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Mel Noir

Tattoosday UK / Total Tattoo / Inkslinge

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Work Experience
United Kingdom
Jan 2010Present
Editor
A UK spin off of Bill Cohen's popular website Tattoosday, Tattoosday UK aims to give the best news, information, and work from some of the best tattooers in the world.
United Kingdom
Oct 2012Present
Columnist
Total Tattoo is one of the best tattoo magazines in the world. I currently have my own column with them, which runs once every two months. On it, I write of my experiences and opinions of tattooing. I also write the odd feature in the magazine for conventions in the UK.
United Kingdom
2012Present
Residential Geek
I run the blog for this fantastic tattoo studio in Newcastle upon Tyne, keeping their clients up to date with the tattooers' work, projects, and any 'shop news'.
United Kingdom
Feb 2013Present
Trainer
This is the 'day job'. I currently work as a trainer for Procter and Gamble's Consumer Relations department. As well as training the agents on the products we manufacture, I also make sure they are knowledgeable and comfortable with the systems, procedures, and work ethics of the company.
Education
United Kingdom
Sep 2009May 2011
University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Joint Honors Bachelor Degree in Advice, Guidance, and Counselling, and Care and Education
My degree is a bit of a mouthful. I also studied Holocaust Studies, Picture Books and Comics, and Mentoring, just to make explaining to strangers what I did even harder.
Languages
 
English (Native)
Skills
 
photo manipulation, Photography, writing, Public Speaking, journalism, Blogging, training
Awards
2012
Australian Tattoo Industry Awards
Nominated: Best UK Journalist
2011
Liverpool Tattoo Convention
Nominated: Best UK Journalist