From the world of art and antiques dealers to connoisseurs of curios to decorate the walls in tattoo shops – taxidermy is trending everywhere. But hey! What’s not to like about a monocled dog in smoking jacket or a cat in a tutu drinking a cup of tea? We spoke to a selection of experts and collectors for their views on taxidermy today.
The best part of our job here at Nine Mag is being able to meet so many talented people from tattooists and piercers to machine builders. But in this issue we took a break from the world of tattooing to discover the equally skilled art of signwriting.
The Saatchi Gallery offers an unmissable opportunity to sample some of tattoo art’s grisly heritage.
We at Nine Mag are on a mission to help you guys find meaningful, reliable, clear information and links to useful guidance that complies with good practice frameworks. With this in mind we have established a working relationship with the very helpful health & safety people from Health England and the Environmental Health, with whom we will be working with long term each issue to support our readers and signpost the way to the information you guys need to know, without you having to trawl your way through endless health acts to get to it and giving up the will to live along the way.
Conventions, conventions… To me to be a tattooist and not attending them is like playing in a band, recording an album and not going on tour to promote it. We all like them… I like them a lot but…