In my humble opinion Meraki Fade is the most inspiring tattooist working today. An accomplished dot work tattooist, hand tap artist, business woman, film maker, anthropologist, adventurer and trapeze artist; Fade is in a league of her own. Yayo met up with Fade to get her opinion on the return of the tattoo convention and what it feels like to be lost at sea.
The tattoo convention is back and there are some new additions to the ranks. Yayo went out to meet Thomas Schwerdtfeger to get the low down on his new event the Blackwork Tattoo Convention.Read now
Archaeologists have uncovered the ancient history of prehistoric tattoos, but are these tattoos art? In excavating ancient burial mounds have scientists unwittingly unleashed a curse on the world? Yayo grabbed the fedora and picked up the bullwhip to investigate.Read now
Can tattooing be a form a self harm? Is it a sign of a serious mental illness? Can tattooing help people along their healing journey? Yayo asked psychiatric nurse Tony Brown about the complex issue of tattoos and self harm.Read now
2020 was tough on tattooing; 2021 looks like it's going to be just as tough. But don't let Covid get you down. Instead read out blog interview with the fantastically talented Jones N S larsen. Great tattoos will always brighten a dull day.Read now
Keety Mortem is a Yayo Pro Artist and one of the hardest working tattooists in the UK. She hasn't had an easy ride to get where she is but she was never going to let anything get in the way of fulfilling her dream of opening her own studio.Read now
With another lockdown looming we head out to Bristol to interview the fantastic Kat James. Kate has been in the industry for a few years now but her tattoos just keep getting better and better. She is a proud member of the Pro Team and what she doesn't know aboyut tattooing could fit on the back of a postage stamp.Read now
Pride and prejudice. Yayo continues its investigation into tattoo discrimination. With Troy Tuck and Meraki Fade.
Have you ever been judged for having a tattoo? Tattoo prejudice is real, particularly for women. In this second part of our Yayo investigation we talk to Meraki Fade and Troy Tuck to uncover how tattoo discrimination has effected their lives.Read now
Memorial tattoos are something very special and deeply personal and personify the deep connection human beings have with body art. Yayo met up with tattoo artist Samantha Barker to talk about memorial tattoos, the possibility of another lockdown and how bees are going to factor in her future.Read now