Needlework Tattoo, in…

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force of nature

Holly Astral has only been tattooing three years but, to me, she is SUPERWOMAN. When she’s not creating innovative fashion product lines, she’s taking inspirational photos of nature, filming informative tattoo videos for her followers and experimenting with art on different mediums. Oh yeah, and on top of all that she creates flawless tattoos. Her background was in model making and product design— after running her own toy company for years, she was first exposed to tattoos after attending the annual Cardiff Tattoo and Toy Con. After being inspired, she taught herself how to draw, “drew every single day and then started looking for an apprenticeship”. The rest, shall we say, is history. One of the things that draws us to particular tattooists as tattoo writers, is a desire to un-earth those…

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