Category Archives: Design

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.

Modern Woman, Indigenous Spirit

The story behind Laurence Moniasse Sessou’s tattoos and scarification Photography and Art Direction – Josh Brandao / Model – Laurence Moniasse Sessou / Words/Story – Laurence Moniasse Sessou and Alice Snape / Illustrations and Set Dressing – Katerina Samoilis / Styling – Olivia Snape / Make-up and Hair – Anna Wild using Nars / Septum Ring – Studio Lil Art and Design

Tattoo Street Style by Alice Snape |

Our editor Alice Snape’s Tattoo Street Style book came out last year. It features more than 400 original portraits in cities from London and Brighton to LA and NYC, and a directory of studios in each city, a guide to tattoo styles and a personal foreword from tattoo artist Cally-Jo. Here’s a peek inside, and the reasons why Alice wrote the

For Identity // Against Stereotypes |

A couple of months ago, lingerie brand The Underargument asked our editor Alice to model for their new campaign: For Identity // Against Stereotypes. This inspiring lingerie brand is a wearable reminder to embrace individuality and argue against the norm. The For Identity // Against Stereotypes collection illustrates that we are more than the boxes that we are sometimes put in.

Tattoo Aftercare: Salix Moon Apothecary |

At Things & Ink we’re always looking for new products to help heal our new tattoos, especially if the ingredients are natural and created by an independent maker. Louise founder of Salix Moon Apothecary kindly sent us some of her Achilles Charm botanical healing salve to try. Read on to find out a bit more about Louise and her