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Skin Deep Tattoo Magazine

Skin Deep Tattoo Magazine No. 302

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Jazz Publishing
Frequency:
Back issues only
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in this issue

3 min.
message in a bottle

NEW TATTOO REVEALED, I LOOKED AT IT WITH MY MOUTH SEWN SHUT BY A PASSING DRAGONFLY… I try to be a good guy but I keep getting pushed backward and forwards like a plastic bottle that’s been washed up on the beach—the kind with an important message inside but somebody didn’t screw the lid on properly and water got inside, making the paper wet and turned the message into something nobody can read. One step forward, two steps back. It’s dawned on me lately, that no matter how hard you try, you really can’t help some people… even when it was they who asked in the first place Imagine that somebody asks for your help in getting a tattoo—where should they go, what should they get, where on the body should they get it.…

2 min.
the woman in the woods

I’ve been a bit quiet in here recently. Sorry about that–this new tiny shouty human is very much to blame. Firstly I’m going to say something that lots of people no doubt think but don’t feel they can utter out loud… motherhood so far has been a challenge. It’s really hard. Like, really hard, and I wasn’t prepared for that. When your life quickly becomes taken over by a relentless routine of feeding, winding, changing, cleaning, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week… there are things you miss from the real world, and things you don’t miss. I don’t miss silence–I’m happy to have another being here with me. I don’t miss anxiety–something which has no place when my mindspace immediately becomes so limited and precious. I do miss sleep. And…

1 min.
great british tattoo show giveaway

With just a few weeks to go until the Great British Tattoo Show, we have another 10 pairs of hot tickets to give away to our summer show – well, summer-ish anyway – the weather has never let us down since we began over at Alexandra Palace all those years ago. To be in with a shot, we’ll make it as simple as always: Just head on over to skindeep.co.uk/competitions and where it asks you for the competition answer, type LET ME IN and we’ll do the rest, before the end of April so that you can figure out all your travel arrangements. See you there. 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…

7 min.
road test

Not caring for a fresh tattoo can have disastrous consequences. Why wait all that time to get a booking with your dream tattooist and spend all that money just to ruin your new tattoo by not looking after it properly. Good hygiene and a solid aftercare regime will help ensure the tattoo doesn’t get infected, ink doesn’t drop out and the tattoo heals bright and clear. People can be understandably anxious to get the aftercare routine right and a big part of this is what cream, if any, to use to help heal your tattoo. Over the past few years dozens of aftercare products have popped up replacing the usual suspects bought from the chemist. I wanted to put a tattoo aftercare cream up against a standard skin healing cream and also…

6 min.
rebel inc.

tommydoom Tommydoom is part of the new generation of artists. Like many reading this, no doubt, he came to tattooing through the boom of around ten to fifteen years ago—I’m talking, of course, about the Miami Inks and the Kat Von Ds showing up on our TV screens and the media frenzy which followed. It awakened something within Tommy and today, working at Mimsy’s Trailer Trash Tattoo in Brisbane where he puts out some of the freshest looking trad-inspired tattoos I’ve seen in quite some time, Tommy finds himself to be something of a tattoo nerd. I’M OFTEN BLESSED WITH THE TRUST AND FREEDOM TO MAKE SUGGESTIONS ON DESIGN ELEMENTS AND PLACEMENT OF TATTOOSTHE ORIGINAL SHAPE OF THE WEB IS BASED ON A DESIGN BY JAPANESE ARTIST HORI CHYO… CIRCA 1900 IF I…

11 min.
i am legend

At 84 years old, Lyle Tuttle is not only a legend, he’s a true living legend with vitality, an unquestionable thirst for life and tequila with grapefruit. Apart from being a great storyteller, Lyle is also a tireless traveler, always between two planes since he retired from tattooing. He is now solicited from the four corners of the US to give lessons or seminars at tattoo conventions, where he’s always keen to talk about the roots of his unbelievable success. Lyle Tuttle was ‘the right person at the right place, at the right time’ as he himself likes to say. It’s almost like he still can’t believe the luck that fell into his lap during the period in the 60’s when a lot of social changes happened in California. San Francisco was…