From traditional to nu-school, from full-on Oriental colour back pieces to more subtle black and grey, from photograph quality realism to the more abstract avant garde with some Pollock style splashes of colour, it was all there for the taking.
– Sarah Corbett-Batson reporting from the Great British Tattoo Show at London’s Alexander Palace.
Photos by Carl Byron Batson. Not to be reproduced without express prior permission.
Photographer, published poet, former party animal, body builder, grave robber
to the stars and renowned chainsaw juggler, Carl can often be spotted on his
Harley Davidson pretending to be in Terminator 2. He is also frequently seen in
the press pits of old London town, camera in hand, avoiding being hit by bottles
of wee and crippling his opposition with secret Kung Fu moves.