Red Hot and Blue Tattoo, Edinburgh
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paul red hot and blue.jpg
We just got into beautiful Cobh in County Cork, Ireland for the Traditional Tattoo & World Culture Festival this weekend, and the artists are all artists pouring in. Just saw the wonderful Colin Dale of Skin & Bone Tattoo in Denmark, whose Nordic dotwork is spectacular. We also got to hang with Cammy of Divine Canvas on the flight over from Edinburgh, Scotland. [Air Lingus unintentionally(?) grouped the tattooed freaks together on the plane, so the party has started early.]

Brian and I decided to fly into Edinburgh, Scotland for a couple days of sightseeing before the fest and on our itinerary was Red Hot & Blue Tattoo, Paul Slifer's shop, which is home to a number of stellar tattooists. [Paul's work is shown above]

Ok, when I visit tattoo studios and I'm not getting tattooed, I never want to take artists' time away from work and nerd out on them, but the Red Hot & Blue crew were so gracious with my geekiness. Jason aka Zig Zag, had just finished a piece, so he had time to chat and we got to look through all their great portfolios, so I wanted to give a shout out to the shop and say thanks for the hospitality.

Here are just snippets of work from the Red Hot & Blue artists.

jason aka zig zag.jpgHand tattoo by Jason, aka Zig Zag, of Red Hot & Blue Tattoo.

Ian red hot and blue tattoo.jpgBackpiece by Ian McAlister, Red Hot & Blue Tattoo, Edinburgh.

sarah red hot and blue tattoo.jpgSarah Schor tattoo, Red Hot & Blue Tattoo, Edinburgh.

hot damn!
that is some awesomely unique stuff!! love it!

safe travels!

Cobh is amazing! Eat some seafood, drink some beers.. and whiskey. Possibly super jealous at the moment.


Crazy! But I like it ;)

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