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Tattoo Pride for Tattoo Artistry – Singapore Tattoo Show Tat2 2010

Tattoo Lovers will descend upon Singapore in 2010 … seeking creativity,  education in responsible tattooing, observe fusion of east and west Tattoo Artistry … and 3 days of massive entertainment.

With the intention of not only providing a show for tattoo lovers, both in Singapore and Asia, but also wanting to ensure sufficient education in responsible tattooing amongst teenagers and young adults; the Singapore tattoo show is coming back for the 2nd time, bringing more entertainment and exposure to people through this unique form of art. Organized by Debra Tan and Kirby Lian from Utopia Studios, the show is to be held at the Singapore Expo, Hall 6B from 8 to 10 January 2010, starting from 12pm to 10pm on the 8th and 9th, and 12pm to 8pm on the 10th.

Tat2 2010 Event Invitation: Mingle with over 15,000 Tattoo Fans & Artists

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With guest appearance by Kim Saigh (LA ink), Tim Hendricks (Gold Rush tattoo), Michelle Myles (Daredevil tattoo and winner of TLC’s Tattoo War Competition at the 6th Annual Boston Tattoo Convention), Shige (Yellow Blaze Tattoo, Japan) and returning to this show again will be Chris Garver (Miami ink) and Bob Tyrell (Night Gallery). Also attending the show will be VIP guest, Matt Booth, celebrity jewellery designer and owner of Room101 who is also the guest judge for this upcoming year’s tattoo show with Room101 being the major sponsor for this event.

People attending Tat2 2010 can be prepared for a wide variety of visual feasts with a line up that includes Rubberboy’s performance, Best male and female tattoo competition, and the first of its kind in Asia – Miss Tattoo Asia, alongside with over 300 internationally regarded artists coming together to showcase their talent in full view of audiences who are fans or just mere curious. This is the place to be if you are an avid tattoo collector or  people who are interested to see what Tattoo today is all about, a culture that used to be taboo but is so widely welcomed in recent times.

The newest addition to this coming year’s show is the Miss Tattoo Asia segment. Probably the first of its kind, it attempts to open the minds of the general public that beauty comes in all forms, especially in recent times where people are exposed to so many different things and the form of beauty is somewhat subjective. Trying to break away from the stereotypical female beauty, it aims to address a form of liberalism and modernist way of perceiving beauty.

Apart from this unique beauty contest, there is also the best male and female tattoo competition where proud owners of beautiful masterpieces on their bodies get to flaunt and compete to stand a chance to win the top prize. You’d be surprised to see how realistic and beautiful a tattoo can get, as the standard and works of tattoo artists are getting better and better, especially with quite a handful of artists who already have a history of doing fine arts before they ventured into tattooing.

The message of this show to entertain is made evident with other programmes such as the Rubberboy, who has three Guinness World Records for being the most flexible man alive. Daniel Browning Smith, who is also known as the Rubberboy, is an actor, entertainer and contortionist who also went on shows such as Ripley’s Believe it or not, the Oprah Winfrey show and the grand prize winner of 30 Seconds to Fame. Works by finalists of Beauty is Skin Deep, a body art design competition, will also be displayed in the art gallery section as well as works of graffiti artists and some of the tattoo artists’ works, showcasing their talents and passion on canvas.

And we said entertainment – Singapore’s legendary Velvet Underground is our party venue sponsor and there will be nightly events to give artists and fans the opportunity to mix, dance & party as only possible in uniquely Singapore – Asia’s Jewel city.

For more information visit: http://www.tattoo.com.sg or be part of the Tat2 2010 community on facebook – http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=32140274011 you can also follow us on twitter @tattoopride

Tat2 2010 thanks for the online support Create My Tattoo http://www.createmytattoo.com

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World’s Hottest 101 Men With Tattoos

It’s only fitting to share this post with all the Singapore Tattoo Show fans – remember to mark your diaries Tat2 2010 is coming Jan 8 9 & 10 2010… Chris Garver returns to Singapore Tattoo Show !!!

We’ve been tracking tattooed celebrities at Vanishing Tattoo for more years than we care to remember, squinting at fuzzy photos of beautiful people in a selfless effort to see if that blurry spot on the backside of a B-list body is really an unknown piece of body art – and all for your enjoyment, our faithful audience. We endlessly (or so it seems) scour the Internet, straining and sacrificing our eye-sight so that others may gaze upon the tattoos of the rich and famous in wonderment.

And in the past we have assembled lists of who among the beautiful people had tattoos. The one thing those beautiful people had in common besides their body art was their gender. Now granted, every single one of the lists we have analyzed in the past, was drawn from among the numerous annual Men’s magazines’ inventories of the “sexiest”, “most desirable” and “most beautiful” women in the world.

