A Cumbrian tattoo artist swaps his inks for oil paints to help him make a living during lockdown.
By Christian Hewgill
BBC Newsbeat reporter
Tattooed poet Helen Mort talks to Tattooist Lou Hopper about “getting inked” in which the body is a canvas for tattoos. Why do it? What are the responses of people to tattoos?
Tattoo artist Bang Bang tells his stories of inking the world’s biggest sports stars and celebrities, and reveals the tattoos that Katy Perry and Kylie Jenner have done on him.
Beauty salons and tattoo parlours follow barber and hair dressers in Wales as covid measures ease.
Tattoo parlours are reopening across Wales in the latest relaxation of coronavirus regulations.
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While pubs and hairdressers in England have been given the all clear by government to reopen on 4 July, many business owners were disappointed to learn they must keep their doors closed for now.
"It was a shock. I can understand the logical argument but personally it feels very irritating and disappointing," says Adam Grant, a tattoo artist and studio manager at Tattoo UK in Uxbridge, west London.
He says it was frustrating to hear that hairdressers can open on 4 July, while tattoo parlours must remain closed.
It was especially irritating since tattoo parlours already have measures in place to prevent-cross contamination he says, such as the disposable gloves and aprons which artists must wear.
The UK’s largest-ever exhibition of original tattoo artwork has gone online.
Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed aims to challenge "deeply-held myths and misconceptions" and has been curated by University of Essex art historian, Dr Matt Lodder.
It features 400 artworks, photographs and historic artefacts spanning 400 years of tattooing.
The exhibition was set up at No.1 Smithery gallery in Chatham, Kent, but was locked down before it could open.Copyright: University of Essex
"The idea was to give a ‘viewers' eye" of the exhibition", he said.
"Navigating the complexities of copyright permissions at fast pace, and with basically no money, has been a wild ride but it’s exciting that people will still be able to see the show."Copyright: University of Essex
By Sarah McDermott
The president said he didn't think Brian Kemp should open spas and tattoo parlours in phase one of the reopening.
By Michael Baggs