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“Bad Monday would not exist were it not for all of our unbelievable community, 2020 was a bad year for many reasons but it was also a year where our Bad Monday community grew closer together and more united than ever. This item celebrates all that follow us, the community and ultimately our ever-growing family. We thank you for all of your support the past twelve challenging months and are excited for all that will follow in 2021 and beyond.” A message from our founder - Mark Avey

Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got into tattooing/design?

My real names Keely but my tattoo nickname is Pooky, aka Pooky Pokes.
I specialise in hand poked tattoos which I self taught myself after doing my tattoo apprenticeship.

When I was a kid, my mum used to have friends that were tattooed and I instantly became fascinated by it all. I remember going into old school tattoo studios where the walls were covered in flash. I was instantly hooked!

At the age of 15 I got a job as a receptionist in a studio and that was my first experience in the biz.

Years later I was actually fortunate enough to be asked to do an apprenticeship. I knew a few tattooists and was in college studying art so it all just kinda happened.

"When I was a kid, my mum used to have friends that were tattooed, and I instantly became fascinated by it all."

As 2020 came to an end, (thank fuck for that). We wanted to celebrate the end of the year and the support of our community by creating something extra special just for you guys. 2020 was a shit year, but we got through it, together. The support we received was amazing and the designs sent in through our competitions were incredible, so we wanted to give a little gift back in the form of something a little special. The Family Set was a Limited-Edition tee and Hoodie with light-catching black designs on black cotton. The design was a mix of those that were created and launched during 2020 featuring the ‘It Always Rains’ design – which it does. It also featured the Santa Muerte skull design and our top selling Death Moth graphic, plus loads more. If you missed out on this set then you will quite rightly be gutted, however we’ll be sure to bring more Limited-Edition stuff out in the future so make sure you’re signed up to our mailing list to be the first to hear of it!