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Tattoo Timelapses – Milano Tattoo Convention 2018

We filmed timelapses of Killer Ink Tattoo sponsored artists Lucas Ferreira, Jose Gonzalez and Mathieu Varga working on some killer tattoos at Milano Tattoo Convention 2018.

Check them all out below!

Lucas Ferreira

Brazilian-born artist Lucas Ferreira was working on a cool neo-traditional cat tattoo when we filmed him in Milan.

Jose Gonzalez

We caught Spanish tattooist Jose Gonzalez tattooing a dope “painter’s skull” at the 2018 Milano Tattoo Convention.

Mathieu Varga

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Magic Moon

Magic Moon is renowned as one of the best producers of tattoo needles and cartridges in the world, so let’s take a look at just what makes them so popular with tattoo artists.

Killer Ink Tattoo stocks a wide range of needles and cartridges from Magic Moon, each one manufactured to the highest quality by the German-based company.

Each Magic Moon needle and cartridge goes through rigorous quality control checks during and after the manufacturing process, resulting in a very reliable product of the highest professional standard.

It doesn’t matter what style you work with, as Killer Ink Tattoo stocks a large variety of configurations, tapers and sizes of Magic Moon needles and cartridge.

Magic Moon isn’t just about needles and cartridges, though, with the company offering a range of stainless steel grips, tips and backstems that fit various needle sizes.

Each stainless steel grip, tip and backstem from Magic Moon is made in Germany to the highest standard – as you’d come to expect!

Although it is best known for its high-quality tattoo needles and cartridges, Magic Moon has also manufactured a popular workstation for tattoo artists, known as the InkButler.

The Magic Moon InkButler can be adjusted and set-up exactly as you like it, so it makes long tattooing session easier!

There’s also separate smartphone and tablet mounts, sold separately, that allow you to have your reference close by at all times.

We could sit here and gush about Magic Moon’s products all day long, but don’t just take our word for it – have a browse of our site and make sure to give the needles and cartridges a try!

Stigma-Rotary® Stylist, Hyper V4 & Spear Reviews

We unbox and review Stigma-Rotary®’s three new tattoo machines, the Stylist, Hyper V4 and Spear, and talk you through their features.

Stigma-Rotary® Stylist

The Stigma-Rotary® Stylist is a pen-style tattoo machine that is compatible with all brands of cartridges, including Stigma®'s advanced cartridges and conventional cartridges - like Cheyenne or our own brand of Stellar Cartridges.

The Stigma® Stylist features a long ergonomic grip, 6W Swiss motor and an adjustable stroke length.

Stigma-Rotary® Hyper V4

Following on from the Hyper V3 is the Stigma-Rotary® Hyper V4, a smooth running and versatile hybrid tattoo machine.

Thanks to its universal screw-on connection, the Hyper V4 can be used with cartridge grips from all major brands!

The Stigma® Hyper V4 pushes standard needles and cartridges, while offering adjustable stroke length and give.

Stigma-Rotary® Spear

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Sponsored Artist of the Month – Lucas Ferreira

Born in Brazil and based in Portugal, Lucas Ferreira is an incredible tattoo artist that specialises in vibrant neo-traditional work.

Lucas started tattooing in his home country of Brazil back in 2012, taking an apprenticeship in the town where he was born, Vila Velha.

After working in a tattoo shop doing various admin roles, Lucas was asked by the owner whether he wanted to learn how to tattoo since he already knew the ins-and-outs of the store. A few tattoo sessions were attended by Lucas before realising that this was what he wanted to do with his life.

Years later, Lucas Ferreira found himself based in Portugal’s second-largest city, Porto, where he creates some of the best neo-traditional tattoos around.

Don’t just take our word for it, as Lucas has managed to amass a huge following on Instagram with his killer work!

To create his colourful neo-traditional pieces, Lucas uses supplies exclusively from Killer Ink Tattoo.

Make sure to catch more of Lucas Ferreira’s tattoos on his Facebook and Instagram pages!

Brighton Tattoo Convention 2018

Killer Ink Tattoo will be attending the 2018 Brighton Tattoo Convention and we hope to see you all there!

This year’s convention will take place at The Brighton Centre between February 24th and 25th, so make sure to keep those dates free in your diary!

The 11th annual Brighton Tattoo Convention will feature incredible tattoo artists from across the globe, including many Killer Ink sponsored artists.

