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Robin Hood Tattoo Festival 2016

The third and best yet Robin Hood Tattoo Festival was held again at the Cotgrave Welfare Club just on the outskirts of Nottinghamshire last month. We invite the finest talent in the UK to spend the weekend working alongside each other. This year more than 30 incredible artists such as Mark Bester, Paul Smith, Leah…

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Inaugural Scarborough Tattoo Show

At the beginning of June we got chance to visit our favourite type of tattoo show, one by the seaside. It was the inaugural Scarborough Tattoo Show, organised by the lovely Neil from The Tattoo Sanctuary and Sam, Sue and Rick of H2 Events. Held at Scarborough Spa, a gorgeous grade II listed building in South Bay,…

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All killer no filler!

There was yet another interesting article from Paul Talbot in his column ‘tales from the naughty step’ in last months Total Tattoo. The issue on Paul’s mind last month? Tattoo conventions and how many are mediocre. Paul argues that because it’s difficult for an artist to get to an invite to a top convention that…

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When is an original not an original?

Our good friend Paul Talbot recently wrote an interesting piece in Total Tattoo about copying and what makes a piece of art original.

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New look studio & new hours

We’ve finally said goodbye to our long standing American Diner style decor in our studio. Our new look aims to be more relaxing. Gone is the booth style seating, and in it’s place a much more open style. Think cosy, comfortable salon.

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Tattoo Tea Party Tour

Back at the beginning of March we made the short journey up the M6 to the 5th Tattoo Tea Party in Manchester.

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Gray Silva featured in Total Tattoo

Ever wondered what our very own Gray Silva gets up to when he’s not tattooing? Total Tattoo magazine recently featured Gray in a huge 6 page interview. Gray’s family have always embraced hard graft and creativity, so it’s no wonder that he inherited these qualities himself. When he’s not tattooing or drawing, he is gigging with…

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Total Tattoo Magazine visit the Robin Hood Tattoo Festival

As regular readers will know, round 2 of Nottingham’s biggest and best tattoo festival took place last year at Cotgrave Welfare Club just on the outskirts of Nottinghamshire. This year Total Tattoo Magazine sent Perry Rule along for the weekend. See what they had to say below. The principle behind Gray’s idea of a tattoo festival…

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Robin Hood Tattoo Festival 2015

After a resounding success in its inaugural year in 2014 The Robin Hood Tattoo Festival, Nottingham’s biggest and best tattoo convention, returned this year for round two at Cotgrave Welfare Club just on the outskirts of Nottinghamshire. The festival is a gathering of the finest talent in UK tattooing with amazing artists such as David…

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Double award winner at Tattoo Kulture Seaside Shindig!

The Tattoo Kulture Seaside Shindig which took place in Weston Supermare in March this year saw Gray receive TWO awards in the tattoo competitions! He won most unusual tattoo for Karen’s pirate ship calf piece and best large colour for Claire’s bird themed half sleeve.

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