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  • Discover the magic of Nocturnal Ink

    “A brilliant set of inks that should be in every artists set”

    “A super smooth consistent flow”

    “The best white ink I’ve ever used”

    These are just some of the positive comments we’ve received from tattoo artists since stocking Nocturnal ink – a specially developed set of inks produced by legendary tattoo artists Franco Vescovi and Jack Rudy.


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  • Tips for Tattoo Artists Looking to Open a Studio

    Studio Set UpAlways wanted to set up your own tattoo studio? Here is a handy guide that covers everything you need to consider in four easy steps.

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  • Solidarity in a time of sadness – the Manchester Tattoo appeal

    We’re a bit bowled over here at Barber DTS with the overwhelming show of solidarity that everyone’s borne witness to over the Bank Holiday weekend with the Manchester Tattoo Appeal.

    Hundreds of people came together across Manchester in the last couple of days to raise money for the victims of the recent terrorist attack by giving donations in exchange for artists offering to tattoo a worker bee symbol.

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  • Why tattoo aftercare is so important

    Tattoo AftercareWhen most sensible people think about getting a tattoo, they do their research about what sort of design to get, find a tattoo studio with a great reputation and look for the best tattoo artist for the job.

    But what about aftercare? Knowing how to look after your tattoo once it's been completed is essential to keep it looking its best. You’ll need to know how to keep it clean, dry and sterile. Here are a few reasons why tattoo aftercare is so important.

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  • Barber DTS launch Tattoo Goo across UK with Superdrug

    We're pleased to announce that Barber DTS have launched number one tattoo aftercare product ‘Tattoo Goo’ across the UK with high street retailer Superdrug.

    Tattoo Goo prides itself in being cruelty free and Peta approved. All products have been tested in controlled dermatological studies and most importantly have been formulated with tattoo artists who understand how vital quality ingredients are when it comes to looking after your skin.

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  • ‘100 Hands Project’ Opens at National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    The National Maritime Museum in Cornwall have now opened the ‘100 Hands Project’ within their British Tattoo Art exhibition which runs right up until January 2018.

    The project showcases 100 tattooed silicone hands, meaning they’ve created the largest selection of tattooed items in history.

    The purpose of the exhibition as a whole is to highlight the long and impressive history of British tattooing.

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  • Giving tattoo artists the power of choice with Eternal Ink Pick and Mix

    Variety is the spice of life so they say, and for tattoo artists having a varied colour palette at their disposal is ever more important as the different schools and styles of tattoos on offer increases.

    That’s why we’ve launched our new ‘Pick and Mix’ page in partnership with Eternal Ink. Starting with over 200 colours across the Eternal colour spectrum the idea is simple. When an artist chooses 9 1oz inks they get a 10th free.

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  • Tattoo Machines: Rotary vs. Coil

    As a tattoo artist, choosing a tattoo machine is one of the biggest decisions.

    In order to choose the best machine for you, it is essential to analyse the different features that come with both the rotary tattoo machine and the coil tattoo machine.

    With this in mind, let’s look at the differences that set apart the Rotary and the Coil.

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  • The History of the Tattoo Machine

    The tattoo machine has a long and complicated past, dating back to the 1800s. It all began with Thomas Edison, an American inventor and his rotary type device. He invented it back in 1876 and its main purpose was to create stencils to be used on flyers.

    Tattooist Samuel O’Reilly modified Edison’s design over the course of fifteen years to create an electric tattoo machine which he patented in 1891. His machine is still one of the most popular designs used today.

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  • Why Primus Brand Tattoo Machines Stand Out From The Crowd

    The Primus brand is a range of rotary tattoo machines belonging to Sunskin. Sunskin were founded in 1997 and had since thrived and produced some of the best tattoo equipment available on the market.

    Their Primus Rotary machines are popular amongst professionals, and the new Primus ONE is looking like it's heading in the same direction.

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