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Getting a sternum tattoo – at a convention? |

Lucy Edwards writes about what it’s like to get tattooed in a sensitive place while at a tattoo convention… would you? Body confidence is something I feel I have never truly had. For as long as I can remember, I have been very critical about the way my body looks and it’s only now, after

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

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

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

Caroline Derwent: Charity Tattoo Day |

October 20, 2019 Plymouth based tattooist Caroline Derwent recently shared the love at her tattoo charity day in memory of her late father. We caught up with Caroline to see how the day at Dust n’ Bones tattoo studio went… The idea of a charity tattoo event called “say what’s in your heart” popped into my head when I was thinking

Empowering mastectomy tattoo by Lianne Moule |

Back in August, we spotted this absolutely stunning mastectomy tattoo by Lianne Moule, who works at Immortal Ink in Chelmsford, after she shared it on Instagram. So we got in touch with Lianne to find out more about the process, we’re sharing the story here to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Around four years ago, Liz

London Tattoo Convention: Street Style |

We adore tattoo conventions: everyone united by their passion under one roof, that buzz of tattoo needles and endless inked skin. We love stopping people to have a chat to find out more about their style and what they love about tattoos. Here’s who we chatted to at the London Tattoo Convention… “This is my first ever