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Tattoo Club of Great Britain

Tattooing of Minors Act 1969 Chapter 24

It shall be an offence to tattoo a person under the age of eighteen except when the tattoo is performed for medical reasons by a duly qualified medical practitioner or by a person working under his/her direction. You cannot obtain a tattoo under the age of 18 - not even with your parents permission!




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Tattoo International Magazine


Recently when talking to other tattooists at various shows we have been asked if we can start publishing Tattoo International again.

After some thought we got together and decided to give it a go and see what happens.

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Tattoo Shop Insurance - This is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain according to the number of enquiries that we are receiving. The following companies may be able to help.

Insurance World Limited, 11 Billing Road, Northampton. NN1 5AW Tel: 0845 1200 550 Fax: 0845 1202 799 Email:

Cathedral Associates Limited, 1st Floor, 'Johnsons', The Broadway, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1DE.Tel: 01892 601198 Fax: 01892 601199

Caligraphy for Japanese Tatoos. A language company employing Japanese staff, now offering to make Japanese caligraphy for people wanting tattoos. Ring Freephone in the UK 0800 018 3635 (Outside UK? ring +44 1245 323 289)

Tattoo Culture The History of Tattoo: beyond the bounds of time and space With a history going back thousands of years, tattoo has existed at all latitudes of the earth and manifested itself in all walks of life, thus involving anthropology, art, sociology, religion and many other aspects of society. In this section we’ll be running a series of articles that illustrate the richness of the phenomenon, testimonies we believe can help improve your knowledge of an art form that knows no limits in terms of space and time.

Each week we’ll add new text and images to what will become a fascinating and valuable historical mosaic.

It’s all about branding…with marketers constantly looking for new ways to promote their brands. Temptu takes brand awareness to a new level, using the body as a billboard. Let Temptu create custom tattoos with your company or group. People will love the innovative way to decorate their body. You will love the exposure.

Not only will Temptu create custom images for application, but the talented team at Temptu can create private label programs as well. What better way to extend your brand than to create specialized body art programs? Customized tins with unique designs, paints, and glitters, body jewels, jelly’s. If you can dream it, we can make it.

The Sailor Jerry Spirit Sailor Jerry Collins (1911-1973) is the most famous tattoo artist of all time. He was the first tattooist to go to Japan to learn the sacred art back in the 20's. He set up shop in Honolulu in the 30's tattooing sailors with his distinctive designs. Sailor Jerry is a blend of vanilla, lime and spices and is based on Jerry's own personal recipe.

Artists Wanted - Artists looking for work.

Tattoo Artist wanted, for Swedish Tattoo shop on the West Coast of Sweden for the summer season. Or would consider selling as a complete business, available now including fixtures and fittings. for full detail contact Tommy

Tattoo Artists on the Road

Looking for work - do you have a studio and need a tattooist? The following link will take you to our Artists Wanted group.

Designs For Sale

Tattoo Flash Hindu Script - . High quality 52 x A3 sheets of popular names in Hindu Script. £55 inc p&p. Tel cooky 0191 3779190 or e-mail visit us

Viking Tattoo Workbook & Celtic Tattoo Workbook One & Two. You can now purchase these books from

Purchase individual tattoo images from a large range of designs by Courtney Davis from

Celtic Knotwork A revolutionary new way to create beautiful custom Celtic Knotwork on your computer!

Tattoo Designs Online a website for celebrity tattoo pictures

Lee Wright has 3 sets of flash for sale. £75.00 for all three sets. postfree UK. Lee Wright, Viking Tattoo Studio, 37 William Street, West Hebburn, Tyne & Wear. NE31 1DQ Tel: 0191 4201977

Designs for sale - 40 sheets of Chinese symbols, over 800 names in symbol form. 50.00 per set Inc post. Details from Sink the Ink Tattoo Studio, Unit 1A Spencer House, Market Lane, Swalwell, Newcastle Upon Tyne. NE16 3HS Tel 0191 4215131.

Dam Cool Tattoo Flash - a set of 9 sheets complete with line drawings. Printed on high quality card and cost 75.00 Inc post. For further details write to Jim Ryan, Dam Coo Tattoo, 8 Litchdon Street, Barnstable, North Devon, EX23 8ND. Tel 01271 323378

Cherry Creek Tattoo Designs European Distribution from El Templo Tattoos, Plaza de la Gamba Alegr, 29620 Spain. Tel 00 34 952 373406

Tribal Armbands, an original set of 19 individual arm bands ranging from small dainty designs to large intricate power bands. Something to please everyone. Printed on one sheets 3 feet by 1 foot, gloss black on white. Limited run of 100 sheets. Individually signed and numbered. Price is 80 Australian dollars. Steve Paul, P O Box 186 Mildura, Victoria, Australia 3502 Tel: 03 5021 2

Egyptian & Viking inspired designs, various sets with 6 sheets per set. Details from Tatts For The Memory, 99 Bridge Mall, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. 3350 Tel: 333 1015

Chinese Symbols listing over 800 names in Chinese symbol form. 40 A4 sheets at 50 per set. Details from Sink The Ink Tattoo Studio, Unit 1A Spencer House, Market Lane, Swalwell, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE16 3HS Tel: 0191 421 5131

TATTOO DESIGN RIGHT INTERNATIONAL The Association of Tattoo Designers Against Copyright Infringement The association has been formed to combat the huge growth of tattoo design piracy in our industry. Made up of a growing group of international tattoo designers, the association, which is free to join and has been set up on a voluntary basis, aims to Inform designers how to protect their copyright, inform tattoo studios of the risks of buying designs which infringe copyright, and inform those individuals or companies who distribute designs without authority of the huge claims they face.
Detect and warn those who continue to infringe copyright. Prosecute as a group those who ignore the warnings. For more information about copyright infringement, the association itself and how to join, Email:

