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    • Fishpig_Wordpress_Model_Post Object ( [_eventPrefix:protected] => wordpress_post [_eventObject:protected] => post [_metaTable:protected] => wordpress/post_meta [_metaTableObjectField:protected] => post_id [_metaHasPrefix:protected] => [_meta:protected] => Array ( ) [_metaKeysChanged:protected] => Array ( ) [_resourceName:protected] => wordpress/post [_resource:protected] => [_resourceCollectionName:protected] => wordpress/post_collection [_cacheTag:protected] => [_dataSaveAllowed:protected] => 1 [_isObjectNew:protected] => [_data:protected] => Array ( [ID] => 925 [post_author] => 13618 [post_date] => 2018-04-18 10:37:18 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-04-18 10:37:18 [post_content] => It has come to that time of year again where it is out with the old and in with the new and a spring clean is calling. So if you are thinking about a studio revamp, you could use the time to take advantage of our offer. For one week only, Barber DTS are offering 10% off of all TATSoul Tattoo Furniture, whether it’s a new client chair for ultra-client comfort, a new artist chair to help with those back problems, or an all singing all dancing TATSoul Fully Loaded Workstation to keep all your equipment safe and organised. So what are you waiting for? Be sure to give your studio the TATSoul makeover this spring. Click here to view all TATSoul Furniture and below for some cool helpful videos. TATSoul Furniture Videos [gallery size="medium" ids="926,640,158"] [post_title] => TATSoul Tattoo Furniture Studio Makeover [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => tatsoul-tattoo-furniture-studio-makeover [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-04-18 10:40:46 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-04-18 10:40:46 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.barberdts.com/uk/wp/?p=925 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [permalink] => 2018/04/18/tatsoul-tattoo-furniture-studio-makeover/ [category_ids] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) [parent_category] => Fishpig_Wordpress_Model_Post_Category Object ( [_eventPrefix:protected] => wordpress_term [_eventObject:protected] => term [_metaTable:protected] => [_metaTableObjectField:protected] => [_metaHasPrefix:protected] => [_meta:protected] => Array ( ) [_metaKeysChanged:protected] => Array ( ) [_resourceName:protected] => wordpress/post_category [_resource:protected] => [_resourceCollectionName:protected] => wordpress/post_category_collection [_cacheTag:protected] => [_dataSaveAllowed:protected] => 1 [_isObjectNew:protected] => [_data:protected] => Array ( [term_id] => 1 [name] => Uncategorized [slug] => uncategorized [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 1 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [count] => 57 [parent] => 0 ) [_hasDataChanges:protected] => [_origData:protected] => Array ( [term_id] => 1 [name] => Uncategorized [slug] => uncategorized [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 1 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [count] => 57 [parent] => 0 ) [_idFieldName:protected] => term_id [_isDeleted:protected] => [_oldFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) [_syncFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) ) ) [_hasDataChanges:protected] => 1 [_origData:protected] => Array ( [ID] => 925 [post_author] => 13618 [post_date] => 2018-04-18 10:37:18 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-04-18 10:37:18 [post_content] => It has come to that time of year again where it is out with the old and in with the new and a spring clean is calling. So if you are thinking about a studio revamp, you could use the time to take advantage of our offer. For one week only, Barber DTS are offering 10% off of all TATSoul Tattoo Furniture, whether it’s a new client chair for ultra-client comfort, a new artist chair to help with those back problems, or an all singing all dancing TATSoul Fully Loaded Workstation to keep all your equipment safe and organised. So what are you waiting for? Be sure to give your studio the TATSoul makeover this spring. Click here to view all TATSoul Furniture and below for some cool helpful videos. TATSoul Furniture Videos [gallery size="medium" ids="926,640,158"] [post_title] => TATSoul Tattoo Furniture Studio Makeover [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => tatsoul-tattoo-furniture-studio-makeover [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-04-18 10:40:46 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-04-18 10:40:46 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.barberdts.com/uk/wp/?p=925 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [permalink] => 2018/04/18/tatsoul-tattoo-furniture-studio-makeover/ ) [_idFieldName:protected] => ID [_isDeleted:protected] => [_oldFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) [_syncFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) )

      TATSoul Tattoo Furniture Studio Makeover

      It has come to that time of year again where it is out with the old and in with the new and a spring clean is calling. So if you are thinking about a studio revamp, you could use the time to take advantage of our offer. For one week only, Barber DTS are offering 10% off of all TATSoul Tattoo Furniture, whether it’s a new client chair for ultra-client comfort, a new artist chair to help with those back problems, or an all singing all dancing TATSoul Fully Loaded Workstation to keep all your equipment safe and organised. So what are you waiting for? Be sure to give your studio the TATSoul makeover this spring. Click here to view all TATSoul Furniture and below for some cool helpful videos. TATSoul Furniture Videos #gallery-1 {margin: auto;}#gallery-1 .gallery-item {float: left;margin-top: 10px;text-align: center;width: 33%;}#gallery-1 img {border: 2px solid #cfcfcf;}#gallery-1 .gallery-caption {margin-left: 0;padding-left:0;} Tatsoul 570, Workstation & Mako Chair

      18/04/2018

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      Pre-warning: this blog is full of egg-ceptional Easter puns and it’s no yolking matter!

      The Barber DTS big Easter eggs-travaganza is here! Over a seven day period there will be competitions every day with over £2,700 worth of prizes to be won!

      Want to know what eggs-actly it is that we have scrambled together for you? Although it may not be 24 carrots, there is an Eternal Ink 60 Colour Gold Set worth over £500, as well as a Cheynne Hawk Pen, FK Irons Spektra Edge X and many more little Easter eggs.

      Still not hopping mad over what’s in store this Easter? There is also an Eikon EMS420 Power Supply to be won, alongside 7 TATSoul Nash Power Supplies and 7 boxes of TATSoul ENSO Needles. Don’t forget to follow all of the competitions and entries using the hatchtag #BarberEaster on Facebook & Instagram

      Good luck!

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      Pre-warning: this blog is full of egg-ceptional Easter puns and it’s no yolking matter!

      The Barber DTS big Easter eggs-travaganza is here! Over a seven day period there will be competitions every day with over £2,700 worth of prizes to be won!

      Want to know what eggs-actly it is that we have scrambled together for you? Although it may not be 24 carrots, there is an Eternal Ink 60 Colour Gold Set worth over £500, as well as a Cheynne Hawk Pen, FK Irons Spektra Edge X and many more little Easter eggs.

      Still not hopping mad over what’s in store this Easter? There is also an Eikon EMS420 Power Supply to be won, alongside 7 TATSoul Nash Power Supplies and 7 boxes of TATSoul ENSO Needles. Don’t forget to follow all of the competitions and entries using the hatchtag #BarberEaster on Facebook & Instagram

      Good luck!

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      Our Easter Competition Has Hatched

      Pre-warning: this blog is full of egg-ceptional Easter puns and it’s no yolking matter! The Barber DTS big Easter eggs-travaganza is here! Over a seven day period there will be competitions every day with over £2,700 worth of prizes to be won! Want to know what eggs-actly it is that we have scrambled together for you? Although it may not be 24 carrots, there is an Eternal Ink 60 Colour Gold Set worth over £500, as well as a Cheynne Hawk Pen, FK Irons Spektra Edge X and many more little Easter eggs. Still not hopping mad over what’s in store this Easter? There is also an Eikon EMS420 Power Supply to be won, alongside 7 TATSoul Nash Power Supplies and 7 boxes of TATSoul ENSO Needles. Don’t forget to follow all of the competitions and entries using the hatchtag #BarberEaster on Facebook & Instagram Good luck!

