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Kings Avenue NYC and Inked magazine present: Corey Miller and Face to Face album signing

I wish I could be in NYC for this event…would anyone like to fly me over…?

Kings Avenue tattoo and Inked magazine
Kings Avenue Tattoo and Inked magazine

On Wednesday 18 May, Kings Avenue Tattoo NYC and Inked magazine will be hosting seminal SoCal punk-rockers Face to Face and tattoo artist Corey Miller, of LA Ink fame, for an exclusive in-store event.

Corey Miller
Corey Miller

LaughNowLaughLaterThe band will be signing copies of their latest album Laugh Now, Laugh Later, with Corey Miller who designed the album’s artwork.

Meet the band and the artist, get your copy of the CD, vinyl and artwork signed, and enter a competition to win a pair of tickets to the FACE TO FACE show, on the same night at the Best Buy Theatre.

KINGS AVE TATTOO NYC is located at 188 Bowery (at Spring Street) in New York City.  The event starts at 5pm.

Do you think I can make it from London in time?

Urban Art – Terry Bradley

Terry Bradley has been an art love of mine for a while now. So, imagine my excitement when I found out that a gallery in my hometown, Market Harborough, now stocks an exciting selection of his work.

terrybradleyTerry Bradley’s unique style of urban art is displayed in Croft Wingates picture gallery now.

The gallery has a stunning collection of Terry’s tattoo-inspired masterpieces, so if you happen to be in the area I highly recommend popping in (if you’re lucky John Snape might even give you a coffee).

John Snape, Croft Wingates Gallery Director, is extremely excited about this collection of art and would love to hear from you if you have any questions.

Terry Bradley Croft Wingates
Manhattan Showgirls
Terry Bradley Croft Wingates
Urban collection
Terry Bradley Croft Wingates
Market Harborough with an urban twist
Terry Bradley Croft Wingates
Terry Bradley in Croft Wingates

Images  are available on paper and canvas. Also, a signed skateboard and a leatherette ‘Bradley’ Bag are part of the collection.

Terry skateboard
art on wheels

I know which one I want…Hope Angel. I just hope no one buys it before I get the chance…

It appears that my favourite Terry Bradley piece, Hope Angel, is someone else’s favourite too…I found this stunning tattoo on his facebook page.

Hope angel tattoo
Terry Bradley tattoo - work in progress

I would love a Bradley piece on my wall and my body…


Blogs, tattoos and fashion.

Tattoos are an extension of personal style and self expression.

So it comes as no surprise that stylish tattoos sneak their way into fashion blogs. Here is a selection from my favourite style bloggers…

Haute and fierce
Haute and fierce
Haute and fierce 2
Haute and fierce

Fashion heart tattoo

Fashion Toast
safety pin tattoo
Coco, Le Freak C'est Chic

Photos: Haute and Fierce, Fashion Toast, Coco, Le Freak C’est Chic

Art Love – Angelique Houtkamp

angelique houtkamp
Tattoo Darling. Angelique Houtkamp

Angelique Houtkamp is the inspirational Dutch tattoo mademoiselle of the contemporary art world.

Angelique brings her own take on the graphic romance of old school tattoos to a fine art format. Her work has been featured in a multitude of magazines, periodicals and books. Her international art shows are a sell out and her tattoo waiting list can be years…

Deceptively simple and instantly recognisable…here is a selection of her beautiful pieces, off and on the body…

Love Hate

and the skin version…

love hate tattooPhoto: facebook

Angelique Houtkamp - Sailor’s sweetheart
Sailor’s sweetheart
lina angelique houtkamp

AH_piaf“Piaf”, pictured above hanging in the Nelly Duff gallery, is one of my favourite Angelique pieces. I recommend having a browse in the beautiful gallery, situated on London’s infamous Columbia Road, which features many of her pieces.

and a skin version…

PiafTattoo: Vicky Garcia

I recommend reading ReeRee Rockette‘s interview with the inspirational woman. ReeRee has a beautiful Angelique-inspired tattoo herself…

ReeRee Rockette - Angelique Houtkamp-inspired tattoo

Too much Angelique inspiration. Click on the picture below to see an album full of Angelique-inspired tattoos on her facebook page.

Angelique Houtkamp tattoos

Art Love – Charmaine Olivia

Charmaine Olivia at work

Charmaine Olivia – dreamer, painter, tea drinker, self-taught San Franciscan artist. She first started drawing with soy sauce on napkins but has since upgraded to paper and paint. She loves playing Scrabble in the park, cuddling with her kitten and drinking peppermint tea.

Her work is a mix of intense paintings and whimsical drawings, she shifts with ease between styles and mediums. Oil painting requires discipline, commitment and composition, where as her drawings are more spontaneous and free. She admires the work of Brian Viveros and Sam Weber, she is obsessed with Gustav Klimt.

Here is a selection of her differing styles of work.

Bunny Hands
Pirate Silhouette
The Garden
House Keeper

Her work has a contemporary edge and she has worked on projects with Urban Outfitters, Nylon Magazine, Eyes on Walls Threadless, Infectious, Cool Hunting and Society6. Her work also lends itself perfectly to tattooing and this girl has a tattoo inspired by Charmaine Olivia’s Vampire.

Charmaine Olivia tattoo
Tattoo by Garrett Egles

Photo: Facebook Girl: Coreena All artwork taken from Charmaine’s website

Read a full interview with Charmaine Olivia on My Modern Met.