Sean Hobden was the youngest member of the Old Timers Tattoo Club when it was formed in 1989. He was privileged to hear the stories of the last of the old time character showmen tattooists when tattooing was still a part of the underworld and hadn't yet gone mainstream and become popularised. Now you can hear the stories of the legends of tattooing from the last century that were told to the author first hand. Read how street shop walk in tattooists dealt with the many drunks and long queues. Humorous accounts and anecdotes of Ron Ackers, Painless Jeff, Cockney Paul, Benn Gun, Barry Louvaine, Charlie bell, Jock of Kings Cross and many more. Many old time trade secrets such as “Three waying” and the “Vanity sink” are revealed, as they are no longer needed in modern tattooing. The book also covers old school politics and serves as a social history of the last part of the previous century. The book now has it's own website so that you can see photos of characters in the book please visit seanhobden.com"I found this book to be compulsive reading and incredibly hard to put down" Total Tattoo Magazine"I often find the best example of a good read is one that cannot be put down. I read this book in one night" Gladstone Magazine"Many of the stories are hilarious, full of dry wit and humour,blended with warmth and affection" Total Tattoo Magazine"A laugh a minute rollercoaster of tattoo madness.This is a book you need on your shelf"Tattoo Master Magazine
A collection of stories told from the tattoo artists perspective. This is the first in a series of crazy stories documenting the everyday happenings in a real street shop, all of which are real and only ever so slightly exaggerated to show detail. Misspelled names, strange requests, loss of bowel control... You know, the usual. Don't let the television fool you, this is what really goes down in tattoo parlors.
If you enjoyed Sean Hobden's Tales from the old school of tattooing you will enjoy this. This A4 book is a collection of traditional hand painted flash and folk art in full colour with the designs described from a traditional old school tattooist's point of view rather than a journalist's. The book contains more than thirty sheets of saleable fun to do fast walk in flash along with a few of the authors old photos and memories making this book more than just a flash book. It gives a small glimpse into the golden years of tattooing. As well as an insight into late 20th century tattooing the author also shares his thoughts on how he sees the future of modern tattooing. Sean Hobden has been tattooing his whole adult life and made a career of fast walk in tattooing. He entered the trade tattooing queues of soldiers on army payday giving him a solid grounding in this almost lost method of tattooing. He was fortunate to be accepted into the old school inner circles of the day at the very beginning of his long career giving him access to the minds of the early pioneers of tattooing. Now in the 21st century fast walk in tattooing is virtually dead but now that Sean is semi retired he is able to continue his first love of fast walk in tattooing. "I am passionate about keeping tattoo folk art alive and promoting the fact that tattooing should be fun" Fast walk in tattooing "Who's next?........If you are of sober mind and wish to cross my palm with silver step this way sir!"
London, Brighton, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, New York, LA, Melbourne
Author: Alice Snape
Publisher: Random House
Celebrate your uniqueness. Inspiring and captivating, Tattoo Street Style is a tribute to creativity and self-expression, a celebration of body, beauty and style, a manifesto for redefining the rules. Over four hundred original portraits capture extraordinary tattooed people from around the world, in New York, LA, Melbourne, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, London and Brighton. A curated and eclectic snapshot of today’s modern tattoo culture. Features profiles and interviews with some of the world’s most creative and exciting artists and studios. Also includes comprehensive infographic-style directories; perfect if you’re looking for inspiration.
Terry Ryan was poised to take the hockey world by storm when he was selected eighth overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1995 NHL draft, their highest draft pick in a decade. Expected to go on to become a hockey star, Ryan played a total of eight NHL games for the Canadiens, scoring no goals and no assists: not exactly the career he, or anyone else, was expecting. Though Terry's NHL career wasn't long, he experienced a lot and has no shortage of hilarious and fascinating revelations about life in pro hockey on and off the ice. In Tales of a First-Round Nothing, he recounts fighting with Tie Domi, partying with rock stars, and everything in between. Ryan tells it like it is, detailing his rocky relationship with Michel Therrien, head coach of the Canadiens, and explaining what life is like for a man who was unprepared to have his career over so soon.
It is estimated that some three million people died in the Soviet forced-labour camps of Kolyma, in the northeastern area of Siberia. Shalamov himself spent seventeen years there, and in these stories he vividly captures the lives of ordinary people caught up in terrible circumstances, whose hopes and plans extended to further than a few hours This new enlarged edition combines two collections previously published in the United States as Kolyma Tales and Graphite.