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Tattoo Show comes to Singapore – itsReal

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By Bryan De Silva
Some activities at the event include a daily tattoo contest for the exhibitors. Some of the categories they will be judged on are: the best cover up, best tribal tattoo and most realistic tattoo. –PHOTO: THINK TATTOO

THE Singapore Tattoo Show at the Singapore Expo this weekend is an event of firsts.

The convention happening from Jan 9-11 is the first of its kind in Singapore and the first time tattoo artists from Asia and the west will come together and create art side by side.

The convention aims to breakdown stereotypes and the stigma of tattoos being the mark of gangsters and convicts.

‘The fusion of east and west tattoo artistry has been a personal passion of mine and the opportunity to share and educate the public with a community of creative artists is a dream come true,’ said show organiser Kirby Lian.

The owner of Utopia Tattoo Studio also said the convention was four years in the making and long overdue.

The event sees over 120 artists and exhibitors from around the world come together for the love of the art. A crowd of over 5,000 visitors from around the region are expected to attend the 3-day event.

Some activities at the event include a daily tattoo contest for the exhibitors. Some of the categories they will be judged on are: the best cover up, best tribal tattoo and most realistic tattoo.

Complimenting the live tattooing will be a bikini swim wear fashion show, live band performances and a remote control car drifting competition.

There will also be talks by tattoo luminaries, Chris Garver and Bob Tyrell, as they impart their knowledge and share their experiences with the crowd.

Tickets for the convention go for $18 for a one-day pass and S$50 for a three-day pass. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at www.tattoo.com.sg.

courtesy: ST http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_323693.html

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Body art for the average Joe – itsReal

courtesy CNA – http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/entertainmentfeatures/view/401019/1/.html

SINGAPORE : Tattoos have come a long way from being just a badge of pride for bikers and gangsters. Today, tattooing has grown more prevalent in modern culture with an increasing number of people crazy for them.

In Singapore for the first-ever Singapore Tattoo Show which kicks off on Friday, celebrity tattooist Chris Garver from popular reality TV series “Miami Ink” said, “Most people that I tattoo are pretty much just ordinary people who are a little more adventurous than the Average Joe.

“A lot of celebrities are tattooed now so I think that makes people realise that we’re not that different, we’re just like everybody else. We just happen to like something that the general public is a little bit scared of sometimes.”

Tattooing has grown more prevalent in modern culture with an increasing number of people in today’s generation crazy for them.

Garver got his first tattoo at six years old after he was accidentally stabbed in the finger with a pencil. He got his start in tattooing at 17, using himself as his canvas.

“I did my first tattoo on myself because I wanted to be able to show people my work so if they were to trust me, they had to see something that I did,” he said.

However, an elaborate piece of tattoo doesn’t come easy. Detailed tattoos can require two sessions each lasting five to six hours. The customer has to take a two to three week break before returning for a second.

The duration of completing a tattoo will very much depend on the customer’s threshold for pain, said Garver. “Some people only want to be tattooed for an hour or two, that’s their threshold but I’ve had customers that I’ve tattooed for 12 hours.”

“But it’s a bearable pain”, he added. “The least painful part to get a tattoo would be your upper shoulder or bicep area.”

While most of Garver’s clients go to him with a design in mind, the tattoo artist said there are some to leave it to his imagination. “Even when they do that, I’d find out what would suit them,” he said.

“If it’s something that I am really familiar with drawing and it really needs to fit on the body in a certain way, I’ll draw it on. But if something is very technical like it has a lot of straight lines and perfect circles, anything geometric, I’d make a stencil on the skin that I’d just trace with the machine.”

But racist or offensive tattoos are a no-no. “Many young people make bad decisions and I don’t want to help them do that,” he said.

Though advances in laser technology and tattoo removal creams mean that tattoos are not forever, those planning to get inked should “find something that you’re really going to enjoy for the rest of your life”, said Garver.

The Singapore Tattoo Show runs from January 9 – 11 at the Singapore Expo. Tickets for the exhibition can be purchased at the exhibition itself. More details can be found at http://www.tattoo.com.sg.

