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    • The Art of Tarot by Tattooists

      We caught up with Holly Astral, the woman behind ‘TAROT The art of Tarot’ and Gravity Tattoo Studio to find out more about the project and how you can get your own piece of it…

      21/08/2019

    • Barber DTS – A History

      George Burchett-Davis continually strived for skill, innovation and creativity and his passion that inspired Davis Tattoo Supplies went on to form the company we are today. So we’ve delved deeper into his past to understand more about the foundations of Barber DTS and George Burchett- Davis’ history…

      14/08/2019

    • The Best 11 Tattoo Machines 2019

      Find out more about the best 11 rotary and coil tattoo machines of 2019. Including tattoo machines from Cheyenne, Bishop Rotary and FK Irons.

      30/07/2019

    • Stranger Things Gallery

      2019 is smashing it for TV & Film! We’re had Game of Thrones, Avengers Endgame and now the Duffer Brothers are taking us back to Hawkins for season three of ‘Stranger Things’. Eleven and the gang are taking over our screens and our lives for another eight episodes with something not quite right around the new addition of the Starcourt Mall and the behaviour of...

      18/07/2019

    • Sea Shepherd Tattoo

      Since 1977, Sea Shepherd have made it their mission to protect, conserve and defend our globe’s marine wildlife. Bringing together over 20 countries and using their international fleet in innovative ways, they protect our oceans and enforce conservation laws across the world. As an international non-profit Sea Shepherd are still small in terms of charities so they have to utilise their limited resources to raise...

      08/07/2019

    • Game of Thrones Gallery

      With heavy hearts we are sharing this gallery as the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones starts this week. HBO have released more and more teasers as the date has loomed closer but we’re still not quite sure what is to come at Barber DTS. This final season will be the shortest of the entire show with just six episodes for us to...

      12/04/2019

    • Welcome To The Team Gibbo

      This week we’re welcoming the latest tattooist to join the Barber DTS Pro Team, Mike Gibson, AKA Gibbo!

      28/03/2019

    • Tattoo Conventions 2019

      This year Barber DTS are hitting up conventions across Europe and even visiting a few ourselves around the globe. We try to get to as many Tattoo Conventions as we can so we can bring the latest products and give you the chance to try and test them in person. Conventions also give us a chance to meet our customers and so you can put...

      06/03/2019

    • Introducing The Inkjet Stencil Range

      Inkjet Stencils & Barber DTS have brought the revolutionary Inkjet Stencils to the UK & Europe.

      27/11/2018

    • Halloween Tattoos

      To celebrate all the incredible Halloween Tattoos that are appearing in our feed we are stocking up on the sweets and sharing our favourite Halloween, horror and creepy inspired tattoos…

      31/10/2018

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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.

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      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:

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      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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      05/27/2016

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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.

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      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.

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      10/10/2016

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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.

       

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      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.

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      04/13/2017

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    • The Art of Tarot by Tattooists

      We caught up with Holly Astral, the woman behind ‘TAROT The art of Tarot’ and Gravity Tattoo Studio to find out more about the project and how you can get your own piece of it…

      08/21/2019

    • Barber DTS – A History

      George Burchett-Davis continually strived for skill, innovation and creativity and his passion that inspired Davis Tattoo Supplies went on to form the company we are today. So we’ve delved deeper into his past to understand more about the foundations of Barber DTS and George Burchett- Davis’ history…

      08/14/2019

    • The Best 11 Tattoo Machines 2019

      Find out more about the best 11 rotary and coil tattoo machines of 2019. Including tattoo machines from Cheyenne, Bishop Rotary and FK Irons.

      07/30/2019

    • Sea Shepherd Tattoo

      Since 1977, Sea Shepherd have made it their mission to protect, conserve and defend our globe’s marine wildlife. Bringing together over 20 countries and using their international fleet in innovative ways, they protect our oceans and enforce conservation laws across the world. As an international non-profit Sea Shepherd are still small in terms of charities so they have to utilise their limited resources to raise...

      07/08/2019

    • Tattoo Conventions 2019

      This year Barber DTS are hitting up conventions across Europe and even visiting a few ourselves around the globe. We try to get to as many Tattoo Conventions as we can so we can bring the latest products and give you the chance to try and test them in person. Conventions also give us a chance to meet our customers and so you can put...

      03/06/2019

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

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

      The project showcased 100 tattooed silicone hands, meaning they 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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      03/25/2018

    • 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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      05/30/2017

    • 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.

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      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:

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      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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      07/27/2016

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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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      07/13/2016

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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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      08/29/2016

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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

    • 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.

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      08/10/2016

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    • Welcome To The Team Gibbo

      This week we’re welcoming the latest tattooist to join the Barber DTS Pro Team, Mike Gibson, AKA Gibbo!

      03/28/2019

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    • Stranger Things Gallery

      2019 is smashing it for TV & Film! We’re had Game of Thrones, Avengers Endgame and now the Duffer Brothers are taking us back to Hawkins for season three of ‘Stranger Things’. Eleven and the gang are taking over our screens and our lives for another eight episodes with something not quite right around the new addition of the Starcourt Mall and the behaviour of...

      07/18/2019

    • Game of Thrones Gallery

      With heavy hearts we are sharing this gallery as the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones starts this week. HBO have released more and more teasers as the date has loomed closer but we’re still not quite sure what is to come at Barber DTS. This final season will be the shortest of the entire show with just six episodes for us to...

      04/12/2019

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