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British actors Stephen Graham, Thomas Turgoose and Hannah Walters help launch new tattoo studio Gods of Ink
THREE famous British actors made their mark in Hereford yesterday (Wednesday) at the opening of a new Hereford tattoo studio.
The trio of Stephen Graham, Thomas Turgoose and Hannah Walters are known for their punk credentials after starring in This is England – a portrayal of a group of skinheads growing up in the 1980s.
So they were the perfect guests to herald the opening of Gods of Ink when they all went under the needle.
Lisa Richmond owns the Union Street studio with husband Mark.
She first became acquainted with Hannah, who also plays DC Megan Riley in ITV drama Whitechapel, when she came to her for a very special tattoo.
Lisa, who lives near Ross-on- Wye, said: “In 2008 I was the first person to get a cremation tattoo – where ashes are mixed with ink – following the death of my son, Ayden.
“Hannah heard about that and got in touch as she wanted one too and we’ve been friends ever since.”
Hannah’s husband Stephen, who played the role of Scum in Pirates of the Caribbean, soon became a customer before he introduced the Richmonds to Thomas as he wanted a cremation tattoo in memory of his mother.
Lisa added that Hannah would be getting angel wings on her back “if she doesn’t back out” while Stephen will spend his time in Hereford getting a touch up on a previous tattoo.
The Richmonds also have shops in Gloucester and Worcester, and offer piercings and laser removals in their Hereford studio.
Lisa, whose husband Mark has been a tattoo artist for 15 years, added: “We had so many people coming to us from Hereford to our other studios who would ask us to consider opening a shop in Hereford, so we did.”
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