Category Archives: Design

Apprentice love: Amy Riot |

We love finding new apprentices, it’s always so exciting to see new artists growning and finding their place in the tattoo world. Tattoo apprentice Amy Riot tattoos out of Legacy tattoo studio, in North Devon, under the watchful eye of her mentor Lee Howell… How long have been apprenticing and how did you get one?

Kindness – a tattoo |

Editor, Rosalie shares the story of her most meaningful tattoo yet.  What does kindness mean to you? Kindness for me means rejoining a weekly yoga class as a way to enjoy movement without seeing it as a punishment, something that I had been doing for way too long. It means starting counselling and commiting to

Interview with Abbie Johnston |

Down a sheltered side street dotted with little coffee shops and small businesses sits Studio 58 in Carlisle, Cumbria. It is here in this quaint little part of the city that tattoo artist Abbie Johnston creates stunning blackwork tattoos. Her work often features a dark or spooky twist on nature and animals; she has also ventured further into

Plant-based living with Bettina |

We absolutely adore Bettina Campolucci Bordi, she’s a plant-based/free-from chef who has a wonderful collection of tattoos. We sat down to have a chat with her about her fave meals, post-tattoo treats and the therapeutic buzz of the tattoo needle…  Bettina, we adore your Insta feed (check it out @bettinas_kitchen). It provides us with such gorgeous food

if I could turn back time… |

Perhaps you’ve fallen out with the artist, maybe they moved away or it was badly executed, but is it ever, really, okay, to get another tattooer to complete someone else’s work? This feature was written by Alice Snape, and originally published in Total Tattoo, September 2019. I look at my back in the mirror. I try not to

This isn’t a boys’ club anymore |

We stand with Katie Sellergren. The tattoo world is no place for racism, sexism, misogyny… On Thursday 2 January, former tattoo artist Katie Sellergren revealed some truths about the misogyny and racism that still poisons the tattoo world. She outed one of the most famous tattooists in the world for who he really is – something that those within

Icebergs by Elvira Garcia |

Tattoo artist Elvira Garcia works at Hive Tattoo Art Gallery in Milan creating stunning iceberg inspired tattoos, here she tells us the story behind them… I have been tattooing for 4 years. I started when I was 20, now I’m 24. I became a tattooist because I love to draw, I’ve been drawing since I was three years old.