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Milan. Italy Website www.milanotattooconvention.it Salt Palace Convention Center. Salt Lake City. Utah. USA Manchester Central (formerly the G-Mex). Manchester. England Website www.manchestertattooshow.co.uk March 20 - 22 17th Frankfurt International Tattoo Convention Website www.convention-frankfurt.de E-mail webmaster convention-frankfurt.de Peterlee Leisure Centre. Peterlee. Durham. England Info Eddie's Tattoo Studio. 0191 587 1787 Website April 25 - 26 The...

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IT Your work is highly respected in the industry and many artists have your work on them. Whose work do you find inspiring RH Well, I am bad with names, but when I travel to conventions I am constantly discovering artists whose work is incredible and that's always nice. TT A lot of excellent artists arc under the radar because unless they go to a convention or get their work published in a magazine the wider public does not know who they are or what they do. RH There arc a lot of excellent...

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Cover Girl Profile

Magic Symbols Tattoo

This month's cover model is Vikki whose tattoos reflect her life which is lived on both sides of the Atlantic. Here Vikki tells us about her journey through life from a small town in Cornwall to the bright lights of Las Vegas. I grew up in a small Cornish town but. as pretty as it was. it felt like it was the end of the earth so I took the first train out of there when I was 16.1 moved to Nottingham where I lived for a while During this time I took my first vacation to California, which Is...

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Robert Hernandez Tattoo

A tattoo should be personal and never repeated Interview by Doralbu Piccmo Photos by Doralba Piccrno c Robert Hernandez There are not many tattoo artists in the world who could be described as truly influential, who start a trend - a genre even - and whose style becomes established in its own right. I can think of a few. Bugs. Paul Booth. Joe Capobianco, Xed LeHead for example, whose work is not only instantly identifiable, but also widely copied and imitated, but it is a very select club...

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Victor Portugal Tattoo Machine

OEven more than their beloved gold Jewellery, the Fulani women treasure the socou-go . the traditional tattoos decorating their lips. Many Western visitors don't realise that the dark lines around their mouths aren't make-up. but are permanently tattooed.The Fulani are immensely proud of their body art. If asked politely and respectfully, they will happily pose for photographs without standing to attention as so often happens when taking portraits of tribal people. Some even pose for images in...

Phil Kyle

Victor Portugal Tattoo Machine

You arc one tattooist I have to ask about London Ink What impact did the two series have on your life My life hasn't really changed. I've always been busy and now I've got my own shop I am busier than ever. I suppose the only difference the TV show made is that people arc flying in from all over ihe world to get tattooed here. Mind you. I tattooed one guy from Switzerland and he had no idea I had been in a TV show He just came here for the work we do which is cool. Doing the show was a lot of...

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Germany Map Tattoos

1. marc by virginal tattoo germany Tattoo fans have had to cope without the much-loved Barcelona Tattoo Convention for three long years now so the long-awaited follow-up to the Catalan expo was bound to be a success. Also in Spain, the Madrid convention has been off the map for a few years too. This has left people wondering what happened to stop two of the most successful shows, not only in Spain but in the whole of Europe, in their tracks. Unsurprisingly, it has very little to do with tattoos...

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Inspirational tattoos from around the world Artists are in the UK unless stated otherwise . chris black, electric expressions usa 2. steve byrne, in name and blood 6. miss nlco, all style tattoo germany We accept transparencies, prints from negatives or digital pictures on a CD they must be at least 300 dpi in resolution . We cannot accept black amp white pictures, negatives, print-outs from digital files or photos by Please note we cannot return your photos. Send submissions to Gallery, Total...

Mauro Gentile Tattoo

Black And Grey Tattoo Shading Techniques

3 amp 4. monica by junior ink poland S. beautiful barcclona 6. monica by junior ink poland 7. bcnoit by marc riedmann germany 8. daniel by mauro gentile argentina 3 amp 4. monica by junior ink poland S. beautiful barcclona 6. monica by junior ink poland 7. bcnoit by marc riedmann germany 8. daniel by mauro gentile argentina O absence of smoking on the premises. It may be because the venue is much bigger or perhaps smokers were going outside to have a ciggio. but the air inside the convention...

Victor Portugal

Humanfly Tattoo

9. ram n by victor portugal tenerife 10. yurena by Javier rodr guez Itw spain 11. Jose by jorge riera spain 12. nazareno by xed lehead blue fire tattoo 13. sergio by gonzala stress tattoo spain 14. alex by jorge teran trimur tattoo spain 15. demetrio by wolf tattoo spain 16. ramon colour arm by david roque, caution tattoo spain b w arm by victor portugal tenerife 17. ugo by Olivier, glamort tattoo Canada 18. luuk by joako, human fly tattoo spain 19. albano by jondix, Itw spain 20. isobel varley...

