Bizarre 197, January 2013

On sale 22 December

This month sees the entire Blackthorn Communications team working the show floor at the International London Tattoo Convention –“ interviewing tattoo artists, chatting to body art fans, and hunting down the best ink to photograph for the magazine. Over two days we spoke to hundreds of people and took over 1,000 stunning photos, many of which are destined for a Blackthorn Communications secret project – but more on that later.

Also in Bizarre 197 we reveal a selection of the world’™s most gruesome photos (including a man impaled on an iron fence –“ ouch!), get excited about the monthly Twin Peaks-inspired cabaret show in London (the sublime Double R Club), and spend a night in a haunted house (in Pontefract, of all places…).

We’™re also delighted to have Swedish alternative model Shelly d’Inferno burning up the cover. The Blackthorn Communications team is always proud to debut new faces in Bizarre, and we’re certain Shelly has a long and successful modelling career ahead of her.