Tattooing History of Scotland – Modern Era

Tattooing History of Scotland - Modern Era In the last post, we talked about the Picts and asked if Vikings had tattoos and, if they did, what did they look like? But tattooing history in Scotland, of course, also has a more modern chapter. About the same time as Sutherland Macdonald was setting up shop [...]

By |2021-05-01T10:46:19+01:00April 28th, 2021|tattoo history|Comments Off on Tattooing History of Scotland – Modern Era

A History of Tattooing in Scotland

A History of Tattooing in Scotland Forgive us, but we are still geeking out on the history of tattooing in the United Kingdom. We will get back to more posts on tattooing techniques, custom made tattoos, styles, and all that jazz, but first, let's take a look at the relationship to tattooing throughout history in [...]

By |2021-04-23T19:22:18+01:00April 23rd, 2021|tattoo history|Comments Off on A History of Tattooing in Scotland

Tattooing in the UK – Part II

Tattooing in the UK - Part II Sutherland Macdonald was a huge driving force in making tattooing as popular as it was in Victorian England early on among the upper classes. In 1898, the Harmsworth monthly pictorial magazine, later known as the London magazine, estimated that as many as every fifth person among the [...]

By |2021-04-19T17:30:58+01:00April 19th, 2021|tattoo history|Comments Off on Tattooing in the UK – Part II

Reopening and Homage to Tattooing in the UK

Reopening and Homage to Tattooing in the UK By Denis from Vivid Ink Wolverhampton We interrupt the usual program this week for a celebratory post in honour of the reopening of the Vivid Ink tattoo studios. We know you have been waiting as impatiently and eagerly as the artists for things to get [...]

By |2021-04-12T19:16:11+01:00April 12th, 2021|tattoo history, Tattoo News|Comments Off on Reopening and Homage to Tattooing in the UK

The Story of Russian Prison Tattoos

The Story of Russian Prison Tattoos The Russian prison system has been getting a lot of press lately due to the incarceration of political opposition leader Alexei Navalny. He is currently held in a notorious penal colony in Vladimir, a couple of hours from Moscow, on a two-year plus sentence for alleged parole violations. Prisons [...]

By |2021-04-12T04:44:52+01:00April 11th, 2021|tattoo history|Comments Off on The Story of Russian Prison Tattoos

Ten Years of Vivid Ink – a Look Back at 2011

Ten Years of Vivid Ink - a Look Back at 2011 Last week, it was ten years to the day since Vivid Ink Birmingham opened its doors and the tattooing machines began buzzing inside. While it is way quieter on this anniversary than anyone would have liked, it is still just a small part of [...]

By |2021-03-11T16:41:35+00:00March 11th, 2021|tattoo history, Tattoo News|Comments Off on Ten Years of Vivid Ink – a Look Back at 2011

The 8th of March and Iconic Women in Tattooing

The 8th of March and Iconic Women in Tattooing With March 8th and the International Women’s Day around the corner, we can ascertain that there are still many fights remaining in the battle for true gender equality. And tattooing is still very much a male-dominated sphere - in artists, if not any longer the clientele.  [...]

By |2021-03-03T15:21:32+00:00March 3rd, 2021|tattoo history|Comments Off on The 8th of March and Iconic Women in Tattooing

Chicano Tattoos

Chicano Tattoos While we remain homebound, we will continue to travel via our imagination - and through the ink on our skin. No matter how the world may wobble around us, that is one thing that can never be taken away once it is in place. This week, the turn has come to the US [...]

By |2021-02-20T06:19:00+00:00February 19th, 2021|tattoo history, tattoo technique, tattoo trends|Comments Off on Chicano Tattoos

Legendary Artists Around the World

Legendary Artists Around the World While we still cannot hop on a plane and go, or even drop down to our local tattoo studio, we will keep traveling in our imagination and anticipation. Today we take a look at two utter legends within traditional tattooing who are still practicing their art to this day.   [...]

By |2021-01-22T20:41:08+00:00January 22nd, 2021|tattoo history|Comments Off on Legendary Artists Around the World

Sailor Jerry’s Legacy Part II

Sailor Jerry's Legacy Part II Sailor Jerry evolved the traditions of American body art to a whole new level. He took the classic American flash style ready-made designs and incorporated inspiration from his times sailing across the Pacific. He corresponded with Japanese traditional tattoo masters and put his own spin and experience on what they would [...]

By |2020-11-14T23:18:32+00:00November 14th, 2020|tattoo history, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Sailor Jerry’s Legacy Part II