Friday, 9 January 2009

We've Finally Moved!

New link: http://tattoosdayuk.wordpress.com/

Hello there! Have you missed me? Of course you have.
Just wanted to let you guys know, we've moved over to WordPress. There is still so much to do, and lots of new features to add in, so over the next month or so, it's going to look like crap. There, I warned you. But in the end, it's going to be epic. I hope.

As I say a tearful goodbye to Blogger (yeah right), I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you guys who read, and I hope that you all continue to support us on the other site.

Mel

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Tattoosday UK Christmas Hiatus

So, I suppose a few of you guys have noticed that this blog's went totally downhill in the space of only a month. I haven't been able to post, and yeah I'm really sorry about that, but I've just been far too busy.
Four of my assignments are due in within this month.. actually, shit.. FIVE of them, and every time I've sat down to post, I've known I should be writing for university.
Also, there's Christmas. If it was polite to ask people to just give me my presents and sod off so I can post, I'd do it.. but I'm afraid Christmas still exists, so we're all running around like idiots for that, too.
So, I thought, let's have a hiatus.. for the least part just to let you guys know I haven't deserted this blog, I'm just not going to post until the new year, because of all this crap!!
I promise though, I'll be back, and I miss you guys already.. all 4 of you ;]

Mel xx

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Mel, where the hell is the Inkslingers article?

Coming tomorrow morning, between 11.00 and 1.00, I swear.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Tom Wacker 1966-2008

Tattoosday UK would like to quickly pay tribute to Tom Wacker, a friend of Bill at the original Tattoosday. Tom was one of the earliest fans of the blog, and was a great friend to Bill, even buying him a brilliant camera to use for the blog.

I'd like to take the opportunity to wish Tom a safe journey into whatever he believes in, whether it's Heaven, re-incarnation or anything different. I hope Tom's family are coping as well as they can, and that his friends, including Bill are too.

Below is the ink Tom offered up himself for Tattoosday, that I hope Bill doesn't mind me putting up, and I urge you guys to read Bill's blog and appreciate Tom's small but lovely contribution to the site.

RIP Tom.


Friday, 7 November 2008

New world record on the 10th?

An Ex Soldier called Max Chambers is going to attempt to break the world record for the most tattoos done in 24 hours on the 10th, in a bid to raise money and remembrance for those who died on what we Brits call "poppy day"- a day to remember those who died in the second world war on the day.

The current record holder is Oliver Peck, who at 415 tattoos, stole the record from his ex wife and famous artist, Kat Von D. Peck beat the record on the 13th of June, tattooing every customer with a "13" design. Previously, Kat tattooed 400 people in 24 hours with the logo for her TV show, "LA Ink". Max is hoping to tattoo 450 people.
Peck beating Kat's world record in June

Every penny Max makes from the attempt will be given to the Royal British Legion and the Army Benevolent Fund. He said "it will be a fun way to raise money and promote awareness."

Tattoosday UK would like to wish Max luck with his attempt!

Story can be found here: The Sun.

For details on Peck's current record can be found here: Guiness World Record website.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Man's tattoo costs him his job

We're living in great times, guys. I'm only 19 years old, and I never thought I'd see a day when the president of our friends in the United States is a young black man. The election of Barak Obama really marks a new sign of tollerance in our world.

So, you can't really blame me for being surprised for today reading that a man named Tom Bibby has been refused a job- for having a tattoo. Bibby, who has over 10 years experience in security, had applied for a job in security with National Car Parks (NCP), when his application was outright refused on the telephone before even meeting with Bibby himself.

A really beautiful example of a facial tattoo- sorry, I couldn't get a picture of Mr Bibby off the website

"I was asked if they were visible and when I said some were on my face I was immediately told I could not be employed because it could upset some customers."

Whether it's the colour you're born with, or an intentional tattoo, should we really care about what's on someone's skin before we judge them? Surely, people should be more understanding, like those supporting Bruce Potts, who we've written about before, who is a teacher with a full face piece. In my opinion, laws should be made to prevent people being refused from jobs just because of their appearance.

Bruce Potts, a tattooed teacher who teaches kids about diversity and tolerance

This news really seems to have people in debate over tattooing once again. I'm really hoping soon, that people will be less judgemental over tattoos, piercings and any body modification.


Read the full article about this news on TheSentinel .

Zombie Boy- another famous face tattoo


A Tattoosday post remembers the Armed Forces

Hello everyone, it's Wednesday! Which means I'll be updating properly very soon today, but in the meantime, I thought I'd show you lot a post from our sister site, the Original Tattoosday from our man Bill himself.

I thought, with it being poppy day really soon, you'd all appreciate his latest post, a tattoo found in New York which honors it's wearer's father, a paratrooper in the Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic.

Thanks to Raul for sharing his ink, and to Bill for posting. You can see the original post by clicking on the picture below!
I'll catch you lot soon, but I have to go for a few hours for now! Have a nice day!