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  • Three leaders in their field, Skin Deep - The UK’s Best Selling Tattoo Magazine, Tattoo Jam - The UK’s Biggest and World Record Breaking Tattoo Festival and Louis Molloy - The UK’s Best known Tattoo Artist have teamed up to give you this incredible opportunity! 20 subscriber copies of Skin Deep issue 197 will contain...
  • Well, nobody can say they never saw it coming and to be fair, this probably isn't the only one out there. I'm not taking about the Twilight tattoo - I'm talking about the fact that the Daily Mail has chosen to write a story that doesn't totally demean something to do with tattoos... Cathy Ward used the tattoo as...
  • One man’s tragic obsession with the sillier side of tattooing... Hello friends.  Time for me - your friendly comedian Jim Smallman – to have my monthly rant and natter at your gorgeous faces. I was on stage the other day introducing a friend of mine, as is often my duty as an MC at gigs.  I went through my...
  • In the last two decades the number of people willing to modify their bodies through tattooing has sharply risen, both in number and in visibility. Tattoo imagery is seen everywhere, from couture fashion to coffee mugs. Some have dismissed this enormous popularity as fashion whimsy, a mere trend that will be sorely...
  • "Are those tattoos real?" The answer is yes. Of course, the answer is yes. In fact, the likelihood of any other answer is very small indeed but that is not why the question is asked, it’s not really a question at all, not a curiosity that requires satisfaction, but rather a statement of incredulity. What the enquirer...
  • Air your views or have a rant and we’ll give one letter some free stuff!     Over Tree, Under Stone Dear Skin Deep, I would like to take some space in your magazine to praise and thank Noshka of Dead Lucky Tattoo in Boundary Road West in Hove, East Sussex - over the last few years I have had the odd...
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    Too busy to blog? Kind of, but it doesn't mean I've not been building one in my head. Late last night I was feeding my comic book habit online and I found this link on i09 to this pictured zombie tattoo. That's about the fourth comic strip theme I've seen in as many days. (Anybody not using feedly for compiling...
  • One man’s tragic obsession with the sillier side of tattooing... Hello there, thanks for stopping by at my corner of Skin Deep.  My name is Jim Smallman, stand up comedian and professional idiot.  I’m arguably one the most heavily inked comics on the UK stand-up circuit, with the proud boast that hardly any...
  • It’s the end of the issue again. One of the hot topics we’ve been chewing over in the office is the ever increasing presence of lasers being used for removal. With useful information being pretty scarce on the subject, we went cap in hand to the walking encyclopaedia that is Woody: If I said that poor quality tattoos...
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    This week we've decided to give away a free subscription to one lucky person who "likes" our page on facebook. We'll be picking and announcing the first winner on Friday! www.facebook.com/tattoomagazine If you already like us, you're already in with a chance. Thanks.
  • Air your views or have a rant and we’ll give one letter a free, yes free, t-shirt! Aren’t we nice? (So don’t forget to put your size on your letter or we’ll have to guess)    Two Sides of the Coin Dear Skin Deep, Following on from your editorial in issue 183 and Nick's letter in issue 187, I...
  • Welcome to the end of this issue. What better way to wrap up than by putting our new contributor and very own tattooed lady to work! Paula Hardy Kangelos tells what it's like to be 'almost famous'... “I used to have to go to the circus to see the tattooed ladies… Now, they’re everywhere.”  - Jimmy Carr. And so we...
  • Coming back from lunch today, I flicked the radio on in the car and accidentally hit the traffic report button – which is always depressing but equally accidentally, I hit the pre-programme for Radio 2 and not Radio 1 and discovered myself in the middle of Jeremy Vine’s phone in about – and I quote: …finally, we...
  • Issue 190 of Skin Deep arrived in the office yesterday which means that if you’re a subscriber, your copy should be hitting the mat anytime soon - the rest of you will just have to wait a little longer - I think it’s due out on the shelves on the 21st. As the new guy around here, you can pretty much imagine that it’s...
  • Jun Cha, Los Angeles-based tattoo artist talks about his style, ethos, art and tattoo introduction in this video interview from Hypebeast TV. A unique insight into the artistry of this veritable youngster of tattooing at only 21 - but someone who is rightly reguarded as one of the world's foremost Black & Grey...
  • Boston’s Best Tattoo Parlor (as named by the Boston Phoenix in 2010, City Voter in 2009, Boston Magazine in 2008, and WBZTV in 2007), Redemption Tattoo, launched a new website chock full of fresh portfolio pieces and artist images. With fly-by-night tattoo shops opening up all around Boston, Redemption is an industry...
  • We are calling all beautiful tattooed women to take part in the BigTattooPlanet.com Calendar Girls 2011 competition. The calendar will be an elegantly produced celebration of the independence, pride and beauty of tattooed women. And it won't cost a penny as it will be given out free in issue 193 of Skin Deep,...
  • Presto Publishing’s latest releases have been nothing short of phenomenal, with particular credit allocated to Martin LaCasse’s Three Sixty Five as one of the most radical concepts I’ve seen in many a moon.   So, the announcement of Drawn From The Well, an archive of sketches and drawings from the myriad pencils...
  • Air your views or have a rant and we’ll give one letter a free, yes free, t-shirt! Aren’t we nice? (So don’t forget to put your size on your letter or we’ll have to guess)    Innocence Lost Hi, I am the proud owner of three tattoos, one on each shoulder blade, and a leg piece. I was recently...
  •   Whether you’re a devotee of Japanese tattooing or not, the prodigious talent of Horiyoshi III is bountiful enough to humble and enchant any tattoo aficionado.   As the most recognised and revered horishi of modern times, Horiyoshi III boasts the kind of portfolio that the stickiest of sticky tattoo dreams...
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