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For the man who has everything.

A ‘ronnie’ tatoo.

James Coffey writes:

I have organised a charity tattoo day this Saturday in conjunction with Craft Ink Tattoo Studio on Thomas Street in aid of the Movember Foundation.

We’ll be running a Movember Flash Tattoo Day with limited edition ‘tash tatts on offer all day for €50.

The Movember Foundation tackles prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention among men.

I’d guess that, unfortunately, all of us have been affected by the above in some way, whether it’s a friend, dad, brother or son.

Tattoos often allow men to express themselves in a way that talking can’t always do, and we’re hoping this will give them the opportunity to wear their Mo with pride.

Movember Charity Tattoo Day (Facebook events)


A clever placement by Brazilian tattoo artist Menace with two related perspectives of the same beetle, depending on the position of the recipient’s elbow.


The impressive ouevre of Sutherland Macdonald,  Britain’s first professional tattoo artist.

Having first encountered the art in the 1880s during his time in the army, Macdonald set up his parlour at the Hamam Turkish Baths at 76 Jermyn Street in London in 1889. For the next four years, it was the only place a chep (or doughty gel) could get properly inked-up anywhere in Blighty.