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Miami Ink Tattoo Designs

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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 attoo scene in China.The book is lavishly produced on glossy paper and is stuffed full of over 250 of Chris' superlative photographs. From the

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■ WONDERFUL WINNERS

In issue 50 we ran three fantastic competitions. Here are all the lucky winners: In Lai Hardy's 'Win a Tattoo' competition, the winner is Buck Neil from Kenilworth and his winning entry, picked by Lai himself, was

"I deserve to win a tattoo because... well. I don't 'deserve'to win but it would be bloody lovely!'

Buck will be visiting Lai's studio NewWave Tattoo shordy to receive his prize of £200 worth of tattooing. Lai has very generously given nine runners-up a voucher for money off a tattoo at New Wave. They are: Chris Russell from Warrington. Paul Smith from Kingston upon Thames. Betty Bones from London. Laura Wilson from Manchester. Tammy Bradley from Dublin. Nick Clements from Bedford. Ten Barham from Larkfieki Ronnie Broster from Denbigh and Annie Warren from Berkshire.

In our comp to win a subscription to the cool magazine Pmstriping & Kustom Graphics, the five winners are Dave Donnellan from County Clare. David Newport from Oxford. C. Eckford from Hayling Island. Hannu Finnila from London and Guy Brand from Braintree.

The winners of the tattoo design underpants from Athos Fashion arc Leila Pullen from Slough. Carolanne Croft from Bristol and Darren Broxup from West Yorkshire.

Matt Hug : from Tattoo UK has told us about a petition he has started to bring ir legislation to stop tattooing equipment being sold to anyone other than licensed pro*m«orvars within the tattoo trade.This one change in the law would go a long way towards preventing the problems of unlicensed 'scratchers' ruining people's skin, health and lives with poor uttoos and poor hygiene. Matt told me "The petition has got approval from 10 Downing Street and is on the Prime Minister's website. I'm hoping the petition will do some good for the industry and I would be grateful if you could mention it In your magazine.' Otr p easure. Matt-The petition address is http://pctitions.numberlO.gov.uk/tattooequipV Get signing, folks!

from Ami because, as she puts it.'If I don't do it now. when will I?'

The Series 4 set costs £34.99. Revelation Films, who put out the DVDs, have kindly given us five sets to give away.There are nree discs in a set. featuring all 13 episodes as well as some special extra features.To be in with a chance of winning, just answer the following quesoon:

Kac von D left Miami Ink to star in another tattoo TV show. Where is It set?

a) New York b) Las Vegas c) Los Angeles

You can e-mail your answer to [email protected]. putting'Miami Ink' in the subject line. Don't forget to include your full name and address. Or you can pop your answer on a postcard and send it to Miami Ink Comp.Total Tattoo. PO Box 10038. Sudbury. Suffolk. CO 10 7WL UK. One entry per person, please.The closing date is Friday 6th March.The first correct entry pulled out of the hat after that date will win the DVDs.

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WIN MIAMI INK SERIES 4 DVD SET FIVE UP FOR GRABS!

The popularity of the phenomenon that is Miami Ink continues apace. The fourth series has just been released on DVD. meaning that you can indulge your addiction to Ami. Garver. Nunez. Yoji et al to your heart's content whenever you like! This series follows the guys in the aftermath of Kat von D's departure and includes their search for her replacement.The formula of each episode remains the same as it ever was. focussing on clients and their 'tattoo .ourneys' as well as following some of the tattooists' personal trials and tribulations. A highlight for me in this series is the story of 80 year old Annie who gets her first tattoo

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