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Luxury Hustle Wear

Awwww yeeaahh!

Do you want to know why Richie Bulldog feels so comfortable in his clothes?! Then check out the latest Luxury Hustle Wear tees and New Era 9FIFTY Snapbacks from Hustle Butter Deluxe.

The range contains 6 awesome, luxury tees available in sizes S-XL, including ‘Can’t Knock The Hustle’ available in Black or White and the famous ‘Hustle Butter Deluxe’ in Black/Red

And Richie Bulldog Certified caps (one size fits most) in the following colours:

Original Red on Black

Black on Black

Hustleberry on Charcoal

White on White

Gold on Navy

It goes without saying that all the Tees and Ner Era 9FIFTY Snapbacks are Richie Bulldog certified.

The new lines will also be on show at this year’s London Tattoo Convention in September!

You Can’t Knock The Hustle!

Feathers of Inspiration: The Bird Art Project

Written, edited, and curated by Jinxi Caddel, Feathers of Inspiration: The Bird Art Project is the latest book from Out of Step Books; the same people who brought you Diabolico: Macabre Art from Horror Genre Maestros and Antennae of Inspiration: The Insect Art Project.

Feathers of Inspiration: The Bird Art Project features an extensive and brilliantly colourful collection of bird inspired artwork from around the globe. Featuring a multitude of mediums, our feathered friends are beautifully interpreted in thousands of different ways, by artisans of varied disciplines and genres. This collective project brings together an artistic treasure trove of inspirational work to celebrate the remarkable world of winged wonders.

There were over 4,400 artist submissions to the project and owing to the outstanding calibre of the submissions there was no other option but to create TWO BOOKS for this project!

As such Feathers of Inspiration is in fact only available as a two volume set containing almost 550 pages of bird-inspired tattoos & artwork!

There are works from 1,396 artists in the book with well over 2000 individual images.

Volume 1 is 288 pages and is the art edition, featuring paintings, drawings, sculptures, mixed media etc. with cover art by Greg "Craola" Simkins

Volume 2 is 256 pages and contains solely tattoos with original artwork cover by Cory Norris.

Furthermore the print is limited to 750 sets.

CARBON Black

CARBON Black is a range of black inks developed by the people behind Bullets Ink.

Available in either 50ml or 100ml bottles to suit your needs.

BLACK INK BEAUTIFUL!

Everybody knows that the different shades of black in tattoo inks are a special subject. There is no other colour range where it is so hard to please all artists. That's the reason for the extensive research and development by the team behind Bullets Ink. The result is CARBON Black and it has arrived!

ONE "DOZEN" BLACK FOR ALL

All tattoo artists have their own way of adjusting their machine, in order to achieve the best results for their individual requirements. Lines that are perfect for one artist may be too strong and bold, too thin and light, or too watery and soft for another. CARBON Black consists of a range of twelve inks that you can choose between. The range consists of seven Sumi inks, two liners and three fillers all in a fine and harmonic grading - to make sure that all artists can find their personal favourite black inks, to perfectly match their individual techniques and tastes.

Every professional tattoo artist knows that "blowouts" cannot be totally ruled out. Sumi 07 can be used for lines in delicate areas with a minimal blowout risk, where a normal liner-black would probably cause a blowout. From Liner 08 onwards, the blowout risk is increasing due to the grade of opacity / pigment volume concentration.

All of which leaves  just one question... which black is yours?!

Chaudes-Aigues Festival Du Tatouage 2014

Well we’re definitely amongst the height of convention season at the moment, and my what great events they have been. The latest convention we are writing about is the prestigious Chaudes-Aigues Festival Du Tatouage 2014, which was only the 2nd in its history, however this is definitely one that ran like clockwork and one you would have thought has been happening for many years. We were honoured and privileged to be able to attend this convention as one of the main suppliers and we can’t thank Stéphane and Cecile Chaudesaigues enough for their hospitality and continued support. The line-up of artists was mouth-watering, with the likes of Nikko Hurtado, Jeff Gogue, Alex de Pase, Ralf Nonnweiler… we could list the entire line up if we wanted and I’m sure you would have the same jaw-dropping expressions on your faces as you read each artist’s name thinking of their work!

