Brighton Tattoo Convention pictures

I had a great time at Brighton Tattoo Convention on Saturday, and I’d love to share all the great photos I took with you all, but… er… I didn’t take any.


Probably for the best though, this way at least the pictures are in focus! Here is a small selection of some of the great work done over the weekend.

20130219-213949.jpg By Meehow Kotarski from No Regrets in Cheltenham.

20130219-214117.jpg By Aimee Cornwell from Swansea Tattoo Co.

20130219-214201.jpg By Gray Silva from Rampant Ink in Nottingham.

20130219-214254.jpg By Billy Hay from Custom Inc in Glasgow.

20130219-214420.jpg By Andy Walker from Creative Vandals in Hull.

20130219-214521.jpg By Chris Jones from Physical Graffiti in Cardiff.

20130219-214708.jpg By Phil Wilkinson from Studio IX in Manchester.

20130219-214933.jpg By Dotwork Damian from Blue Dragon in Brighton.

20130219-215159.jpg By Neil Dransfield from Oddfellows Tattoo Collective in Leeds.

20130219-215302.jpg By Phatt German from No Regrets in Cheltenham.

20130219-215420.jpg By Adam Hays from Red Rocket in New York.

20130219-215507.jpg By Kerry-Anne Richardson from Cock-A-Snook in Newcastle (on yours truly).


Rebel scum


KidKimura is off up north getting another tattoo by the talented Miss Kerry-Anne Richardson at Cock A Snook today. I am left jealous but excited for him as it will be the first Star Wars themed tattoo either of us have (the first of many no doubt).

Due to the design being a unique take on the Rebel Alliance logo (from what I understand), it is only fitting that I put KidKimura in the right frame of mind to be needle raped by sharing this video with you all.

Yes, you better believe your ears, that IS the Airwolf theme song. You are welcome.

Unlucky for some

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, yesterday was Friday the 13th, the 2nd of 3 this year. I have seen loads of cool tattoos posted on Facebook and instagram, so I thought I should share a few with you fine chaps.

For those of you unaware, on Friday the 13th many tattoo shops will offer fun little 13 themed tattoos, usually for £13, or sometimes more for bigger pieces. I’ve been unable to make any so far but I’m determined to get to one of these events soon!

By Shakey Pete, The Drunken Sailor Tattoo Parlour, Newquay.

By Kerry-Anne Richardson, Cock A Snook Tattoo Parlour, Newcastle.

By Shaun Bailey, Cock A Snook Tattoo Parlour, Newcastle.

By Myles Vear, Cherrys Tattoos, Hornchurch.

By Phatt German, No Regrets Tattoo Studio, Cheltenham.

My new manly arm

These tattoos were made for me by Kerry-Anne Richardson at Cock A Snook Tattoo Parlour in Newcastle. Kerry-Anne is a top notch lass, and incidentally, also crazy talented. Cock A Snook is a really friendly shop with some incredible artists working there, I would recommend it to anyone that likes awesome things.




Kerry-Anne has made the final 5 in the “Peoples Choice Best UK Female Artist” category of the prestigious UK Tattoo Industry Awards, you can vote for her by registering here and giving her 5 stars.

UK Tattoo Industry Awards – Vote NOW!

We posted a little while back about the UK Tattoo Industry Awards, which is being organised by the fine chaps running the Liverpool Tattoo Convention. The nominations are now in and the voting is under way!

There are some amazing artists in the mix. I had the pleasure (and pain, haha!) of being tattooed by Kerry-Anne Richardson a couple of weeks ago (I’ll post pictures soon), and the lady has some serious skills. All of the artists in the top 5 are among the best tattooers in all of the land, but no prizes for guessing who I think you should vote for! You have to register to vote, then you can rate the artists out of 5, which is a great idea for those of you that can’t make up your minds!

So click here and get voting!

Tattoo envy

Twizzyboy has flown out to Conspiracy Inc in Copenhagen today to get tattooed by Eckel, and to be honest, I’m more than a little bit jealous.

In fact the only thing stopping the green eyed monster inside me from throwing a hissy fit is knowing that it will be my turn for a new tattoo soon. In a few weeks time I’ll be spending a whole day under the skillful needle of Kerry-Anne Richardson from Cock A Snook Tattoo Parlour, and I can’t bloody wait.

Hopefully Twizzyboy will share a photo of his new tattoo soon. Until then, check out this new one from Kerry-Anne.