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Under Her Skin – a group exhibition celebrating one year of Things&Ink, in association with Atomica Gallery

Things&Ink and Atomica Gallery present:

UNDER HER SKIN

Celebrating one year of Things&Ink and launch of The Art Issue

Thursday 12th September – Monday 30th September 2013
Opening Party: Thursday 12th September
Atomica Gallery, Hackney Downs Studios, London

Under her skin exhibition

We’re super-excited to announce an exclusive exhibition, in association with our friends Atomica Gallery, in Hackney.

Under Her Skin marks one year of Things&Ink by bringing together a selection of today’s most talented artists for an exhibition celebrating modern female tattoo culture:

Amy Victoria Savage (Jayne Doe, Hornchurch UK)
Angelique Houtkamp (Salon Serpent, Amsterdam NL)
Charissa Gregson (Jolie Rouge, London UK)
Dominique Holmes (The Family Business, London UK)
Grace Neutral (Good Times, London UK)
Guen Douglas (Salon Serpent, Amsterdam NL)
Iris Lys (London UK & Paris FR)
Lucy Pryor (Into You, London UK)
Rachel Baldwin (Bold As Brass, Liverpool UK)
Rebecca Vincent (Nostalgia Traditional Tattooing, Leeds & The Circle, London UK)
Tracy D (King’s Cross Tattoo Parlour, London UK)
Vicky Morgan (Ghost House, Derby UK)

Under Her Skin will be exhibited during the London International Tattoo Convention 2013, which is being held at the Tobacco Dock in east London 27-29th September.

 

Under Her Skin opening event, sponsored by The Kraken Rum
Thursday 12th September, 6-9pm at Atomica Gallery
Complimentary drinks provided by The Kraken Rum
Please RSVP with names to rsvp@atomicagallery.com

Join the Facebook event: Under Her Skin

Apology to Th’ink followers and my new ink

I just need to say a massive sorry for neglecting Th’ink over the past month. Things have been pretty hectic. Things&Ink, the new magazine I have been working on for the past six months has now gone to print, so it’s time to show my blog some love again.

Although, I have been very busy over the past month, finalising the beautiful pages of the magazine with a very talented bunch of people, I did find the time the time to get tattooed by the talented Tracy D of King’s Cross Tattoo Parlour.

And here it is, the beautiful addition to my vintage arm, this lovely vintage perfume bottle. 

Vintage perfume bottle tattoo

And here is a sneaky peak at the contents page of the launch issue of Things&Ink magazine. Hope you like the look of it…

Contents page things and ink

Hot tattoo and jewellery coupling for Diamond Jubilee

Diamond Jubilee Collection

Independent craftswoman Pip Jolley and tattoo artist Tracy Demetriou have joined creative forces to create a timeless tribute to her Majesty for the Diamond Jubilee.

“One of Tracy’s flash pieces was of the Queen and it just hit me that we needed to do something for the Jubilee. We wanted to make a piece that was beautiful and reflected both of our work,” says Pip.

Tracy and Pip collaboration
Tracy and Pip collaboration

Relocating from South Africa to the United Kingdom, London-based tattooist Tracy Demetriou has worked as a receptionist at at the Family Business studio, and then honed her craft at Haunted Tattoos and King’s Cross Tattoo Parlour. “I love the idea of the Queen,” she says. “It seems so exotic to me, coming to a country with a monarch where there is so much history and still having a Queen in this day and age.”

Gold ring
Gold ring, £59

For Tracy the project, which will be released in two sets, a high-end diamond detailed gold collection (£400-£500) and a more moderately-priced silver and gold plate collection (£50-£100), also took on a personal quality: “I have just become a British citizen so it’s a little celebration for me too! Pip and I met up in January and brainstormed what type of jewellery we wanted to do and, of course, with it being the Diamond Jubilee it seemed appropriate to use diamonds so we decided to create a fine gold jewellery project as opposed to a cheaper, costume jewellery option.”

necklace tattoo curled
Tattoo necklace, £390

Pip’s delicate accessories marry perfectly with Tracy’s bold take on traditional tattoo flash, presented in red velvet boxes with accompanying limited edition art prints, serving as the perfect luxurious celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

On sale until the end of the Jubilee year and the duo are currently in talks with stockists at major department stores. Visit Pip’s website for more info, pipjolley.com.

(I already know which piece I have my eye on…)