Just around the corner from a curiously old fashioned tailors’ shop in London’s Wandsworth, is a rather ominously named tattoo parlour – The Angelic Hell Tattoo World.
The permanent tattoo business is booming, with niche shops offering a whole tattoo lifestyle, including exhibitions, clothing and tattoo design products. Writing for the Evening Standard, Liz Hoggard recently reviewed a fascinating new book, Tattooed by The Family Business, about one such tattoo shop in Exmouth Market.
But, is it worth all the pain? Do tattoos really look angelic… even erotic, or are they just a big mistake? What will you think of your tattoos in years to come?
A while back, I suggested that it might be wise to ‘Tink before you tattoo’. Some of you may have thought this was a typo, but no, Tink-It is a new brand offering temporary art tattoos, available in the UK exclusively at ShopCurious. Are temporary tattoos not a more sensible option?
Anyway, I look forward to hearing your views – and, meantime, do take a peek at the tattoo designs from our latest contest over at Polyvore.
Curiculum Vitae Jeffry Zebua
6 months ago