Our mate Ian Parkin at Inkslingers, in Newcastle, was on the radio today talking about the dangers of DIY tattooing- great stuff! This is, of course, part of the BBC’s on-going focus on unlicensed tattooing, which overall has been quite successful, especially in contrast to some mainstream publications’ ideas on tattooing.
The interview is quite short (as someone who’s interviewed Ian before, I was surprised, haha ;)) but the main point is still driven home, thankfully. It’s really nice to see mainstream outlets and tattoo artists working together to make a good stand against unethical tattooing. Anyway, there is an article written for the BBC around Ian’s interview, which I assume means that you can listen to it at any time, instead of only having the week before it goes away. Always a bonus! The written article also comes with some great bits of information and the picture you see above of Ian tattooing. To see it all, you can click here to be taken to the BBC page.