The convention is such a special convention that takes place in the hilly village of Chaudes-Aigues, a very authentic and peaceful town, famous for its volcanic warm waters. There is a natural spring pouring continuously with hot water that we all couldn’t resist touching and nearly scalding ourselves each time! Unlike traditional 3 day conventions, the 1st day was all about having fun. A get together for all the artists who had travelled from all corners of the globe, the Chaudesaigues family had arranged many different outdoor activities for everyone, such as paint balling and bungee jumping! Saturday and Sunday saw some incredible pieces of skin art take place, and a great friend of Killer Ink, Ralf Nonnweiler took home “Best of Show” with this masterpiece of Keith Richards.

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Congratulations Ralf and thanks always for your support. Ralf was using Killer Ink supplies: Stigma® machines, Panthera Black Ink (including his own signature shades you may want to check out, Blending and Finish!) and Hustle Butter Deluxe.

Another great friend of Killer Ink, was Duane Illumin-eye Robinson. Duane is a great artist and very faithful member of the Killer Ink team… he really showed some love for Killer Ink with this one… not quite as technical as Ralf’s but impacts on us in a different way :) .

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And if you didn’t already see it, please checkout the full convention album on our facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152525246592579.1073741837.93519587578&type=1

Triple Six Studios Seminar Day 28th July 2014

On the 28th July 2014 Bez’s TripleSix Studios is hosting a seminar day featuring:

David Corden - "Realistically Speaking"

Bez - Digital tools for tattooing

Gabe Ripley - GREAT business for tattooers

Followed by a party - For artists, suppliers, magazine folks, collectors, and the curious.

 

The day will start with David Corden’s “Realistically Speaking”

“In this, my first seminar, I will cover my personal approach to tattooing. I will take you step by step through my process from start to finish.”

This will all be followed by a Q&A section in to Bez's Design Thru Chaos

“This seminar will show you some simple methods to create stunning new flows and ideas. I will also include my own personally created 3D models that are used in the DVD."

Moving on to Gabe Ripley, presenting “Build a GREAT Tattoo Business”

Being good isn't enough, be GREAT! To be great you must organize your talents, work, and businesses for success. If you are tattooing for a living then you are a small business. If you don't understand the nature of business, then you are spending more energy and getting less out of your hard work.”

2ÈME FESTIVAL TATOUAGE DE CHAUDESAIGUES

Killer Ink are delighted to be official sponsors for the 2nd Tattoo Festival of Chaudesaigues, hosted by the amazing Stéphane Chaudesaigues. The festival will take place 4-6 July 2014.

Stéphane Chaudesaigues - "We are delighted to announce that according to last year's official figures, over 10,000 of you came to the village of Chaudes-Aigues for the first International Tattoo Festival". You can not begin to imagine how much this has touched us; both myself and everyone who strived to make the first chapter in a long and beautiful story a storming success.

“Chaudes Aigues :  at the extreme south of l’Auvergne, between Monts of Cantal and Aubrac, just off the “MIDI” and the A75 (motorway). This is a beautiful and fascinating part of France with some of the warmest waters in Europe.”

To celebrate a year filled with exciting news, to worship the world of tattoos in all its forms, and also to welcome the coming of summer, the Festival Du Tatouage team has dreamed up a generous platter of incredible artists, a wealth of bands and musicians and even a few more surprises! I hope you enjoy every second, it only lasts the weekend"

True to Stéphane's words, the list of artists includes artists such as Jeff Gogue, Shane O'Neill, Bob Tyrrell, Robert Hernandez, Jime Litwalk, Joe Capobianco, Hannah Aitchison, Alex de Pase, Ralf Nonnweiler.... the list goes on and there is simply too much incredible talent to name. For a complete and up to date line up, please click through to the official website.

We hope some of you will be able to make it down and if you do, be sure to stop by to the Killer Ink stand :)

Game changing machines from Team EGO and Stigma-Rotary®

We are thrilled to bring you the release of two game changing machine; The Apex OVERKILL from Tem EGO and the AMEN from Stigma®.

The OVERKILL is the natural progression for Team EGO. After the Little EGO and improved EGOV2, The OVERKILL has improvements such as a Swiss Made Maxon Motor and an Aluminium frame. After countless hours in the test lab, perfecting and tweaking all aspects of the machine, EGO has taken its machines to another level.

