Tattoos are a brilliant form of self expression. They reveal people's passions, traumas, and the time they got drunk in Benidorm. From tramp stamps to tribal tatts, Pete Wicks explores tattoos and what they represent in people's lives. In this podcast, Pete speaks to people with extreme tattoos, celebrities with remarkable ink stories and the artists behind the craft.
Episode 8: Doc Price
For the final episode of my podcast it felt only right to have the oldest tattoo artist in the world on to chat to me. Doc Price is 87 years old and has seen it all. We chat about how the tattoo industry has changed over the years and the strangest tattoos he’s done. Then he tattoos me, you’re not going to quite believe what I got! Sam Thompson & Lockie also share their reaction to my new ink! If you've enjoyed this series then please leave a comment on my Instagram, i'd love to hear from you.
Episode 7: Alice Perrin
For my penultimate episode I asked the lovely Alice Perrin from Tattoo Fixers to join me in the podcast studio. We chat about the beautiful art that she has created for her clients, why she likes tattooing women and the most shocking tattoo request she’s ever had.. I was left gobsmacked… I think it’s worse than Sketch's bumhole story - you’ve been warned! Head on over to @entalehq to listen!
Episode 6: James Lock AKA Lockie
Today Pete sits down with a man who doesn't need much of an introduction, his best friend James Lock AKA Lockie. If you've seen Lockie before, you're probably thinking: "He doesn't have tattoos, does he?" Well you're about to be surprised. Apparently what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas. To see all of the behind-the-scenes photos of Lockie's tatts, listen on the Entale app.
Ep 5: Tattoo Fails & Tattoo Lasering
This is a funny one guys. A while ago I called out on my stories to find people with the worst and funniest tattoo stories and I've interviewed some of the best ones on today’s podcast episode! I then decide who is worthy of getting their tattoo lasered off for free, so listen in to find out who I choose. I also pop by to Pulse Light Clinic to learn more about the process and try a bit of lasering myself - ouch!
Ep 4: Kris Hallenga
At just 23 years old Kris Hallenga was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. Kris realised that so many young women aren’t aware that they too could get breast cancer, so she started a charity called CoppaFeel! while undergoing treatment! After having a mastectomy Kris decided to get a tattoo of a tightrope walker balancing along her chest as a way to celebrate rather than hide her scar. I can't wait for you all to hear this amazing and inspiring story.
Ep 3: Sketch
On this episode I speak to the brilliant Sketch who is one of the leading tattoo artists on E4s Tattoo Fixers. He chats to me about how he got discovered for the show and the ups and downs that have come with it. He also talks about his very own tattoo love story & shares with me some pretty outrageous tattoo stories. While this is going on Vee from last week's show is tattooing my leg and then once we finish the interview Sketch also tattoos me. All pictures will be shown during the episode - enjoy!
Ep 2: Vee Takaloo
Strap yourself in for a wild tattoo story today... this time from behind bars. Pete is talking all about prison tattoos with the award-winning tattooist, Vee Takaloo. Vee tells Pete about having to flee his birth country as a child, growing up in poverty and eventually landing himself in prison. While there, Vee learned how to tattoo and had to get creative with his equipment (his prison tattoo gun may or may not involve a toothbrush). Now on the outside, Vee's built two successful businesses for himself and is raking in the awards for his black and grey realism work. To see all of the behind-the-scenes photos of Vee's tatts, listen on the Entale app.
Ep 1: Sam Thompson
To kick things off, Pete sits down with his friend and Made in Chelsea star, Sam Thompson. Sam walks Pete through all his tattoos, sharing the stories behind them (and the regrets too). From an ex-girlfriend's initials to a suspicious looking wand, Sam's got plenty to discuss, and Pete got a putdown for it all. To see behind-the-scenes photos of all of the tatts Sam and Pete talk about in the episode, listen on the Entale app.
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