For what feels like forever, everyone has been saying that there needs to be another great show in Newcastle. In fact, for years, I have been saying this to Mr Martin McIver, because it makes absolutely no sense that there hasn’t been one for such a long time. Finally, a lightbulb has gone off in… Read More Coming Soon: The Big North Tattoo Show
Hayley Parkin has a new shop to work from! 🙂 From now on, she’ll be at Fat Panda Tattoo in Durham. It might be a bit further away for you if you’re in Newcastle, but the train is alright when you only need to go one or two stops! Hayley’s diary is already open, and… Read More Hayley Parkin: Now at Fat Panda
While most tattooers chose the regular shop layout to do their work in, there will always be those who want to do things differently. Keq Marku is no different, especially as his place of work is a bunker in Albania. As part of the country’s ‘Bunkerisation Project’ between 1967–1986, bunkers were built all over the… Read More Vice: Tattooing Inside an Abandoned Bunker
Hey guys, Just a quick update: the Northside Tattoo fundraiser for Ferank Manseed has been confirmed: All tattooers will be ready and waiting on the day for walk ins I’m sure, but it’s always best to make enquiries before you leave the house so you’re not disappointed. You can do that by clicking here to… Read More Ferank Manseed: Update
We’re at that time of year again when the press release details for the London Tattoo Convention are out, and this year’s looks fantastic! This year’s event has been confirmed for the 23rd, 24th, and 25th of September 2016, at Tobacco Dock. This year’s show will feature over 400 tattooers, which is absolutely amazing… Read More First Details: The London Tattoo Convention 2016
I found out this morning that the fantastic Ferank Manseed is currently in hospital after suffering from a stroke: This is truly awful news as Ferank is such a cool guy. I hope that Ferank is doing much better, and I’ll keep an eye out for North Side’s event and post up any news here… Read More Get Well Soon, Ferank!
If you look at people in a particular trade, you’ll sometimes notice that they’re not a great advertisement for what they do. Sometimes you’ll see hairdressers with messy hair, or you’ll see cleaners with chaotic houses- these guys are spending so much time on providing a service for people all day so they kind of forget… Read More Matt Adamson: Tattoo Talk