– CNA/km/il

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Singapore Tattoo Show Bill SGD300k – itsReal

Singaporeans – DON’T GO TO A SHOPPING MALL THIS WEEKEND – leave your homes and visit the 1st EVER Singapore Tattoo Show http://www.tattoo.com.sg – tickets 18.00 for one day pass – 50.00 for 3 day pass – Children under 12, free admission (must be accompanied by parents) – Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 6B

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3 Day Program guide: https://aplink.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/1st-singapore-tattoo-show-2009-3-day-program-guide/

Singapore’s first tattoo show kicks off on Friday
By Satish Cheney, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 07 January 2009 2053 hrs

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SINGAPORE: Singapore’s first-ever Tattoo Show kicks off at the Singapore Expo on Friday and it is believed to be the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia. One main attraction during the three-day show is Chris Garver from the popular reality TV series, Miami Ink.

Organisers are spending up to S$300,000 for the first-ever Singapore Tattoo Show. With over 100 booths, 21 Singapore tattoo studios will also be showcased, besides other Asian and Western ones.

Another highlight is traditional tattooing from places like Borneo, and the industry hopes to change perceptions about tattooing.

Chris Garver, tattoo expert, Miami Ink, USA, said: “I was in Japan for a long time. There’re a lot of connotations with the Yakuza there. But the percentage of people who get tattoos who are Yakuza is very small compared to the people who aren’t Yakuza. So a lot of it is changing. A lot of American pop culture has influenced tattooing there.”

Kirby Lian, organiser, Singapore Tattoo Show, said: “I have ever tattooed a young 14-year-old girl who came with her mother and they both got the same tattoo on the ankle.”

While hoping to change perceptions, organisers also aim to highlight the tremendous skills involved.

Legends in the industry, such as Paul Booth of Last Rites Tattoo (USA), Robert Hernandez (Spain) and Bob Tyrrell (USA), will also be at the show.

The show was the result of organisers networking in various tattoo conventions overseas. They hope to have at least 15,000 people attend the event.

The organisers are also hoping to make this an annual show and maybe spice things up with performances from rock bands and even a motorbike show. – CNA/vm

Report courtesy CNA http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/400847/1/.html

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Get Inked by Chris Garver – WINNER announced

Yesterday was a very cool day, I had the pleasure of contacting the WINNER of the Get Inked By Chris Garver Contest run by the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009.

PROGRAM GUIDE – hey guys link to 3 day Program Guide – get your inked or virgin skin bods out to the 1st Singapore tattoo SHOW this weekend , Singapore Expo Hall 6B – http://aplink.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/1st-singapore-tattoo-show-2009-3-day-program-guide/ Tickets available at the door !!

Late in 2008 we went out and promoted via this blog our facebook group Tattoo Artistry http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=32140274011 the opportunity for one lucky winner to get a once in a life-time tattoo from Reality TV Star, Chris Garver of Miami Ink.

We received an over-whelming response to the the contest and reviewed 100’s of entries based on the need to inspire us with a 150 words why they think they deserve to be the winner.

So it is with as much pleasure, as the pleasure that was obvious from the winner, that we announce…..

…. the winner is Ms Sharon Liew from Singapore

Our congrats to you Sharon, we know how much you appreciate being the winner  🙂

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Here is Sharon’s Entry:

Why I deserve to be tattooed by Chris Garver

Upon reaching legal age, I’ve started a humble private collection of body art, expressing personal pains, joys and marking milestones of growing up.  There is no better way to ‘grow’ this collection than having Garver leave his mark on me.  Based on my respect and admiration for his skills and artwork, it would be an honour to meet and work with him to mark a life milestone, while also remembering the lifetime experience of sharing something personal with one of the world’s greatest tattoo-ists.

logo-tagFrom young, my fascination with tattoos has been strong and body art intrigues me endlessly.  They are to me, an artistic expression displaying the skill of the tattoo-er as a confident and creative individual, the passions and life story of the tattoo-ee, and no matter design or colour, are awesome and personal pieces of art.  The process of inking myself to grow into and face up to different phases of my life, is a liberating and a personal experience that I enjoy through and through.  With this, my passion for ink and what tattooing means to me, I deserve to be inked by Garver – no one will appreciate it more than I!

SEE YOU ALL AT THE SHOW – IF YOU WANT TO MEET SOME OF THE INTERNATIONAL & LOCAL ARTISTS AFTER THEIR PRESS CONFERENCE AT CHINA ONE DROP BY CHINA ONE AT 6PM WEDS 7 JANUARY 2009

– YEAP 2MORO OTHERWISE WE’LL SEE YOU AT THE 1ST SINGAPORE TATTOO SHOW 2009 🙂

WWW.CHINAONE.COM.SG

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1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009 – 3 Day Program Guide

1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009 –  – 3 day Program Guide – Lucky Draws Every Day of the SHOW – check out the program guide for timings…..

