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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Capturing the Essence.

Posted on 26th May, 2015 Hanumantra blackwork tribal tattoo

I’ve never stood with a surfboard tucked under my arm looking out upon the ocean when it more resembles a mill pond and thought “wow that looks exciting!”, much the same way I rarely look at a flat piece of paper and become inspired to draw a tattoo. For most a design will be drawn

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Kneel never before another man, only before a God.

Posted on 18th May, 2015 Hanumantra Blackwork bold strong knee

Jack travelled from Canada last month so we could tattoo his chest and arm based on a piece of artwork I did for the winter solstice 2014. It’s a piece of blackwork tattoo art drawn on paper I’m still really happy with and excited at the prospect of getting to do a tattoo inspired by it.

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The Blacker the Better?

Posted on 14th May, 2015 Hanumantra Strong Bold Minimal Blackwork

It’s been a crazy few weeks, I’ve found myself working consistently with people flying from as far as Canada to visit the UN1TY studio and sitting multiple days to receive their tattoo. It’s such an honour when people make this type of commitment and it pushes me to constantly better myself. In other news I’ve also

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A River cuts through Rock not because of its Power but rather its Persistence.

Posted on 1st April, 2015 hanumantra Lamar blackwork tattoo minimal

Last week I had the honour of tattooing Ross who resides North of the boarder and made the voyage down from the Scottish Highlands. Ross spent 4 days at UN1TY where I had the pleasure of getting to know him personally and work with him on his tattoo. We had not previously met our only

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The Dragon Slayer!!!

Posted on 3rd March, 2015 Hanumantra Lamar blackwork borneo inspired tribal

I finished this coverup recently on Patrick who up until this project hadn’t been tattooed in years. We worked over a purple dragon that occupied the outside of his arm, fortunately whoever did it decided not to scale the dragon for the body. It looks so odd to me when tattooers work to such a small

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Brighton Tattoo Convention 2015

Posted on 25th February, 2015 Hanumantra blackwork full arm

It was an honour being asked to attend the Brighton Convention again this year with such a stellar line up of other tattooers. It’s one of my favourite shows to work as it has such a warm vibe, a feat in itself being a coastal English town in the middle of winter. As with most

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