Ed Hardy tiger for Oliver. Thanks for getting tattooed!! Too much fun with this one. Done at my beautiful shop, @modernclassictattoo #modernclassictattoo #fulham #london #londontattooer
Ed Hardy tattoo flash tiger from a few days ago. Come get something cool! @modernclassictattoo
Banner for @londontattooconvention coming along nicely @modernclassictattoo #modernclassictattoo #fulham #londontattooconvention
Been having a blast recently tattooing some bad ass lady heads and angry snakes, if you wanna get tattooed, give us a call at the studio Tue-Sat 11-7pm, thanks!
So! it’s been a rollercoaster ride since we opened our doors back in November! Been a busy bee and to reward you all for your patience, here’s a tonne of work i’ve been busy busting out over the last few months!
If you wanna keep up to date with my current work follow me on Instagram (@valeriemodernclassic) and my twitter acc (@vvmodernclassic) to snap up last minute cancellations needing filled. Thanks!
Thank you Taki, Molly and the team for yet another unforgettable convention! Til next year!
I’m sure i’ve posted this backpiece before but this time I managed to get some better photos with a dark backdrop. Still one of my favourites, based on a classic.
After a glorious 7 years learning and having fun at Frith street tattoo, it is now time for both myself and Stewart to fly the nest.
We are excited to announce the opening of our very own shop happening November 5th. We will have Stewart ‘Soap’ Mckellor join the team full time and Olly Streeter and Dan Hague will be with us part time.
We hope to have time to offer walk ins on the opening day itself, we will also have Tshirts for sale at the shop (and online even earlier) so come on down to say hello to our new home!
Thank you Dante and everyone of the extended FST family for making the last few years the best ever. Here’s to what’s yet to come!
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346 North End road,
020 7386 3252
I’ve been getting asked a lot of about tattoo aftercare recently and thought I should make another post about it.
First things first, don’t listen to your friends! I cannot even count how many horror stories have unfolded with the whole ‘My friend said to….’ Also don’t waste your time scouring tattoo forums, there will be grains of truth here and there but what it comes down to is that you have to keep your fresh tattoo clean and dry above all.
You could literally not use any cream and your new tattoo would still heal perfectly! Your skin is one of the cleverest, strongest organs you have, it knows how to heal itself perfectly well and doesn’t need much help other than keeping the area clean and dry.
Let me give you a clear example: your scrape your knee, would you keep putting creams on it, several times a day for 2 weeks? or just wash the wound and keep it dry and comfortable? I think the answer is obvious
I recommend that my customers keep their fresh tattoo clean by washing it with a high quality natural soap (no nasties, no moisturizing agents, no antibacterial non sense, no chemicals) and some hot water to open up the pores and really get in there. You only gotta do this a couple of times a day for the first week while the tattoo naturally dries out and begins to scab. You can ease off the cleaning routine by the times the scabs have formed.
By this point, your skin might start feeling a little dry and that’s normal, so maybe apply a little plain moisturizer (e45 or cocoa butter is great) once a day tops, and even then make sure it’s all absorbed otherwise wipe the excess off to stop it attracting dust and dirt. Sometimes your skin feels fine and you might not even need to moisturize the tattoo at all, I find different areas of the body need it and other do not.
The soap I recommend (and use both at home and work) is Dr Bronner’s Magic soaps, either the liquid kind or the soap bars. They are totally natural, scented with natural oils (apart from the unscented ‘baby mild’ one), organic, fair-trade, bio-degradable and your skin will totally love it. They also come in recycled plastic bottles for the green minded consumer.
I find it washes right through that horrible first-couple-of-days ‘gunk’ leaving your tattoo fresh feeling and deep-clean. Most other soaps I’ve tried fail at that because brands try to add synthetic moisturizer agents to their product and they just seem to slide around not getting a proper deep clean the fresh tattoo demands.
I cannot stress enough how keeping your tattoo clean is so much more important than whatever cream does this or that. Always discuss your after-care routine with your tattooer, if in doubt this way has always worked for my tattoos (after countless different ways I’ve tried through the ages) and my customers’.
Dr Bronner’s stockists in the UK: Dr Bronner’s website, some Holland & Barrett stores, some American Apparel stores, I’ve even had customers mention seeing them in some Tesco’s and local health food shops.
Here’s a little video I filmed with my phone, it’s my first one I’ve done and the quality is a bit low due to my settings, sorry! Will try harder next time.
The rib panels are on Paul who got them finished a few months ago, we have since started on his backpiece