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Young People are Idiots

March 26th, 2019

It’s a well known fact that young people are stupid. Idiots, in fact. And when I say “young people”, I mean anyone under the age of 35. You don’t...

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Paul Shinn - by Tom Fogarty

Paul Shinn Draws!

December 15th, 2018

I will take a departure from my usual themes in this post; instead of moaning, ranting and generally taking the piss, I will be be focussing on the artist...

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Tower Hamlets Cemetery (with photos)

October 20th, 2018

I managed to tick another of the “Magnificent Seven” off my list this month. For anyone that doesn’t know, this is a list of famous Victorian cemeteries that were...

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Tom Fogarty - mugshots

Do Not Approach This Man…

March 25th, 2018

I renewed my passport recently,  meaning that I get to see the current incarnation of my “boat race” fixed and glorified in leather-bound booklet form for the next decade....

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Eyeballs Graffiti - South London

I Spy… Graffiti

June 16th, 2017

Halfway through the year and I struggled to find a topic to write about this month; I’ve not been up to much recently – I’ve not been to any...

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Tom Fogarty - Lip Tattoo

Even Tattoos Fade (so don’t get lippy)

May 17th, 2017

Apart from dating and the very occasional one-night stand, I’ve not had a proper girlfriend for about 8 years (a period of time that has slipped by alarmingly quickly)....

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Tom’s Taxidermy

March 15th, 2017

If like me, you have a keen interest in dead things – and more to the point – if you have always wanted to know what it’s like to...

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Photoshop Tattoos 2014

October 30th, 2016

Back in 2010 – in a time before I had many tattoos or could grow a proper moustache – I was bored one night and decided to add ink...

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The Curse of Count Macula

July 8th, 2015

I’m a man of simple tastes and sensibilities. I like what I like and I know which way my butter is sliced, and this is why my incoming Instagram...

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Tom Fogarty & Jane

Tom Fog is Easy to Draw

November 9th, 2013

Being a bespectacled baldie I’ve always been incredibly easy to caricature (I basically look like a potato from Lidl). Taking this into account, I thought I’d share some of...

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Sebastian Horsley Exhibition – The Whoresley Show

August 21st, 2013

I went to see The Whoresley Show the other day – an exhibition dedicated to the late Sebastian Horsley – and very good it is too. It’s on at...

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Tom Fogarty - as a teenager

Golden Years

January 27th, 2013

I spent too much money over the Xmas period (and in the weeks leading up to it), and as a result I’ve found myself incredibly skint this month. This...

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Tom Fogarty - Thumb Tattoo

Finger Tattoos Rule

January 5th, 2013

A couple of years back I had a diamond tattooed on my thumb. It had no specific meaning to me, I just thought it would look cool. I had...

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Tom Fogarty - Movember 2012 (by Paul Shinn)

Movember 2012

November 24th, 2012

As usual, I’m taking part in Movember – growing a moustache to raise money for testicular and prostate cancer charities. I should probably bore you with some facts and...

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Tom Fogarty - Halloween 2012

Drink Up!

November 10th, 2012

I’ve been drinking quite a lot lately so I thought I’d share some of the pictures from my latest drunken (mis)adventures. I do like a drink – it has...

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How to Get On Pinterest

March 11th, 2012

The current social media buzz is all about Pinterest. It’s working on an invite only basis at the moment, but you can also send a request directly to Pinterest...

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Dark Arts

Dark Arts

February 11th, 2012

This is a bit late (but only by about 9 months), so I thought I’d share it anyway. Back in June I went to the Modern Panic Exhibition. It...

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Ted Hankey the Christmas Poo (and his tattoo)

January 15th, 2012

Yesterday, flabby bald darts cunt, Ted Hankey, got knocked out of the BDO semi-finals, complaining about the air conditioning. Well he should try playing a game in our office...

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2011 in Retrospect

December 29th, 2011

Looking back over the year, I’ve had quite a good one. Scanning over last year’s 2011 resolutions – basically the same list every bloody year – I’ve ticked a...

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Michael Jackson Zombie Tattoo

November 13th, 2011

I’ve been itching to get a new tattoo since I got the last one, back in September at the London Tattoo Convention. Not really been able to afford it...

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I Love Prison

October 26th, 2011

This tattoo isn’t new – I did it last year – but realised I hadn’t posted about it directly before. I did it myself using a needle and thread...

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Tom Fogarty – Business Cards & Stickers!

October 20th, 2011

Sometimes I can be almost creative, but not quite. I was bored the other day so I decided to make myself some business cards. I was so pleased with...

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August 24th, 2011

A while back I posted an appeal on here for help choosing a new text-based tattoo. And so about a month ago I got it done. I decided to...

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Cactus News 2

August 2nd, 2011

Someone very special to me is going through a really rotten time at the moment, so I’m posting this as a stupid attempt to cheer them up. A while...

