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To celebrate friday the 13th this year (as there are 3) i will be doing tattoos for £13 from a specially draw flash sheet, the first sheet for January is here.

tattoos are one per customer, same size and no changes.

come get yours at:

Needlework tattoo, guildford road, lighwater, surrey

Just off the m3 free parking, chances are we will be working late!

Back in the uk limited spaces!

Well my world travels have been most fruitful and enjoyable and as such i will be continuing to travel throughout 2012.

I will be heading to mainland europe working conventions and guestspots, a full list of countrys, dates and locations is now on the very cleverly titled “dates and conventions” page on the main menu click to have a look and i’ll see ya on the road!

I will however be back in the UK for a few weeks in January/February working at needlework tattoo in lightwater, just of the m3, so if you would like a tattoo before i leave please drop me an email or call the shop.

Spaces are limited so email and book in to avoid dissapointment


Hello New Zealand!

I have finally arrived in the very beautiful New Zealand, i am only here for a few weeks and i will be working in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, i am only in each shop for a limited time so email me or the shop to get in for a booking!!!!!

Epic Ink, Christchurch Oct 12th-15th, phone: 03 354 9201 www.epicink.co.nz

Alc Headquarters, Wellington Nov 3rd-8th, phone 04 384 1868 www.alcapparel.com

Two hands tattoo, Auckland Nov 15th-25th, phone (09) 376 6999 www.twohandstattoo.com

Auckland tattoo convention Nov 26th & 27th, http://aucklandtattoocon.co.nz

Auckland tattoo convention

I am excited to say i will be working the Auckland international tattoo convention this year, held 26th & 27th November. There are goin to be some rad artists working so check out the website and grab your tickets!

I am working alongside the guys from two hands tattoo. If you would like to book in to get a tattoo at the show then please send me an email iknowcraig@hotmail.com


goodnight Australia stay classy!

So I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who got tattooed, bought paintings, bought prints and hung out with me during my year in Australia, it has been really mind blowing and a great experience. I would especially like to thank AJ in Perth, the happy dayze crew in Lilydale, Narelle and Dean and everyone at High St tattoo Shepparton, the guys at the Inker kelvin grove, Mez and everyone at True Love, the boys at Obsession Ink in Cairns, Chris and everyone at Tattoo Power Canberra, Jane and everyone at Platinum Ink, Sydney. Luke Muller, good friend, gent and inspiration, Max Feconda, Mr.Encre, Jason at paradise city, Sam Rulz, Mick Squires and Kitty, lucky diamond Rich, Bev Robinson, Suzi Q , Claire Reid, Ness at inked magazine for the interview, all the tattoo magazines that published my work over the last year, thank you all very much and i hope to see you all again soon. here is a picture of me getting my last tattoo in Australia by Bev “Cindy Ray” Robinson.

I will now be travelling seeing some of the work and having a thing called a “vacation” i will be back in the uk in january if you would like a tattoo please email me iknowcraig@hotmail.com i will be working at needlwork tattoo then hitting the road again, for info visit the “dates & conventions” page!

July/August magazine features

If you head down the newsagents this month pickup a copy of Tattoo revival, Tattz or Tattoo Expo magazines, i have a couple of pages of my work published in Tattz and Tattoo expo and a few pictures working at various conventions this year in Tattoo revival.

I want to say a huge Thank you to all the Australian magazines and magazine editors that have done features, interviews and published my work since i have been out in your beautiful country.

see you all at the Melbourne expo!!!!

Melbourne tattoo expo

The good folk who organise the sydney tattoo expo are now bringing the show to melbourne in september, the dates ar 16th-18th at the melbourne exhibition centre, very close to the crown casino and melbourne cbd.

Its the first one and if its half as good as sydney was this year im sure i’ll have an awesome time.

this is the last convention i am working in australia before i head back to europe, I have some spaces left so if you would like to get tattooed drop me an email


Best of day at PTAA

I had a very enjoyable weekend working at the ptaa tweed heads tattoo convention, i met some awesome people and did some awesome tattoos!

