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...
Last year France was in danger of being restricted to colourless tattoos. We all know you can't go wrong with good old black and grey, but the idea of colour being outlawed entirely makes us incredibly concerned.
The goal of US-based company FK Irons is to provide professional tattoo artists with the best tools available. They guarantee that the investment will always be protected with a lifetime warranty. FK Irons are the creators of the Spektra Halo, which is the first autoclavable tattoo machine, thanks to the detachable motor body. They have now added the Delta FootSwitch, a heavy duty foot switch which is designed to be extremely robust. It comes with the usual lifetime warranty.
With the huge rise in popularity of black tattoos making a big impact these days, I thought we should make a list highlighting some of the best blackwork tattoo artists on Instagram right now.
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.