Gleb Hurts

Gleb Hurts

Gleb Kirillov, better know on Instagram as Novocainerascal, hand-poked his palm last month with the lyrics from Nine Inch Nail’s song ‘Hurt’. Palm tattoos are notoriously painful and hand-poke tattoos take time. So Parloir wondered why the fuck Gleb did it. Was he a diehard Nails fan, or perhaps he got overcome by the version the Man In Black, Johnny Cash, released in 2003. It hits the heart like an anvil. Or maybe Gleb was just a crazy fucken Russian. Anyway, with our interest piqued Parloir got Gleb on the phone in Moscow and asked him to explain.

Victoria’s Tattoos

Victoria’s Tattoos

Read Victoria’s full answers here

What was your first tattoo?

My first tattoo I got was a shaded black and grey rose, my favourite flower of all. I knew as my first one I wanted something that meant something to me, something I thought was beautiful and couldn’t wait to see the end results.

And then, did your collection come along quickly?

From there my tattoo collection did happen quite quickly. I went straight from a rose on my wrist to getting my whole hand and up a quarter of my arm covered in a henna design. I wanted something unique and feminine but also something bold.

How do you come up with your tattoos?

I have thought of a few myself. But the ideas of my tattoos are either from online, or my tattooist has changed them around to make it my own, or has helped me pick what to go for which I am so so grateful as I have loved the end result every single time.

Favourite one?

It is pretty hard to pick which one is my favourite so I’d have to say it’s between my snake, my neck or my “love myself” tattoo.

How do people react to your tattoos?

I’ve never had a bad reaction to my tattoos that I know of. I post pics daily of me with my tattoos shown and haven’t received any negativity about them, but either way I adore them in the end.

Latest one?

My latest tattoo was along my collar bones and the words stand out in Braille. After getting my chest covered in two big pieces I knew I wanted something to even out the blank space but something that was different. I’m always trying to think of different ideas that people probably wouldn’t have.

Who do you want to get tattooed by next?

Kat Von D has some incredible work which I’ve seen on other people I follow online but apart from her, the only artist I love is my own tattooist, Keith Bonner, that’s done every single tattoo on me apart from two.

Any good tattoo stories?

My best tattoo story is probably when I got the tattoo “love myself” on my chest. The tattooist doesn’t even know about this but the word was actually supposed to say “love yourself”. I didn’t realise it until the day after but now I am much more happier with a tattoo that means something to me and has also expressed a lot of positivity towards other people in loving themselves.

Simon Erl

Simon Erl's Spellbinding Bangers

Simon Erl’s interest in the occult and all things dark is evident in his work which is spellbindingly good and lingers like a curse on the subconscious.

The MVL Tattoo Leeds artist – who occasionally also works from Dharma Tattoo in London – learnt the trade in New Zealand and has been inking those with good taste for more than a decade. Branding badass boys and girls with evilness that’s sexy and aggressive and just plain cool.

As a new feature on Parloir we’re asking tattooists and where possible their clients to speak about work that has caught our attention or gone viral.

Late last month Erl posted a picture of a selection of midriff-madness he’d inked on a long-time client.

Some 21,000 people liked it.

The provocative placement probably helped clock-up the likes but sexiness-aside the imagery, placement and execution perfectly illustrated why Erl is killing it.


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