The stormtrooper tattoo i did on saturday won best of day which i am stoked with, it was a super cool idea for a tattoo and came out sweet!

I have bookings available for the melbourne tattoo expo in september which will be my last convention in australia before i leave in october!

Obsession ink Guestspot

I will be working up in Cairns at Obsession ink (formerly Cairns tattoo emporium) for a few days in august.

August 4th-5th-6th & 11th-12th-13th

Adress: 5/87 Lake St, Cairns, 4870 call: (07) 40315534


Platinum Ink Sydney Guestspot

I will be working with Jane and the crew at platinum ink from 23rd August until the 27th August, I am expecting to be quite busy so please email me if you would like a tattoo done! www.platinumink.com.au

430 Parramatta Road, Petersham NSW 204

True Love Tattoo Guestspot

Well what can I say, I love brisbane it is my favourite city in australia so far and I am extending my stay here until the end of July.

So I will be working with the awesome guys an gals at true love tattoo in sherwood through June and July, so come down and get tattooed!

465 Oxley Road
Sherwood QLD 4075
(07) 3379 2999


Australia/Nz Inked

People of australia go out and pickup this months issue of australia/nz inked magazine from your local newsagents.

I have had a few pages of work in various magazines since i have been in Australia but this is the first interview and first time i have been named on the front cover!

There is a lovely three page feature with lots of my work aswell as the interview.

thanks to Ness for sorting it out and running the article!

The Inker Guestspot

So Brisbane is the next port of call after the sydney tattoo expo, we will be arriving

in town on the 19th of march for the logan show and should be around for a few months, so the perfect tim

e to get a nice sized piece or some multiple sittings from me!

I will be working with the guys at the Inker studio address:

Shop 2 183 Kelvin Grove Road Kelvin Grove 4059


Tweed Heads tattoo Convention

so conventions here seem to be like buses, you dont do one for ages then they all come at once! i am excited to say i will be working the PTAA’s Tweed heads convention this year which is may 27th-29th.

held a twin towns services club, its on the border of queensland and new south wales. Rooms are available at the venue and entrance to the show is $20 per day

if you fancy getting tattooed then drop me an email and tell me what you fancy getting, and i can book you in!

doors open at 10am each day.

for more info call 0266218020

Logan Tattoo & Art exhibition

I have just been confirmed for the 9th annual Logan tattoo and art exhibition, i will not be tattooing but i will have some of my original paintings for sale and in the exhibition, i will also be selling my new sets of flash, sketchbooks and t-shirts.

Its an exciting event focusing on tattoo as an art form and showcasing art by tattooers.

Aswell as an art exhibition there is live art fusion, 28 category tattoo competitions, “Ink off’s” between the working artists and much more!

Held at Acacia Ridge Hotel on March 19th, Beaudesert Road, Acacia Ridge, Brisbane, Queensland

Open 10-00AM
Registration by 12-00PM
Judging 2-30PM

High St tattoo, Shepparton

I will be doing a short guest spot at high st tattoo in Shepparton vic on my way through to Sydney in march.

I will be working with the crew on march 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th

their address is: 70 High Street, Shepparton Vic 3630, call : 5821 9993 for appointments!


Happy Dayze Guest Spot

I will be doing a guest spot with the lads at Happy Dayze tattoo in Lilydale for the next couple of weeks, its only a short distance from central Melbourne.

If you would like some work done while i am still in melbourne then drop me an email, i am in Melbourne until February 28th, its not long so hit me up an i can fit you in!

the shop address is shop 26, Hardy st, Lilydale, Vic 3140

Sydney Tattoo Expo

Not long now until the sydney tattoo expo, after a very busy weekend at the rites of passage tattoo festival in Melbourne we are now super excited for the sydney show, i still have some spots left for tattoos so if you fancy getting something drop me a line i have had a fair few emails after this weekends show so get in quick! i will also have some new paintings for sale.