      27/03/2018

    • Fishpig_Wordpress_Model_Post Object ( [_eventPrefix:protected] => wordpress_post [_eventObject:protected] => post [_metaTable:protected] => wordpress/post_meta [_metaTableObjectField:protected] => post_id [_metaHasPrefix:protected] => [_meta:protected] => Array ( ) [_metaKeysChanged:protected] => Array ( ) [_resourceName:protected] => wordpress/post [_resource:protected] => [_resourceCollectionName:protected] => wordpress/post_collection [_cacheTag:protected] => [_dataSaveAllowed:protected] => 1 [_isObjectNew:protected] => [_data:protected] => Array ( [ID] => 721 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-03-26 08:34:02 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-03-26 08:34:02 [post_content] => “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.       Franco and Jack have collaborated to devise great quality inks, created only for use when tattooing which are made up of just three ingredients – organic pigment, sterilised water and ethyl alcohol. Nocturnal Ink has been created to be fully organic in nature and contain absolutely no type of unnecessary chemical solvents which can be harsh on the skin. Offering darker smoother shades, Nocturnal Ink works to offer more depth and clarity but also keeps the same fluidity as a more traditional ink.

      The best tattoo ink I’ve ever used

      As Steve Upton from Lucky 13 Tattoo Studio in Barnsley puts it “These inks are very opaque and in fact the best I’ve ever used." With six different shades the Nocturnal Ink range caters towards tattoo artists looking for something extra special when creating blackwork, grey shading and highlighting work with bright white accents. Each of the individual six shades are available separately in 1oz, 2oz, 4oz and 8oz sizes. Super Black is designed to give high contrast blackwork that extra pop whilst the specific Lining and Shading ink works to help tattooists get an extra crisp and accurate finish on intricate line work.   The three ‘West Coast Blends’ offer grey washes in dark, medium and light which are also available as a set in the 1oz, 2oz and 4oz sizes whilst the Shine White ink has a dazzling amount of white pigment that radiates with a unique pearlised sheen.

      Great pieces of tattoo art created with Nocturnal Ink

      Since stocking the range we’ve had artists sharing impressive pieces of work which have been created using Nocturnal Ink through our Facebook page. This realistic shark piece below has been done by Barber DTS sponsored artist Gordon Patterson of Adept Art Collective and the example above is by one of our International Sponsored Artists, Ivano Foddai.   If you’re looking to get the full Nocturnal Ink experience, then all six inks come as a set in the 1oz, 2oz and 4oz sizes. Real attention to detail has been paid when developing these inks which comes across in the stunning artwork on the bottles which reflects these legendary tattoo artists commitment to excellence. [post_title] => Discover the magic of Nocturnal Ink [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => discover-magic-nocturnal-ink [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-26 15:17:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-26 15:17:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.barberdts.com/uk/wp/?p=721 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [permalink] => 2018/03/26/discover-magic-nocturnal-ink/ [category_ids] => Array ( [0] => 144 ) [parent_category] => Fishpig_Wordpress_Model_Post_Category Object ( [_eventPrefix:protected] => wordpress_term [_eventObject:protected] => term [_metaTable:protected] => [_metaTableObjectField:protected] => [_metaHasPrefix:protected] => [_meta:protected] => Array ( ) [_metaKeysChanged:protected] => Array ( ) [_resourceName:protected] => wordpress/post_category [_resource:protected] => [_resourceCollectionName:protected] => wordpress/post_category_collection [_cacheTag:protected] => [_dataSaveAllowed:protected] => 1 [_isObjectNew:protected] => [_data:protected] => Array ( [term_id] => 144 [name] => Tattoo Ink [slug] => tattoo-ink [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 144 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [count] => 2 [parent] => 0 ) [_hasDataChanges:protected] => [_origData:protected] => Array ( [term_id] => 144 [name] => Tattoo Ink [slug] => tattoo-ink [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 144 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [count] => 2 [parent] => 0 ) [_idFieldName:protected] => term_id [_isDeleted:protected] => [_oldFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) [_syncFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) ) ) [_hasDataChanges:protected] => 1 [_origData:protected] => Array ( [ID] => 721 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-03-26 08:34:02 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-03-26 08:34:02 [post_content] => “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.       Franco and Jack have collaborated to devise great quality inks, created only for use when tattooing which are made up of just three ingredients – organic pigment, sterilised water and ethyl alcohol. Nocturnal Ink has been created to be fully organic in nature and contain absolutely no type of unnecessary chemical solvents which can be harsh on the skin. Offering darker smoother shades, Nocturnal Ink works to offer more depth and clarity but also keeps the same fluidity as a more traditional ink.

      The best tattoo ink I’ve ever used

      As Steve Upton from Lucky 13 Tattoo Studio in Barnsley puts it “These inks are very opaque and in fact the best I’ve ever used." With six different shades the Nocturnal Ink range caters towards tattoo artists looking for something extra special when creating blackwork, grey shading and highlighting work with bright white accents. Each of the individual six shades are available separately in 1oz, 2oz, 4oz and 8oz sizes. Super Black is designed to give high contrast blackwork that extra pop whilst the specific Lining and Shading ink works to help tattooists get an extra crisp and accurate finish on intricate line work.   The three ‘West Coast Blends’ offer grey washes in dark, medium and light which are also available as a set in the 1oz, 2oz and 4oz sizes whilst the Shine White ink has a dazzling amount of white pigment that radiates with a unique pearlised sheen.

      Great pieces of tattoo art created with Nocturnal Ink

      Since stocking the range we’ve had artists sharing impressive pieces of work which have been created using Nocturnal Ink through our Facebook page. This realistic shark piece below has been done by Barber DTS sponsored artist Gordon Patterson of Adept Art Collective and the example above is by one of our International Sponsored Artists, Ivano Foddai.   If you’re looking to get the full Nocturnal Ink experience, then all six inks come as a set in the 1oz, 2oz and 4oz sizes. Real attention to detail has been paid when developing these inks which comes across in the stunning artwork on the bottles which reflects these legendary tattoo artists commitment to excellence. [post_title] => Discover the magic of Nocturnal Ink [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => discover-magic-nocturnal-ink [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-26 15:17:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-26 15:17:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.barberdts.com/uk/wp/?p=721 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [permalink] => 2018/03/26/discover-magic-nocturnal-ink/ ) [_idFieldName:protected] => ID [_isDeleted:protected] => [_oldFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) [_syncFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) )

      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.   Continue reading →

      26/03/2018

    • Fishpig_Wordpress_Model_Post Object ( [_eventPrefix:protected] => wordpress_post [_eventObject:protected] => post [_metaTable:protected] => wordpress/post_meta [_metaTableObjectField:protected] => post_id [_metaHasPrefix:protected] => [_meta:protected] => Array ( ) [_metaKeysChanged:protected] => Array ( ) [_resourceName:protected] => wordpress/post [_resource:protected] => [_resourceCollectionName:protected] => wordpress/post_collection [_cacheTag:protected] => [_dataSaveAllowed:protected] => 1 [_isObjectNew:protected] => [_data:protected] => Array ( [ID] => 836 [post_author] => 13618 [post_date] => 2018-03-20 12:32:14 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-03-20 12:32:14 [post_content] => We're pleased to announce the addition of two new products to the Barber DTS range. The Adjustable Combo Cartridge Grip and Adjustable Vice (or Standard) Cartridge Grip. Our Barber DTS Adjustable Combo Cartridge Grips are designed with both affordability and practicality in mind. Coming in boxes of 10, each grip is individually blister packaged and EO Gas Sterilised. These 'screw on' disposable grips will work with all combo cartridge machines such as the Cheyenne Hawk Thunder & Spirit machines. The Inkjecta (non-vice) machines, the FK Irons Spektra machine range and many more. Perfect for any artist who has 'gone disposable' or wants to move away from the hassle of autoclaveable grips. The adjustability of the grips means you can find the perfect needle depth with just a few clicks or turns of the grip. Our standard design disposable vice cartridge grips will work with all vice featured tattoo machines to enable the cartridge system to be used. They are perfect for any artist who wants to switch to cartridges but still use their standard coil or rotary machine. 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The Adjustable Combo Cartridge Grip and Adjustable Vice (or Standard) Cartridge Grip. Our Barber DTS Adjustable Combo Cartridge Grips are designed with both affordability and practicality in mind. Coming in boxes of 10, each grip is individually blister packaged and EO Gas Sterilised. These 'screw on' disposable grips will work with all combo cartridge machines such as the Cheyenne Hawk Thunder & Spirit machines. The Inkjecta (non-vice) machines, the FK Irons Spektra machine range and many more. Perfect for any artist who has 'gone disposable' or wants to move away from the hassle of autoclaveable grips. The adjustability of the grips means you can find the perfect needle depth with just a few clicks or turns of the grip. Our standard design disposable vice cartridge grips will work with all vice featured tattoo machines to enable the cartridge system to be used. They are perfect for any artist who wants to switch to cartridges but still use their standard coil or rotary machine. 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      INTRODUCING BARBER DTS ADJUSTABLE CARTRIDGE GRIPS

