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
Tattoos and Forensic Identification WARNING: Parental Advisory, Graphic Content and discussion of death.
Tattoos are playing an increasingly important role in the identification of unknown human remains. Yayo talking to paramedic taylor and Dr Jan Bikker about how import body modification is in the identification of the dead.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
Is the war against the machines just beginning? Will traditional body art soon be a thing of the past replaced by high tech tattoo technology? Is the future augmented, virtual, animated, digital and anything but real? Should I take the red or the blue pill? Read our latest blog to find out all the answers and more!Read now
The soft and soothing nature of soy wax means that it can be used as a moisturiser. It is easy to apply to the skin and creates excellent results, keeping the skin smooth for long periods of time.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
Lockdown means no tattooing. Lockdown means no tattoos. Lockdown means no tattoo conventions. Lockdown sucks. Can tattoo conventions survive the ravages of Covid-19? Yayo went out to investigate.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