Join Tattoo Artistry – The Official Social Media Facebook Group for the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009

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9th Jan 2009 – Friday – Day 1
11.00 – 12.30pm: Theory Seminar with Paul Booth (TRADE ONLY)

1.30- 2.00pm: Official Show Opening Ceremony

2.00 – 3.30pm: Art Fusion Stage Experiment with Paul Booth & Xiaolong (Last Rites, USA), Chris Garver (Miami Ink, USA), Diau-An (Diau-An Tattoo, Taiwan)
3.00 – 6.00pm: Drifting competition presented by HPI RC Racing
4.00- 6.00pm: TATTOO CONTESTS REGISTRATION – Best Sleeve / Best Leg / Best Cover – up (All sizes)
6.30 – 7.00pm: WINNER LUCKY DRAW CONTEST
7.00 – 8.00pm: Tattoo contests Judging,
8.00– 8.45pm: Live UNPLUGGED music performance by Singapore Rock Legend, JOHN MOLINA
9.00- 9.30pm: Tattoo Contests Results and prize giving ceremony
10.00pm: Event day ends

10th Jan 2009 – Saturday – Day 2
11.00 – 12.30pm: Theory Seminar with Bob Tyrrell (TRADE ONLY)
1.30 – 3.00pm: Art Fusion Stage Experiment with Asian Artists
3.00 – 3.45pm: Educational seminar on Laser Tattoo Removal practices by STARCAP MEDICAL
4.00 – 6.00pm: TATTOO CONTESTS REGISTRATION – Medium Tribal OR Celtic / Medium Black N Gray / Medium Colour / TATTOO OF THE DAY
4.00 – 5.00pm: BUTTCHEEKS presents Swimwear Fashion Show featuring Body Paint Models by MAKE UP FOREVER ACADEMY
5.30 – 6.30pm: Autograph signing session with Chris Garver (Miami Ink, USA)
6.30 – 7.00pm: WINNER LUCKY DRAW CONTEST
7.00 -8.00pm: Tattoo contests Judging
8.00– 8.45pm: Live UNPLUGGED music performance by Singapore Rock Legend, JOHN MOLINA
9.00- 9.30pm: Tattoo Contests Results and prize giving ceremony
10.00pm: Event day ends

11th Jan 2009 – Sunday – Day 3
12.00 – 3.00pm: Drifting competition presented by HPI RC Racing
3.30 – 4.30pm: Autograph signing session with Chris Garver (Miami Ink, USA)
3.00- 5.00pm: TATTOO CONTESTS REGISTRATION
o    Most Realistic / Large Black N Gray / Large Colour / Back Piece / TATTOO OF THE DAY
5.00 – 5.45pm: Educational seminar on Laser Tattoo Removal practices by STARCAP MEDICAL
5.45 – 6.00pm: WINNER LUCKY DRAW CONTEST
6.00 – 7.00pm: Tattoo contests Judging
7.30pm: Show Closing Ceremony
8.00pm: Event day ends
10.00pm: Show Post- Party Rave @ China 1, Clarke Quay

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11.00pm: Tattoo Contests Results and Prize Giving Ceremony at China One

Join Tattoo Artistry – The Official Social Media Facebook Group for the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=32140274011

See you in 2010 for the 2nd Singapore Tattoo Show 2010 🙂

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Countdown – 8 days till 1st Singapore Tattoo Show – itsReal

Excitement is building to a plateau as we head towards 9 Jan 2009 for the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show EVER… the organizers (www.tattoo.com.sg), Angela from ActVentures our Traditional PR Partner and myself (APLINK) your D-Man are working round the clock to bring you the best ever (hehe it is the 1st) 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009.

Firstly, what can you do for US – go to the facebook group- tattoo artistry

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=32140274011

and write on our wall your well wishes for the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009 – sorry no prizes  we just wanna feel the LOVE !!!

So what’s happening for you as the big day arrives….

Tattoo Show Tickets available online at www.tattoo.com.sg till 7th January 2009 – Tickets will be available to the door.