      We're pleased to announce the addition of two new products to the Barber DTS range. The Adjustable Combo Cartridge Grip and Adjustable Vice (or Standard) Cartridge Grip. Our Barber DTS Adjustable Combo Cartridge Grips are designed with both affordability and practicality in mind. Coming in boxes of 10, each grip is individually blister packaged and EO Gas Sterilised. Continue reading →

      20/03/2018

    • Fishpig_Wordpress_Model_Post Object ( [_eventPrefix:protected] => wordpress_post [_eventObject:protected] => post [_metaTable:protected] => wordpress/post_meta [_metaTableObjectField:protected] => post_id [_metaHasPrefix:protected] => [_meta:protected] => Array ( ) [_metaKeysChanged:protected] => Array ( ) [_resourceName:protected] => wordpress/post [_resource:protected] => [_resourceCollectionName:protected] => wordpress/post_collection [_cacheTag:protected] => [_dataSaveAllowed:protected] => 1 [_isObjectNew:protected] => [_data:protected] => Array ( [ID] => 845 [post_author] => 13618 [post_date] => 2018-02-05 10:43:24 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-02-05 10:43:24 [post_content] => Two years in the making the new FANTOM Cartridge Machine from Bishop Rotary has now arrived and is ready to order for delivery later this week. This machine is the first of its kind - composed of a fully enclosed motor and branded as the smallest cartridge machine available on the market. The Fantom is compatible with most cartridge grips, disposable or autoclavable, fixed or adjustable. Built with a unique 9 Volt 5 Watt motor and an adjustable stroke option there's been a lot of excitement in the industry around the release of the Bishop Fantom machine as it's perfectly weighted and artist feedback says it feels lighter than a pen. Get more information on the Fantom Rotary and other new tattoo machines within our news section. [post_title] => The Bishop Fantom is here [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => the-bishop-fantom-is-here [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-26 15:18:26 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-26 15:18:26 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.barberdts.com/uk/wp/?p=845 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [permalink] => 2018/02/05/the-bishop-fantom-is-here/ [category_ids] => Array ( [0] => 141 ) [parent_category] => Fishpig_Wordpress_Model_Post_Category Object ( [_eventPrefix:protected] => wordpress_term [_eventObject:protected] => term [_metaTable:protected] => [_metaTableObjectField:protected] => [_metaHasPrefix:protected] => [_meta:protected] => Array ( ) [_metaKeysChanged:protected] => Array ( ) [_resourceName:protected] => wordpress/post_category [_resource:protected] => [_resourceCollectionName:protected] => wordpress/post_category_collection [_cacheTag:protected] => [_dataSaveAllowed:protected] => 1 [_isObjectNew:protected] => [_data:protected] => Array ( [term_id] => 141 [name] => tattoo machines [slug] => tattoo-machines [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 141 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [count] => 6 [parent] => 0 ) [_hasDataChanges:protected] => [_origData:protected] => Array ( [term_id] => 141 [name] => tattoo machines [slug] => tattoo-machines [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 141 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [count] => 6 [parent] => 0 ) [_idFieldName:protected] => term_id [_isDeleted:protected] => [_oldFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) [_syncFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) ) ) [_hasDataChanges:protected] => 1 [_origData:protected] => Array ( [ID] => 845 [post_author] => 13618 [post_date] => 2018-02-05 10:43:24 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-02-05 10:43:24 [post_content] => Two years in the making the new FANTOM Cartridge Machine from Bishop Rotary has now arrived and is ready to order for delivery later this week. This machine is the first of its kind - composed of a fully enclosed motor and branded as the smallest cartridge machine available on the market. The Fantom is compatible with most cartridge grips, disposable or autoclavable, fixed or adjustable. Built with a unique 9 Volt 5 Watt motor and an adjustable stroke option there's been a lot of excitement in the industry around the release of the Bishop Fantom machine as it's perfectly weighted and artist feedback says it feels lighter than a pen. Get more information on the Fantom Rotary and other new tattoo machines within our news section. [post_title] => The Bishop Fantom is here [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => the-bishop-fantom-is-here [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-26 15:18:26 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-26 15:18:26 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.barberdts.com/uk/wp/?p=845 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [permalink] => 2018/02/05/the-bishop-fantom-is-here/ ) [_idFieldName:protected] => ID [_isDeleted:protected] => [_oldFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) [_syncFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) )

      The Bishop Fantom is here

      Two years in the making the new FANTOM Cartridge Machine from Bishop Rotary has now arrived and is ready to order for delivery later this week. This machine is the first of its kind - composed of a fully enclosed motor and branded as the smallest cartridge machine available on the market. The Fantom is compatible with most cartridge grips, disposable or autoclavable, fixed or adjustable. Continue reading →

      05/02/2018

    • Fishpig_Wordpress_Model_Post Object ( [_eventPrefix:protected] => wordpress_post [_eventObject:protected] => post [_metaTable:protected] => wordpress/post_meta [_metaTableObjectField:protected] => post_id [_metaHasPrefix:protected] => [_meta:protected] => Array ( ) [_metaKeysChanged:protected] => Array ( ) [_resourceName:protected] => wordpress/post [_resource:protected] => [_resourceCollectionName:protected] => wordpress/post_collection [_cacheTag:protected] => [_dataSaveAllowed:protected] => 1 [_isObjectNew:protected] => [_data:protected] => Array ( [ID] => 855 [post_author] => 13618 [post_date] => 2017-11-15 14:41:22 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-11-15 14:41:22 [post_content] => If you've been toying with the idea of trying out a pen tattoo machine then you would have heard of Cheyenne who are seen as the industry game changer that first brought the Hawk pen to the market. Our friends at Cheyenne have teamed up with us to offer you three free packs of Cheyenne Disposable grips when you buy a Hawk Pen up until Sunday 26th November. When you purchase a pen you'll receive the following grips which have six per pack: • A pack of ergo round • A pack of ergo 1 inch • A pack of ergo long Just add all three packs to your basket when you buy a Cheyenne Hawk Pen and use offer code CHEYENNEGRIPS at checkout. Our offer ends Sunday 26th November at midnight and is open whilst stock lasts.   [post_title] => Cheyenne Hawk Pen - free grips offer [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => cheyenne-hawk-pen-free-grips-offer [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-01-23 12:48:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-01-23 12:48:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.barberdts.com/uk/wp/?p=855 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [permalink] => 2017/11/15/cheyenne-hawk-pen-free-grips-offer/ [category_ids] => Array ( [0] => 141 ) [parent_category] => Fishpig_Wordpress_Model_Post_Category Object ( [_eventPrefix:protected] => wordpress_term [_eventObject:protected] => term [_metaTable:protected] => [_metaTableObjectField:protected] => [_metaHasPrefix:protected] => [_meta:protected] => Array ( ) [_metaKeysChanged:protected] => Array ( ) [_resourceName:protected] => wordpress/post_category [_resource:protected] => [_resourceCollectionName:protected] => wordpress/post_category_collection [_cacheTag:protected] => [_dataSaveAllowed:protected] => 1 [_isObjectNew:protected] => [_data:protected] => Array ( [term_id] => 141 [name] => tattoo machines [slug] => tattoo-machines [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 141 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [count] => 6 [parent] => 0 ) [_hasDataChanges:protected] => [_origData:protected] => Array ( [term_id] => 141 [name] => tattoo machines [slug] => tattoo-machines [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 141 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [count] => 6 [parent] => 0 ) [_idFieldName:protected] => term_id [_isDeleted:protected] => [_oldFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) [_syncFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) ) ) [_hasDataChanges:protected] => 1 [_origData:protected] => Array ( [ID] => 855 [post_author] => 13618 [post_date] => 2017-11-15 14:41:22 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-11-15 14:41:22 [post_content] => If you've been toying with the idea of trying out a pen tattoo machine then you would have heard of Cheyenne who are seen as the industry game changer that first brought the Hawk pen to the market. Our friends at Cheyenne have teamed up with us to offer you three free packs of Cheyenne Disposable grips when you buy a Hawk Pen up until Sunday 26th November. When you purchase a pen you'll receive the following grips which have six per pack: • A pack of ergo round • A pack of ergo 1 inch • A pack of ergo long Just add all three packs to your basket when you buy a Cheyenne Hawk Pen and use offer code CHEYENNEGRIPS at checkout. Our offer ends Sunday 26th November at midnight and is open whilst stock lasts.   [post_title] => Cheyenne Hawk Pen - free grips offer [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => cheyenne-hawk-pen-free-grips-offer [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-01-23 12:48:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-01-23 12:48:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.barberdts.com/uk/wp/?p=855 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [permalink] => 2017/11/15/cheyenne-hawk-pen-free-grips-offer/ ) [_idFieldName:protected] => ID [_isDeleted:protected] => [_oldFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) [_syncFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) )

