Welcome to the new edition of our annual update!
Almost twenty years since the first appearance of this publication in Europe, you can see as you flick through the pages of the latest edition how the response from tattoo artists is as enthusiastic as ever. Today, when you can find anything and everything on the social networks, and things seem to change in the space of a story on a mobile phone, the Yearbook still occupies a place of honour in the world of tattoo, thanks to the way in which the printed page immortalises and documents the images in real time.
You will come across familiar faces, institutions in their own right of British and Irish tattoo, for whom the Yearbook is the perfect place to showcase their ongoing experiments and consolidated styles. And alongside these, you will see new faces, maybe ones you have already encountered on social media, but who make their first appearance here on the printed page.
You will find an inexhaustible medley of tattoo, with the classical icons of Japanese, Traditional, Horror, Lettering, Black and Grey, and Ornamental. You will see new cross-contaminations of styles and find out for yourself if there are any preferences which the 2018 Yearbook happens to report, highlighting current trends and tastes… if you love tattoos you can’t absolutely miss the new UK & Ireland Yearbook 2018-2019!