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Crime and tattooing

Tattooing has over the years weathered many a storm – and with anything popular there is also a down side – And the following article is one that featured in our club magazine in 2002 – telling of a couple

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Before the tattooing of the letter ‘D’ for deserter and ‘BC’ for soldiers with bad character –

The British army used to brand the letters onto the men – but in 1717 this practice was abolished and pricking (tattooing) took its place. Later in 1829 the act of branding people for a civil offence also ended in

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The Great Omi

Horace Ridler was born in the year 1892, into a world full of luxury and privilege. And attended some of the finest schools in Victoria England. The Ridler family who were as upper class as one could get owned several

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Ten more tattooing facts

1…Roman Emperor Caeser wrote that all Briton’s stain their skins with woad, and Herod of Antioch found that the Briton’s had animal designs incised onto their bodies. 2…The Pict’s of Scotland also painted their bodies in blue woad and in

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Jeff Baker

Well as we all get older, its bound to happen, and on the 28th of October 2009 it did. When the tattooing world lost another one of its elder statesmen, Great Britain’s ‘Painless Jeff Baker’ who passed away after a

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Tattooing machine run on air compresser.

Over the years many tattoo artists have sought to find and make a newer, cleaner and easier to handle tattooing machine. And although tattooing machines run by air have been tried many times before, none have really been that successful.

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North Western Tattoo Club

Ron Ackers attended five of Les Skuse’s ‘Bristol Tattoo Club’ get togethers and was so impressed with what he had seen, told Les that he would also like to do something along the same lines. And with Les being the

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20 quick tattooing history facts

New Zealand’s Roger Ingerton moved to Sydney, Australia in 1957, and tattooed with hand tools around the local pubs and for a time in his living accommodation. He also started to get tattooed by Australian tattooing legend Alex Chater as well as getting worked

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Tattoo's of Borneo

In the years 1893-94, 1896-97 and 1898-1900 the Dutch government sponsored Dr Anton Nieuwenhuis in three expeditions to Borneo – to study the Dayaks of Kalimantan (Borneo being at the time a part of the Dutch East Indies). And one hundred

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America's first tattooed showman

James O’Connell – the tattooed Irishman was America’s first tattooed showman working firstly at the Lion Circus O’Connell first became known after the story of his life was published in 1836. Telling of the six years he had spent on

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