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Jackson North

What we mark on us is what resonates; the images, words and symbols that a generation forever stamps onto its skin. This is also true of what we wear on the outside. Whilst trends come and go, styles last a lifetime. Jackson North, and it’s designer JJ, uses influences of Americana, 70’s motorbike apparel and his music, the Bastard Sons to bring to life this new fashion range.

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Launch Event 20th October Gibsons Bar, Micklegate, York

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JJ believes in his designs, he doesn’t just ink – he breathes in, he watches, he finds the story to piece together truly modern works of arts and we are bringing that to a brand new, premium, clothing line.

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About Us

The early noughties of JJ’s hometown, York, was a place without identity, well known for its history and world class university but with little modern culture so to speak, JJ began focusing further on his art and for the princely sum of a few beers, would tattoo friends before realising that the proverbial queue out of the door could lead to something. AWAKE.arise tattoo studio was formed in 2010 and, together with his band ‘The Bastard Sons’, has become a cultural influence across the North.

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More About JJ


Working from his studio in York, JJ is an award winning tattooist well known all over the UK. You can find his work on Instagram here


“This belligerent punk metal crew have a few things to say to ‘the man’!” –Kerrang! [KKKK]. Find out more on The Bastard Sons here