Yes, it is a Hat Trick this month... all the travelling, tattooing and interviews I've done this last year all seem to have coincided in November :-)
When Denise from Bizarre Magazine contacted me about an interview I was a little scepticle to say the least. Bizarre is generally known for their graphic photos combined with tabloid captions. I was a little worried that they would misrepresent my work... especially with experimental archaeology, as some sort of extreme and bloody ritual. However after talking to Denise and later meeting her in London, I could see that her questions were out of genuine interest and not focussed on gory details.
Despite this I only submitted photos showing my work and not the clients faces (most of whom are friends). Despite also sending photos ot the techniques and process close up, they still chose to show the end results and only talk about the process. The cropping of the photos could have been a little better... but with such limited space I am more than please to be featured as "Inking Icon # 14" in Bizarre's monthly column on tattoo artists :-)
Skin & Bone is a combination gallery and tattoo studio. The gallery will exhibit art and ethnographic handicrafts related to tattooing, while the studio will have Colin Dale tattooing alongside various guest artists throughout the year. Through his years of travelling and tattooing around the world Colin has had the pleasure to meet and work alongside a wide range of tattoo artists and experts working in ethnographic and other specialized styles. Amongst these friends, we have hand-tattooists from Borneo, Polynesia and Japan as well as some of the world's leading artists in Blackwork and Dotwork coming to visit. Check the homepage http://www.skinandbone.dk/ to see some of the work