If your mother is anything like mine, one of the things you’ll hear a fair few times is comments about how your tattoos might look when you get older. People love to worry about how old they look, and for some reason tattoos are an area of ageing that people like to fixate on- what seems weird is that most of the people who comment on this are those who don’t have tattoos!
Of course your tattoos will look different as you age- your whole body will look different though, so it’s not exactly something to worry about. At the same time, though, we do love to have a laugh about this and look at pictures of older people who have tattoos. They look great! CourierMail.com.au currently has a great page up that shows loads of pictures of older people with tattoos, and for the most part, they look fantastic. Their tattoos don’t look like wrinkly blobs, and they don’t really look much different to any other old people. Really, this is a great page to show your mother. You can check it out here; see below some of my favourite pictures:This is What They’ll Look Like When You’re Older If your mother is anything like mine, one of the things you’ll hear a fair few times is comments about how your tattoos might look when you get older.
It’s the first Thursday of the month again, and we know what that means! Total Tattoo is out today, and it is another fantastic issue!
This month, there are features on Jee Sayalero, Jason Zig Zag, Chaim Machlev, Anton Gunnarsson, and portfolios from Victor Chil and Hannah Keuls. Wow, that is jam packed! There’s also a lovely feature about the Tattooed Atayal Tribe of Taiwan, which is absolutely…
The brilliant Guisborough Tattoo Emporium was broken into this weekend, and they would love it if anyone has any information on this. The bastards who did this stole a lot of tattoo equipment, electrical goods, even the shop mobile. They also left a hell of a mess that the guys had to clean up afterwards. They may have had a dog with them while they did this, which hopefully will help.
If you’re familiar with any of the Inkredible Kreations’ diary days, you’ll probably know that it’s super hard to actually get an appointment with any of the guys there sometimes- they’re just too awesome, and their spaces go straight away! If you’ve been unlucky, though, and not been able to get an appointment before, here’s a good chance for you- the guys are doing another walk in day!
The internet is a bit of a horrible place sometimes. Just when you think you have this whole social media bullshit figured out, some moron comes along and messes with it, clearly out of jealousy. This has happened to Mat Lapping today, which totally sucks!
Mat’s email has been hacked into, and his Instagram and work Facebook pages have been deleted, for no reason at all. This is complete bollocks, but at the same time we all know nothing really gets deleted from the internet. So, with that in mind, does anyone out there know how to recover things like this? Feel free to post a comment below, or message Mat if you have his personal Facebook page on your friends list!
In the mean time, here is some awesome work by Mat that you can still view online:Help out Mat Lapping! The internet is a bit of a horrible place sometimes. Just when you think you have this whole social media bullshit figured out, some moron comes along and messes with it, clearly out of jealousy.
Just an update from me!
Originally posted on Mel Noir’s Blog:I probably should have put up a post about this earlier, but whatever, I’m lazy. Just letting you guys know that this issue is the last one you’ll see my column in:
Having a column in Total was a real blast, and the two years spent doing it were awesome! I just want to put this up to say thanks to you guys for reading…
Last weekend, I sent down my new pals Addison Duggan and Jessie Bell to the Brighton Tattoo Convention to take some photos and review the site. They came back with some super awesome words and pictures for us! Check it out below; thanks again Addison and Jessie!
After a night of heavy winds and rain, with massive waves still crashing on to the seafront, the Seventh Brighton Tattoo Convention opened its doors at the Hilton Metropole on Saturday 15th February. Due to the weather, delays on public transport meant that the usual massive queues were absent but excellent stewardship ensured that everyone was swiftly issued with their wristbands and waiting was kept to a minimum throughout the day. All the staff were more than helpful and happy to give assistance and directions whenever needed and made the event a pleasure to attend.
The ground floor area was filled with an interesting and varied set of trade stalls including barbers, jewellery, clothing and even taxidermy. And of course a range of food and drink options were offered to suit all tastes, and, unlike a lot of events for a captive audience, they were reasonably priced. Due to a token system, employed for the first time this year, service at the bar was streamlined and efficient.
Moving through to the ground floor main show area, the tattooists’ booths were well laid out with plenty of room to walk around, looking for inspiration for your next piece or just a chance to see a huge array of excellent artists at work. Of course for some, it was a chance to get ink by an internationally based artist and very quickly the air was filled with the buzzing of needles and that particular smell unique to tattooing.
In the centre of the room there was the Valentine Art Show in conjunction with Nine Tattoo Studio, your chance to view and even purchase original art with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK. The upper floor was home to another galaxy of artists, including hand tapping and the Body Modification room. Once again the layout was good, with only one corridor bottle necking slightly but at such a friendly event, this was no problem. From upstairs too you had the chance to view from a unique perspective the ground floor artists at work.
Away from the hustle and bustle somewhat was the lower ground floor where there were seminars, workshops and the supply room for those in the trade. Also not to be missed was the Bristol Tattoo Museum.
As the weather outside slowly improved, numbers inside increased and the venue was filled with colourful and friendly people, most only too happy to show off their artwork for anyone with a camera. A growing number of people were also to be seen throughout the afternoon wearing the cling film trophy of fresh ink.
Only too quickly, the day drew to a close and the tattoo rooms closed. However those who could stay on were treated to performances from Vive Le Pink and Neville Staple (Specials front man) and his band.
Sunday and day two dawned and could not have been more different weather wise. The sun was shining and the huge waves had disappeared. The Brighton half-marathon was in its closing stages as the doors opened.
Entry today, unlike the previous day, was through the main reception and there were certainly some eyebrows raised as the hotel guests were treated to a constant stream of happy and colourful convention visitors. Once again, the stewardship was excellent and delay and disruption was kept to a minimum. The needles were buzzing almost immediately and once again cling-film badges of honour were to be sported all around as the day went on.
Sadly, due to the commitments of work (boo), our day was cut short and Addison and I had to head home, missing the after show party. However we had enjoyed a great weekend. Not only did we meet a fantastic group of people at a great venue, we gained some new friends and hopefully some new models for Addison Duggan Photography.
We would both like to extend our thanks to Mel Noir for allowing us to cover this event for Tatttoosday UK, and of course to Woody for organising such a fantastic event. Roll on Brighton 2015!
Jessie Bell on behalf of Addison Duggan Photography.Review: The Brighton Tattoo Convention Last weekend, I sent down my new pals Addison Duggan and Jessie Bell to the Brighton Tattoo Convention to take some photos and review the site.