      Cheyenne Hawk Pen - free grips offer

      If you've been toying with the idea of trying out a pen tattoo machine then you would have heard of Cheyenne who are seen as the industry game changer that first brought the Hawk pen to the market. Our friends at Cheyenne have teamed up with us to offer you three free packs of Cheyenne Disposable grips when you buy a Hawk Pen up until Sunday 26th November. When you purchase a pen you'll receive the following grips which have six per pack: Continue reading →

      15/11/2017

    • Fishpig_Wordpress_Model_Post Object ( [_eventPrefix:protected] => wordpress_post [_eventObject:protected] => post [_metaTable:protected] => wordpress/post_meta [_metaTableObjectField:protected] => post_id [_metaHasPrefix:protected] => [_meta:protected] => Array ( ) [_metaKeysChanged:protected] => Array ( ) [_resourceName:protected] => wordpress/post [_resource:protected] => [_resourceCollectionName:protected] => wordpress/post_collection [_cacheTag:protected] => [_dataSaveAllowed:protected] => 1 [_isObjectNew:protected] => [_data:protected] => Array ( [ID] => 827 [post_author] => 13618 [post_date] => 2017-10-30 13:41:43 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-10-30 13:41:43 [post_content] => Our Barber Cartridges only launched last month and in that time we've been overwhelmed by their popularity and the positive feedback we've received. To celebrate the fact that we've just got a new delivery so all different configurations are back in stock we're offering everyone the chance to try them out with a free pack of your choosing with any order over £100 placed this week. So find out what makes Barber Cartridges a brilliant choice for any professional artist with precision soldered needles and a secure membrane feature. Just add the cartridges to your basket & enter offer code FREEDTSCARTS at checkout Offer ends Sunday 12th November 2017 at midnight. [post_title] => Free pack of Barber Cartridges when you spend £100 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => free-pack-barber-cartridges-spend-100 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-11-28 12:27:43 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-11-28 12:27:43 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.barberdts.com/uk/wp/?p=827 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [permalink] => 2017/10/30/free-pack-barber-cartridges-spend-100/ [category_ids] => Array ( [0] => 145 [1] => 148 ) [parent_category] => Fishpig_Wordpress_Model_Post_Category Object ( [_eventPrefix:protected] => wordpress_term [_eventObject:protected] => term [_metaTable:protected] => [_metaTableObjectField:protected] => [_metaHasPrefix:protected] => [_meta:protected] => Array ( ) [_metaKeysChanged:protected] => Array ( ) [_resourceName:protected] => wordpress/post_category [_resource:protected] => [_resourceCollectionName:protected] => wordpress/post_category_collection [_cacheTag:protected] => [_dataSaveAllowed:protected] => 1 [_isObjectNew:protected] => [_data:protected] => Array ( [term_id] => 145 [name] => Tattoo News [slug] => tattoo-news [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 145 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [count] => 14 [parent] => 0 ) [_hasDataChanges:protected] => [_origData:protected] => Array ( [term_id] => 145 [name] => Tattoo News [slug] => tattoo-news [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 145 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [count] => 14 [parent] => 0 ) [_idFieldName:protected] => term_id [_isDeleted:protected] => [_oldFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) [_syncFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) ) ) [_hasDataChanges:protected] => 1 [_origData:protected] => Array ( [ID] => 827 [post_author] => 13618 [post_date] => 2017-10-30 13:41:43 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-10-30 13:41:43 [post_content] => Our Barber Cartridges only launched last month and in that time we've been overwhelmed by their popularity and the positive feedback we've received. To celebrate the fact that we've just got a new delivery so all different configurations are back in stock we're offering everyone the chance to try them out with a free pack of your choosing with any order over £100 placed this week. So find out what makes Barber Cartridges a brilliant choice for any professional artist with precision soldered needles and a secure membrane feature. Just add the cartridges to your basket & enter offer code FREEDTSCARTS at checkout Offer ends Sunday 12th November 2017 at midnight. [post_title] => Free pack of Barber Cartridges when you spend £100 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => free-pack-barber-cartridges-spend-100 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-11-28 12:27:43 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-11-28 12:27:43 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.barberdts.com/uk/wp/?p=827 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [permalink] => 2017/10/30/free-pack-barber-cartridges-spend-100/ ) [_idFieldName:protected] => ID [_isDeleted:protected] => [_oldFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) [_syncFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) )

      Free pack of Barber Cartridges when you spend £100

      Our Barber Cartridges only launched last month and in that time we've been overwhelmed by their popularity and the positive feedback we've received. To celebrate the fact that we've just got a new delivery so all different configurations are back in stock we're offering everyone the chance to try them out with a free pack of your choosing with any order over £100 placed this week. Continue reading →