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3 Tattoos in 3 Days

July 19th, 2011

I was very bored this weekend and at a bit of a loose end, so I ended up getting 3 new tattoos. Two of them were by Liam Sparkes...

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Ego Surfing (because I’m worth it)

July 13th, 2011

I did a little bit of “ego surfing” last night before bed. And why not? I’ve mentioned before that I’ll never be top of the rankings for “Tom Fogarty”...

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Neglected Blog

July 9th, 2011

Dear blog, sorry for neglecting you – I will start adding regular posts again soon. I promise. Love, Tom xxx In the meantime, here’s a picture of a sexy...

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Russian Criminal Owl Tattoo

June 30th, 2011

Not blogged in ages, been really busy. If you follow this Blog, you’ll know that a few weeks ago I went to Primavera Sound, and was quite excited about...

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The Camera Never Lies

June 15th, 2011

Everyone wants to be a looker, but some of us aren’t. Some of us are lucky, and can make up for it with banter and comedy – but the...

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Primavera 2011 – The Final Word

June 3rd, 2011

This will be my last mention of the festival (for this year at least). But I’m the kind of person who thinks if something’s worth saying once, it’s worth...

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I Don’t Like Cake!

May 19th, 2011

As you may  or may not know, I work for a digital agency who specialise in building websites and creating marketing campaigns for charities. As you can imagine, the...

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15 Minutes of Fame

May 16th, 2011

Being the boring sod/IT dweeb that I am, I check my site stats in Google Analytics daily. I was interested to see that I’m getting quite a few click-through...

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Tiger Tattoo!

May 8th, 2011

I’ve neglected this blog a bit recently – mainly because I started a new job last week and I’ve got a lot to learn for that. I’ve still been...

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Osama Bin Laden Dead – FBI Most Wanted List Updated

May 2nd, 2011

The breaking news today is that Osama Bin Laden has been killed by US troops, some 10 years after the search for him began. This follows the huge worldwide...

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Russian Criminal Tattoo

April 29th, 2011

I’ve been doing too many home tattoos on myself lately (3 in the last week). I started this skull on my thigh ages ago, but stopped as it wasn’t...

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Pirate Scar Tattoo

April 24th, 2011

I’ve been a bit lazy with keeping this blog up-to-date recently, but that’s only because I’ve been so busy. I did find some time to etch a couple of...

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April 4th, 2011

I was having a walk through central London the other day, when I saw this graffiti at London Bridge and it made me really happy. Firstly, I liked it...

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Blue Moon

March 30th, 2011

Everyone was banging on about that big bloody moon last week. I tried to take a few pictures, but I’m a bit of a techno-spaz where digital photography is...

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Soho Tattoo

March 6th, 2011

Got my first professionally-done tattoo of the year today. My first for about 6 months in fact. It was done by Mil at Diamond Jack’s Tattoo Studio in Soho....

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How Not To Tattoo Yourself

February 24th, 2011

So anyone reading this probably knows I’m a fan of the odd tattoo here and there, and that recently I’ve been doing a few of my own. The results...

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New Blog – Spider Web Design

February 20th, 2011

So I’ve been having problems with my hosting company. The redirects I’ve set up only seem to work when they want to. My sub-domains hardly ever work and now...

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Waterloo Pub Crawl

February 7th, 2011

As I no longer have a Facebook account where I can post pictures (in order to prove I have friends and a social life), I thought I’d stick some...

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Tattoo Influences

February 6th, 2011

I’ve always been fascinated by tattoos, even from a very young age. Here a some pictures sourced from the internet of my early tattoo influences (from films and music...

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Gargoyle with Stretched Vagina

February 1st, 2011

a.ka The Gash Tray Ⓒ Tom Fogarty c. 1997 Here’s a sketch I did as a teenager of a gargoyle with a stretched open vagina. And why not, eh?...

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Teenage Art

January 30th, 2011

I’ve been banging on about this DarkSide Exhibition for some time now, so I decided to get started. I popped to my mum’s place yesterday to get some pens...

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Absinthe and Art

January 30th, 2011

This weekend has been quite an “arty” one (more of that next post) – so in keeping with that theme – I stayed up till 3am last night, drinking...

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New Facebook Page

January 29th, 2011

A couple of weeks back I deleted my Facebook profile as it was getting on my nerves. As a result of this my blog views have taken a serious...

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What a Boring Monday!

January 17th, 2011

What a boring and non-eventful day today has been! Started badly as I didn’t get any sleep last night. This is generally the case for Sunday nights when I...

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Tom Fogarty - 10 Bells Pub

Art Attack!

January 16th, 2011

Spent a wonderfully cultured Saturday perusing art galleries (and visiting as many postcodes as possible) with my mate Paul. He was a little bit tired as he’d been up...

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Adventures in Dogstar

January 12th, 2011

Last weekend was a good one. Met up my friend Paul on Friday, and we went on a small opub crawl of what seemed like the worst pubs in...

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