Shop Equipment & Supplies

Pre-Soldered Needles We are now able to offer pre soldered needles. Supplied ready to use. Details from TCGB, 389 Cowley Road, Oxford. OX4 2BS Price-List

Medical Equipment - C & P Medical Trading Ltd Unit 1 Avro Business centre Avro Way Bowerhill Estate Melksham Wiltshire SN12 6TP Tel : +44 (0) 1225 707188 Fax: +44 (0)1225 707199

In - Step Medial - A flyer showing latest offers for dressings, gloves, a now body jewellery. Telephone: 01246 232500

Plastic colour trays - these disposable plastic trays have three large dimples for black ink and 9 small dimples for colours. Disposable, hygienic and easy to use. Only £75.00 per 1000. Post £8.00. Details and samples from Nigel’s Tattooing & Piercing, 26 Arwenack Street, Falmouth, Cornwall. Tel: 01326 316482.

Latex Glove Company, suppliers of latex gloves throughout UK and Ireland. Suppliers to general public, motor trade, hotels and restaurant, hospitals, surgeries, tattoo studios etc. Latex Glove Company, PO Box 131, Wigan, Lancs. WN5 9SZ Tel/Fax 01942 218637

Latex Gloves 40% off list price - now from 17.70 per 1,000. Details from the Care Shop on 01204 38 48 58

Black Latex Gloves - Wholesale Glovco (M) Sdn Bhd located in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia.
A well established, MS ISO9002 accredited glove manufacturer, product are EN compliance, registered with the CE (Europe) and FDA (USA) authorities. Distributors available in the United Kingdom and the United States of America to attend to your needs. Purchase volume – container load or small palletized load. For further information on our products, Tel: 603-32913888 Fax : 603-32916070 or email us at:

Guardian Product have just produced a new catalogue. It is available from Guardian Products Limited, Bolderoo Road, Morton Industrial Estate, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. IP32 7BS Tel: 01284 717 010

Henna / Mehndi has a very long history with centuries of migration and cultural interaction. Many different traditions began in multiple different cultures over the past 5000 years and it has now become part of our modern history as well. The beautiful designs of henna tattoos can be seen all around the world in many different shapes and sizes reflecting the culture and interests of each individual who chooses to decorate their body with henna tattooing. Order your henna tatoo supplies today. Whether for business or for pleasure henna tatoos are a way of life.

Tattoo Aftercare Spray, promoting healing, reducing pain and itching of tattoo. Catalogue is available from New Horizon Aromatics, Horizon House, 44 Queensway, Southampton, Hants. SO14 3GT Tel 023 803 99664.

The Hemp Company are offering 30 days credit on the first order, to tattoo artists ordering their Tattoo Healing Cream. A similar offer is available to body piercers for Body Piercing Healing Cream. Details from The Hemp Company, 1 Village, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire. AB23 8XR Tel 01358 742185.

Tattoo Puncture Repair Kit. A unique formula of natural ingredients, designed to keep the discomfort of a new tattoo to a minimum; speeds healing, moisturises, relieves itching & pain. Available in 50ml (client size) & two new studio sizes 250ml & 500ml. Contact Quintessential Oil, Post Box Cottage, Hook Park Rd, Warsash, Hants SO31 9HE Tel 01489 570168

Shop Signs - Signwriting, Vinyl Letters & Murals Traditional Signwriters. NC Signs, Marsh Farm Cottage, Howard Lane, Stratton, Bude, Cornwall EX23 9TE Tel: 01288 355503. For those of you that have visited the TCGB studio in Oxford, this company did the Dragon Mural in our end window.

Temporary Tattoos - a new system that last for 2 to 4 days. For further details of the SU-DO Body Art system contact Su-Do Body Art Limited, Richmond Hill, Markington, Harrogate. HG3 3PQ Tel: 01765 677880

Body Jewellery

Body Jewellery Ltd - 13 Dingle Rd, Portman Estate, Bournemouth, BH5 2DP.
01202 434338 Email: Website:

Body Jewellry Direct.Com UK-Based online body jewellery retailer, delivering high quality at high speed to your door - Worldwide

Guru Body Jewellery - A new brochure arrived recently featuring their new range. Guru PO Box 20, Hassocks, Sussex. BN6 8YT. Freephone 0800 8147111

International Collection - Body Piercing and Silver Collection. Full catalogue now available from International Collection UK, 5-7 Preston Road, Preston Circus, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4QE Tel: +44 (0) 1273 689582

Psycho Body Jewellery are clearing their external threads & old stock in very tempting prices.All jewellery are handcrafted, hand polished and passivated, but you can get them now in special prices till end of stock. Psycho Body Jewellery Pty Ltd, 731 New Canterbury Rd, Hurlstone Park, 2193, Sydney, Australia Tel (02) 95580443 Fax (02) 95580453


Prestige printing have just produced a sample pack of tattoo artists business cards, details from Prestige Printing, Unit 7, Lower Farm, High Street, Irchester, Northants. NN29 7AB Tel: 01933 411332 Fax: 01933 4115144 Email:

Eyecatchers Plasticards also have large samples of tattoo artists business cards, these are full colour and laminated. Details from Eyecatchers, PO Box 300, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire. FY8 4GS. Tel: 01772 681000 Fax: 01772 681681 Email: Website:




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