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 man he was, liked the idea (as he was always one for trying to push tattooing in the right direction) and happily gave Ron his blessings. So along with Mick Mcgowen as club secretary and Peter Lewis as magazine editor Ron formed the ‘North Western Tattoo club’ in 1963. Which not only became Britain’s newest tattooing club it also had the honour of publishing the first ever tattooing club magazine (newsletter) in the UK, albeit with just a small circulation that went out to members only.   

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2 comments on “North Western Tattoo Club

  1. jane says:

    how many tattoo clubs have there been in uk? i remember going to the late tattoo jocks shop in london and seeing a club certivcate on wall called something like grave diggers tattoo club? or simular .. and i remember ossie jobson tattoo artist newcastle having club called tattoo club of geordieland…

  2. gary farrell says:

    ossie had a club called newcastle tattoo club if you had ten tattoos off ossie you got the tattoo free the black scorpion tattoo with the letters n,t,c round it i have it on the back of my hand from over 30 years ago he still tattoos today but part time now

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