UK Tattoo Magazine Things & Ink Announce Next Exhibition: The Archive

Following the success of their last exhibition, Miniature Ink, Things & Ink announced the details of their next event this week.

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The Archive will open on Thursday 31 March at The Circle in Soho, London, and it will run for two weeks.

The exhibition will see Things & Ink magazine covers turned into original works of art by people who have graced the pages of the magazine over the years.

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Cover decorated by tattoo artist Abbie Williams. #thingsandink #tiarchive #AbbieWilliams
Cover decorated by tattoo artist Abbie Williams. #thingsandink #tiarchive #AbbieWilliams

But Things & Ink Editor Alice Snape isn’t just holding the exhibition to celebrate an amazing past three years (and 12 issues) but also to raise awareness for The One Love Project, with profits from sales being donated to the project that helps under-privileged children in Pushkar, India.

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Designed by Gem Carter, Photo: Instagram @gemcartertattoo. #thingsandink #tiarchive #GemCarter
Designed by Gem Carter, Photo: Instagram @gemcartertattoo. #thingsandink #tiarchive #GemCarter

The Archive will showcase the breadth and variety of artistic talent within the tattoo community. 

With more than 120 contributing artists from across the globe, each of the covers will be auctioned off in a silent auction that will run across the course of the exhibition.

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Cover by Hollie West, photo Instagram @hollietoldmeto. #thingsandink #tiarchive
Cover by Hollie West, photo Instagram @hollietoldmeto. #thingsandink #tiarchive

Each contributing artist has been sent a back issue at random, and there is no brief. They simply have to turn the cover of the magazine into an original work of art by using a medium of their choice.

The exhibition will run from Thursday 31 March until Sunday 17 April, and the artwork will be on display at The Circle for the course if it. There will also be a flash day on a date to be confirmed, with tattoos by two of Things & Ink’s favourite cover stars Grace Neutral (The Modification Issue) and Emily Johnston (The Horror Issue).

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Cover by Meg Langdale, Instagram @lilacfault. #thingsandink #tiarchive #MegLangdale
Cover by Meg Langdale, Instagram @lilacfault. #thingsandink #tiarchive #MegLangdale

This archive event is going to be the first time that all of the magazine’s featured artists have participated in an exhibition together.

Exhibiting Artists: Cally Jo, Grace Neutral, Jondix, Bob Done, Rik Lee, Ashley Love, Shane Ivezic, Susanne Konig, Frederico Rabelo, Lianne Moule, Guy Le Tatooer, Mike Tea, James Hate, Robert A Borbas, Saschi McCormack, Antoine Larrey, Tina Lugo, Deno, Flo Nuttall, Rachel Baldwin, Brian Wilson, Emily Johnston, Claudia de Sabe, Drew Linden. Plus many more artists to be announced…

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Cover by Pedro Santos, photo from Instagram @pedrosantostattooer. #thingsandink #tiarchive
Cover by Pedro Santos, photo from Instagram @pedrosantostattooer. #thingsandink #tiarchive

You can see more covers in progress by searching the hashtag #tiarchive on social media.