This UK rock quartet was formed in 1987 by vocalist Gary Mielle and drummer Mick Ransome (ex-Praying Mantis). With Cris ‘CJ’ Jagdhar (b. 27 December 1967, England) and Darayus Z. Kaye (bass) completing the line-up, they drew inspiration from the New York Dolls, Ramones and Hanoi Rocks. Bleeding Hearts And Needle Marks in 1988 proved they could write instant, if ultimately disposable, sleazy rock anthems that possessed a degree of naïve charm. The album sold poorly and the band disintegrated in 1989, with Jagdhar going on to join the Wildhearts.
Tattooed Love Boys were resurrected in 1991 with the nucleus of Ransome and Mielle plus new recruits Dean Marshall (bass), Nick Singleton (guitar) and Chris Danby (rhythm guitar). No Time For Nursery Rhymes ’ attempt at a more sophisticated approach did not work. The result was an amateurish affair that hinted at plagiarism of Guns N’Roses. Ransome resurfaced in 1995 in a new band called the Gang Show, which also featured former members of Dogs D’Amour and Motörhead.