Tom Fogarty getting tattooed in Italy by Gian Maurizio Fercioni

A Big Fuckoff List of Tattooists

April 7th, 2018

You know when you’re writing and stuff, be it a blog post, or book, a thesis, police statement, the occasional letter to the reader’s page of Razzle etcetera –...

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Russian Criminal Tattoos

Things Not To Say To Someone with Tattoos

January 26th, 2018

The full title to this blog post should have been “Things Not To Say To Someone with Tattoos (i.e me) – Especially if You Don’t Know Them” – but...

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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 Fogarty - Photoshop Torso Tattoos 2014

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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Tattoo Stats

April 6th, 2015

One of my most popular blog posts was back in 2010 where I listed out all my tattoos and the meanings behind them. Needless to say, I’ve had quite...

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Friday the 13th Tattoo

March 16th, 2014

About a year or so ago, one of the tattoo shops around the corner from where I work in Soho were doing a special Friday 13th offer: get a...

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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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The Tattoo Blues

November 17th, 2012

Dennis Avner aka The Stalking Cat killed himself last week. This was no ordinary human being; he had tried to transform himself into a tiger parody with the help...

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London Tattoo Convention 2012

October 2nd, 2012

I went on my annual jaunt to the London Tattoo Convention on Saturday. I had the best of times and the worst of times as Dickens might say (if...

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Chris Brown Neck Tattoo

Chris Brown’s Silly Neck Tattoo

September 12th, 2012

Some people in the office were talking today about Chris Brown’s new neck tattoo. I had no idea who Chris Brown was, but as soon as tattoos were mentioned...

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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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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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Prison Tattoo Video

September 11th, 2011

Someone sent me this video via YouTube (@splattermac) because it made them “think of me”. It’s about 6 minutes long, but is well worth watching – it shows New...

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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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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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List Mania 5: Tattoo Artists

June 13th, 2011

It’s been a while, but I thought it was time for another Monday Night List Mania. I’ve not blogged much lately because I’ve been doing long hours at work,...

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Tattoo Help Needed!

June 8th, 2011

Warning: this will be a bit of a peculiar blog post. Just for change. I’ve not had much sleep lately – tonight was meant to be an early night...

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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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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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Wanna Be in My Gang?

March 23rd, 2011

When you get a tattoo done – it can be a bit like entering into a brotherhood or a secret society. Sometimes you’ll see someone – a stranger –...

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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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YouTube Tattoo Music

February 22nd, 2011

Sometimes music can provide the soundtrack to a certain time in your life, and even inspire you to behave in a certain way. I remember when I had my...

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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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Tattoo Me, Tattoo You…

January 28th, 2011

Just a short one tonight/this morning. A random one. I love this clip. Blokes male-bonding. Not in a Jackass kind of way; no buggery involved here. Not tonight anyway....

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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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Late Night Doodles

January 9th, 2011

During a bout of sleeplessness I decided to do some late-night doodling. Obviously, I did it on my leg. I get very bored, you see, and idle hands are...

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GG Allin Tattoo – Update

January 6th, 2011

This tattoo didn’t heal too well in the end. Some body parts have a tendency to reject ink, and the heal is one of those spots. I’m one of...

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GG Allin Homemade Tattoo

January 3rd, 2011

I did this over Xmas. It looks a bit crap but I’m really pleased with it. It’s a tribute to GG Allin, who had this tattoo on his chest....

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New Tattoos 2011

January 1st, 2011

I’ve been blogging for just over a year now and I’m coming close to 100 posts. One of my first blog posts last year, was a picture of my...

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Happy Birthday Jesus!

December 26th, 2010

The best thing about Christmas Day is that you’re allowed to drink alcohol at 9:30 in the morning; it’s the one day of the year when it’s actually socially...

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East London Tattoo Exhibition (Russian Criminal)

December 24th, 2010

Made my way over to the Russian Criminal Tattoo Exhibition in East London. It was really good, but tiny – and they wouldn’t let me take any pictures. Most...

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30th Birthday Loometh

December 21st, 2010

Right, it keeps creeping closer; I’m going to be 3o-years old in about a week. Although I’m not totally dreading it, I’m not taking it as well as I...

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New Tattoos… Sort Of

December 19th, 2010

I’m clearly a bloke with too much spare time on his hands this weekend (what with the snow and all) – but rather than sitting round in my pants,...

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Prison Tattoos (with Photoshop)

November 11th, 2010

Around Xmas time last year I was playing around with Photoshop, and I put a load of tattoos on my skinny torso. This was like a blueprint of random...

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The Power of Christ Compels You (more dogs bites & tattoos)

October 28th, 2010

This post relates to a couple of my other recent entries, so you might want to read those first if you haven’t already. The first is an account of...

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My Tattoos

October 10th, 2010

I’ve always been a big fan of tattoos. I enjoy the juxtaposition of art and seediness. I got my first tattoo when I was 18, my second at 22,...

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Bits and Pieces Update

October 9th, 2010

Been knackered lately, slept for about 12 hours last night. Got up early(ish) this morning and went to Shangi-la Tattoos to see Lesley Chan; not to get a tattoo,...

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A couple of new websites on the way!

October 7th, 2010

It’s been a really long busy week, workwise, so not really been blogging and twittering much. I can report that I’m working on 2 new websites though; the first...

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Tom Fogarty - Finger Tattoo

What’s In a Name?

September 5th, 2010

I’m not an ego-surfer in particular, but recently I have  been entering my name into Google rather a lot. Not out of vanity, but instead to see how highly...

Read more » – Live This Week

May 31st, 2010

I’ve just finished this website for Shangri-la tattooist, Liam Sparkes. The site was made entirely with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and I’m really pleased with the results. Check out...

Read more » – COMING SOON!

April 4th, 2010

I’m currently designing a website for talented tattoo artist, Liam Sparkes. There’s only a holding page there at the moment, but have a look and keep checking back for...

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Tom Fogarty Tattoos 2010

I Went To Prison and All I Got Was This Lousy Tattoo…

December 31st, 2009

Having signed up to every social networking site possible in order to shamelessly plug my websites, I thought maybe some hot male nudity might help… Actually, I’ve been arsing...

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