      30/10/2017

    • Fishpig_Wordpress_Model_Post Object ( [_eventPrefix:protected] => wordpress_post [_eventObject:protected] => post [_metaTable:protected] => wordpress/post_meta [_metaTableObjectField:protected] => post_id [_metaHasPrefix:protected] => [_meta:protected] => Array ( ) [_metaKeysChanged:protected] => Array ( ) [_resourceName:protected] => wordpress/post [_resource:protected] => [_resourceCollectionName:protected] => wordpress/post_collection [_cacheTag:protected] => [_dataSaveAllowed:protected] => 1 [_isObjectNew:protected] => [_data:protected] => Array ( [ID] => 820 [post_author] => 13618 [post_date] => 2017-10-24 14:30:42 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-10-24 14:30:42 [post_content] => 5 skulls have gone missing here at Barber DTS in the lead up to Halloween and we need our customers help to find them. It's a bit like that Indiana Jones film without the rubbish ending because we have a feeling that the skulls have gone out in parcels by mistake and anyone who helps us by letting us know where they are will win a prize. Check out our Facebook page to see how you can get involved. As well as that we have 10% off the following spooky products on our website up until midnight on Halloween. ALL RED, GREEN AND ORANGE INKS ALL POUND OF FLESH PRODUCTS ALL EIKON DEVICE INC. GREEN MONSTER 2 MACHINES   [post_title] => Help us solve the mystery of our missing skulls this Halloween [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => help-us-solve-mystery-missing-skulls-halloween [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-10-25 11:25:53 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-10-25 11:25:53 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.barberdts.com/uk/wp/?p=820 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [permalink] => 2017/10/24/help-us-solve-mystery-missing-skulls-halloween/ [category_ids] => Array ( [0] => 145 ) [parent_category] => Fishpig_Wordpress_Model_Post_Category Object ( [_eventPrefix:protected] => wordpress_term [_eventObject:protected] => term [_metaTable:protected] => [_metaTableObjectField:protected] => [_metaHasPrefix:protected] => [_meta:protected] => Array ( ) [_metaKeysChanged:protected] => Array ( ) [_resourceName:protected] => wordpress/post_category [_resource:protected] => [_resourceCollectionName:protected] => wordpress/post_category_collection [_cacheTag:protected] => [_dataSaveAllowed:protected] => 1 [_isObjectNew:protected] => [_data:protected] => Array ( [term_id] => 145 [name] => Tattoo News [slug] => tattoo-news [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 145 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [count] => 14 [parent] => 0 ) [_hasDataChanges:protected] => [_origData:protected] => Array ( [term_id] => 145 [name] => Tattoo News [slug] => tattoo-news [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 145 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [count] => 14 [parent] => 0 ) [_idFieldName:protected] => term_id [_isDeleted:protected] => [_oldFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) [_syncFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) ) ) [_hasDataChanges:protected] => 1 [_origData:protected] => Array ( [ID] => 820 [post_author] => 13618 [post_date] => 2017-10-24 14:30:42 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-10-24 14:30:42 [post_content] => 5 skulls have gone missing here at Barber DTS in the lead up to Halloween and we need our customers help to find them. It's a bit like that Indiana Jones film without the rubbish ending because we have a feeling that the skulls have gone out in parcels by mistake and anyone who helps us by letting us know where they are will win a prize. Check out our Facebook page to see how you can get involved. As well as that we have 10% off the following spooky products on our website up until midnight on Halloween. ALL RED, GREEN AND ORANGE INKS ALL POUND OF FLESH PRODUCTS ALL EIKON DEVICE INC. GREEN MONSTER 2 MACHINES   [post_title] => Help us solve the mystery of our missing skulls this Halloween [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => help-us-solve-mystery-missing-skulls-halloween [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-10-25 11:25:53 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-10-25 11:25:53 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.barberdts.com/uk/wp/?p=820 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [permalink] => 2017/10/24/help-us-solve-mystery-missing-skulls-halloween/ ) [_idFieldName:protected] => ID [_isDeleted:protected] => [_oldFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) [_syncFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) )

      Help us solve the mystery of our missing skulls this Halloween

      5 skulls have gone missing here at Barber DTS in the lead up to Halloween and we need our customers help to find them. It's a bit like that Indiana Jones film without the rubbish ending because we have a feeling that the skulls have gone out in parcels by mistake and anyone who helps us by letting us know where they are will win a prize. Continue reading →

