Over the weekend, we had some really bad weather- probably the worst rain we’ve seen here for a while! Loads of people were total pussies and didn’t bother to go out, however all the cool people were still getting tattooed, haha.

Ian started a really cool cover up on Saturday. All of this is freehand, and should cover up those older tattoos brilliantly. We’ve been covering up tattoos for years here at Inkslingers, and as long as it’s possible, we’ll make sure to do a great job of it, too! As long as you have an idea for something that’s bigger and darker than the tattoo you already have, we can probably do something great with it, so feel free to come in for a cover up if you’d like one.


If you don’t have anything to cover up, that’s even better, because it means we can give you a tattoo like this cheeky little playing card that Dave did last week. Sometimes, smaller simple tattoos are better than over-complicated big pieces. If you read this blog a lot, you’ll know we have someone on walk-in duty every day, so if you’re after something small, we can probably sort you out with that too- as long as you get in early!


Okay, time for another painting- this one’s a nice little traditional skull Blake’s done that he’s dying to tattoo. The contrasting bright colours in this are really cool, so it would make a great tattoo!


Finally, I said a little while ago it’d be a cool idea to post up some older work from before we made this blog. Today, here’s a great little Pharaoh’s Horses tattoo by Paul that I don’t think you’ve all seen before here. Pharaoh’s Horses have always been a great staple of traditional tattooing, with the earliest known tattoo of them being from Gus Wagner. You can see more about them here, but first see Paul’s great tattoo, haha.


That’s your lot until the weekend! However, I’ll take the opportunity here to remind you all that Ian is still looking for someone to work at the studio from September onwards. From Ian: “No fakers, no fools. If you can’t draw traditional and/or Japanese, don’t bother. No scratchers, or goons barely out of an apprenticeship that think they’re great. Inbox for details; all inquires confidential. Don’t care if you are already at a studio, just don’t bring drama to my door.”- you can inbox Ian though Facebook- all details on our “Contact” page.


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