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My first ever tattoo zine is coming soon

Photo: Zines created by Rope Press, Birmingham

Art zines created by Rope Press, Birmingham. Photo from Rope Press Facebook page.

I am excited to announce Inkluded’s first tattoo zine!

What’s a zine? A zine is self-published, non-profit, hand-made booklet, created by artists, writers, small brands or movements. They’re unpolished and unusual. They bring together words and images to send a strong message out into the world in an artistic way. Zines are made from hand and then photocopied – making them stand out from the crowd of commercial glossy magazines.

Over the last 19 months Inkluded has unintentionally grown to be a little community of wonderful individuals. My first ever zine will bring this group of people together into one raw, rough and ready booklet.

Inkluded has had just short of 500,000 visits since the site launched in November 2014. I now want to drag my little tattoo world off the internet and portray what I love about it in printed form.

Selected tattoo artists, bloggers, writers and enthusiasts that I have worked with are sending me bits of torn paper that will be complied together to become my zine. It will be a scrapbook of memories, random words, hand-written poems, typewriter notes, photographs, thoughts, illustrations, drawings and designs – an little abstract collection of ink.

The zines will be available from mid-August. I’ll be selling them online for a very small price!

I am not doing this to make money. Every penny I take goes back into promoting this website, products and the amazing artists behind it all. I am creating this zine to spread the word about what Inkluded does… my message is to invite the rest of the world to join this community too.

Inkluded’s tattoo zine will feature work, photos, words and ramblings from: Mike Love, Hannya Jayne, Shaun Williams, Samantha Pixie Robson, Lydia Amor, Daniel Potter, Clare Lambert, Kat Winifred, Dan Metcalfe, Fiona HambletonLady Chappelle, Josh Foster, Joanne Baker + more.

I will be sharing this whole zine-making process with you all over the coming months via social media.

If any tattoo artists would like to be involved with future zine projects or would like any copies for their studios please email hello@inkluded.co.uk

Photo: Zines created by Rope Press, Birmingham

Art zines created by Rope Press, Birmingham. Photo from Rope Press Facebook page.

Photo: Zines created by Rope Press, Birmingham

Art zines created by Rope Press, Birmingham. Photo from Rope Press Facebook page.

Zine 1

The Inkluded tattoo zine – teaser close-up of hand-written words.

Zine 2

The Inkluded tattoo zine – teaser close-up of hand-written words.

Zine 3

Tattoo drawings by Shaun Williams, Nebula Tattoo

Update 06/02/17:

Inkluded’s online store is now ran through Stag & Raven.

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