Issue 6 Is Here!

Issue 6 is here in digital and paper! What’s inside? Here, let us enlighten you…

Six issues in and we’re brimming over with ideas for new and invigorating features and layouts. Viva la Revolution, good folk of tattoo land! Grab a shiny spoon and tuck in to the delights of April’s edition…

One of Russia’s best kept secrets, Katerina Mikky Volkova is an artist of quite extraordinary capabilities and we’re thrilled to bring you an exclusive interview with the lady herself.

More Australian stylings come courtesy of Dean Kalcoff, an exciting young tattooist who has already established himself as a strong portrait artist but is now branching out into new territory.

Gabriel Cece, Tanane Whitfield and the cast of Studio EvoLve light up our pages with personalities as colourful and intriguing as the tattoos they create, and our journey inside the Virginia Beach parlour proves to be a special one.

One of tattooing’s intrepid explorers, Victor Policheri rarely receives the credit of which he is so deserving. We managed to capture his thoughts as he plans yet another trek to take his tattoo armoury to every possible corner of the globe!

We explore the nature of women’s representation in the tattoo world, delve into the myths and mysteries surrounding laser tattoo removal, Michael Rose renders a portrait using his airbrush for our tutorial, and full coverage comes from the inaugural Scottish Tattoo Convention and the second instalment of the Essex Tattoo Expo.

Hold the bus, there’s more! Chris Wroblewski discusses his new publication, Swallow Tattoo Studio, and the rich heritage that surrounds it, and we’ve another spellbinding Spotlight On… with a smattering of artists attending the North Lakes Tattoo Show this month.

As usual, there are the regulars in the form of Tattoo Talk, The Apprentice Diaries and Dermal Diary for your enjoyment, plus an editorial battle that asks: have tattoo reality shows been of benefit or hindrance to the tattoo world?

Viva punk rock spirit!

The Scottish Tattoo Convention This Weekend!

We’re there and we hope many of you will be too!

With an artist list consisting of an incredible array of domestic and foreign artists of the highest calibre, the Scottish Tattoo Convention is shaping up to be a cracking weekend. Get involved!

Subscription Competition & A Very Special Prize…

As you lovely people are undoubtedly aware, we’ve run a monthly competition whereby one lucky purchaser of a physical copy of Tattoo Revolution Magazine wins a twelve month subscription. Seeing as it’s the last instalment of this amazing give-away, we’ve really upped the ante and managed to pull together a spectacular prize!

The Liverpool International Tattoo Convention takes place this May 14th & 15th at the Adelphi Hotel and they’ve allowed us to put some tickets up for grabs: one lucky person will scoop a weekend ticket to the convention and one purchaser of shop copies will lay their hands on a pair of tickets to the UK Tattoo Industry Awards (accept no imitations!) Gala Night on Friday 13th May, a very special trade-only event to celebrate the winners of the original and independent UK Tattoo Industry Awards – you can still vote for your favourite artists and publications.

Those of you who have already bought copies of the current issue (single issues, shop copies and those who have already subscribed since the beginning) will be entered into the draw for the tickets and of course, one lucky individual will scoop the subscription to TRM.

What are you waiting for? Go, go, go!

Tattoo Revolution Magazine Issue 5: Paper Edition is Go!

Grab it HERE or if you’d like to stock TRM in your studio or shop, click HERE. Top banana!


Tattoo Revolution Magazine Issue 5 – March 2011
So, what’s in the magazine this month? In short, tonnes of tattoo goodness and delight. First up, we’ve a full feature on Shawn Barber and document his transition from canvas to skin as he brings his formidable talents into the tattoo world.

If sumptuous and hyper-realistic colour tattooing of Grecian grandeur floats your boat, then we hope the work of George Mavridis is to your liking. He’s travelled the world (perhaps too, the seven seas) and is a generous and humble man with a lot of time to spare for artists and collectors alike.

