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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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Tattooed Lady Marion Hollier

The classic record album ‘Indelibly Stamped’ by the group ‘Supertramp’ had on its cover the tattooed lady Marion Hollier and not Rusty Skuse as is often thought. The record album ‘Indelibly Stamped’ (released June 1971) had on its cover tattooed

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Danny George Leslie Skuse (1938 – 2009)

Daniel George Leslie Skuse (1938-2009)…What a week that was, when the world learned the sad news that the beautiful movie star Farrah Fawcett, and music icon Michael Jackson had passed away within hours of each other on the 25th of

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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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