On Sale Now – Things & Ink Issue #8: The Illustration Issue

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ThingsInks-new-strapline1Last week Things & Ink issue 8, The Illustration Issue, hit the stands. Tattoo artist Danielle Rose is our gorgeous cover girl. Danielle, a talented artist known for beautiful, dark, weeping ladies, took the chosen cover shoot image and created the illustrations you see on top of it. The artist has illustrated herself!

Not only is it stunning but it came with some great new changes to the strapline: Independent. Tattoo. Lifestyle. We are for everyone, no exclusions. Editor, Alice Snape, writes: “We feature both men and women, and strive to produce content that can be enjoyed by all – gender is irrelevant. So the old strapline has served its purpose and it’s time to move on and continue to open our pages to men and women all over the world. We also wanted people to know that we are an independent magazine, unruled by the restraints of a publisher. The magazine is also much more than just a print magazine, it’s a lifestyle and a community.” Check out the blog for more details about this significant change.
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The issue also bears a new lower price tag – £6.95. A great magazine for a steal!

Photo by Aura McKay, part of The Tattoo Project

Photo by Aura McKay, part of The Tattoo Project


My article, titled “Expressing The Illustrated Woman”, features a short interview with Vince Hemingson about The Tattoo Project, several photographs from The Tattoo Project book, and engages in a philosophical discussion about Gaze Theory. Check it out!

Last, but not least, don’t miss the Miniature Ink exhibition at Atomica Gallery! This event celebrates the 2nd Anniversary of Things & Ink, the launch of ‘The Illustration Issue’, and aims to help raise awareness and funds for Sarcoma UK, with profits from sales at the exhibition being donated to the charity. The exhibition runs from 24 September – 15 October 2014, and features miniature original artwork from over 100 of the world’s leading tattoo artists. Details for the show can be found on our FB page and on the blog.
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