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Total Tattoo Grime

In Total Tattoo issue 054 on sale Thursday 5th March Exclusive Grime amp the tattoo graffiti revolution A fascinating look at the West Coast graffiti and tattoo phenomenon Creative tattooing from this innovative German studio Intriguing artwork by tattooist Sarah Schor All details correct at time of going to press Please order mo a coy of Total Tattoo Magazine each month until further notice Cover price is 4.20 and the magazine is on sale the first Thursday of cach month sorting with the_issue....

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Lynn Akura

You are one of that rare breed, someone doing an old-fashioned apprenticeship. Hon did that come about Yeah, apprenticeships arc few and far between. I was looking for someone to give me some honest feedback on the artwork I was doing. I was a big fan of Phil's w ork so I sent him some paintings. He would critique them and tell me when they were shit. He didn't give me any information as such but he would say things like 'You don't want to be using that type of paper' and I would go away and...

Adrian Willard

Adrian Willard

W hat is it like to work as a tattooist here We have a very well-informed clientele here. I would say 90 of our customers really know their tattoos There are also some other great studios here which makes for healthy competition. O future and a lot of lascring Shone will 1 be kept busy for years to come 1 will only tattoo someone's hands or neck if they hav e lots of other coverage and know what effect tattoos can have on your life. The boundaries of w hat is...

Inked For Justice Tattoo Nate Beavers

Lae Nahon Tattoo

All day bars Food and entertainment Advance tickets 8 10 on the door Details'from Eddie's Tattoo Studio Contact number 0191 5871787 email eddie ehardiman.orangehome.co.uk www.peterleetattooartsfestival .piczo .com www.my space .com eddiestattopstudio 2. pontus, alternative art sweden 3. kevain, artrateum on the road 4. nate beavers, I-45 ink usa 5. jef, boucherie moderne belgium 6. the convention hall 7. stage show by satomi Although it is only in its second year, the Evian Tattoo Convention,...

Chris Trevino Tattoo

Japan Hand Tattoo

I. organisers horitaka left amp roman right 2. chris trevino, perfection tattoo 3. how low can you go Report amp Photo by Mjtoe John Bamman Report amp Photo by Mjtoe John Bamman I. organisers horitaka left amp roman right 2. chris trevino, perfection tattoo 3. how low can you go From the outside A Convention of the Tattoo Arts, otherwise known as the San Jose Tattoo Convention, looks much like any other tattoo show. Several bouncers in black hulk near the entrance frisking patrons Passers-by...

Lynn Akura

Lynn Akuratattoo

Can you it'll us how ou became part or the team here at Magnum Opus I am not from England originally. I am half Belgian, half French Phil knew of my work, although wc didn't know each other When he was planning to open the studio here he called to ask if I would like to work w ith him So I have been here since it opened It is a really relaxed, friendly shop. Wc are just like a family here. We inspire each other and we socialise together as well as working together. I have been in the profession...

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Xam Sleeve Inma

You have a very recognisable style of tattooing. How has your work developed since you camc to work at Magnum Opus when it opened Everyone here is very creative and wc inspire each other. I relate most closely to Lynn's work. 1 love the way site tattoos realism. I have learnt a lot by watching her. in London and I was lucky enough to get an apprenticeship at a studio in Camden. I was only 16 at the time, and I was going to college as well, so I wasn't as focussed as I am now. It took me about...

Shop Talk

Opened a new studio Got a guest artist Do you have a job vacancy This is the place to spread the word E-mail your item to editor totaltattoo.co.uk putting 'Shop Talk' as the subject. Please note we do not print 4Jobs wanted' adverts. Dan Gold would like to announce that he is now working at Skunx Tattoo which is at 11 Chapel Market. Islington. London. NI 9EZ. Tel. 0207 278 6960. Website www.skunxuttoo.com Nutz Tattoo Studio s proud to announce they have taken on a second tattoo artist. Many of...

Book Review China Tattoo

Tattoos Chris Gaver Miami Ink

By Chris Wroblewski Publisher Last Gasp, 2008 Price 18.99 The name Chris Wroblewski will be a familiar one to many attoo enthusiasts. Chris has been documenting and photographing attoos the world over for nearly 30 years and has produced some of the most iconic images and publications on the sublet. His 'Skin Shows' series of books were amongst the first high quality books to show attoos as the true art form they are. Chris' latest tome is'China Tattoo' which reveals the unique and fast-growing...