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Skin Deep Tattoo Magazine 294

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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13 Issues


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gateway drugs

I met somebody a little while ago who was heading, at a rough guess, for their eighties. It was one of those dog situations that started it because the dude would have normally crossed the street to not have to talk to somebody like me–and I would have been pleased that he did so, because it saved me a trip. Anyway, while the dogs were playing Canasta, we spoke to each other like Human Beings and you know what… it was OK. Nobody died and even when the dogs had finished their game, we continued superficially checking each other out using words. HE STILL DIDN’T KNOW WHAT HE WANTED TO BE WHEN HE GREW UP AND THAT HE WOULD LIKE A PORTRAIT OF HAROLD LLOYD Of note, for the purposes of this column,…

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the woman in the woods

You know that phrase: it’s not what you say, but how you say it? Well, when it comes to undergoing The Tattoo Inquisition from others, this is true to a certain extent, yes, but the truth is, sometimes, it is explicitly WHAT is said, not HOW it is said, that can rub us up the wrong way, us ordinary yet decorated human beings going about our daily business. We’ve written before in these pages about the usual suspects: “what did that cost?”, “but what will you look like when you’re older?”, “don’t you regret them?” and my recent favourite “how long did that take?” (referring to the entirety of my body to which I replied “there is obviously no quantifiable answer to that question as unsurprisingly I have not been specifically…

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hobo jack

The Summer Six Collection from Hobo Jack is aesthetically vibrant and sure to turn heads aplenty when you don this magnificent series of apparel over the summer months. The striking nature of the illustrations used in this collection, which includes tattoo regulars like bulldogs, tigers and panthers, really does help to make this range stand out from the competition and we can’t believe just how affordable Hobo Jack t-shirts are—from £5.95 up to £16.00. Something which makes it hard not to want to buy every one of the new tees in their Summer Six collection. UK based Hobo Jack have become experts in producing the sorts of T-shirts that men love over the last few years and they’ve really hit the nail on the head with this Summer Six Collection. Visually…

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sleeve notes

twitter.com/skindeepmag www.facebook.com/tattoomagazine WIN 5 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO FLORENCE TATTOO CONVENTION! Our fine friends over in Florence have handed us five pairs of tickets to spend the weekend with them across the weekend of 5, 6 and 7 October. With some fantastic artists at your disposal, this year looks to be as strong as ever (and also features a guest appearance from Lyle Tuttle) which is the one very singular thing that keeps us going back year after year - you can’t ever ask for more than that no matter how beautiful the city you’re hosting it in may be. All you have to do is fire an email to editor@skindeep.co.uk with the subject line FLORENCE 2018 and we’ll pluck 5 names out of the bottom drawer. Closing date for this is September 21st to give…

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carving the future

Italian tattooist Welle Frangette describes her first encounter with tattooing as “being satisfied with the interaction between me and the machine”. That was back then—today, her art has progressed to new levels and her recent Lino Project shows her dedication to keeping the creativity of the artform alive. “The Lino Project was born on a sunny afternoon at my house,” she recalls, “I was carving linos, and for a joke, started to print it on my boyfriend’s arm.” A new idea was born. After repeatedly experimenting on some willing canvases, Welle now draws a client-base specifically interested in this creative stencilling process. Lino printing, for those who don’t know, involves taking a piece of flexible linoleum and hand-carving a pattern or image into one side, by removing the negative space with a…

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rebel inc.

@ineepine (@klosowski.jacek) For many people, the very act of becoming a tattoo artist seems rebellious enough, never mind the kind of tattoos you make. Getting a tattoo may not be much to write home about, these days, but try telling your folks that you want to quit the day job or studies to become a tattooist full-time and see how far you get. Even today, the tattooing lifestyle still carries a certain stigma. There’s a lot of pressure to stick with the programme, get a ‘proper’ job and settle down. THEY ALL HAD BIG DREAMS, BUT THEY WERE SLOWLY FORGETTING THEM. THEY REALISED THAT LIFE IS NOT AS COLOURFUL AS THEY WERE THINKING BEFORE So it was for Inez Janiak. Like many people her age, Inez was expected to follow her friends to university…