About Lal Hardy
I founded NewWave Tattoo in 1979 – this was a very exciting time in the fashion / music and tattoo world, the mid to late 1970’s saw a revival in teddyboy rock ‘a’ billy music and fashion and we saw teds, kats and rockers sporting tattoos. This is were I got my first introduction to the Tattoo scene, then came Punk Rock and this was the beginning and Birth of New Wave Tattoo. I started tattooing punk imagery onto the disaffected youth around my town and the rest is history. I was also luckily enough to b guided by such Luminaries of the tattoo world as George Bone, Ian of Reading, Brent of Dunstible, Mickey Sharpz, Greg Irons, Dennis Cokell, leo Zulueta (to name but a few) and the King of Tattooing Don Ed Hardy. Who probably is the single most influential character in the tattoo world.
It was Ed who told me all those years ago ” you are pioneering a New Wave of tattooing…… So thanks to Ed Hardy my shop got the name NewWave Tattoo, from teds, greasers, skins, punks, goths, new romantics and every other fashion/music cult I am lucky to now have an established studio that offers every style of tattooing in London’s leafy suburb of Muswell Hill.