      24/10/2017

    • Fishpig_Wordpress_Model_Post Object ( [_eventPrefix:protected] => wordpress_post [_eventObject:protected] => post [_metaTable:protected] => wordpress/post_meta [_metaTableObjectField:protected] => post_id [_metaHasPrefix:protected] => [_meta:protected] => Array ( ) [_metaKeysChanged:protected] => Array ( ) [_resourceName:protected] => wordpress/post [_resource:protected] => [_resourceCollectionName:protected] => wordpress/post_collection [_cacheTag:protected] => [_dataSaveAllowed:protected] => 1 [_isObjectNew:protected] => [_data:protected] => Array ( [ID] => 798 [post_author] => 13618 [post_date] => 2017-10-13 09:08:03 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-10-13 09:08:03 [post_content] => Working from a family run bespoke studio in Newcastle Under Lyme gives Simon 'Cookie' Cooke the opportunity to create an atmosphere that offers a little something extra special. With a passion for fantasy inspired artwork and realism, he prides himself in making every piece of work a one off for his clients. He’s also an international multi award winner who remains grounded to the fact that for him - tattooing is all about being a true people person. So we thought we’d ask Simon to answer ten questions about what being part of the tattoo world really means. From what made him first become an artist through to what he feels might be the next big thing in our industry.     1) What first inspired you to get into tattooing? It might sound strange but I just woke up one day and decided I wanted to be a tattooist. I always loved art back in school and knew that whatever I did would be creative. Before I started tattooing I was really into motorbikes, airbrushing them and doing customised paint work. I always felt passionate about creating and I get the chance to do that everyday as a Tattoo Artist.   2) What do you love about the industry? This industry can be challenging but essentially we’re a community that looks after each other on the whole and offers support. It’s inspirational to be in a world where you see other people that make you want to achieve and do so much more. It’s an ever-evolving craft and I love being a part of that.   3) What would you say your main tattoo style is and  why?                                                            My main style of tattooing could be classed as Illustrative Realism. It’s sort of a cross between hyper realism and illustrative but it’s born from my passion of graphic artwork novels. I take my inspiration from Fantasy Artists like Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell and stand out fantasy anime artwork like Ghost in the Shell. There’s always been something about the fantastical and sci fi artwork landscape that’s influenced me.   4) What makes a good tattooist in your opinion? Personality and building great customer relationships is a really important part of this industry and offering that constant reassurance to your client that they’re in good hands whenever they come through your door. Obviously being a really good artist and knowing what your doing is also a must but some people can be quite hard to get on with in the tattooing world. I find any sort of hierarchy and arrogance amongst tattooists really off putting personally. Stay grounded, stay true to what you do and don’t be a product of your success. Have a connection and find a common ground with everyone you come into contact with.   5) Do you have a favourite piece you have done? What was it and why? I feel like every last piece is my favourite piece as I find something different in what I’ve done each time and seeing yourself constantly progress and change is a key thing that holds my interest. Today I’ve done an illuminated skull which differs from anything else I’ve ever done before so it’s quite something to still surprise yourself after being in the industry for 11 years. I specialise in cover ups which is a challenge every time where you find yourself approaching something new and being pleased with the results. On a more personal note one of my favourite ever pieces has to be a Portrait I did of the musician Prince for my wife which we’d planned out together just before finding out he had died. She loves Prince as an artist and we never expected it to become a memorial piece. But that makes it even more poignant somehow.     6) Is there a particular product we supply you with which you couldn’t live without? I love Eternal Ink and never use anything else other than Eternal to tattoo with. It holds well, heals well and I find other brands have issues with certain colours.  When it comes to machines I’ve probably used everything – I’m a bit of a collector when it comes to tattoo machines which offer something new and a beautiful design. My current favourites to work with are the Inkjecta Nano which is so lightweight and agile and also the Killer Bee.   7) Where do you see the industry heading in the future? New styles develop all the time and as we go further down the line I think we’ll see a lot of mixing and matching across genres as clients and artists alike get inspired to experiment even more. I think we’ll see Trad-Realism start to gain momentum and have it’s own moment as this is something new mixed with a traditional style tattoo that just offers something a bit out of the ordinary. I can see Abstract Graffiti styling as something that we start to see more of too. A fact of this industry is that it’s like fashion and styles adapt constantly. Unfortunately sometimes we do follow the ‘wings of fashion’ a bit too much which means everyone can start wanting the same thing. Nothing is ever 100% original but by constantly evolving and looking back I think the tattoo industry offers it’s own unique take within the fashion led world. I’d also like to see the tattoo industry head down a slightly more regulated route so artists can all work together to stop bad work happening. I’m not suggesting some regulatory body comes in to control the industry but I feel giving us a voice where we agree on an industry standard everyone should adhere to is important. The be all and end all to being a tattoo artist is the work you do on your client’s skin – we’re offering a service on people’s bodies which needs safeguarding.     8) What tattoo conventions do you enjoy going to or taking part in and why? Liverpool is a staple show for us and we’ve always found it brilliant. I also think a lot of the European Tattoo shows are currently really good and are offering something a little new and different. I’m finding them run well with an understanding that things need to feel fresh as shows are all about the crowds and buzz you create.   9) What other artists and styles do you admire? I’m a big fan of Paul Acker, Nikko Hurtado and Steve Butcher as I admire anyone who excels at super high realistic full saturation tattooing with detail. I’m also really into the work of A.d Pancho – the super high colour impact he gets into his realism work is brilliant.   10) Any funny or nightmare client stories you can share? (no names obviously) You know weirdly enough nothing springs to mind. I’ve never tattooed someone whose been a problem but lots of people are up for a laugh and can be quite uninhibited body wise when you’re tattooing certain parts! Tattooing someone is a lot like therapy, we hear a lot of laughter here everyday as people share stories and feel part of something. We like to make our studio a place where people feel they can chill out and relax – it’s all about creating an atmosphere that offers a little something extra special.   Simon Cooke is a Barber DTS sponsored artist. Find him on Facebook, Instagram or at the Ink Spot website. 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With a passion for fantasy inspired artwork and realism, he prides himself in making every piece of work a one off for his clients. He’s also an international multi award winner who remains grounded to the fact that for him - tattooing is all about being a true people person. So we thought we’d ask Simon to answer ten questions about what being part of the tattoo world really means. From what made him first become an artist through to what he feels might be the next big thing in our industry.     1) What first inspired you to get into tattooing? It might sound strange but I just woke up one day and decided I wanted to be a tattooist. I always loved art back in school and knew that whatever I did would be creative. Before I started tattooing I was really into motorbikes, airbrushing them and doing customised paint work. I always felt passionate about creating and I get the chance to do that everyday as a Tattoo Artist.   2) What do you love about the industry? This industry can be challenging but essentially we’re a community that looks after each other on the whole and offers support. It’s inspirational to be in a world where you see other people that make you want to achieve and do so much more. It’s an ever-evolving craft and I love being a part of that.   3) What would you say your main tattoo style is and  why?                                                            My main style of tattooing could be classed as Illustrative Realism. It’s sort of a cross between hyper realism and illustrative but it’s born from my passion of graphic artwork novels. I take my inspiration from Fantasy Artists like Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell and stand out fantasy anime artwork like Ghost in the Shell. There’s always been something about the fantastical and sci fi artwork landscape that’s influenced me.   4) What makes a good tattooist in your opinion? Personality and building great customer relationships is a really important part of this industry and offering that constant reassurance to your client that they’re in good hands whenever they come through your door. Obviously being a really good artist and knowing what your doing is also a must but some people can be quite hard to get on with in the tattooing world. I find any sort of hierarchy and arrogance amongst tattooists really off putting personally. Stay grounded, stay true to what you do and don’t be a product of your success. Have a connection and find a common ground with everyone you come into contact with.   5) Do you have a favourite piece you have done? What was it and why? I feel like every last piece is my favourite piece as I find something different in what I’ve done each time and seeing yourself constantly progress and change is a key thing that holds my interest. Today I’ve done an illuminated skull which differs from anything else I’ve ever done before so it’s quite something to still surprise yourself after being in the industry for 11 years. I specialise in cover ups which is a challenge every time where you find yourself approaching something new and being pleased with the results. On a more personal note one of my favourite ever pieces has to be a Portrait I did of the musician Prince for my wife which we’d planned out together just before finding out he had died. She loves Prince as an artist and we never expected it to become a memorial piece. But that makes it even more poignant somehow.     6) Is there a particular product we supply you with which you couldn’t live without? I love Eternal Ink and never use anything else other than Eternal to tattoo with. It holds well, heals well and I find other brands have issues with certain colours.  When it comes to machines I’ve probably used everything – I’m a bit of a collector when it comes to tattoo machines which offer something new and a beautiful design. My current favourites to work with are the Inkjecta Nano which is so lightweight and agile and also the Killer Bee.   7) Where do you see the industry heading in the future? New styles develop all the time and as we go further down the line I think we’ll see a lot of mixing and matching across genres as clients and artists alike get inspired to experiment even more. I think we’ll see Trad-Realism start to gain momentum and have it’s own moment as this is something new mixed with a traditional style tattoo that just offers something a bit out of the ordinary. I can see Abstract Graffiti styling as something that we start to see more of too. A fact of this industry is that it’s like fashion and styles adapt constantly. Unfortunately sometimes we do follow the ‘wings of fashion’ a bit too much which means everyone can start wanting the same thing. Nothing is ever 100% original but by constantly evolving and looking back I think the tattoo industry offers it’s own unique take within the fashion led world. I’d also like to see the tattoo industry head down a slightly more regulated route so artists can all work together to stop bad work happening. I’m not suggesting some regulatory body comes in to control the industry but I feel giving us a voice where we agree on an industry standard everyone should adhere to is important. The be all and end all to being a tattoo artist is the work you do on your client’s skin – we’re offering a service on people’s bodies which needs safeguarding.     8) What tattoo conventions do you enjoy going to or taking part in and why? Liverpool is a staple show for us and we’ve always found it brilliant. I also think a lot of the European Tattoo shows are currently really good and are offering something a little new and different. I’m finding them run well with an understanding that things need to feel fresh as shows are all about the crowds and buzz you create.   9) What other artists and styles do you admire? I’m a big fan of Paul Acker, Nikko Hurtado and Steve Butcher as I admire anyone who excels at super high realistic full saturation tattooing with detail. I’m also really into the work of A.d Pancho – the super high colour impact he gets into his realism work is brilliant.   10) Any funny or nightmare client stories you can share? (no names obviously) You know weirdly enough nothing springs to mind. I’ve never tattooed someone whose been a problem but lots of people are up for a laugh and can be quite uninhibited body wise when you’re tattooing certain parts! Tattooing someone is a lot like therapy, we hear a lot of laughter here everyday as people share stories and feel part of something. We like to make our studio a place where people feel they can chill out and relax – it’s all about creating an atmosphere that offers a little something extra special.   Simon Cooke is a Barber DTS sponsored artist. Find him on Facebook, Instagram or at the Ink Spot website. 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      Tattoo Artists Tell us in Ten – Simon Cooke

      Working from a family run bespoke studio in Newcastle Under Lyme gives Simon 'Cookie' Cooke the opportunity to create an atmosphere that offers a little something extra special. With a passion for fantasy inspired artwork and realism, he prides himself in making every piece of work a one off for his clients. He’s also an international multi award winner who remains grounded to the fact that for him - tattooing is all about being a true people person. Continue reading →

      13/10/2017

    • Fishpig_Wordpress_Model_Post Object ( [_eventPrefix:protected] => wordpress_post [_eventObject:protected] => post [_metaTable:protected] => wordpress/post_meta [_metaTableObjectField:protected] => post_id [_metaHasPrefix:protected] => [_meta:protected] => Array ( ) [_metaKeysChanged:protected] => Array ( ) [_resourceName:protected] => wordpress/post [_resource:protected] => [_resourceCollectionName:protected] => wordpress/post_collection [_cacheTag:protected] => [_dataSaveAllowed:protected] => 1 [_isObjectNew:protected] => [_data:protected] => Array ( [ID] => 761 [post_author] => 13618 [post_date] => 2017-09-19 12:00:43 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-09-19 12:00:43 [post_content] => Mr Bean or Richard Branson? Charlie Chaplin or Dorothy Cotton? When it comes to British Icons everyone’s got their own idea and that’s why our stand at this year’s London Convention will be showcasing the ‘Best of British’ where we’ll be asking visitors to tell us who the Best British Icon of all time is in their opinion. Our sponsored artists and studios are on board too and have created portraits for our ‘Best of British’ Backdrop – a graffiti wall which is ready for everyone who visits the convention to get involved with.

       

      Post up a picture for the chance to win a prize

      We’ll be giving ‘Best of British’ Postcards and Pencils out over the three days of the convention and asking our customers to draw their top Brit Icon on the back. We’ll pin entries up on our stands graffiti wall whilst they post them on our Facebook or Instagram Page with the hashtag #BARBERDTSBESTOFBRITISH Everyone who enters will be in the running to win one of the wonderful prizes we’re giving away across the whole three days of the convention.