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Monday 5th January 2009 – International Artists, including Paul Booth, Chris Garver & Bob Tyrrell start arriving at Changi International Airport

Wednesday 7th January 2009 from 6.30pm – Post Media Conference Party at China One – Meet all the available VIP artists International & Local – this is an open invitation – Club Rules Apply

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Thursday 8th January 2009 – Watch Prime Time Morning, Channel News Asia & listen to Class 95, 938Live for media interviews with Chris Garver (Miami Ink) & Kirby Lian (Utopia Studios)

Thursday 8th January 2009 11pm – Welcome Party for 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009 at Zirca Mega Club, Block 3C The Cannery, Clarke Quay Theme – Your Body is a Playground, Come Play (see below for full details and click image to facebook event Invite to rsvp) Free entry to those with Valid Proof of purchase of 1st Singapore Tattoo Show tickets. Club Rules Apply

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Friday 9th January 2009 – 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009 opens at Singapore Expo Hall 6B – runs till 11th January 2009

Sunday 11th January 2009 – Post 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009 Party at China One – details to come.

logotagWow – what a line up – what can you do for US – go to the facebook group – Tattoo Artistry

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=32140274011

and write on our wall well wishes for the 1st Singapore tattoo Show 2009 – sorry no prizes  we just wanna feel the LOVE !!!

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Link to Photos of 1st Singapore Tattoo Show event at China One

Check out the cool people that turned up for the 1st Tattoo Show in a club for the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009 – next party at China One 7th January – details soon…

http://picasaweb.google.com/geoffpe/ChinaOne27Dec08?authkey=aOqYlIwlnHw#

Thanks Geoffry for being the Photographer for the evening !!! T download a photo click it and u will be able to download !

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Celebs with tattoos -itsReal

Sure tattoos are nothing new and adorn the bodies of many celebrities, but each year certain tattoos make more news than others. Some good, some bad, and some clearly regrettable mistakes.


For example, in 2001 Angelina Jolie revealed a large “Billy Bob” on her upper left arm, above a dragon, in honor of second husband Billy Bob Thorton.

In 2003 former boxing champ Mike Tyson emerged with a large tribal tattoo on the left side of his face.
In 2007 the red carpets were graced with “Transformers” beauty Megan Fox and her Jolie-esque body of work, including sayings on her arms, back and sides.
And in 2008, the below tattoos (here in no particular order) entered the public conscious.
Read more : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/24/eight-biggest-celebrity-t_n_153284.html

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Open Party Invite – China One & 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 27 Dec 2008

Date: 27th December 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 6pm ~ 10pm
This is it! First ever tattoo party in a CLUB! for the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2008. If you have it flaunt it! Bare it all party! Special features, partial or full bodied!
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Location: China One
Address: Blk 3e River Vally Road #02-01/02/03 Clarke Quay Singapore 179024.

WebSite: www.chinaone.com.sg

Date: 27th December 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 6pm ~ 10pm

Appointed Convention MC + DJ: “DJ SHAWN”
Resident Band: “TABULA”

One Tattooed Guest admits Two Tattooed “VIRGINS”.

Wondered the mysterious world of Tattoo that dates back thousands of years ago? Thinking of getting one? Contemplating to be seen at the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009? Join us at this party to decide!

Girls reveal it! Guys bare it! Bring in to the open. Make known the statements. Be vulnerable. Dare to bare! Be here be seen.

Flaunt your tattoos at our photo booth to be upload into our special feature at our website! (Free exclusive gifts at booth while stock last!!)

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First 15 girls to bare for our exclusive photo shoot gets an exclusive Jack Daniel’s Sleeveless T-shirt. Most daring and best tattoo exposed for our cameras stand a chance to win a bottle of 750ml Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey WORTH $210 + I day ticket to the tattoo convention!! This promotion is exclusive to Girls only! Sorry Guys!

1st Singapore Tattoo Show Tickets will be sold at the party too!

Bottles promotions: Jack Daniel’s the Official Spirit of the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009

– 1 bottle (Free x 1 One day exhibition pass worth $18)

– 2 bottles (Free x 2 One day exhibition pass worth $18@)

– 3 bottles (Free x2 Three days exhibition pass worth $50@)

Happy Hours from 5 – 9pm; 1-for-1 house pours and beers.

Special appearance of local artists from: Utopia Studio – Skin Label – Exotic Tattoos – 8 Volts Tattoo – Think Tattoo – Visual Orgasm – Imagine Tattoo – Kustoms 7 Tattoo

Age limit: Girls 18; Guys 23.
Dress code: Show all tastefully & artistically.

Club rules apply. – RSVP: apglobal@gmail.com
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Official Party Venue for the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009

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Watch out-2009 Welcomes the 1st Singapore Tattoo show

I-S Privileges | Dec 17, 2008

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