Issue 2 Available Now in Digital!

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Seeing as the season of merriment doth approach like a runaway freight train, we’ve brought some holiday cheer to the front cover of our second issue. Bing Crosby dreamt of a white Christmas, and so do we; as long as it doesn’t interrupt the delivery of our magazine! Remember, you lovely folk, subscriptions are available and they make a wonderful gift. Just sayin’…

Ben Stone is a tattooist who is immensely proud of the durability and individuality of his traditional motifs. He’s also a staunch believer in defending the tattoo world from corrupting influences and is both passionate and hilarious as he recounts the story of his tattoo career thus far.

Ever heard of the term animorph? It’s a new one on us, and they come from the mind of Scott Olive, a Florida-based artist who loves to flare with the shaker of evolution to turn out insane creations such as ‘the lobstercock’ and ‘the ratepillar’. That’s right; lobstercock…

The father of British biomechanical tattooing, Steve Potton has been fusing organic and synthetic influences for over thirty years now and his latest creations are things to be marvelled.

Derek Noble, the master of neo-traditional macabre, is an artist we’re very excited to feature, not least because we have a batch of his freshest work, and needless to say, it’s astounding stuff.

There’s more than one master tattooist who specialises in Japanese tattooing based in Switzerland, and we’re excited to report on the work of Wido De Marval, a humble and gifted tattoo artist.

We get a perspective from both sides of the needle as Katriona MacIntosh and Nigel Kurt discuss the application of a commemorative portrait, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride showcases a selection of exquisite photography from weddings that sidestep tradition, and Cat Scott walks us through the intricacies of painting with oils in this month’s tutorial.

We bring you full coverage of the spooky shenanigans that took place at Halloween Tattoo Bash, we speak to Marisa Kakoulas about her stupendous new publication (Black & Grey Tattoo), and we bring you a sneaky preview of some of the artists working at January’s Brighton Tattoo Convention in our Spotlight On… gallery.

Phew, and to top it all off, there’s Tattoo Talk, Ink Drops, Dermal Diary and The Apprentice Diaries.

However you choose to celebrate this time of year, we wish you love and prosperity and thank you all again for the dazzling show of support.

Viva la revolution!

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