NYFW - What The Streets Are Saying

While we're gearing up for our first hop on the Fashion Week train next in London - we've been keeping our beady eye on what's happening the sartorial department over the pond. We've picked our favourite street style looks from NYFW so far, and styled them up with some CarterGore Killer.

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Sailor Jerry - A History / Inspiration

What's now referred to as the 'Traditional' Sailor tattoo, while still prolific in popularity today, has roots that dig deep into centuries worth of history. Endlessly inspired, we've dug into some of the key iconography of the style and the man who defined it all: Sailor Jerry. 

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Greek Adventures

Cathy and Gary said a pretty smug buh-bye and headed to their spiritual home Skiathos. But it's not all been beach-haze and booze, our Tattoo Candy has been making some serious waves.

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The Jewellery Room

The Jewellery Room was founded to give a platform during Fashion Week to the very best and most significant designers in the jewellery industry. It began in Copenhagen, but is on its way to London. And guess who's gonna be there?

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The Cactus Story

Every CarterGore piece has a story. A narrative all its own as it takes its journey from first touch on pencil to paper through to the shining, silvery, slick-as-hell beauty of a finished product. Our upcoming 'Cute Cactus' capsule collection is no different

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Double Tap That | Tattoo Icons

We love a bit of anything that explores our day-to-day relationship with the tattoo culture as a society. None more so than 36-year-old Seattle based artist Cheyenne Randall’s bloody beautiful study into tattooed icons.

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Double Tap That | Dr Woo

This week we're crushing hard on the work of Dr. Woo. Tattoo artist Brian Woo, known to his clients and 1.2 million-or-something Instagram followers as Dr Woo, is taking the scene by storm with his micro-detailed, mega intricate designs.

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Fined Tuned - We're Coming For Ya!

Tap tap … clang clang …Hear that? Gary’s hella busy in the workshop getting together enough pieces for this weekend, as CarterGore head to Liverpool for the British Style Collective’s takeover of some of the city’s most iconic locations.

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Glastonbury Style Round Up

Well, sure, Glasto is all about the music (and damn, do we wish we were about to watch that Foo's performance live, right?) but nothing gets us insta-stalking quite like taking a cheeky peep at the style trends that hit Glastonbury. It's where summer style has its crazy, sun-drenched, drunken-haze launch party. And we frickin' love it. 

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Double Tap That | Tattly

We really never thought we'd find a temporary tattoo that could make us want to sleeve ourselves up in them - but damn ... Tattly have it nailed. Wash on, wash off our favourite designs? Shut up and take my money ...

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Chris Toler - Winner: Black & White

During The Great British Tattoo show, not only did we launch this here brand and not only did we specially design the solid-silver prize pieces, but we were also there so that Gary could present the prestigious Black and White award. What can we say? It was a busy ol’ couple of days.

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The Launch

After weeks of preparation, Cathy and Gary loaded up the van and headed south to London for The Great British Tattoo Show and CarterGore’s official launch. Yus! Thirty degree heat, a straight run and zero traffic on a bank holiday weekend. Yep … definitely a good omen.

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Samui Bike Week

One thing that’s truly fascinating about the tattoo world, is how it translates across the globe. How it endures and evolves within different cultures, to different languages, how it embeds itself into such different and diverse lives. And nowhere is the tattoo influence more fascinating that what we found it to be in Thailand, while Gary was on his travels with his wife, Cathy.

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The Great British Tattoo Show

We’re really proud that our official launch as CarterGore will be at The Great British Tattoo Show next week, when over 300 of the world’s best tattoo artists will be taking over Alexandra Palace in London. Seriously, could there be a better place for us to go live?

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Amulet Hunting In Bangkok

When it comes to designing a new collection, making sure we’re drawing our inspiration from authentic sources is a mighty high priority. So high, in fact, that this week Gary flew to Thailand in the search of Buddha amulets – and with its giant markets dedicated entirely to amulets … you can be sure it’s the purest of places to find a muse.

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The First Shoot

Your first official shoot is a pretty big-ass deal. What is it they say? A picture speaks a thousand words? Yeah, well, when that thousand words is everything you need to say about your brand – a brand you’ve invested a lifetime worth of passion in, plus a whole heap of blood, sweat and tears in the last year – then you’ve got to be damn sure you’re getting it right first time.

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