Mel Noir

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Tattoo Artist Magazine: Now for Everyone!

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Even though there are loads of tattoo magazines, there’s actually only a select few that are worth actually buying, in my opinion. One of those great magazines has always been Tattoo Artist Magazine, but before it was literally only for tattoo artists. It was always one of those things the rest of us who don’t tattoo really wanted to see, because it looks so great! The best tattooers out there…

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Time Lapse: Mat Lapping

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Mat Lapping posted two really cool videos over the weekend that you need to check out. They’re both time lapse videos, of him completing two different tattoos. Both videos are a bit long, but they’re also really interesting for both tattooers and clients! Here’s the story, from his Facebook page:

✨FREE SHIT✨ So a couple of years ago I was going to make a tutorial DVD, got them filmed and edited…

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Den of Iniquity: Hiring Now

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Den of Iniquity, an awesome shop in Scotland, is looking for some tattooers to join their crew. This is a great opportunity for anyone who has a really strong portfolio who’s looking for a shop to settle down in! The shop is really fantastic, and currently houses Ed Staples, Lewis Mckechnie, Just Jen, and Sam Stokes. All of these tattooers are putting out amazing work at the moment, so you’d be…

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Ami James and Ross Nagle are opening up a new Love Hate tattoo shop in Cork, Ireland. It looks like it’ll be a really amazing shop, judging by who’ll be tattooing there! They’ve been uploading a lot on Instagram, and it seems their tattoo artist team will include Paul O’Rourke, Paul Aherne, Joe Myler, Damion Ross, and Ross Nagle himself. Ross isn’t giving up his own shop in Limerick, All Star Tattoo- he’ll be working between the two shops.

This shop will be opening on August 1st, with plans for an opening party on the 2nd. Until then, though, the guys have been posting some really cool photos on Instagram to show you what the shop looks like! To see them all, click here to see their Instagram page. Here are a few from the page, but make sure you look at them all!

Here’s also a map to the new shop:

Love Hate Cork: Shop Preview Ami James and Ross Nagle are opening up a new Love Hate tattoo shop in Cork, Ireland.

I’m sure you guys remember the JustGiving raffle we had for a two hour session with Paul Butler for our fundraiser. It was very well received, and the lucky Stef won a great tattoo!

She’s been down to see Paul now, and she has a couple of great photos from her day, that she’s been kind enough to send! We’re super happy that Stef has her fantastic new tattoo, and that both her and Paul had a great time. Thanks again to Paul for being such a great sport, and for his amazing generosity.

Macmillan Fundraiser: French Stef’s New Tattoo! I’m sure you guys remember the JustGiving raffle we had for a two hour session with Paul Butler for our fundraiser.
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TedEd is an absolutely fantastic place to learn about pretty much anything. If you’ve got a question, you can put a safe bet on TED having the answer. In fact, not only will they know the answer, but they’ll be able to put it in a video that’s easy for any of us idiots to understand. Recently, they’ve posted up a video that explained something others have been trying to put into words for years:…

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Recently we were sent something super awesome in the post! The fantastic Amalie and Uncle Allan, owners of Conspiracy Inc. have sent over some wonderful prints for our art auction, by both Allan and our buddy Electric Pick. These prints are so fantastic, though you may have to excuse my awful photos of them. I promise I’ll have better ones by the time they’re auctioned!

Here is a preview of the prints Allan has done:

If you look at the dates on some of those, you’ll see they go all the way back to 2006, so you can imagine there aren’t many places you’ll be able to get your hands on these!

Pick’s prints are just as amazing, too!

These prints are joining some other astounding ones that we’ve already added to our collection, ready for August! We’ve got this one from Rat, of the Great Omi:

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We also have these from Hayley Parkin, which includes the very last copy of her Wu Tang prints, and an original painting:

Finally, we have Ian Parkin’s prints, which he kindly donated:

Don’t forget, we’ll have other tattooers’ work in the auction for you to check out, but if you can’t wait until August we’re also selling some Maud Bateman prints right now! Click here to see how to get your hands on them.

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Macmillan Fundraiser: Uncle Allan and Electric Pick Join our Auction! Recently we were sent something super awesome in the post! The fantastic Amalie and Uncle Allan, owners of Conspiracy Inc.
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This is a little late, since we needed to give you an update on the Macmillan Fundraiser last week. Unfortunately, though, I’m not feeling too great today, so this is a ‘re-blog’ from the Total Tattoo website:

Issue 118 of Total Tattoo magazine is on the shelves now.

In this months issue we introduce the amazing Berlin based Wendy Pham, an Australian talent producing world-class art at conspiracy…

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I’m sure that you guys remember us talking about the Stab City book- it’s an amazing collection of artwork from some of the best tattooers out there. The publishers, Scorpion Front Publishing, held a weekender with the guys featured in the book in Miami recently, and it looks like it was a lot of fun.

Stab City is the brainchild of Ross Nagle, who works in Limerick in Ireland. Limerick is known…

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