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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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Freckle tattoos; fashion fad or future fixture of tattooing?

Freckle tattoos; fashion fad or future fixture of tattooing?

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is causing quite a stir with her forthright views, philanthropic pursuits and freckled features. She is a fashion icon and the most photographed woman in the world and her beauty is driving a new trend in tattooing. Freckle tattoos are fast becoming a must have for the fashion conscious hipster. Yayo sent out beauty enthusiast Matt Haddon-Reinhardt to meet freckle tattoo artist Ashley Leffler to get the low down on everything freckly.
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No more pocket watch tattoos! Interview with Vesso Alexiev

No more pocket watch tattoos! Interview with Vesso Alexiev

Vesso Alexiev is one of the newest additions to the Yayo Pro Team and he's making waves in the industry with his professional attitude and top class realism tattoos. On a cold winters day Yayo affiliate Matt Haddon-Reichardt headed up to York to meet Vesso and talk shop over a hot coffee or two.
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The Antibiotic Apocalypse and the end of tattooing

The Antibiotic Apocalypse and the end of tattooing

A tattooist saved my life; Guy Fletcher is his name. When my hot new ink got a bacterial infection his prompt advice to seek medical intervention stopped the spread of the bacteria and the onset of sepsis. Tattooing is under threat from treatment resistant bacteria and we are on the cusp of a global crisis. Yayo sent out investigative journalists Matt Haddon-Reichardt to separate the truth from the lies and answer the question: is this the end of tattooing as we know it?
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Paul LaVey the master of colour realism

Paul LaVey the master of colour realism

Halloween is nearly here and who better to interview than the horror tattoo master himself Paul LaVey. Not only is he a top bloke and one of the Yayo Pro Team he also does a mean line in colour realism. We sent out Yayo blog boy Matt Haddon-Reichardt to get the low down on Paul's superb work and see if Brexit really will break tattooing.
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How a sailor's tattoo saved his soul

How a sailor's tattoo saved his soul

Fishing and tattoos have a long history. For the men who used to go to sea a tattoo was more than just body art. Tattoos held a superstitious power to bring good luck, protection against misfortune and could stop a man from drowning. Yayo sent out Matt Haddon-Reichardt to investigate the long history of tattoos and the sea and to find out if a tattoo really has the power to save a man's soul.

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Is it lucky to get a tattoo on Friday the 13th?

Is it lucky to get a tattoo on Friday the 13th?

Are you superstitious? Do you worry when a black cat crosses your path, do you panic when you step on a crack in the pavement or meltdown when you break a mirror? One way to reverse bad luck is to get a tattoo on Friday 13th. Yayo sent out Matt Haddon-Reichardt to meet up with tattooist Sabre Carson to get the low down on lucky tattoos.

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