Double Tap That - Sergio Ingravelle

With the help of German illustrator Sergio Ingravelle and his fantastic work, we’re pondering the ultimate question of the modern era … technology - friend or foe? Get ready to be aesthetically delighted and then ultimately horrified at how much your best techno-pal (your phone) is sucking from your life. Ready?

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CG x GHQ Day Of The Dead

Hold a hell-raising, toquilla-dowsed Day Of The Dead party with the lads from GHQ? Well, of course we did. Almost a year after our very first collaboration, we’re back with the boys to cause some trouble and sell some jewellery. Click to see the hijinks and read our thoughts on why building a great brand takes a village.

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The Accidental Photographer

Creativity is a wonderful thing - especially when it crops up in the mundane and everyday. It just makes everything a little bit … brighter. ‘Accidental Photographer’ Francois Dourlen is a hero of observational creativity, reminding us that the opportunity to be creative is everywhere, at any time.

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Spookspiration

Still waiting for Spookspiration to strike for the perfect bit of Halloween genius this year? We’ve got you covered. We’ve been trawling the gram for THE perfect freaky-deaky glam-squad to set your creative juices flowing. You’re welcome!

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Double Tap That - Astor Alexander

Artist Astor Alexander reimagines our favourite Disney damsels through his classic 40’s noir filter - tilting their narratives on a new angle. One that’s less about glass slippers and more about smashing glass ceilings.

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An Experience - The London Tattoo Convention

An atmosphere with enough snap to raise the hairs on your arms, talent and technique you couldn’t help but be in awe of and a queue outside the door every day. We had the 14th year of The London Tattoo Convention in the Tobacco Dock pegged with quiet optimism as our ultimate pitch to date.

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Tattoo Age - Never Too Old

Ever been asked to consider what your ink will look like when you’re old and wrinkly? (The request usually comes with a fair bit of distain). Well … we thought about and decided - we’ll look effing fantastic. Getoud, a foundation dedicated to bridging the gap between generations, has profiled 25 over 75’s with stories of ink to tell and we LOVE it …

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Double Tap That - Vek Van Hillik

Manipulating symmetry and the landscape of the human body, French artist Vek Van Hillik creates moving illusions of ink and skin - it’s magicians work. Which is why we have him sitting at the tippety top of our appreciation-gawp list.

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The London Tattoo Convention

Clink, clink … clang, clang … hear that? Gary’s got his gear on and is knuckling down in the factory getting us set up for the London Tattoo Convention at the end of this month. Yep, there’s a lot of CG Killer on its way to old London Town. Who’s coming?

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Dawid Planeta

With ribbons and messages of hope on motorway bridges, and sculptures of men on top of buildings, this week is suicide awareness week. To acknowledge and respect the battle 1 in 4 of us are waging with ourselves, we’re exploring the poignant work of Polish artist Dawid Planeta and his journey through his own darkness.

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Le Jardin de Zihwa

Here’s the the trail-blazers. The ones who don’t wait for solid ground to start putting down roots. The ones who light the path for the culture to follow. Seoul based tattoo artist Zihwa is creating globally-renowned magic with a needle, in a country where tattooing is still pretty much illegal. We did some internet stalking to find out more …

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Postcards From Skiathos

Doing what you love, building a dream … well, it’s everything the pretty Pinterest quotes have promised and then some. You know what else it is? Effing hard work. And you know what they say about all work and no play? So, to Skiathos we go … fancy a catch up?

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Product Focus - The Russian Doll

t’s an image known all over the world, one adapted and adopted by artists and cultures old and new. The Russian Doll. But what does it mean? And why does a 19th century relic of Russian family matriarchy still resonate so much with us now? We did some exploring.

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Double Tap That - Explo-Trotter

How effing fantastic is it that we can tap and swipe and glance thousands of miles away from our physical selves. Travel grammers are ten a penny, but those that have the talent and the eye to actually pick your backside up out of your seat and take you on their journey are not. Alexis Pifou, self proclaimed Explo-Trotter has it nailed.

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Double Tap That - John S Dykstra

Our sense of perspective is unique to us, and the power it has to influence our perception should never be underestimated. It’s a theme photographer John S Dykstra experiments with particularly well. He creates imagery that dabbles between abstract truths and concrete reality, playing between the lines of perspective for work that lingers between daylight and daydream.

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Product Focus - The Hummingbird

Our collection of jewellery has been a journey, a timeline as our lives of CarterGore. For that first spark of inspiration, it wasn’t about us at all. If anything, our range today stands as a lovingly curated collection of other people’s stories. That a whole sense of self can be crafted in silver or gold, that an image could stand for something, could depict a part of who we are. It’s magic, really … the true magic, of what we do.

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Sketchbook Wanderlust

Since the earliest iteration of mankind, we’ve been drawing. It’s primitive, instinctual even. So … when was the last time you picked up a pencil and a blank piece of paper? Yup, as we thought. Today, we’re sharing our love of the draw and some of our favourite sketchbook wanderlust Instagram accounts. Inspiration loading in 3, 2, 1 …

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CG X Steffans - A Pictorial

Always creating. Always learning. Always figuring out what’s next. Well, diamonds is next. The high end market is next. Yass, guys, we’re on our way. Last weekend, we took our brand new CarterGore Killer to renowned family owned premium jewellers Steffans for our Gold & Diamond launch. Wanna see?

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The Great British Tattoo Show 2018

A look at our now annual pilgrimage to The Great British Tattoo Show in Alexandra Palace. 300 of the country’s best tattoo artists, vendors, traders and mohwak-toting mega babes … I mean … what more could you possibly want from an event?

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Pit Bull Flower Power

New York based award winning photographer, Sarah Gamand, creates portraits of pooches perishing in shelters in a bid to find them a loving home. Her latest collection, Pitbull Flower Power, turns her lens to one of the most abused and and neglected dog breed and it’s giving us all the feels.

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