      You can take part online too

      If you’re not going to make the London Tattoo Convention this year then don’t worry – you can take part by heading to our Facebook  page and posting up an original drawing or tattoo portrait of the person you consider to be the ‘Best Ever British Icon’. Our Best of British Facebook Competition Post will be pinned to the top of our page just make sure you post your picture up using the hashtag #BARBERDTSBESTOFBRITISH in the comments below and please like and share the post. The competition is open for the week leading up to the convention and will close the Monday after the event at Midnight.

      Free Limited Edition T-Shirt with every order at the London Tattoo Convention

      Check out our limited edition T-Shirt design for the convention below created for our ‘Best of British’ theme in partnership with Unigloves and TFB Clothing. We have 250 of these beauties to give away at the convention with every order but make your way to our stand quick as their sure to sell out. We also have exclusive convention offers available and will be joined by Bishop Rotary, Sunskin, FK Irons, Tattoo Goo, Tatsoul and Critical on our stand. It’s sure to be a stand out event so we’re looking forward to seeing you there. In the meantime Best of British to you all! [post_title] => London Tattoo Convention – Who’s your top Brit Icon? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => london-tattoo-convention-whos-top-brit-icon [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-10-03 14:11:43 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-10-03 14:11:43 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.barberdts.com/uk/wp/?p=761 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [permalink] => 2017/09/19/london-tattoo-convention-whos-top-brit-icon/ [category_ids] => Array ( [0] => 145 ) [parent_category] => Fishpig_Wordpress_Model_Post_Category Object ( [_eventPrefix:protected] => wordpress_term [_eventObject:protected] => term [_metaTable:protected] => [_metaTableObjectField:protected] => [_metaHasPrefix:protected] => [_meta:protected] => Array ( ) [_metaKeysChanged:protected] => Array ( ) [_resourceName:protected] => wordpress/post_category [_resource:protected] => [_resourceCollectionName:protected] => wordpress/post_category_collection [_cacheTag:protected] => [_dataSaveAllowed:protected] => 1 [_isObjectNew:protected] => [_data:protected] => Array ( [term_id] => 145 [name] => Tattoo News [slug] => tattoo-news [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 145 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [count] => 14 [parent] => 0 ) [_hasDataChanges:protected] => [_origData:protected] => Array ( [term_id] => 145 [name] => Tattoo News [slug] => tattoo-news [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 145 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [count] => 14 [parent] => 0 ) [_idFieldName:protected] => term_id [_isDeleted:protected] => [_oldFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) [_syncFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) ) ) [_hasDataChanges:protected] => 1 [_origData:protected] => Array ( [ID] => 761 [post_author] => 13618 [post_date] => 2017-09-19 12:00:43 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-09-19 12:00:43 [post_content] => Mr Bean or Richard Branson? Charlie Chaplin or Dorothy Cotton? When it comes to British Icons everyone’s got their own idea and that’s why our stand at this year’s London Convention will be showcasing the ‘Best of British’ where we’ll be asking visitors to tell us who the Best British Icon of all time is in their opinion. Our sponsored artists and studios are on board too and have created portraits for our ‘Best of British’ Backdrop – a graffiti wall which is ready for everyone who visits the convention to get involved with.

       

      Post up a picture for the chance to win a prize

      We’ll be giving ‘Best of British’ Postcards and Pencils out over the three days of the convention and asking our customers to draw their top Brit Icon on the back. We’ll pin entries up on our stands graffiti wall whilst they post them on our Facebook or Instagram Page with the hashtag #BARBERDTSBESTOFBRITISH Everyone who enters will be in the running to win one of the wonderful prizes we’re giving away across the whole three days of the convention.

      You can take part online too

      If you’re not going to make the London Tattoo Convention this year then don’t worry – you can take part by heading to our Facebook  page and posting up an original drawing or tattoo portrait of the person you consider to be the ‘Best Ever British Icon’. Our Best of British Facebook Competition Post will be pinned to the top of our page just make sure you post your picture up using the hashtag #BARBERDTSBESTOFBRITISH in the comments below and please like and share the post. The competition is open for the week leading up to the convention and will close the Monday after the event at Midnight.

      Free Limited Edition T-Shirt with every order at the London Tattoo Convention

      Check out our limited edition T-Shirt design for the convention below created for our ‘Best of British’ theme in partnership with Unigloves and TFB Clothing. We have 250 of these beauties to give away at the convention with every order but make your way to our stand quick as their sure to sell out. We also have exclusive convention offers available and will be joined by Bishop Rotary, Sunskin, FK Irons, Tattoo Goo, Tatsoul and Critical on our stand. It’s sure to be a stand out event so we’re looking forward to seeing you there. In the meantime Best of British to you all! [post_title] => London Tattoo Convention – Who’s your top Brit Icon? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => london-tattoo-convention-whos-top-brit-icon [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-10-03 14:11:43 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-10-03 14:11:43 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.barberdts.com/uk/wp/?p=761 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [permalink] => 2017/09/19/london-tattoo-convention-whos-top-brit-icon/ ) [_idFieldName:protected] => ID [_isDeleted:protected] => [_oldFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) [_syncFieldsMap:protected] => Array ( ) )

      London Tattoo Convention – Who’s your top Brit Icon?

      Mr Bean or Richard Branson? Charlie Chaplin or Dorothy Cotton? When it comes to British Icons everyone’s got their own idea and that’s why our stand at this year’s London Convention will be showcasing the ‘Best of British’ where we’ll be asking visitors to tell us who the Best British Icon of all time is in their opinion. Continue reading →

      19/09/2017

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    • INTRODUCING BARBER DTS ADJUSTABLE CARTRIDGE GRIPS

      We're pleased to announce the addition of two new products to the Barber DTS range. The Adjustable Combo Cartridge Grip and Adjustable Vice (or Standard) Cartridge Grip. Our Barber DTS Adjustable Combo Cartridge Grips are designed with both affordability and practicality in mind. Coming in boxes of 10, each grip is individually blister packaged and EO Gas Sterilised. Continue reading →

      03/20/2018

    • Free pack of Barber Cartridges when you spend £100

      Our Barber Cartridges only launched last month and in that time we've been overwhelmed by their popularity and the positive feedback we've received. To celebrate the fact that we've just got a new delivery so all different configurations are back in stock we're offering everyone the chance to try them out with a free pack of your choosing with any order over £100 placed this week. Continue reading →

      10/30/2017

    • TATSoul Furniture

      Selecting furniture for your tattoo studio is an important process as making the decision often results in investing money into your chair and table pieces that you will be using on a daily basis. The experts at TATSoul have developed a specialist range that is made for use by professional tattoo artists. It has their needs in mind when creating the design features and mechanisms, ensuring it always efficient and ergonomic for use with customers. Continue reading →

      08/10/2016

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    • Tips for Tattoo Artists Looking to Open a Studio

      Always wanted to set up your own tattoo studio? Here is a handy guide that covers everything you need to consider in four easy steps. Continue reading →

      06/05/2017

    • Tattoo Discrimination At Work

      Many people are appealing for a change in legislation regarding discrimination in the workplace. This is due to several cases of employees being dismissed due to their tattoos hitting the headlines of mainstream media. These include a consultant who had her contract terminated due to her foot tattoo which depicted a small butterfly measuring at 4cm. However her employers claimed it did not comply with their no visible ink policy and said she was no longer suitable to work for them. Continue reading →

      09/05/2016

    • Cover Up Tattoos

      Making mistakes is an everyday part of life. However when it comes to choosing your tattoo design, you’d hope it’d be would be something to cherish and admire for a long time, especially since it is a permanent part of your body. However there is a rising trend for people regretting their tattoo decisions and wanting them either removed or transformed into a new design. Continue reading →

      08/29/2016

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    • Why tattoo aftercare is so important

