I've followed the work of Sam Ricketts for a long time, with him starting out close to where I live, even getting tattooed by him around 6 or 7 years ago. His incredibly bold designs always struck me and constantly evolved style. Sam is a tattooer who's work is never static, but always executed perfectly. I couldn't wait to have a more in-depth chat with him about his time in tattooing.
Bara is a tattooer who is hugely admired by many of the guys in our studio. We had heard that he was going to be guesting at Angelic Hell in Brighton so I asked Hugh to interview him. We made our way to Brighton on a cold December evening to catch up with Bara after his day of work. It was cool to meet all the folk down at Angelic Hell and great to meet a humble guy with such a wealth of experience.
Chad Koeplinger almost needs no introduction. A champion of bold, traditional tattooing, he travels the world leaving his easily recognisable mark. I couldn't wait to ask him about his time in the craft...
Robert Ryan is a tattooer who combines a unique blend of American traditional with Eastern religious iconography. Nick Colella has forged a wide-reaching reputation with his tattooing and the opening…
I first came across Kieran Williams' work whilst browsing artists on Instagram. Blown away by this intricate, large-scale blackwork, I had to find out more about him and Sixtysix tattoo...
It is always great to see collaboration between a tattooist and his customer to create something new and innovative using both of their skill sets. Dan, a precision engineer, and Mark with his tattoo skills have worked to make something that hand poking tattoo artists can rely on as well as keep hygienic at all times.
Danielle Rose has forged her signature style of tattooing whilst travelling throughout the UK, never staying in one place for too long. We caught up with her at One Shot Charlie’s in Stourbridge to find out a little more about her.
Dickie Golden is our first featured machine builder from outside the UK. Dickie is currently creating a stir with his machines over in Germany. Specialising in custom one-offs, his work is really worth checking out. His machines definitely have a different feel to them and, from what tattooists have told us, they are great to work with too.
If you are looking for something pretty and practical for your studio these armrests by Greg Holmes might be just the thing. Greg is pulling out all the stops to create custom armrests, each with a unique style tailored to the artist. It’s another great example of a non-tattooist who has worked closely with tattooists to get it right.
Mark has been around in the tattoo game since way back in 1976, which makes him an ideal source for this feature. We asked him about the way things use to be in tattoo land when he was starting out, how he got started and how things have changed. Seems like us kids don’t even know we’re born!