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Suds and Smiles Samantha Fortenberry

Photographer Samantha Fortenberry has created a series of photographs titled Suds and Smiles to encapsulate the joy of bath time. The collection explores the relationship between people and objects with vibrant colours, kitsch accessories and humorous staging.

Samantha also introduces  ideas of body positivity and gender equality, as she shoots both male and female nudes, all exuding a beautiful confidence.

Mårwåne Pallas: This Is My Body

This Is My Body is a series created by self-taught Paris born artist Mårwåne Pallas. The composed self portraits hauntingly explore physical anatomy and the damaging ways we manipulate the human body. The collection also looks at ideas of sexuality and physical status connected with the Bible.


In The Flesh

The Making of Eve 

My Body is a Temple

This Is My Blood

3D Tattoo

Tony Booth who owns Dabs Tattoo in Southport UK created this incredible 3D geometric tattoo, which took multiple sessions over 18 months and was completed at Tattoo Tea Party a few weeks ago.

The futuristic layered piece won Tony Best Blackwork award at the convention in Manchester, since then the tattoo has gone viral, being shared by the likes of street artist Banksy. The intricate geometric pattern creates a layered effect, that some have found unnerving, while others have been impressed by the commitment to such an impressive piece.

 

 

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

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

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?

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

Linnéa Sjöberg and her homemade tattoo project

The Swedish artist, Linnéa Sjöberg has been turning DIY tattoos into performance art after a year of travelling around Europe taking photographs of herself and her friends tattooing themselves.  The year long project has now culminated in a book called Salong Flyttkartong with the message ‘Act Before Thinking’ where she wants to cultivate irrational chaotic thinking, “that’s the energy in the project, kind of counter-productive. It’s two opposites: act before thinking but it’s going to stay with you for the rest of your life. People need to take a stand point: some people are like, “Yeah, go ahead,” and some back off and don’t want to hear about it, they are so frightened of this idea.”

  

  

  

  

A somewhat controversial subject and now what some may seem as ‘trendy’ are homemade tattoos but Linnéa delves into the psychology of tattooing yourself and why taking control of your own body is the most powerful tool we have. One of her most powerful tattoos was of the markings a plastic surgeon made on her breasts before having a boob job, “I booked a time at a plastic surgery clinic in Manhattan and asked the doctor to draw the lines that he would follow during a breast enlargement. With those lines I went home and tattooed them in front of the mirror, by myself.”

   

 Linnéa’s book Salong Flyttkartong can be purchased here and she is also exhibiting at the Gallery Steinsland Berliner in Stockholm. More information about her work can be found on her website 

Tattoo with a view 

We are loving the view whilst checking out these beautiful ‘scenery’ tattoos. The nautical style encompasses the view from either a boat or on shore with the landscape traditionally of the sea and sky, sometimes with a bit of a tropical feel to it. We also love the more ‘urban’ take on this with views of skyscrapers and city landscapes…

David Cote


Aaron Ashworth


Tilly Dee


Kirk Jones


Ryan Cooper Thompson


Enrico Grosso


Ashley Love


Edekqwerty


Hannah Louise Clark

Street spotting at the Tattoo Tea Party in Manchester

Style and tattoo spotting at the Tattoo Tea Party, in Manchester. By editor Alice Snape and managing editor Keely Reichardt.

Check out these photos from the Tattoo Tea Party in Manchester. We love people watching, and these gorgeous people caught our eye! Check out their tattoos below…

Our first style spot of the convention was this lovely lady!

Name: Patti Cakes
Age: 25
Job: Makeup artist
Tattoos: Perfume bottle by Dean Reilly at Hello Sailor, Blackpool, blusher brush by Rich Warburton, lipstick by Mikee Cue at Mint Gun Club

Perfume bottle by Dean Reilly at Hello Sailor

 

Tea party blusher tattoo Blusher brush by Rich Warburton

 

Lipstick by Mikee Cue at Mint Gun Club

 

We noticed Salli’s awesome style while she was getting tattooed  at the booth opposite our stand by Lauren from Redwood Tattoo Studio in Manchester.

Name: Salli
Age: 23
Location: Stoke on Trent
Job: Insurance Adviser
Tattoos: Chest and arm by Matt Webb

Chest and arm by Matt Webb

 

Fresh tattoo on leg by Lauren at Redwood Tattoo Studio, Manchester.

 

We spotted Jess’s awesome upper arm tattoo by Crispy Lennox and couldn’t resist asking her what other tattoos she had hidden…

Name: Jess
Age: 23
Job: Piercer
Location: Newark, Nottingham
Tattoos: Upper arm by Crispy Lennox, forearm and neck by Tiny Miss Becca, hands by Adriaan Machete.

Arm by Crispy Lennox Arm by Crispy Lennox

 

Arm by Tiny Miss Becca Arm by Tiny Miss Becca

 

Hands by Adriaan Machete Hands by Adriaan Machete

 

We spotted Georgia’s amazing portrait by Emma Kierzek and had to pap her…

Georgia tea party style spot

Name: Georgia
Age: 23
Location: Preston
Job: Works in Retail
Tattoos: Portrait by Emma Kierzek, Aurora Tattoo, back of legs by Valerie Vargas

Portrait by Emma Kierzek Portrait by Emma Kierzek

 

Back of legs by Valerie Vargas

 

Which other tattoo conventions will you be attending this year? Let us know and maybe we will be there to spot your style…