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Behind the Needle: A look into the closed-door world of the tattoo industry

Rachel Clark
Updated May 17 2024 - 4:16pm, first published 3:45pm
High Ground tattoo parlour owner and master licensee Ben Martin holds onto the traditions of tattooists past, while looking towards the future. Picture by Gareth Gardner
High Ground tattoo parlour owner and master licensee Ben Martin holds onto the traditions of tattooists past, while looking towards the future. Picture by Gareth Gardner

High Ground tattoo owner and master licensee Ben Martin still remembers walking down the empty hallway of a bikie gang clubhouse in Hobart to get inked for the first time.

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Rachel Clark

Rachel Clark

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Rachel, a former Sydney-sider turned country journalist at the Northern Daily Leader, covering education, Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains councils, and renewable energy. Be sure to say g'day: rachel.clark@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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