Earlier this month saw the launch of new quarterly tattoo magazine Things and Ink, which “embraces female tattoo culture, for artists, collectors and those yet to go under the needle”. With a fresh and modern take on traditional tattoo magazines, Things and Ink includes features such as ‘Street Spotter’ – candid photos of people with awesome tattoos stopped in the street for tattoo inspiration, as well as ‘Inked Beauty’- recommendations for beauty products to complement tattoos as well as take care of them. Although some features such as this reflect the female ethos of the magazine, Things and Ink still packs a punch when it comes to reflecting the multi faceted tattoo culture of today.
Think tank for the inked generation
Showcasing art from respected tattooists such as Claudia De Sabe who adorns the front cover of issue one, as well as Cassandra Frances and Amy Savage, the magazine also spans the music, arts, culture, photography and news genres. Issue one features a section about the history of women’s tattoos, pin ups, tattoo virgins and tattooed professionals- as well as thought provoking interviews and articles by resident columnists Kelli Savill and ReeRee Rockette. It really is a “think tank for the inked generation”.
With big names behind it, the magazine was set to be a success from the start- the launch party was held at renowned Into You tattoo studio in Central London and was sponsored by Sailor Jerry spiced rum- Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins being synonymous with traditional, old school style tattooing. As well as this, the magazine’s unique stance has caught the attention of many influential artists within the industry. The creator of Things and Ink, Alice Snape, was even invited to the opening of Ami James (formerly of Miami Ink) and Huey Morgan’s new tattoo studio, Love Hate Social Club in London’s Notting Hill.
Having had such an impact already, there’s no doubt Things and Ink will be around for a very long time- we can’t wait to read the next issue.
Grab your copy of Things and Ink here