Mid winter madness.

Hello all,

Firstly please allow me to apologise for my laziness.  I have not posted on here for so long.  This could be due to a combination of the cold weather, laziness and generally not having that much to say but I am not going to over analize.  I have also been building myself a website you can see at www.tattoosbyharry.com

Anyway I’ll try not to prattle on for too long so as to bore.

Ely has  now left to travel around South America for a couple of months.  I’m missing her wisdom and friendly smile a great deal.  She will be back in January though so that will be a relief.

Before she left we got the chance to tattoo each other at least.  While out drinking a while back we mentioned how although being a good idea we never drink enough water in between alcoholic drinks as subsequently get back hangovers.  An H2O tattoo where it can be seen on ones drinking hand seemed to be a solution to the problem, and I must say since having it done I am more conscious of drinking water whether with booze or otherwise.

While the weather was still not too cold I popped up to see Dave, a good friend of mine who first set me on the path to tattooing.  As you can see he was pleased to see me.

I’d forgotten but one of the first tattoos I did on him (and perhaps one of the first I did on anyone), was on his palm so I thought I’d take a photo of it.  I am quite amazed it is still looking ok.  You can see what it is anyway so that’s not too bad.

I did offer to touch it up for him but he told me to fuck off.

I’ve been trying my own hand at a few inside of the hand tattoos recently.  Very tricky but I’m hoping to get better.  Here is one I did on my friend Kirsty a couple of months ago anyway which I’m pretty happy with.

We have had a few changes in the shop of late.  The outside has been painted and the inside is being done up soon which will be great as it has been the same for ages and a change is needed.

We also have a new artist in residence!  Julia has made what I would describe as the wise decision to up sticks from Hong Kong and move back to good old blighty.  I’m glad she did as like the new lick of paint she has brought a little more colour to the shop.  She is also very much a tattooist, whereas I am not really a tattooist but rather someone who does tattoos.

Julia tends to specialise in bold new school tattoos with lots of colour which balances out James realistic black and grey work and my chintzy art wank.  You can check out here work at http://www.monkeysandink.blogspot.com/ so please do just that.

Spent an enjoyable Sunday afternoon just gone in Highgate with the lovely Brooke and the delectable Irene.  A mixture of walking and taking tea.  I do so love the drippy blue evenings of November and December, and finding oneself in one is always made twice as nice if one knows that there is a pleasant tea house or pub just round the corner.  Of which Highgate has both!

Once again dear friends my humblest appologies for leaving such a gap between posts.

Until next time…MERRY CHRISTMAS!


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