deathdestroy skate video needs your vote

deathdestroy’s Luventus Fistulae headed up by friend of Skunx Tattoo, Cerven Cotter, has entered their video into the annual Lords of the Swords skate contest.

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Coming in at just under 14min long, this skate video could do with your support to win the video vote after they placed 2nd in the points part of the contest.

Watch the video here, and give it a like and/or a share: http://www.caughtinthecrossfire.com/lords-of-the-swords-2014/death-destroy/

The winning team will be announced on Saturday 27th September at 4pm.

NOW FULLY BOOKED! Get your Ultimate Punk Rock Christmas Gift from Lars Frederiksen

UPDATE 21/10/2014 : DUE TO MASSIVE DEMAND, ALL AVAILABLE SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED. SENDING AN EMAIL NOW WILL PUT YOU ON THE WAITING LIST. ANY SLOTS THAT DO BECOME AVAILABLE WILL BE FILLED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. THANK YOU.

We are proud to announce that Lars Frederiksen, guitarist from Rancid and The Old Firm Casuals, a great friend of the shop, will be offering an exclusive deal to our loyal customers.

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This December (18th-22nd) you have the opportunity to take part in a once in a lifetime (or twice if you did it before) experience. Lars will be in the Skunx Tattoo shop and will be tattooing a limited number of people with the Rancid Punks logo. This is one chance to meet the punk legend and let him leave his mark on you!

Along with the tattoo, you will also receive a limited edition T-shirt, sticker, badge and photo of the experience, all for the price of £160. Lars will also be happy to sign anything that you want to bring with you.

We’re giving our existing customers the first chance to book this exclusive offer, this really is an opportunity not to be missed.

These spaces will get booked up quickly! To secure your place email: [email protected] with your full name, phone number and date you’d like to book in on.

More information will be sent out in due course.

Have you booked in with our September guest artist yet?

Don’t forget to book your appointment with the extremely talented Julia Kuchaeva who will be doing a guest spot with Skunx Tattoo from 14th to 29th September.

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You can find out more about Julia in this post.

Guest artist: Julia Kuchaeva – September 2014

Russian born Julia Kuchaeva will be doing a guest spot at the shop from 14th to 29th September. Julia, now based in Portugal has been involved in art her whole life. While studying a bachelor degree in Painting at the University of Fine-Arts in Lisbon, Julia got involved with tattooing in the summer of 2012 and instantly fell in love with it.

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Julia is constantly experimenting with different styles of tattooing, always putting her own artistic touch to every tattoo she does. Be sure to browse through some of her work below and get in touch with the shop to arrange your appointment.

See more of Julia’s work on her Facebook page.

Bad Boys Tattoo Ivan to guest at Skunx Tattoo

Ivan from Oslo’s Bad Boys Tattoo will be doing a guest spot at Skunk Tattoo in early July. Be sure to book an appointment early to ensure you get a spot. Ivan will be available from 7th-20th July.

A small sample of Ivan’s work can be seen below:

Ely Smily joins the team

elyWe are excited to welcome Ely Smily to the Skunx Tattoo family. She will be joining us from the 21st of June. Ely will be available for tattooing on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
Be sure to browse through some of her work on her portfolio page.

Mammoth Book of New Tattoo Art by Lal Hardy features Skunx Tattooists

mammothtattooBoth Nick Skunx and Steve Richardson are featured in Lal Hardy’s new book, Mammoth Book of New Tattoo Art.

“A fantastic, all-new, third volume of tattoo art – both tattoos and original artworks – showcasing the best recent work of the world’s most outstanding tattoo artists. The format is compact, but contains over 600 full-colour photographs of the work of international tattoo art stars, including Frank Carter, Camila Rocha, Dan Smith and Horikazu, representing outstanding value-for-money.”

The book is set for a late June release and can be pre-ordered now on Amazon.co.uk.

Limited edition Rancid B-sides and C-sides 2nd pressing

1-bundle-everything-50Rancid B-sides and C-sides 2nd pressing on double yellow 12″ vinyl! Only 500 made! Limited edition bundles from $20 to $50 are now available for pre-orders at Machete Mfg. They’re going fast and once they’re gone, they’re GONE!

Get your order in today. Choose from four different packages. Click here.

Guest artist at Skunx Tattoo & Steve in France

Skunx Tattoo’s Steve Richardson will be heading over to France from 19th to 23 October and will be doing a guest spot at Marseille’s Exoskull Tattoo studio. There are currently still spaces available on the 22nd and 23rd. To book an appointment, please contact Steve via his profile.

While Steve is away, Kyle Smith from Forevermore Tattoo Parlour in Glasgow will be guesting at Skunx Tattoo (19th – 23rd October). You can find out more about Kyle here or browse a selection of his work below. To book an appointment with Kyle, please call us on 0207 278 6960 , email us or drop by the shop.

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Change in tattooists at Skunx Tattoo

It is with regret that we need to inform all our clients that Lou Hopper will no longer be at Skunx Tattoo with immediate effect. We would like to apologise to all those of you who have already booked an appointment with Lou – this change in staff has come as a complete surprise to us. We are trying to contact everybody via email to re-schedule appointments with either Nick, Steve or Julia. Please get in touch with us if you’ve not heard from us yet about your appointment with Lou. Again, we apologise for this abrupt change but it is completely out of our hands.