Tattoo News on the Toilet

What would you do if a tattoo could kill you?

What would you do if a tattoo could kill you?

For most people getting tattooed will result in nothing more than a bit of physical pain and financial expense, but for some tattooing can pay a higher price. Yayo blog writer Matt Haddon-Reichardt tells us his very personal story about how tattooing can be potentially fatal.
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Do it for love, do it for family. Yayo interviews the awesome Josh Jeffery

Do it for love, do it for family. Yayo interviews the awesome Josh Jeffery

Yayo is quite probably the best tattoo aftercare brand on the market. Not only does the company produce top notch products it also nurtures top notch artists. Josh Jeffery is fast becoming one of the UK's go to men for stunning, fine art tattoos. Matt Haddon-Reichardt hooked up with josh to talk tattoos, family and why Yayo is the best of the best.
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Give for the love of giving, at the Old Smithy Tattoo Parlour

Give for the love of giving, at the Old Smithy Tattoo Parlour

The tattoo industry isn't a community, its a family. Shining examples of this family spirit can be found at the Old Smithy Tattoo Parlour in the picturesque town of Leek, Staffordshire. Yayo sent flash virgin Matt Haddon-Reichardt over to Leek to talk to the staff at Old Smithy about the fantastic charity work they are doing.
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The price we pay; Yayo interview with Mattias Andersson.

The price we pay; Yayo interview with Mattias Andersson.

Mattias Andersson is one of Scandinavia's finest neo traditional tattooists. So good in fact that unscrupulous artists go to the effort of ripping off his designs. Yayo sent out resident news hound Matt Haddon-Reichardt to talk to Mattias and find out the price artists pay for having their work stolen.

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The bad old days. Yayo investigates the link between tattooing and organised crime.

The bad old days. Yayo investigates the link between tattooing and organised crime.

Today tattooing is a respectable profession but not so long ago it had a very different reputation. Tattoo studios were often the front for biker gangs and organised crime to launder their ill gotten gains. Yayo undercover journalist Matt Haddon-Reichardt met up with his old biker contact Dave to get the inside story on tattooing's criminal past.
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Yayo interview with tattoo master Martin Marshall

Yayo interview with tattoo master Martin Marshall

It’s the holiday season and tattoo studios are busier than ever as people celebrate Christmas and New Year with fresh ink. Rising Phoenix Tattoo Studio in Leighton Buzzard is one of the most popular studios in southern England and it...

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Augmented reality and the future of tattooing

Augmented reality and the future of tattooing

What if your tattoo could move, dance and sing? What if your tattoo could be the key to a virtual world? What would happen if your tattoo could change reality and link your body to a world of new gaming possibilities? With augmented reality tattoos all that and more is possible. Matt Haddon-Reichardt met up with designer Olo Sabandijia to talk about the digital future of body art and the power of high tech tattoos.
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Chips, beans and a hot mug of tea; the tattoos of Simon Cooke

Chips, beans and a hot mug of tea; the tattoos of Simon Cooke

Simon Cooke has been there, done it and bought the T.shirt. An award winning artist who has survived the rigors of reality TV he is a jewel in the crown of the Yayo Pro Team. Matt Haddon-Reichardt headed over to Newcastle-Under-Lyme to meet one of tattooings true icons. 

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