Total Tattoo – the UK's favourite tattoo magazine!
Voted 'Best UK Tattoo Magazine' at the UK Tattoo Industry Awards, 2010 & 2011
Issue 134 of Total Tattoo Magazine is in the shops now.
And you REALLY DON'T want to miss this one!
We take you to the fabulous LONDON INTERNATIONAL TATTOO CONVENTION, surely one of the tattoo world's premier events. If you were lucky enough to be there, you can re-live the experience with our amazing photo report. If you couldn't go, then this is the next best thing!
We have a wonderful feature on GOOD LUCK IRON, a joint machine-building venture (producing treasures of real craftsmanship) between RICHARD PINCH and the legendary LEU FAMILY.
Our feature on GAKKIN from Kyoto in Japan has to be seen to be believed. His work is neither wholly Japanese nor wholly Western in style, and somehow manages to incorporate imagery from antique woodcuts, Manga, Victorian prints, tribal designs, movies and ancient calligraphy.
It's colour colour all the way with LEHEL NYESTE's exhuberant cartoon-inspired tattoos. You'll find both graffiti style and realism in this Hungarian artist's astonishing work.
We have a moving and powerful interview with CHRIS COLE, author of 'The Body of Chris', in which he talks about addiction, body image, and the very personal significance of his tattoos. We guarantee you'll be inspired.
Find out what it's really like when you're a tattooist on the road! In the first part of an exclusive personal travelogue, we join NICK WHYBROW on his European tour as he bikes to guest spots at some of the finest studios on the continent.
We pull the pin on the PAUL TALBOT conversation grenade and wait for the explosion (you'll see what we mean...) Our cover model PANDIE SUICIDE talks to us about making horror films. Our IN FOCUS studio is FOREVER INK in Warrington. And in BACKPIECE (our famous back page opinion column) DAN STONE ponders whether there is a better way to run tattoo competitions. We've also got our usual packed NEWS & REVIEWS section, and an awesome GALLERY of some of the best tattoos around.
We also bring you reports and photos from the NORWICH Body Arts Festival (including XED LE HEAD's amazing KARMAGEDDON art show), the ROBIN HOOD TATTOO FESTIVAL (full of merry men and women), and the ever-popular STOCKHOLM INK BASH (true quality, and a Brit winning Best of Day too!)
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
New this month, TOTAL TATTOO IS NOW ALSO ON SALE IN SAINSBURY'S!
AND HERE'S A SPECIAL TREAT... FREE INSIDE every copy of Total Tattoo Issue 134 on sale in Sainsbury's or WH Smith you'll find CRACKED REALITY, an awesome low-brow art sampler produced in association with Korero Press and featuring the work of DR CHAINSAW, PETER GUSTAFSSON and JERAL TIDWELL. If you're buying Total Tattoo somewhere else, you can still download the sample free-of-charge (see details inside mag).