Showing posts from January, 2014

Lasering your own tattoos

I was immediately struck by Jeananne Jones' art nouveau backpiece.  Beautiful.   Jeananne is the wife of the Shrewsbury tattooist Colin Jones and she is now trained in lasering tattoos.  She has started removing her own tattoos and is currently working on her right arm, which once complete will be re-tattooed .    She started getting tattooed ten years ago even though she had been with Colin longer than that.  Now she plans a full body suit but will not get her face and neck done.  Colin has free rein in what he tattoos on her body and all the work is art nouveau inspired.   Check out Stained Glass

As big a skull as possible

Richard lives in Redcar in the northeast of England and decided he wanted the biggest skull he could get on his back.  He persuaded Alex, who is a good friend and an apprentice tattooist, to draw up the design, which he did by taking images from the internet and then photo-shopping them and adding a brush stroke effect. His arm is influenced by the great American artist Roy Lichtenstein. Richard was at Tattoo Freeze with his tattooed fiancée Lindsay.  He's a builder and although he's in Redcar now  is originally from London.  After his back is finished he plans a full leg of Old Skool. His work is done by Gothika Tattoo, whose website is currently under construction. They are a really friendly bunch.

Tattoo Freeze was chilly

  Here are some images from the "Tattoo Freeze" convention last weekend in Telford, Shropshire. Top you can see Richard from Redcar's new backpiece, which is the biggest skull he could get. Then there Jeananne Jones, wife of tattooist Colin Jones.  Here backpiece is a beautiful large art nouveau image.  Here right arm she is lasering herself so she can get something completely new. On the left is Louise Kay from Chelmsford who is into promotion and "adult entertainment". Then on the right is Anna von Crayon, a fine artist from Telford. Finally two images of the art of  body painting.  Rosie from Rainbow Faces from Newport in Shropshire painted my face and neck.  Some colleagues gave Rachel a full body paint making her look like a walking piece of porcelain. In the coming weeks I will tell these and others stories more fully here on my blog.

More leg

At last after a four month break some more progress on my leg.  It's not dramatic and mostly involves the area close to my knee. Ben did decide to create a blue highlight around the pan figure. During the session I talked to Ben about a possible documentary I may make with a film maker Drew Cox.  I wondered if he knew a heavily tattooed woman who was articulate.  He suggested Klementyna Konig, with whom I later made contact.  In principle she is willing to participate.  Let's see what happens.