A Big Fuckoff List of Tattooists

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 – and sometimes you feel all inspired and it’s really easy and

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Things Not To Say To Someone with Tattoos

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 that seemed a bit unnecessarily long-winded. Not that that usually stop

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Even Tattoos Fade (so don’t get lippy)

Tom Fogarty - Lip Tattoo

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). The girl in question was a co-worker at the time –

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Photoshop Tattoos 2014

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 to my torso digitally using Photoshop. The results were as diabolical

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Tattoo Stats

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 a few more since then so that list is now well

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Friday the 13th Tattoo

Video - Friday the 13th Tattoo

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 “13” tattoo for just £13. Anyone who knows me well (which

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Finger Tattoos Rule

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 it done on a whim at the London Tattoo Convention, having

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The Tattoo Blues

Video - The Tattoo Blues

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 of facial tattoos and extensive body modifications. For some strange reason

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London Tattoo Convention 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 he was keen on posing tattooed twats). The reasons for why

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Chris Brown’s Silly Neck Tattoo

Chris Brown Neck Tattoo

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 I took a bit of interest. It turns out that Chris

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