As we did last year, we’ll have a stand at the convention full of the latest tattoo products, so make sure to come say hi and check out our new machines, cartridges, inks, and more!

We also have to give a shout out to the awesome poster for the 2018 Brighton Tattoo Convention, which was created by tattooist Emily Wood (@emblackheart).

Emily designed the poster using only two biro pens and a Skull Shoppe ‘Adult Female Caucasian’ skull supplied by Killer Ink as a reference!

We previously wrote a blog about our reference skulls if you’d like to learn more.

Stigma-Rotary® to Join Killer Ink at Milano Tattoo Convention 2018

We’re excited to announce that our good friends at Stigma-Rotary® will be joining us alongside our stand at the 2018 Milano Tattoo Convention!

This year’s Milano Tattoo Convention takes place at the Fiera Milano City exhibition centre between February 9th and 11th. Just like last year, Killer Ink Tattoo will be there to film all of the goings-on at the convention, so keep an eye out for our upcoming video!

Joining us at our stand will be the team from Stigma-Rotary®, who will be bringing along their new Hyper V4, Stylist and Spear tattoo machines. All of the machines will be available to buy on the day, so make sure you don’t spend all your Euros on gelato!

Check out our Stigma-Rotary® blog to learn more about its latest rotary tattoo machines!

Stigma® sponsored artist Uncl Paul Knows, who is known for his vibrant watercolour and sketchy tattoos, will be also be on-hand to demonstrate the new machines. You don’t want to miss him!

The Milano Tattoo Convention is not just the first date on our convention calendar, but it’s also one of the best and most exciting shows out there. This year is set to be even better than the last, so we can’t wait to see you all there!

A Quick Look Back at 2017…

2017 was a crazy year, everyone can agree on that. Thankfully Killer Ink Tattoo avoided any Hollywood-esque scandals and enjoyed a year full of new products, engaging videos, and exciting conventions!

We want to start off proceedings by talking about the Stellar Cartridges that Killer Ink Tattoo released last year.

Hot off the heels of our Precision Needle Cartridges, Killer Ink Tattoo Stellar Cartridges are high-quality and contain precision soldered needles. Stellar Cartridges feature a transparent housing that allows for complete visibility of the needle while tattooing.

Since release, we have received excellent feedback from artists using our Stellar Cartridges so we hope you give them a try too!

Aside from our own brand of products, we’ve got some incredible new tattoo supplies in stock this year.

We took delivery of the Spektra Xion, Inkjecta Flite Nano and Equaliser Proton/Mikron tattoo machines last year, while a killer new power supply came in the form of the Critical AtomX.

Over on the tattoo ink front, World Famous Ink released various Pro Artist ink sets, including four from Damian Gorski and one from Jay Freestyle, both Killer Ink Tattoo sponsored artists. We also received needles and cartridges from Magic Moon, along with KWADRON Cartridges and Cheyenne HAWK Craft Cartridges.

The start of 2017 saw supreme hustle Richie Bulldog team up with international tattoo artist El Whyner to release a range of new Luxury Hustle Wear designs. You can’t knock the hustle!

Away from new products, Killer Ink Tattoo grew its YouTube presence in 2017, releasing numerous new videos featuring our sponsored artists, friends and various European tattoo conventions.

We filmed our escapades at the Milano, Liverpool, Cantal, and London tattoo conventions, with our 2017 Milano Tattoo Convention video becoming our most-watched video on YouTube. Make sure to check it out!

We also shot interviews with many of our sponsored artists, including Ryan ‘The Scientist’ Smith, Thomas Carli-Jarlier, Coen Mitchell, Damian Gorski, Paul Talbot, and Alex Wright and Kyle ‘Egg’ Williams from Grindhouse Tattoo Productions.

Last summer, we headed down to London to film the first edition of the Kaos Theory Project, an ambitious event led by our sponsored artist Ryan Smith and featuring five other world class tattoo artists in a week of collaborations.

Joining Ryan for the Kaos Theory Project were our sponsored artists Jenna Kerr and Jay Freestyle, along with Benjamin Laukis, Jorge Becerra, and Julian Siebert.

We released interviews and footage from each collaboration, culminating in a final mini documentary that rounded-up the project.

But it wasn’t all work, work, work… we had some fun shooting a behind-the-scenes Halloween video with IT’s killer clown Pennywise, as well as releasing a Christmas feature with our good friend Richie Bulldog that was based on the famous yuletide poem ‘‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’.

