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 to see some of the work

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Goth Ink Fest

   After having Brent come and guest few days at Skin&Bone we drove up to Gothenberg for the Goth Ink Fest hosted by Heidi Hay. The convention was held at the Lisben amusment park in the center of the city which also allowed us access to the park. The weather was sunny, so this was a welcome break between tattoos :-)

Ægirs Helm... on a man who diserves to bear it

   My friend Kai joined Brent and I on center stage the second day. We all competed in the tribal competition... first place went to a collaboration I had done with my good friend Pat Fish several years ago, while second place went to my own legs tattooed by Durga by hand when he visited us from Indonesia last year. It was really an honour to show some of the cultural tattooing I've received and I'm looking forward to giving Durga a few awards for his work to take home to his tribe when I see him later this month in London :-) Kai took third place for a leg which he was in the process of tattooing and is sure to win more awards for when it is completed.

Kai's work from Saturday... unfortunately Kai showed up a day late, so I had to take over on Sunday after he explained to his client that I was the one who tattooed him :-)
Thanks for the warm recommendation Kai
Kai tattooed the outline of the deer and hunting dog

While I tattooed the outline of the sun wheel and ship.
There will be a few more figures added before Kai dotshades the entire background so that the outlined figures pop out in negative and the black ones fall more into the background. 

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