Lal Hardy

About Me

Hi my name is LAL HARDY I have been tattooing in LONDON for more years than i can remember in the leafy suburb of Muswell Hill - you could say along with George Bone (the grandaddy of London tattooing) we are perhaps the original London Inkers - what you see is what you get me old china - f*** pretencious grumble 'n' grunts let's tattoo!

I have been round the tattoo block a few times tattooing thru the teddyboy revival - punk - new wave - psychobilly - rock'a'billy - acid house - rave etc etc ... i have my detractors but they just spur me on to keep on keepin' on !!!!! My friends are my strength and inspiration . i love music although i'm tone deaf !!!! I am told by many i'm crazy but it just comes naturally i think !!! I have a crazy dog and work with crazy people - my neck tattoo says "MY CRAZY LIFE " and it is !!!!! I like meeting people who are genuine - honest - not bitter or envious - with a good sense of humour and a lust for life !!! ..my new retro site is up now www.lalhardy.co.uk this site is a photo site of my life as a tattooist over the past 30 years and the fantastic people i've have encountered on a colourful voyage . I am a self taught old school tattooist .

I HAVE A FEW APPOINTMENTS LEFT THIS YEAR - NO BACKPIECES OR COVER UP"S THO I DO NOT OFFER APPRENTICESHIPS OR SELL TATTOO GEAR _ SO DON"T ASK WE ARE THE ORIGINAL "NEW WAVE TATTOO" ESTABLISHED 1979