The Brockton Blockbuster

Why waltz with a guy for 10 rounds if you can knock him out in one?

Rocky Marciano

Tattoo by Nigel Kurt from Funhouse Tattoo Studio in Barnsley.


Countdown to UFC 158: St-Pierre vs Diaz – Full Episode

It’s time to get excited violence fans, GSP and Diaz will finally get to trade leather at UFC 158  tomorrow night!

In the mean time, check out the Countdown show to help get you in the mood. As well as the main event, it takes a look at the Hendricks vs Condit fight, as well as Marquardt vs Ellenberger.

UFC 158: GSP vs Diaz – preview

UFC 158 this weekend is looking like it’s going to be an absolute classic. With GSP finally going up against the dangerous and outspoken Diaz, as well as Johnny Hendricks taking on former interim champ Carlos Condit and Nate Marquardt returning to fight Jake Ellenberger, there will be plenty of guaranteed welterweight violence on offer.

We are big Diaz fans here at MVG, and would love to see him on top of the division. Just imagine all the great fights we could see with such an entertaining champ, as well as watching a super motivated GSP fighting his way back to the top! Diaz brings a unique style to the table that St Pierre has never had to deal with before, and I for one can’t wait to see how this one will pan out.

Tattoo Nation out soon!

Tattoo Nation is an upcoming film about the rise of the single needle, black and grey style tattoo, and it’s influence on tattoo culture as a whole. With so many great people involved in the film, including Jack Rudy, Ed Hardy, Charlie Cartwright, and Machete star Danny Trejo, it promises to be an absolute treat. It comes out in the States on the 4th of April, however I have no idea if us Brits will be getting the chance to see it on the big screen. If anyone does know of any screenings in the UK please let me know!

Also, check out Pep Williams’ review of the movie on the Tattoo Artist Magazine blog.

Tattoo Tea Party round up

Here’s a little round up of some of the tattoos done at Tattoo Tea Party last weekend in Manchester. It looks like it was a great weekend, and I’ve heard nothing but great things about it, I’m absolutely gutted I missed it. I’m determined to make it next year!

20130304-144942.jpg By Chris Harrison from Bridgend Tattoo Studio.

20130304-145119.jpg By Mark Bester at Marked for Life Tattoo.

20130304-145316.jpg By John Anderton from Nemesis Tattoo.

20130304-145424.jpg By Jordan Croke from Second Skin Tattoo.

20130304-145829.jpg By Chris Jones from Physical Graffiti.

20130304-150015.jpg By Drew Romero from Ghost House Collective.

20130304-150304.jpg By Sneaky Mitch from Inspirations Tattoo.

20130304-150459.jpg By Teide from Jolie Rouge.


By Ben Stone from Lifetime Tattoo.