The EGO Apex Overkill features the following:

  • Sleek In Design
  • Aluminium Construction
  • Guillotine Vice Clamp
  • Power Triangle System
  • Swiss Made Maxon "Overkill" Motor
  • Phono Connection - EGO 1.5M Power Cable included free
  • Weight: 122g

Stigma® has been making rotary tattoo machines since their first adjustable rotary in 2005. The AMEN is the latest machine released by Stigma® and in terms of lining is a revelation.  The machine was designed with Lining in mind, however can also be adjusted to perform optimally for all purposes.

With its new patent pending drive system you are able to adjust not just the stroke length but also the duration of time that the needle spends in the skin and the duration of time that the needle spends in the tube per cycle. For lining the effect is that the needle moves faster on the down stroke and then rests in the upper position for a short while.

There are 3 strokers delivered with each machine.

BLACK  STROKER ( LINER ) 3,8 MM STROKE LENGTH WITH 35% VS 65% DURATION TIME.

GRAY  STROKER ( ALL PURPOSE ) 3,5 MM STROKE LENGTH WITH 45% VS 55% DURATION TIME.

SILVER  STROKER ( SHADER ) 3,0 MM STROKE LENGTH WITH 50% VS 50% DURATION TIME.

When fitted with either the 3,8mm lining stroker and with the 3,5mm all-purpose stroker the needles spend more time in the tube and less time in the skin, causing much less trauma and enabling effortless penetration. When the needles move down and up to penetrate the skin, they move faster than on standard rotaries.

The AMEN functions like a standard rotary when the 3.0mm shading stroker is installed. It has a 50% down stroke action and a 50% up stroke action, making it optimal for shading.

Liverpool Tattoo Convention

The weekend of the 17th and 18th May saw the return of the Liverpool Tattoo Convention, which has established itself as a firm favourite in the convention calendar. The convention returned to the glorious setting of the Adelphi Hotel. There were over 300 artists working the show and the caliber of work was incredible. The Liverpool convention is our home town show and we are proud that year on year the team at Design 4 Life put on such a great show that is somehow managing to improve each year.

Our close friends (well pretty much family!) Richie Bulldog and Seth Levitt flew over from America for the show to promote their often imitated, but never duplicated Hustle Butter Deluxe, simply the best Tattoo lubricant and aftercare around. Seth and Richie will both also be flying over from the States for the Aarhus Convention, Denmark 11-15 June. Where Richie will be the compère. The weekend before Aarhus we will be in Lisbon, Portugal with the Stigma-Rotary® crew, where we will be presenting the new AMEN machine.

The Liverpool convention was also the first chance for artists to see some of Team EGOs latest products. We presented the amazing Hawkflow and Biohawk disposable cartridge grips in action. For more information on these terrific innovations, click here: https://www.killerinktattoo.co.uk/tubes-grips-tips/disposable/ego-disposable-cartridge-tubes/

There were also half a dozen or so of the soon-to-be-released Apex Overkill machines being used by Team EGO artists.

Each year the convention organizes a charity auction of skateboards that artists working the show have painted, sculpted on and generally created awesome pieces of art with. Each year with a different theme, this year’s theme was ‘horror boards’, with all proceeds going to the National Autistic Society.

On Friday Night the Industry Awards were held, our congratulations to the winners.

UK TATTOO INDUSTRY AWARDS RESULTS:
Best UK Male Tattoo Artist - PHATT GERMAN
Best UK Female Tattoo Artist - LEAH MOULE
Best International Male Tattoo Artist - NIKKO HURTADO
Best International Female Tattoo Artist - LIZ COOK
Best Newcomer - CHRIS HALLAM

As with any show there were competitions held too and our congratulations to the winners below.

Saturday Competition Results

BEST SMALL COLOUR - WINNNER - CRAIG MEASURES
BEST REALISM - WINNER - SONNY MITCHELL
BEST BLACKWORK- WINNER - DAZ CRANE
BEST LARGE BLACK & GREY - EZE NUNEZ
BEST OF DAY SATURDAY – CHANTALE COADY

Sunday's Competition Results:

BEST SMALL BLACK & GREY - WINNER - SONNY MITCHELL BLACK LOTUS
BEST HORROR - WINNER - OLLIE TYE - COSMIC MONSTERS INCORPORATED
BEST LARGE COLOUR - WINNER - PHATT GERMAN - NO REGRETS
BEST OF DAY SUNDAY - WINNER - LEAH MOULE

