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Unlock your phone with your tattoo

Watch this short video to see new technology that allows you to unlock your smart phone with a digital temporary tattoo.

The ‘tattoo’ stays on the wearer’s skin for five days once it has been stuck on. It has been created to work exclusively with Motorola’s Moto X Smartphone and is on sale in America for $10.

Guinness World Record Tattoo

Lee Weir has forty-one tattoos of Homer Simpson in different positions, ages and expressions. His sleeve has set a new Guinness World Record and the twenty-seven year old from New Zealand has been awarded the record for the most tattoos of the same cartoon character tattooed on a single body.

Which cartoon character would you choose?

Image from Guinness World Records’ Twitter 

Artistic Disney Princesses

Artist jirka väätäinen has created images of how Disney Princesses would look in real life. Of course they are a beautiful reflection of patriarchal ideals.

Innocent and curious Alice

Whimsical and delicate Snow White

Jasmine has a Kim Kardashian look about her

Youthful and alluring siren of the sea Ariel

Fiercely sexual Pochantantis

And then there’s Ursula in all her villainous glory


phantasy homes

Hey, my name is Keely and when I’m not the make-up artist for Things&Ink, I am creating kitsch phone covers for Phantasy Phones.

This is my Mexican inspired back piece by Paula Converse:

I also have a fondness for homewares and interiors, and in this blog post I have collated a selection of some of my favourite finds. Tattoos seem to translate well when used in ceramics, fabrics and arty objects for the home, and, it seems, any avid tattoo collector also likes to have their home looking as beautiful as their body art.


Katie Spragg creates beautifully illustrated ceramics that would stand proud in any crockery cabinet. My stand-out pieces are the wonderful collection of mugs she creates featuring animal illustrations. £15

I also love the large ‘African Queen’ plate featuring parakeets and some illustrations of Battersea Park. £25 www.katiespragg.com


Rockett St George is an online interiors shop offering a selection of homewares, art and gifts. Launched in 2006, they now have three warehouses full of wonderful, unique and curious products, which can be explored on their website.

My favourite item is the kitsch Bear Side Table at £125 its a real conversation starter. www.rockettstgeorge.co.uk


Who knew the grandfather clock could look as modern and cheerful as it does with Studio Cloggy? This Dutch-based company offers a contemporary twist on a traditional design, and they do it very well.

With prices starting from £1,377 for a single-colour design, they’re not the cheapest on the market, but they’re worth every penny. www.cloggyclocks.com


Find my full article and more hand-picked homewares in Issue 4 The Art Issue

Disney Princesses like you’ve never seen them before…

Canadian artist Sakimi Chan has given the classic Disney princesses a gender make-over turning the traditional feminine ladies into new masculine characters. Albeit it very beautiful, chiselled, hairless men.

Our favourite being the complete gender role reversal, with a masculine Belle and feminine Beast.

Images from Sakimi Chan’s Facebook


The UK’s 4th Annual Female Tattoo Artist Show

The Female Tattoo Artist Show is a small and intimate convention packed with an array of different female artists and performers from across the UK. The event will be filled with live music, burlesque acts, fire shows and, of course, tattoos! This is the 4th year that the show has been held at The Assembly and we can’t wait!

We’re most looking forward to seeing Grace Neutral, cover star of Issue 6 The Modification Issue, Anna Garvey and Keely Rutherford. There are many more amazing artists who can add to your tattoo collection: see the full artist list here.

Come and visit us at the Things&Ink stand! See you all there!

Extreme Tattoos

Photograph by Mark Leaver as part of his Facial Tattoo Project

Fifty-eight-year-old Keith Gordon claims that it is his OCD that has pushed him into tattoo addiction. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has ruled him all his life and it is this condition that has driven him to have his whole head tattooed.

At seventeen he had his shoulders and arms tattooed but changed his mind, he chose to have  painful skin grafts to remove his teenage ink.

In the last five years Keith has spent almost £15k not only having his tattoos redone but adding more to his body and face.

Watch the short video to hear his story.

More details at news.uk.msn.com