Skin deep column

I am proud to say I am now writing a monthly travel diary for skin deep magazine, it will be running through 2011 and follow my tattooing adventures across Australia.

The first installment hit newstands at the beginning of January in issue 194 which a lot of you have seen and thank you for your kind words of encouragement.

Hopefully i will get to write about all aspects of the tattoo industry in Australia city to city across the outback and view it from an artists point of view, the industry here is growing and seems to be very exciting at the minute, with many things changing and moving forward.

There are some exciting things planned for the magazine under new editor Sion Smith, so make sure you pickup a copy!

Rites of passage tattoo festival Melbourne

Aswell as the sydney tattoo expo, i can now confirm i will be attending the 2011 Rites of

Passage tattoo and arts festival.

it is held in Melbourne on the 28-29-30 January 2011, at the Royal Exhibition Building.

It has a strong programme of arts, entertainme

nt and education, it is also promoting natural and organic tattoo supplies and 100% of the profits made from the festival will go towards buying agricultural land, which will be replanted with native rainforest.

If you would like to make an appointment with me for this or the sydney convention then please feel free to drop me and email to discuss your idea!


Tattoo expo issue 6

So i have settled in perth well and im busy getting on with buisness as usual at the shop, tattooing and painting! I went to the newsagents to check out some of the tattoo magazines over here and found out i have some of my work featured in the current issue of tattoo expo magazine, issue 6 is available throughout australia at all good newsagents priced $7.95 pick up a copy an check out the selection of my work in there! I also still have some appointments available for the rites of passage tattoo festival, and limited spaces left at the sydney expo so drop me a line if you want some work done!

Tattoo Affair perth

I am very pleased to say i will be working at Aj’s Tatttoo affair in perth until January, if you fancy some work then please drop me a line via the contact page or contact the shop directly, here is the info:

370c Canning Hwy

Como WA 6152,

the studio number is (08) 9313 1022

Skin deep issue 189

So time to blow my own trumpet for a minute and make myself feel big, clever and important!

If you grab a copy of this months issue of skin deep magazine (sept 10 issue) there is a cool picture of me tattooing at the reading convention and a mention of Ouch tattoo in the accompanying article.

Reading was Probably my favourite convention to work at this year, i had a great time.

Not much other news to report at the moment, just been working hard painting lots and preparing for my trip to australia, if you want a tattoo before i leave drop me a message via the contact page!

City Of Steel Tattoo convention

so this will be my last tattoo con

vention this year in the UK before i leave for australia.

situated ooop north near sheffield and rotherham, its a one day show, i will be attending and raising some hell with my portuguese buddy Paulo Madeira.

this will be your last

opportunity to get a tattoo from me before i leave so if you have a nice piece you fancy getting then send me an email via the contact page!

visit the websit and see who else is working this year:


Reading Tattoo Convention

So after a very successful weekend at bournemouth ink at the end of may, i am pleased to announce i will be attending the first ever reading tattoo convention! it will be held on sunday 20th June, at the rivermead centre, 12 midday till late. i will be with ouch working alongside my portuguese counterpart Paulo Madiera.

Tickets are available from no limits tattoo http://www.nolimitstattooing.co.uk/

If you would like to get a tattoo by me at the show please contact me via ouch or the contact page on here!

Bournemouth tattoo convention


Exciting news, i will be working with OUCH at this years 2nd bournemouth tattoo convention, which is held at the bournemouth B.I.C

Held on the 29th and 30th may, i will be working alongside Dariusz binienda and some of the other ouch crew

if you would like an appointment for the show drop me and email!!



I have been confirmed to tattoo at this years spring fever bike show.

14/15/16 may at warmwell holiday resort in Dorset!

The show is run by New Forest Harley owners group and has some cracking entertainment, should be a great weekend! see you there!


Craigylee.com goes live! My name Is Craigy Lee, I am a tattoo artist from London England,

currently working at Ouch Tattoo in Ealing west London.

we’re situated on the central line of the underground and a few minutes from junction 2 of the m4.