Tattoo Duels Results (Sat)

CHRIS JONES V ALEX RATTRAY - WINNER - ALEX RATTRAY
ODDBOY V FILIP PASIEKA - WINNER - FILIP PASIEKA

Tattoo Duels Results (Sun)

MARK BESTER V GRAY SILVA – WINNER – MARK BESTER
CHANTALE COADY V CLAIRE HAMIL – WINNER – CLAIRE HAMIL
SIMON GUNN V SIMON COOKE – WINNER – SIMON COOKE
MARK BAILEY V CRAIG MEASURES - WINNER – CRAIG MEASURES

We’re proud that over half of the awards went to artists to exclusively work with and / or are sponsored by Killer Ink. Big well done guys and thanks for the continued support.

Over the course of the weekend Sarah Welsh was also crowned Miss Tattoo UK 2014.

Click here to view our pictures from the convention. 

Bullets Tattoo Ink

Bullets Tattoo Ink is a tattoo color from tattooists for tattooists. Experienced and creative tattoo artists as well as engineers and chemical-technical assistants are involved in the production of the ink. The goal was to develop a tattoo ink, which not only meets the requirements of tattooists in terms of workability and healing results but also the requirements of the German Tattoo-Agents- Regulation. The result is a brilliant ink that fully complies with all European regulations.

Made in Germany

Bullets Tattoo Ink is a German quality product of the H-A-N GmbH based in Esslingen. The H-A-N GmbH introduced the world’s first tattoo ink completely free of azo pigments. Furthermore care is taken to ensure that no substances of concern are used at any stage of production. Before being used single pigments are examined and tested for cytoxicity and light toxicity in order to reduce the risk of allergic reactions.

Highly pigmented Tattoo Ink

Bullets Tattoo Ink is highly pigmented tattoo color. It is characterized by high luminosity, brilliance and resistance to light. Therefore it is perfectly suited for cover-ups. It can be diluted with water in order to easily achieve the desired processing viscosity.

Short Facts

•                Made in Germany

•                Brilliant and light-resistant

•                Easy to process

•                High luminosity

•                No azo pigments and therefore no carcinogenic

•                aromatic amine

•                Examined and certified according to the German Tattoo-Agents-Regulation

•                Examined and certified according to the EU-Resolution ResAP (2008) 1

•                Crystal clear, easy to press PET bottles

•                No softeners

•                Available in 35ml or Bazooka size 150ml bottles.

Scottish Tattoo Convention

Last weekend Killer Ink was on the road again trading at the 4th Scottish Tattoo Convention in Edinburgh.

The show had the same relaxed and friendly atmosphere as last year. So it was a great weekend again. It’s a pretty long drive up to the show and the Sat Nav always takes us through Scottish winding country roads on the way up to Edinburgh, but it’s a nice trip through some villages and the views are a nice change from Motorway after Motorway.

Aside from the great work being done, and other entertainment there was also the ‘Miss Scottish Pin Up’ pageant, the winner of which was Miss Edith.

There were some great pieces done over the weekend and the caliber of the working artists was again very high.

The awards were very competitive as ever and our congratulations to the winners:

Small Black and Grey: Dean by Josh Duffy, London

Realistic: Sylvia by Marcin, Inkdependent, Edinburgh

Large Colour: Sean by Alex Rattray, Red Hot & Blue, Edinburgh

Large Black n Grey: Erik by Gunnar Foley, Imperial, Stockholm

Ornamental: Sam by Bry, Idle Hands, Arbroath

Small Colour: Edytia by Marcin, Inkdependent, Edinburgh

Scottish: Joint win by Mark by Valerie Vargas, Frith Street, London

Marek by Agrypa, Inkdependent, Edinburgh

Best of Saturday: Emma by Marcus McGuire, Custom Inc, Glasgow

Best of Sunday: Unknown by Fabien Langes, Clockwork, Italy

Please remember to check out our photos from the weekend: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152294045082579.1073741834.93519587578&type=1

This weekend Killer Ink will be trading at 2 shows; The Frankfurt Tattoo Convention and the 4th Tattoo Extravaganza at Portsmouth.  So come by and say hi! Please note owing to the adverse weather over the last few months the Tattoo Extravaganza has had to relocate to Havant Leisure Centre. We look forward to seeing you there!

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