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Diamond Jacks goes Foxy

Darryl appeared on Deal Radio’s Foxy Radio Show, sharing his passion for tattooing over the last 25 years. The interview was also picked up by Rock Radio UK.

London tattoo artist Rachel Libretto is joining Diamond Jacks

We’re delighted to welcome Rachel to Diamond Jacks. Check out more on Rachel’s Instagram.

Darryl & Diamond Jacks featured in My Soho Times: Inked In Soho

An article from My Soho Times about the Diamond Jacks experience. 

Diamond Jacks featured in Some Kind'a Soho

Darryl and Diamond Jacks feature in a book highlighting the voices of disappearing Soho.


A short documentary featuring Darryl Gates, by Janina Vilsmaier and Nora Ballard/London Film School.

Stray Cats 40th Anniversary Box Set

All designs by Dennis Cockell for Stray Cats 40th anniversary box set. Released on BMG Records.

Dennis Cockell returns to Diamond Jacks to celebrate his 50th year of tattooing

Various covers and articles below celebrating Dennis’s return to Diamond Jacks for the 50th year of his tattooing career.

Dennis Cockell - Vive Le Rock Interview

Interview with Dennis Cockell in Issue No.67 of Vive Le Rock magazine, discussing 50 years of tattooing.

Dennis Cockell - Skin Deep Feature

Dennis Cockell is featured in an 8 page spread in Skin Deep magazine, Issue 306, September 2019.

Brijitte West & The Desperate Hopefuls

Check out a video from Brijitte West & The Desperate Hopefuls album. Some of which was filmed at the studio.

Diamond Jacks named one of The Culture Trip's Top 5 Tattoo Parlours

The Culture Trip has named Diamond Jacks as one of the best tattoo parlours to visit in London. The article is available to read on their website.

Custom Knuckle interviews Darryl

Custom Knuckle, an online blog for custom motorbikes, cars and alternative life enthusiasts, interviewed Darryl about the history of the studio. You can read the article on the blog.

Darryl acts as a contributor to Mojo magazine

Darryl appears in the June 2016 issue of Mojo in which he provides the artwork for the magazine’s review of Michael Kiwanuka’s new album, ‘Love & Hate’.

GQ names Diamond Jacks in Top 5 Tattoo Studios

GQ magazine has named Diamond Jacks as one of the top five tattoo studios in London. The article is available to read on the GQ website.

London Fashion Week

Darryl and the studio are featured in a promotional video which celebrates London Fashion Week’s move to Soho.

Tattoo Artists Yearbook 2014

Diamond Jacks are featured in Tattoo Life’s UK & Ireland Tattoo Artists Yearbook 2014-2015.

Esquire names Diamond Jacks in Top Five Tattoo Parlours feature

Diamond Jacks was named one of London’s top five tattoo parlours by Esquire magazine. 

Diamond Jacks featured in The Evening Standard

Diamond Jacks was named as one of London’s best tattoo parlours by The Evening Standard. You can read the full article on The Evening Standard website.

Tattoo Artists Yearbook 2013

Diamond Jacks are featured in Tattoo Life’s UK & Ireland Tattoo Artists Yearbook 2013-2014.

Crane TV interviews Darryl Gates

Darryl is interviewed by Crane TV, an online video-magazine for contemporary culture.

Darryl on BBC Radio Four

Darryl Gates appeared on BBC Radio Four’s Today programme to discuss trends in tattooing after Lady Steel, (arts writer and the wife of former Liberal leader Lord David Steel of Aikwood) treated herself to a pink jaguar tattoo for her 70th birthday.

Darryl 'tattoos' Cameron Diaz

Darryl spent the day on a photoshoot with Cameron Diaz for V magazine. Darryl was responsible for painting on the tattoos which Cameron is sporting in a 10 page feature for Issue 60 of the fashion magazine. 

Featured in Bizarre magazine

Darryl and Diamond Jacks feature in Bizarre magazine.

Darryl features in Management Today

Darryl and Diamond Jacks feature in Bizarre magazine.

Diamond Jacks features in Inked magazine

Diamond Jacks features in Inked magazine, a publication focused on culture, style and art.

Diamond Jacks features in Maxim

Diamond Jacks is featured in Maxim magazine’s essential guide to London’s Retro Shops. 

Diamond Jacks in Skin Deep feature

4-page feature on Diamond Jacks in the September 2007 Issue.

Diamond Jacks features in Street Sounds

Issue 14 of Street Sounds features an article in which journalist, Bev Elliott, writes about Darryl and the studio.

Diamond Jacks features in Time Out

Darryl is interviewed in Time Out magazine for an article about tattooing and working in Soho.

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