Sunday, November 19News For London

Tattoo

Good Ink for a Good Cause

Good Ink for a Good Cause

Culture, Tattoo
Cloak and Dagger Tattoo Parlour celebrated their anniversary with their annual charity flash tattoo event. The Shoreditch-based parlour hosts a charity event every year to celebrate the anniversary of the store’s opening. Pre-drawn, or “flash” tattoos are offered all day at a discounted flat rate of £100. This year, all of the proceeds went to the First Love Foundation, a Tower Hamlets charity that, in addition to food bank services, offers support and advice to one of the most deprived boroughs in London. Denise Bentley, a representative of First Love Foundation, was "overwhelmed" by the support from Cloak and Dagger. "As is often the case, I have never met the people from Cloak and Dagger. We just received an e-mail saying that they wanted to help." The First Love Foun
Tattoo or not to tattoo: Are we witnessing the death of the body art?

Tattoo or not to tattoo: Are we witnessing the death of the body art?

Art, Audio, Tattoo, Video
An estimated 1 in 5 British people have at least one tattoo. There are over 2200 tattoo parlours within the UK - compare that with 1800 McDonald's or 898 Starbucks and it’s clear that Brits have a love affair with tattoos. Tattoos are more popular than ever before with 33% of millennials sporting at least one piece of ink. But what happens when the tattoo you once loved falls out of favour? When the job you desperately want doesn’t approve of the Chinese writing on your neck? Or when you break up with that partner whose name decorates your chest encased in a red heart? Tattoo’s are not as permanent as people once thought. Tattoo removal is now almost as financially lucrative as tattoos. But are we really falling out of love with our body art? The Price of Tattoos Mathew