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Skin Deep Tattoo Magazine No. 300

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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the devil of hell’s kitchen

editor@skindeep.co.uk Issue 300. We made it! I feel the need for an extended editorial. IF IT’S GREAT WORK, THERE’S A HOME FOR YOU HERE… Last time I did that was back in issue 200 but if we say that some of you readers have just turned 18, that would make you just 10 when that came out, so I won’t hold my breath over you remembering it… which means I can freely repeat myself (a little) because everybody else will be old, grey and they won’t remember what I said either, thus: Thanks to all the brilliant artists that have ever contributed to Skin Deep over the years (we don’t let just anybody in), to my crack team of writers and photographers for being among the smartest out there, to all you people who…

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the woman in the woods

I had been lying on my back for about ten minutes, trying desperately to concentrate on my breathing and not the location of my doctor’s roaming fingers. Suddenly, a midwife swung into the room to keep me company, grabbed my hand and instantly started quizzing me about my colourful body. I could have kissed her. I threw myself into chatting about my collection: my favourites, which was the most recent, how long they took, which body part hurt the most, and more. I then welcomed hearing about her own experiences in return. A year or so ago, I would have written (and undoubtedly did write in fact) about how infuriating it can be sometimes to play victim to the non-stop-tattoo-inquisition–how our painted scars are often the first thing people see, how…

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who are you?

Art in the traditional sense often took the form of drawing, painting and sculpting, changing dramatically from around the 1860s onwards to encompass endless objects and possibilities, to be examined and interpreted. As human beings, we have a desire to belong, but also to convey our individuality within that collective. These various forms of expression have always served the purpose of sharing something of significance, be it an experience, a feeling, opinions, values, or part of oneself. Many people go through life without questioning it, without taking the time to search for deeper meaning or understanding. They accept the norm as it is presented to them, without wondering whether it is the only option. Self-expression through various art forms has always been a channel for certain individuals to explore concepts and…

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rebel inc.

polifamous_tattoo_atelier www.polifamous.com PolifamousTattooAtelier Collaboration is a fundamental part of tattoo art. In a way, every tattoo is a collaboration, of course—between the artist and the client, between the needle and the skin, between the ink and the blood. But it’s more than that—art itself is in perpetual collaboration with anyone who interacts with it. When you visit a tattoo studio, when you go to a convention, even just flicking through the pages of this very magazine is a form of engagement: you’re communing, collaborating with the rest of the tattoo community and the art that drives it. I USE DOTWORK, FULL BLACK, GRADIENTS AND DIFFERENT TEXTURES TO CREATE VOLUMES, CONTRASTS AND LAYERS It’s a powerful sentiment and one perhaps echoed by this month’s Rebel Incer, Conio. Working out of his own studio, Polifamous Tattoo Atelier…

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claritas : creating a fresh canvas for your art

More and more tattoo artists are realising that the days of the old style cover-up could be over—as the latest lasers can fade away old art and quickly and easily create the perfect new canvas to showcase their skills. When artists are asked to do a cover-up, they often recommend that a client first undergo a couple of Picosure sessions giving them great skin quality to work on and a chance to create a new tattoo that is exactly what the client wants—not compromised by the need to hide what’s already there. Tattoo customers researching their next tattoo, are now giving themselves more choice, by including sessions to clear old art as part of their plan. Don’t let an old tattoo stand in the way—Picosure will deliver results to give more…

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the healer

kandorarttattoo.com kandorarttattoo@gmail.com bmktattoo or kandorarttattoo BMKTATTOO “When people talk about tattooing, most don’t think about the role it can play in cancer treatment,” explains Bren as we settle down in a quiet corner and I take my first sip of real Irish Guinness. “I started areola restorative nipple tattooing and collagen induction therapy back in March 2018,” explains Bren who is based in Galway City, Ireland. Like so many of us, Bren’s life has been impacted by cancer. “My own family had been affected by cancer. Commercial tattooing is great, but I felt a deep urge to give something back and make a difference.” Bren specialises in reconstructive nipple tattooing; a service not offered in the majority of tattoo studios. Despite the difficulty in learning the skills to help cancer survivors Bren was determined to make the transition…