Martin Couley is one of England’s premier portrait artists and at the age of just 24 has established a sterling reputation for colour and black and grey renditions of myriad subjects. We’ve always found him to be a great character and raconteur, and this interview was a pleasure to conduct from start to finish.

Whilst in the land of Oz, we caught up with Rose Hardy, neo-traditionalist extraordinaire. She conjures up distinctive women that ooze class and sophistication and applies her tattoos with a finish that borders on gleaming. She’s a dab hand with pottery adornment, too…

Our collector for this issue is Mikey, guitarist with the mighty Skindred, and he regales us with the rock ‘n’ roll shenanigans that have been documented upon his skin.

Alexa MacDermot presents a thought-provoking article on the permanence of tattooing in the modern age and poses a few intriguing questions, Eternal Tattoo’s Ruth takes us through her graphite portraiture techniques in March’s tutorial (with some help from her dad), and full coverage comes from the 10th Manchester International Tattoo Show and Melbourne’s Rites of Passage Festival.

Wait, there’s more! Maki talks Buddhist symbology and Horiyoshi III’s formidable influence in this month’s book review (Japanese Buddhism x Horiyoshi III), and we’ve a spectacular Spotlight On… a handful of the brilliant artists working The Scottish Tattoo Show on March 26th – 27th in Edinburgh.

As usual, there are the standards of Tattoo Talk, The Apprentice Diaries and Dermal Diary to educate and invigorate, plus a fresh editorial battle! This month’s topic: has lasering been a welcome addition to tattooing?

Revolution is our name!

Issue 5 Digital Is Here!

Get it HERE now!

Tattoo Revolution Magazine Issue 5 – March 2011

We’ve had some incredible feedback about our recent run of cover selections, so we wondered how we could raise the bar that little bit further. Enter Shawn Barber, one of the finest multimedia artists in the world today with his portrait of Jo Harrison. We’re blown away at being able to use Shawn’s art on the cover, and we hope that you find it as pleasing to the eye as we do.

Speaking of the man himself, we’ve a full feature on Shawn Barber and document his transition from canvas to skin as he brings his formidable talents into the tattoo world.

If sumptuous and hyper-realistic colour tattooing of Grecian grandeur floats your boat, then we hope the work of George Mavridis is to your liking. He’s travelled the world (perhaps too, the seven seas) and is a generous and humble man with a lot of time to spare for artists and collectors alike.

Martin Couley is one of England’s premier portrait artists and at the age of just 24 has established a sterling reputation for colour and black and grey renditions of myriad subjects. We’ve always found him to be a great character and raconteur, and this interview was a pleasure to conduct from start to finish.

Whilst in the land of Oz, we caught up with Rose Hardy, neo-traditionalist extraordinaire. She conjures up distinctive women that ooze class and sophistication and applies her tattoos with a finish that borders on gleaming. She’s a dab hand with pottery adornment, too…

Our collector for this issue is Mikey, guitarist with the mighty Skindred, and he regales us with the rock ‘n’ roll shenanigans that have been documented upon his skin.

Alexa MacDermot presents a thought-provoking article on the permanence of tattooing in the modern age and poses a few intriguing questions, Eternal Tattoo’s Ruth takes us through her graphite portraiture techniques in March’s tutorial (with some help from her dad), and full coverage comes from the 10th Manchester International Tattoo Show and Melbourne’s Rites of Passage Festival.

Wait, there’s more! Maki talks Buddhist symbology and Horiyoshi III’s formidable influence in this month’s book review (Japanese Buddhism x Horiyoshi III), and we’ve a spectacular Spotlight On… a handful of the brilliant artists working The Scottish Tattoo Show on March 26th – 27th in Edinburgh.

As usual, there are the standards of Tattoo Talk, The Apprentice Diaries and Dermal Diary to educate and invigorate, plus a fresh editorial battle! This month’s topic: has lasering been a welcome addition to tattooing?

Revolution is our name!