Moving back to our website, we launched some new pages that will serve as great resources for artists.

Up first is the ‘conventions list’ page, which is a run-down of all conventions that Killer Ink Tattoo will attend in the year ahead, coupled with a list of those we attended previously.

Our latest page is ‘Killer Social’, were we feature tattoo artists that use our products to create their awesome work. If you’d like to be featured on the page, simply tag @killerinktattoo when sharing your tattoos on Instagram and use the hashtag #killerinktattoo.

Oh, and don’t forget to tag the specific products and ink colours you used! We display one of the products next to your tattoo so other artists can take inspiration for their next piece.

Well that seems like everything from 2017. Thank you for making it another killer year and we will continue to bring you great new products, engaging videos, and more in 2018!

Killer Range of Our Own Brand Products

You’ve seen all the usual suspects while shopping at Killer Ink Tattoo: Hustle Butter Deluxe, Stigma-Rotary®, Silverback Ink®, Dermalize… but have you checked out our killer range of own brand products?

We stock a wide selection of Killer Ink hygiene products, including our sleek Black Line aprons, clip cord covers, machine bags, and barrier grip sleeves. Not only will they keep your supplies hygienic, but they also look, in our humble opinion, cooler than the other side of your pillow!

Last year, we also launched our Killer Ink Stellar Cartridges, which have received excellent feedback from artists who have used them!

Our Stellar Needle Cartridges are high-quality cartridges containing precision soldered needles. The transparent cartridge allows for complete visibility of the needle while tattooing. Available in round liner, round shader, magnum, and soft edge magnum configurations.

We also offer Killer Ink Precision Needle Cartridges and our own brand of tattoo needles, all of which go through rigorous quality control checks to ensure that they meet your standards every time and are of the highest quality.

If you’re using our tattoo needles, make sure to check out our Premium Disposable Tubes – ergonomically designed and durable, with a premium feel and complete visibility while tattooing. If cartridges are more your forte, then keep an eye out for our upcoming Premium Disposable Cartridge Tubes!

Our range of own brand products doesn’t end there, as we have many other supplies for our artists, from massage tables and chairs to smaller items like grip wrap, ink caps, foam cleanse, and green soap.

We also offer a Killer Ink convention kit containing all the essentials for an artist travelling to a tattoo convention.

Mark Bester & The Tattoo Academy

We headed up to Stockton-on-Tees at the end of 2017 to catch up with our sponsored artist Mark Bester at his Marked for Life tattoo studio.

While we were there, we filmed him leading a 'colour techniques' workshop for The Tattoo Academy.

Run by Mark and based in his studio, The Tattoo Academy offers higher education (practical and theory) for professional tattoo artists, as well as painting and design seminars and workshops.

Give it a watch!

Mark Bester is a multi-award-winning tattoo artist that specialises in colour realism, although he is equally adept with black and grey work.

Last year’s Tatcon Blackpool saw Mark take home an impressive haul of five trophies, including ‘Best Female Composition’ and ‘2nd Best of Show’.

Check out more of Mark Bester’s work on Facebook and Instagram. To follow the latest updates from The Tattoo Academy, head over to their Facebook and Instagram pages.

Sponsored Artist of the Month – Q Tattoo

Dongkyu Lee, aka Q Tattoo, is a Korean tattoo artist that creates vibrant, jaw-dropping pieces that have made him one to watch on social media.

After spending time in his home country’s national army, Q Tattoo went back to art school before gaining an interest in tattooing. He later approached well-known Korean tattoo shop Tattoo Korea who took him on as their apprentice.

It was there that he met fellow realism artist Seunghyun Jo and was convinced by him to make his first move to Toronto, Canada to continue his tattooing journey.

With tattooing being illegal in South Korea, Dongkyu Lee now finds himself travelling the world and guesting at studios under the moniker Q Tattoo.

Specialising in realism, Q Tattoo is equally as comfortable working on a vibrant colour piece as he is producing eye-catching black and grey work.

Q Tattoo creates his pieces using Intenze Tattoo Ink, Kwadron needles, Hustle Butter Deluxe and Electrum Stencil Primer, all supplied by Killer Ink Tattoo.

Make sure to check out Q Tattoo’s latest work on his Facebook and Instagram pages.

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