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

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Queequeg: Handpoking since 1851

Just the last few days at work before heading on holidays
All hand work :-)


Thar she blows!

 Allan drpped by so we could take some healed photos of his handpoked dragon and serpent that I call "Sibling Rivalry" The dragon and sepent for his children frame in a Celtic Trinity Heart placed over his own heart as a symbol of love for his family.

 Finished up a Double Dragon calf wrap on Iwan from Greenland. Iwan was refered to me by fellow tattooist Dia who works on Greenland as well as the Faroe Islands. The reason for the referal was that Dia knows of my facination with Native art and cultuire as well as my past as a medical illustrator. I normally never trade for tattoos... as I'm the sole owner and artist of a small business which has to survive. However sometimes you can't say no to working a week of Sundays :-)

Narwhale tusk... 2 meters 12cm
From the great white whale

An anchor added to Malte's growing collection of personal iconography.
His grandfather was a sailor who recently passed and had an anchor tattoo from his time at sea.

Healed photo of a Haida Thunderbird project

Continuation of Sisiutl... the Haida double headed serpent.

And start of a forearm piece with Tyr binding the Fenris Wolf... at the cost of his own hand
We will be continuing the theme with the second part of the story on the other forearm.

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