Skin Deep 148

Welcome to Skin Deep magazine. I’m going to start by giving ourselves a big pat on the back as we have just had news that issue 145 (May) was our best selling issue EVER. That’s great news, so we must be doing something right – I hope!

I’d also like the thank anyone who has submitted photos of their tattoos. If you are a tattoo artist and have sent samples of your work in, thanks very, very much, the magazine wouldn’t be the same without you all and your contributions. I’m always looking for more tattoo photographs, so feel free to submit as many as you like.

Any way, that’s enough crowing about the UK’s best selling tattoo magazine.

As you may or may not have noticed, we launched Skin Deep as a digital magazine back in March and this got me thinking whether digital magazines will ever completely replace the printed version? 

Personally I like to have something tangible in my hands (as the actress said to the bishop) but I can appreciate that in some far flung places in the world folk won’t have access to the printed version of Skin Deep from a newsagent. So the digital magazine makes good sense. These days a laptop computer is more of a may of life rather than a luxury and with the advent of WiFi in many places means that Skin Deep can be downloaded from virtually anywhere. All you need to do is log on to: and you can get the latest issue as well as many back issues at the click of a button. You can even download a free - yes free copy of issue 138 as a sampler.

If you have been to the website, I’d like to know what you think about the Digital Skin Deep magazine. You can email me at

Enjoy this month’s magazine packed to the seams with awe-inspiring tattoos from the colourful tattoo community we call our own.


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