      When 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. Continue reading →

      05/10/2017

    • 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. Continue reading →

      04/28/2017

    • Ink Booster

      Ink Booster is an innovative new product to be brought to the forefront of the tattoo supplies market. Specially designed and optimised for use during the tattooing process, this specialised cream is perfect for use within your studio. It is produced by DC Invention Company in Austria. Ink Booster is fully compliant with both EU and UK safety checks and regulations on tattoo supplies and products used in the process. Continue reading →

      09/26/2016

    • Tattoo Goo

      Getting a tattoo is the easy part, it’s looking after it once it has been done that is the hard part. Because your body suffers an element of trauma when getting a tattoo it is important to treat it as a wound whilst it is healing. This will prevent it from becoming infected and will help to keep it as fresh looking as possible. Failing to look after your tattoo could cause it to become infected, distorted, faded and even have parts missing from the design. Continue reading →

      07/13/2016

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    • INTRODUCING BARBER DTS ADJUSTABLE CARTRIDGE GRIPS

      We're pleased to announce the addition of two new products to the Barber DTS range. The Adjustable Combo Cartridge Grip and Adjustable Vice (or Standard) Cartridge Grip. Our Barber DTS Adjustable Combo Cartridge Grips are designed with both affordability and practicality in mind. Coming in boxes of 10, each grip is individually blister packaged and EO Gas Sterilised. Continue reading →

      03/20/2018

    • Free pack of Barber Cartridges when you spend £100

      Our Barber Cartridges only launched last month and in that time we've been overwhelmed by their popularity and the positive feedback we've received. To celebrate the fact that we've just got a new delivery so all different configurations are back in stock we're offering everyone the chance to try them out with a free pack of your choosing with any order over £100 placed this week. Continue reading →

      10/30/2017

    • Help us solve the mystery of our missing skulls this Halloween

      5 skulls have gone missing here at Barber DTS in the lead up to Halloween and we need our customers help to find them. It's a bit like that Indiana Jones film without the rubbish ending because we have a feeling that the skulls have gone out in parcels by mistake and anyone who helps us by letting us know where they are will win a prize. Continue reading →

      10/24/2017

    • Tattoo Artists Tell us in Ten – Simon Cooke

      Working from a family run bespoke studio in Newcastle Under Lyme gives Simon 'Cookie' Cooke the opportunity to create an atmosphere that offers a little something extra special. With a passion for fantasy inspired artwork and realism, he prides himself in making every piece of work a one off for his clients. He’s also an international multi award winner who remains grounded to the fact that for him - tattooing is all about being a true people person. Continue reading →

      10/13/2017

    • London Tattoo Convention – Who’s your top Brit Icon?

      Mr Bean or Richard Branson? Charlie Chaplin or Dorothy Cotton? When it comes to British Icons everyone’s got their own idea and that’s why our stand at this year’s London Convention will be showcasing the ‘Best of British’ where we’ll be asking visitors to tell us who the Best British Icon of all time is in their opinion. Continue reading →

      09/19/2017

    • 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. Continue reading →

      05/30/2017

    • ‘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. Continue reading →

      04/25/2017

    • Opening hours and delivery dates over Christmas

      We’d like to wish you a wonderful Christmas and New Year from everyone here at Barber and give a big thanks to all our customers for helping us make 2017 such a success. Just so you know we’re still here for you over the festive period and these are the dates we’re open and when you'll need to order by to ensure delivery before Christmas. Continue reading →

      12/15/2016

    • Our Christmas Crypt is open

      Skelly Claws has opened his Christmas Crypt today and is giving 10% off our top 10 Gifts in the run up to Christmas. So head over to the Crypt today if you still need to treat yourself to something special to unwrap. We currently have have 10% off the following items in our Crypt: Continue reading →

      12/04/2016

    • Tattoo Laws Around The World - Avoid Getting Sentenced Abroad

      Here in the UK, the licensing and procedures carried out in tattoo and piercing studios is subject to heavy regulation. Local councils often conduct regular inspections of premises to ensure that they are compliant with health and safety laws. These types of legislation and checks are put in place to protect both the staff, artists and customers from infection, and more dangerous blood-borne diseases such as HIV, Aids and hepatitis. Continue reading →

      10/03/2016

    • Curry House Tattoo

      One daughter has managed to find the perfect Christmas present for her father, but it won’t be making it on to the top 10 gift ideas list any time soon. No amount of searching on the high street would produce this unique present suggestion. Beth Faulds spotted the post on social media platform Facebook. The post was on the page for Glasgow’s famous Indian restaurant, Shish Mahal, offering free meals to anyone who got a tattoo of the restaurant name. Continue reading →

      09/19/2016

    • Ink Contamination in Tattoo Ink

      Tattoos are fast becoming more and more popular as the days go by.  Not only are more people having tattoos but more and more people are aspiring to be tattoo artists. Whether this be done the correct way through apprentice training or the wrong way in your own home, tattoos are cropping up everywhere you go. With tattoo kits available all over the internet just about anyone can get hold of one giving individual’s access to ink, tattoo machines, tattoo needles and much more. Continue reading →

      09/12/2016

    • Dental Tattoos For Your Teeth

      The trend for dental tattoos or “tatteeth”, as they are commonly becoming known, is following on from the jewellery fashion for giving your teeth a little more sparkle. It seems more and more customers are requesting this unusual form of body art when they are visiting the dentist. Continue reading →

      08/03/2016

    • The rise of “tattoo-vertising”

      It seems that the rising trend for logo tattoos has started being led by the companies themselves rather than devoted fans of the product. This form of guerrilla advertising is often dubbed “tattoo-vertising”. An example of this was from Toyota who used forehead advertising to promote their new car the Scion tC. They hired 40 people to wear a temporary tattoo on their foreheads showing the brand name, car model and asking price. Continue reading →

      07/27/2016

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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.   Continue reading →

      03/26/2018

    • 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. Continue reading →

      04/13/2017

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    • TATSoul Gate Foot Switch - Learn How This Foot Pedal Could Save You Money

      TATSoul are renowned for their high-quality tattoo equipment and outstanding customer service. Based in California TATSoul have established and maintained an exceptional reputation that tattooists keep coming back for year after year. TATSoul remains one of the few passionate industry leaders, carefully considering the design of each and every product. Through listening to their customer’s feedback, TATSoul continually improves their equipment to meet the needs and expectations of the artist. Continue reading →

      10/17/2016

    • 4 Reasons Why Bishop Fantom Grips Can Ensure Pinpoint Accuracy

      Every tattooist needs a reliable grip to ensure that they have maximum support and control while working.  The Bishop Fantom Grip, by Bishop Rotary, is an excellent choice for such qualities and will not let you down. Available in 8 different colours, there's something to suit everyone's taste. Continue reading →

      10/10/2016

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    • The Bishop Fantom is here

      Two years in the making the new FANTOM Cartridge Machine from Bishop Rotary has now arrived and is ready to order for delivery later this week. This machine is the first of its kind - composed of a fully enclosed motor and branded as the smallest cartridge machine available on the market. The Fantom is compatible with most cartridge grips, disposable or autoclavable, fixed or adjustable. Continue reading →

      02/05/2018

    • Cheyenne Hawk Pen - free grips offer

      If you've been toying with the idea of trying out a pen tattoo machine then you would have heard of Cheyenne who are seen as the industry game changer that first brought the Hawk pen to the market. Our friends at Cheyenne have teamed up with us to offer you three free packs of Cheyenne Disposable grips when you buy a Hawk Pen up until Sunday 26th November. When you purchase a pen you'll receive the following grips which have six per pack: Continue reading →

      11/15/2017

    • 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. Continue reading →

      03/20/2017

    • 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. Continue reading →

      03/16/2017

    • 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. Continue reading →

      10/24/2016

    • Why it's important to choose the right Tattoo Machine

      Every tattoo artist needs a tattoo machine, it isn’t however just a machine to them. It's a trusted partner that allows them to carry out fantastic artwork.  It's essentially their left arm, their wingman, their best friend. For this reason it's extremely important to make sure that as a tattoo artist you choose the right machine for you. Something you can work with easily, use comfortably and be proud to own. Continue reading →

      05/27/2016

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