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It hasn’t been long since Jon Tagart Harper established Blackfriars Tattoo on Maylord Street in the Hereford city centre, and already he has had two guest, tattooists and bookings to keep him awake for days and still never catch up. He is just that good and I proudly boast one of his tattoos myself.
There is an interest generating in his black work style geared towards the darker arts, which Jon does very well. It is like you walked into an ancient cave, and came across Viking or warmongering, ritualistic tribal symbols you really don’t want to mess with. It is what comes to my mind any…which is a busy mind that runs away with itself often. Admitting that I love these tattoos won’t send me to hell will it?
So if you are in search of ideas and you fall into the category of tormented souls in search of such art, this man has the calibre. Here are a few examples of his recent and epic works.
Jon also has a wonderful understanding of colour, a passion for Traditional tattoos and is an excellent artist which is demonstrated in this not so dark piece.
To book in with Jon Harper email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blackfriars Tattoo, 5 Maylord Street, Hereford HR1 2DS
Catherine Vaughan Book & Poetry Reading at De Koffie Pot March 3, 2016
Arriving slightly late to the reading by Catherine Vaughan, I can’t help but feel anxious that I missed out on of some of this lady poets carefully crafted outpouring, and the whimsical and energetic approach in which she passionately read through her material.
I arrived to an aptly poetic atmosphere; the room was beautifully lit with candles illuminating the oak beams on the ceiling, and the tables almost completely packed with humans keenly hanging on to every word. Catherine had reeled them in, I would be next. De Koffie Pot holds many events in this room on the first floor of the converted stables nestled alongside the River Wye. A charming setting difficult to parallel in the city unless you boast any sort of river front property.
Reading from her poetry book ‘The Quarter Life Crisis Poet: A Collection of Poems on Pain, Heartbreak and Defiance by a Twenty-Something‘, Catherine took us on a journey deep into the wounded and broken relationships that so many of us can relate to. I couldn’t help but feel like a voyeur, with a greedy desire to soak up the sadness each time she turned a page to read the next poem.
It was a lovely night and was glad to experience the reading in such a warm and well, “poetic” atmosphere.
All in all, her first reading was a success and we wish her plenty more success in the future. Find links to all of Catherine Vaughans books here.