Things & Ink Launch Day is Here!!

Things & Ink:  The Launch Issue CoverAs of today, you can order the very first issue of Things & Ink if you live in the UK. Information on ordering/subscribing for rest of Europe and North America will be available shortly. Click on the link here for details about ordering/subscribing to the magazine and a very cool video of the cover shoot.

The Cover photo is a modern reproduction of a famous photo of Artoria Gibbons (born Anna Mae Burlingston), infamous sideshow tattooed lady from Wisconsin. If you don’t know who Artoria Gibbons was, click here to read all about her.Artoria Gibbons

The beautiful woman posing for our cover is the talented London tattoo artist, Claudia de Sabe. You can read and follow her fantastic blog here.

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again — I’m so proud to be a part of this project, a tattoo magazine I am proud to read and purchase (one that doesn’t look like a thinly veiled porn magazine). So many talented people are involved with this magazine, it’s an honour to have my work appear with theirs. It’s also been an honour and a pleasure to work alongside the brilliant and creative Alice Snape!

I think it is safe to say this magazine is a real game changer, and in so many ways (you’ll have to buy it to see what I mean). A new bar has been set, and the response will be interesting and fascinating to see. I am very interested to see the response from women, and from the gay community. My hope is that all those people who have felt left out or cast aside by tattoo literature currently available will feel welcomed and accepted with Things & Ink – you see, appreciation of all things tattoo culture knows no boundaries or limits. It doesn’t count the number of tattoos you have (in fact 0 is fine), it doesn’t require women to be a size 2 and look like a well-endowed porn star, it doesn’t say being cool is buying Ed Hardy $125 T-shirts, and it doesn’t focus mostly on the heterosexual aspects of ink. Tattoo culture is for ANYONE with an open mind and an interest. So be a part of the revolution in tattoo literature – get your copy of Things & Ink. 🙂

Things & Ink


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