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  • Jackie may be slightly familiar to some of you long-term readers of Skin Deep, as she once graced the cover of this tome many years ago. Since then she has been in the limelight regularly as a fetish model, a regular convention attendee and as one of the London Rockin’ Rollers skater girl troupe.    Jackie...
  • Privately educated, British born, Russell Mitchell, is the owner and CEO of the abundantly successful Exile Cycles, which is based in North Hollywood.  Russell’s high profile, bleach blonde Mohawk, and heavily tattooed persona make him distinctive in the dog eat dog custom motorcycle industry.   Russell got...
  • You have probably seen them at conventions or if not you will have heard of them. So we at Skin Deep thought that it was about time that you got to know the real Mr and Mrs Tattoo! You could almost dedicate a whole issue of the magazine to them, they are covered with award winning artwork from the likes of Theresa...
  • LUCIFIRE    I first met you at Tutu’s Club/Monster in 1997. You were by then an already versatile performer. How and when did your career begin and how have things changed since the early days?   I don’t know how far back you want me to go but people seem pretty puzzled as to how I ended up here....
  • For freak show performance, you probably couldn’t find a more prolific pair of artists. Baawo and Becki, known as The Baron And Missy Macabre, perform regularly to very appreciative audiences across the UK and further afield. Both have a healthy interest in body modification, including tattoos; these have a part in...
  • Pace was shattered when my niece Shannon called in today; a fifteen-year-old explosion of colour and indignation. An offensive message screamed out from her baby pink tee shirt and industrial chains hung from her enormous jeans. Poised on the brink between childhood and womanhood, she can be enchanting and she can be...
  • If New School Tattoos , rockabilly music or even good old fashioned art expos are your thing then you could do much worse than checking out the art work of Pete Mckee.  His paintings couldn't be further from the musty old relics in the galleries of your childhood, in fact, Sheffield's archipelago Gallery, one...
  • Are these the most conscientious ink collectors in rock? Opting for well planned quality over and above quantity, the Napalm Death gents are ink aficionados with a conscience. The tattoos of singer Barney and bassist Shane reflect social and political awareness and the sort of pre-execution planning that puts my...
  • What were you doing before forming the band and how did you originally meet? Zion: Well, I was in another band!  Been in bands for a few years but had always had to compromise on my vision of what the ultimate rock band should be.  Drove me mad.  Met Vikki at the Cartoon Club in Croydon and a strong...
  • They say that beauty is skin deep and in the process of tattooing, a truer word has never been spoken. But for one photographer, body enthusiast and tattoo fan, that wasn’t enough. Claire Artmyz delved deeper into the tattooing process. Following the needles and swimming with the inks behind her camera, the French...
  • By day, Matt Polinsky is a professional piercer. By night, he’s the tattooed wrestler who adopts the moniker ‘Sterling James Keenan’. We uncover the story of the Pittsburgh native who swaps body piercing for body slamming...How did you get started in pro wrestling?I loved wrestling for as long as I can remember. When...
  • Cory “Nasty” Nastazio is the arcitypeal “extreme” sports athlete. Tattoos, girls, cars, money…..rock and roll! Cory has been at the forefront of BMX dirt riding for years. Known for his style and balls, Nasty is the rock star of BMX. One of the most stylish riders in the world he also backs his style up with balls out...
  • “My initial modifications were piercings, but one day I saw some scarification that Lukas had done and it really interested me not only because of its sculptural aspects but also due to the fact that the work Lukas does is unique.” Clement Tell us something about your early life and where you grew up.I’m 24 years old...
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  • Bif was born in New Delhi, India, in 1971. The love child of two private school teenagers, she was adopted when a few days old by American missionaries, eventually ending up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was there that Bif began to dream of stardom, enrolling at the University Of Winnipeg as a theatre major. She soon...
  • Venue:  Upstairs at the Mean Fiddler.   Music For The Inked, The Inker And The Future Inkee According to its creators, the concept for this event is simple…Tattoos and Rock. Happening on the second Friday of the month this event aims to celebrate tattooing as an artform, and, over the next few months we are...
  • Meet the stunning Cherie Matrix, a tattooed temptress, anti censorship feminist campaigner, proud mom, party girl and everything I could ever want to be when I grow up! Please tell us a bit of background about yourself? I’m a native Californian - born and grew up in orange county California and I think it still...
  • You grew up in South Africa. What was your childhood like and what do you see as the main differences in lifestyle between South Africa and the UK? Growing up in SA was great, I grew up in the countryside and life was a lot more laid back compared to life in the city, which was only two and a half hours away. I had a...
  • I first saw John at Rick Harnowski’s Tattoo convention in Green Bay, Wisconsin two years ago. John was well on the way to fulfilling his dream for a full bodysuit. The stunning work you see before you is a culmination and testament to the skill and vision of two men. John Millhouse and Rick Harnowski from Tattoos by...
  • Firstly can you tell me a little bit about yourself and where you grew up? Well my name is Ashley, I am a 21 year-old professional body piercer, I’ve been doing that for just under 3 years now, and it’s been a pretty big ambition of mine for as long as I remember  I grew up in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. And it...
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