Matching tattoos

The latest celebrity couple to get matching tattoos in honour of their love for one another is Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter. ‘Skullin ell’ was the phrase Poynter used on his Instagram account to show the world his new ink.

Here are some of our readers matching tattoos with their loved ones.

  Matching flamingos by Bob Done from The Lookout, Worthing 

   

 

By Vicky Kostick from Baby Boy Tattoo, Bishop’s Stortford 

  

By Erik Dyum 

  Matching tattoos drawn be their son 

Mondial du Tatouage 2015

The International Paris Tattoo Convention, or as the French say Mondial du Tatouage, was held at the Grande Halle de la Villette from the 6th to the 8th March 2015. The venue was vast and for one weekend only filled with internationally renowned tattoo artists creating works of art on the skin… Unfortunately we couldn’t attend the event ourselves (maybe next year), but we enlisted a couple of photographers to document the event for us.

Photos by Arnaud Sommier using analog

 

Photos by Katha

Edgar Allan Poe tattoo by Ivy Saruzy and the Jesus dinosaur by Debora Iglesias

 

 

Tim Walker Photography

Tim Walker creates beautiful photographs with extravagant staging and romantic motifs. His work has adorned the pages of  Vogue for over ten years and The National Portrait Gallery homes a stunning collection. We’ve picked a few of our favourites from his online archive, which ones do you love?

Lily Cole, Northumberland, Italian Vogue, June 2005

 

Malgosia Bela, Essex, Harper’s Bazaar, October 2009

 

Laura McCone & Luke Field Wright, Suffolk, Italian Vogue, September 2010

 

Pastel Cats, Northumberland, Italian Vogue, November 2000

 

Lindsey Wixson, Northumberland, Italian Vogue, January 2012

Trainers and tats…who can resist?

In honour of Nike’s #airmaxday last week, we got a few of our readers to send in photos of themselves rocking their favourite pair of Air Max alongside some cheeky leg tattoos. Who doesn’t love rocking a subtle slice of tattooed skin above a pair of Nikes?

Photo by @floraamalie

Ophelia by Tracy D from Kings Cross Tattoo in London and lady head by Matty D’Arienzo from Into You London

Pussy toad by Dan Sinnes from Luxembourg Electric Avenue and snake by Emerson Ventura from LTW in Barcelona

 Rose tattoo by Bunk Ink

#Droptheplus

Australian model, Stefania Ferrario has called on the fashion industry to stop using the phrase ‘plus size model.’ She believes that a model of whatever size or shape should not be differentiated depending on their body shape hence coining #droptheplus“I am a model FULL STOP. Unfortunately in the modelling industry if you’re above a US size 4 you are considered plus size, and so I’m often labelled a ‘plus size’ model. I do NOT find this empowering.” Ferrario is a UK size 12 and the face of Dita Von Teese’s lingerie line. 

 

 Ferrario believes that the “misleading label” is “damaging for the minds of young girls” and judging by the thousands who have tweeted and Instagrammed under the hashtag, it seems like she’s not the only one. 

 

 

Last year there was a social media uproar when 27 year old model, Myla Dalbasio got labelled ‘plus size’ after appearing in an ad campaign for Calvin Klein.  Dalbasio is 5ft11 and a US size 10 which is approximately a UK size 14 and even her modelling agency, Jag have said that they do not have a ‘plus size’ board and a model is a model regardless of her size. 

 

Join in the debate on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages using the hashtag #droptheplus. 

The Art of Hattie Stewart

London based Hattie Stewart is a ‘professional doodler’ who has created art for the likes of Adidas, Urban Outfitters and Pepsi. Her work features bright vivid colours, cheeky characters and fresh patterns. Hattie’s illustrations are both fun-loving and sarcastic, as she draws over magazine covers and celebrities.

 

 

Images from www.hattiestewart.com

Makeup tats

Here at Things&Ink we’re a little bit make up obsessed, we love trying out different looks on our photo shoots and experimenting to create beautiful editorials. What better way to immortalise a love of cosmetics than with a tattoo?

Here is our pick of the bunch of some beautiful makeup tattoos we’ve seen on social media recently…
Just Jen


Tracy D


Rich Warburton

Mikee Cue

Melanie Milne

Rizza Boo

Clare Hampshire

Keely Rutherford

 

Sarah K


Things&Ink’s favourite Instagram artists of the moment

Artists chosen by T&I editor Alice Snape, and T&I managing editor Keely Reichardt

Here at Things&Ink magazine, Instagram is a constant source of tattoo inspiration and a hub for finding new artists… we can spend forever searching for artists, and looking at their back catalogue of work. So we’ve compiled this little round-up of some of our favourite artists who are capturing our attention at the moment!  

Lauren Winzer, Sydney, Australia @laurenwinzer
“A firm Instagram favourite. And not just for her tattoos, but for her amazing style and life updates – she looks like she is always having fun. She even tattooed Miley Cyrus. We have life envy. Her tattoos are awesome too, she has a really different, interesting and cute style that just keeps on getting better.” Alice

Teide, Seven Doors Tattoo, London UK @teidetattoo

“Teide from Seven Doors in London is embracing an abstract take on traditional and almost formed a totally unique style of his own… not seen anyone else doing anything like this!” Keely

 

Aaron Hingston, The Grand Illusion, Melbourne Australia @aaron_hingston
“Aaron has a fairly traditional style but uses really beautiful soft pastel colours that soften the bold style.  He also creates the most beautiful lady heads all with slightly sad expressions!” Keely


 

Just Jen, Edinburgh Scotland @justjentattoos

“Absolutely love her style, she is someone who I have wanted to get tattooed by for ages. Bold colour palette and strong traditional style, but lots of her subject matter has a softer twist. Some of her tattoos looks miniature too, which I love.”

Raph Cemo, Kids Love Ink East, @raphcemo “I am normally drawn to colour tattoos, but the work of Raph has recently caught my eye. I particularly love this intricate chest piece, it is stunning.” Alice


Aivaras Ly @aivaras_ly  “Totally in love with the cosmic traditional style of Aivaras Ly. I would love to know how and where these incredible compositions come from!” Keely

Who are you favourite Instagram artists of the moment?

Wedding cake with a slice of tattoo

A couple from Brisbane, Australia decided to commemorate their big day by having a mobile tattoo van at the wedding, tattooing themselves alongside their friends and family. Many couples get tattooed before their wedding to symbolise their love for one another but this is the first time we have seen friends and family joining in. They enlisted the tattooed wedding celebrant, Paul Voge to help organise the event who obviously seemed like a good match due to his obvious love for tattoos!

Marlee and Jordan Follman both had tattoos already and decided to commission a set of designs for people to choose from on the day, with even the bride’s mother getting tattooed! They decided to enlist one of their good friends, Luke Bishop who owns Bishop’s Mobile Tattoo Parlour with 15 of the wedding party getting a tattoo.

        

All photos by Jess Jackson

The rose of no man’s land

‘The rose of no man’s land’ was used to describe tattoo imagery of a nurse typically with a rose motif next to her. This became a popular tattoo for soldiers to get as a memory of either the nurse who saved them or for a nurse they may have been dating.  Below is our pick of the most recent nurse tattoos circulating on social media…

Andrea Giulimondi


Jean Le Roux


Lewis Parkin 


Bailey

Greggletron

 

Hugh Sheldon

Jamie Greaves

Civ

Bert Krak

Marcos Attwood