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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Store & Tattoo Studio

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For those of you who dont know I am from up North, living now in Newcastle and for most of my working life based in Middlesbrough. I have worked for Triads, Psyche, Van Mildert, Cruise and owned my own streetwear store which are a few of the most well regarded stores within the UK fashion industry and I have always shouted that the North East is busting at the seams with creative people.

Two of them are Andrew Wetherell and Anthony Wilkinson, who I have known for a pretty long time.. Contradictory to the book by Robert Louis Stephenson, that explores both good and evil, life and death and the duality of human nature, in Andrew and Anthony it was a meeting of minds. Life long best friends always sharing a vision and excitement for all things original, different, quirky and out of the ordinary. Which is exactly what hits you once you step through the door. The decor is amazing with vinatge cabinets, stuffed animals and all storts of things that look like they have come from a 60’s hammer horror film set a bit like a Old Curosity Shop…right up my street!

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Then we have the tattoo studio, Anthony is a self taught tattooist with a unique sense of style specialising in intricate dot and line work, taking influence and inspiration from the likes of victorian illustration, old copper plate engravings, vintage and geomectric designs. Rather than allowing you to be impulsive in your design choices, some of which you may come to regret, following a thorough consultation where Anthony will get to know you, your individual tastes and styles, he will design a bespoke piece of art for you that you will still love in years to come.

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Finally you have the clothing side of things Hand picked rare vintage menswear… from work wear, rare military,  denim, outerwear to Americana & Rare sportwear which the likes of Levi’s Edwin, Polo, RRL, Woolrich, Baracuta, Adidas, LL Bean all make an appearance.  Check them out with their details below.

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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, 11-13 Baker Street, Middlesbrough,

http://drjekyllandmrhyde.co.uk   :Tattoo Studio Gallery

http://drjekyllandmrhydeclothing.bigcartel.com/ :Clothing Webstore

https://www.facebook.com/DrJekyllAndMrHydeClothing :Facebook

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How to Make a Jailhouse Tattoo Machine

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Firstly don’t try this at home! The Vans Syndicate ‘Zine is always good when it comes to providing great original imagery, but they take a different route this time with an educational step-by-step guide on how to make a jailhouse tattoo machine. With the assistance of Fabian Alomar and his friend Trouble, Vans was able to put together a thorough documentation of the process recorded both visually and verbally culminating with an actual tattoo being given from the homemade machine.

Check the full instructions here

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Rick Genest Chasing a World Record

If you dont know who Rick Genest is read this first

Rick Genest, also known as Zombie boy wants to make the title official by chasing a Guiness World record…or two. Check out the New York Times Interview with him explaining why its so important to him.

“I wanted to leave no doubt. After this particular session, which lasted six hours, I was leaving for Milan to get checked by Guinness World Records, and I was going to make sure that nothing was going to come between me and the records for the most tattooed bones and most tattooed insects. I was awarded two medals, so the trip was successful. So far, I’ve spent 300 hours, give or take, to look like the living dead. I hope to be done by the fall or winter. In the meantime, I’m busy working. The day this photo was taken, I had three interviews set up, and I was preparing for a tattoo show. I perform in Lucifer’s Blasphemous Mad Macabre Torture Carnival all over Canada, and I model for Thierry Mugler, which is where Lady Gaga found me for her ‘‘Born This Way’’ video. Why did I decide to embark on this project? I guess I didn’t really think it over. Kids and tattoos, you know.”

Source: NY Times