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The Pull

Posted on 14th March, 2017

I was born in a town that is almost entirely surrounded by water, there’s only a couple of hundred metres of land that stop it from being a moat. During the years that brought heavy rainfall we would see the town flood and devastate those whose lives got washed away. Even now each year the

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Distance x Difference

Posted on 15th November, 2016

It’s 12.30am and I’ve been awake for about 2 hours now with sleep no where in reach and acutely aware that I have to be up in 6 hours for work. The joys of jet lag. It has however given me the chance to think about how I’m not sure if I love travel in

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Deeper than eyes can Detect.

Posted on 1st October, 2016

We have many different senses all feeding back to our brain, which then tries to construct a version of what is happening in our surrounding. Each sense plays its roll and also helps us navigate through this life. With all of this input we try to decipher what has just happened/is happening/will happen and previous experience will determine

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Blackwork Weekend MMXVI

Posted on 13th September, 2016

My alarm went off at 3.00am this morning and so with a little over 3 hours sleep I half heartedly made my way to the shower and letting the warm water run over me I pushed the toothbrush around my mouth.  During the 30 minute ride to the airport I battled nausea and a repeating

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Always Grateful.

Posted on 19th August, 2016

A.K.A Much made the journey from Spain to visit me here at UN1TY Tattoo, Shrewsbury to receive his tattoo. Having travelled all over the world myself to get tattooed I understand the commitment of time, energy and money invested in such a project. As a tattooer with an international client base I also understand the

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Understanding the Subtleties

Posted on 22nd April, 2016

A building made of bricks no matter how beautifully configured is still held together by the mortar, the same way a suit regardless of what it’s made from is stitched together at the seams. Once we understand and accept this we are free to build and create as we wish. The same can be said

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Commitment to the Cause.

Posted on 1st October, 2015

You might not always get what you ask for but more often than not you’ll get what you work for. I hear a lot of people saying that they’d like this tattooed or that tattooed, they want to black out this area or wished they could afford/tolerate/be allowed to have certain areas tattooed. These are

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What does it matter???

Posted on 11th August, 2015

I was out recently when somebody decided to question me about my arm tattoo and why I wanted to black such large areas without existing tattoos that needed covering, before stating that they prefer tattoos with meaning. A lot of the tattoos I do for people have a sentiment attached to them that’s not immediately

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The Building of a Blackwork Backpiece.

Posted on 22nd July, 2015 Hanumantra bold minimal blackwork backpiece

I always enjoy seeing how other tattooers approach a cover up, what solution they find to the problem that has been posed. I believe being able to to do this successfully shows an in depth understanding of design and versatility in ones skill set. I have written a previous blog entry on my approach to

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Changing the Rules.

Posted on 21st July, 2015 Hanumantra Blackwork Tattoo Birmingham London

I like to see a tattoo belong, looking as though it was always part of that person and the tattooer just needed to remove enough skin for the rest of the world to see. In order for this to happen great care must be taken when conceptualising then executing a design ensuring proper placement on

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