Total Tattoo – the UK's favourite tattoo magazine!
Voted 'Best UK Tattoo Magazine' at the UK Tattoo Industry Awards, 2010 & 2011
Issue 137 of Total Tattoo is in the shops now!
Here are some of the treats you'll find inside...
We meet Italian artist CAPEX, whose style falls somewhere between the traditional and the neo-traditional. Impossible to categorise but wonderful to look at! Fans of the naive style will enjoy our encounter with the unique LIONEL FAHY, whose innovative and quirky work has blazed a trail across the tattoo world. We also talk to KAT ABDY, who creates stunningly beautiful tattoos with an illustrative quality inspired by art and nature. And we try to solve the mystery of Greek enigma UNCL PAUL KNOWS. Who is he? And how does he produce such amazing contemporary graphic tattoos? "I just take stuff I like, put 'em together, and sketch" is how he explains it... but we know there's more to it than that!
We have the second part of our very special interview with old-timer JACK RINGO - tattooing as it used to be! - and we tell you the inside story of an unusual tattoo collaboration, with NICK IMMS and LITTLE ANDY Andy proving that the smooth shading and fine lines of black-and-grey really can work alongside full-colour traditional surrealism. And we bring you the intriguing Parlour Tattoo Prints of LA-based artist QUYEN DINH (who created our cover art this month).
As if that wasn't enough, we take you all the way to India for Delhi's Heartwork Tattoo Festival, and bring you a special report from the ever-popular (Las Vegas-themed!) East Coast Expo in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.
Our regular columnist PAUL TALBOT has a rant about the trolls on the insult superhighway, DUBLIN INK are our featured In Focus studio, and we have portfolios from DEBORA CHERRYS (La Mujer Barbuda, Spain) and DANIEL MEYER aka LEITBILD (Germany). And of course there's our massive, gorgeous Gallery section, and all the usual News and Reviews.
Total Tattoo is on sale at a shop near you or click on the cover to buy online. For our international readers, a digital version of the magazine is available to buy online at www.totaltattoo.co.uk/TTMWEB/digital.php