And the women in our audience cried foul. Long and hard… at least for girls that is. So in deference to the smarter, fairer, and more perceptive sex, we have attempted to level the playing field. We listened. Frankly, we were afraid not to. So we consulted with some bright beautiful body art babes of our own and asked them who they considered to be the hottest tattooed men on the planet.

See the list here: World’s Hottest 101 Men With Tattoos for 2007.

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The Conference Starts Before Anyone Shows Up

David Meerman Scott’s view on Social Media for events highlighting Singapore’s 1st Tattoo Show as an examnple…

The 1st Singapore Tattoo Show, held Jan. 9–11, 2009, was endorsed and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board and included show ambassador Chris Garver of Miami Ink. The goal was to get 5,000 visitors to the show, where more than 120 artists from around the globe representing all the various modern tattoo styles ticked away with their machines and all sorts of fun and funky exhibitors showed their wares.

Promotions leading up to the Singapore Tattoo Show were anything but ordinary, and what I find particularly impressive as a show promotional tool was the Facebook Group called Tattoo Artistry that was started by organizers 3 months prior to the event. Facebook turned out to be a terrific way for people to connect well before the physical event, and the Tattoo Artistry Facebook Group quickly gained 3,000 members, securing a place as the center of this artwork for the region. The physical show started with a virtual group.

The passion of the members of the Tattoo Artistry Facebook Group for “their event” meant thousands of people promoting to their Facebook friends. The online community aggregated people eager to attend the live event. Instead of relying on buying expensive advertising, a community of passionate fans built anticipation and buzz.

With more than 15,000 people attending, the Singapore Tattoo Show brought three times the expected number of attendees Just as interesting, The Tattoo Artistry Facebook group is now Asia’s largest social network for the tattoo industry, tattoo enthusiasts, and fans. The group will continue to grow as an online destination to connect, and plans are already underway for the 2nd Singapore Tattoo Show in 2010 with the Facebook group as the center of the free promotions for the event.

http://www.econtentmag.com/Articles/Column/After-Thought/The-Conference-Starts-Before-Anyone-Shows-Up-53026.htm

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Chris Garver on “Asia Uncut,” A New Singapore Talk Show

Chris Garver & Kirby Lian was a guest on “Asia Uncut” (http://www.asiauncut.com/), a new talk show with host jon niermann in Singapore, and here is the clip. You can follow it also on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=66184256212#/group.php?gid=65662618367&ref=ts

Thanks to ruthless toothless for the blog post: http://blog.ruthless-toothless.com/?p=334

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Facebook | Chris Garver & Kirby Lian Guest on Asia Uncut

asiauncut1See Chris Garver of Miami Ink & Kirby Lian, Singapore Tattoo Show talk about the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show on Asia Uncut’s 3rd Episode on air Friday 27th March 2009 at 11.30pm

Be sure to catch the 3rd episode this Friday 11.30pm SE Asia, 10pm Phillipines and 11pm Middle East

Asia Uncut airs exclusively on STAR WORLD every Friday at 11.30pm with an encore on Sun, 10pm

About Asia Uncut

Strictly for people who like to keep it uncut!

Asia uncut; a chat show which mixes the best entertainment traditions of the west and the east. An ensemble of international and Asian celebrities will join zany host Jon Niermann and guests for an hour of high spirits and funfilled entertainment !!

Only on Star World

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via Facebook | Chris Garver & Kirby Lian Guest on Asia Uncut Star World.

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Nuvilex’ Infinitink Tattoo Ink – here today gone tomorrow

CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Nuvilex, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NVLX), formerly eFoodSafety.com, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EFSF), announced today that Infinitink(TM), , the world’s first permanent tattoo ink designed to be safe and easier to remove, was the subject of an alt.news 26.46 television segment shown on February 22, 2009 on PBS member station WSIU. The program covers the research and development of the ink as well as its use in creating permanent tattoos and its ability to be removed with far fewer laser treatments. Infinitink is the product of Nuvilex’ new wholly-owned subsidiary, Freedom2.

The television segment can be viewed on the Internet at: http://www.infinitink.com/consumer/.

via Nuvilex’ Infinitink Tattoo Ink Featured on PBS alt.news 26:46 TV Program.

PLANS UNDERWAY FOR TAT2 – 2010

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Join either or all of the groups below to stay up to date with event plans.

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Join the official facebook Group Here: Tattoo Artistry http://www.facebook.com/groups.php?ref=sb#/group.php?gid=32140274011 to keep up to date event happening for the next Tattoo Show in 2010. If you use LinkedIn join Tattoo Artistry here http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1137357&trk=hb_side_g

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tattoo artistry goes global – itsReal

The experience i have had with working with the 1st Singapore Tatto Show 2009 has been amazingly rewarding and i have met hundreds for people from all over the world and via facebook over 4000 have joined our group – amazing.

The paasion, enthusiasm and community spirit is unmatchable compared to other groups that i participate in so i have created another site to allow for more community buidling, jobs, groups and more… the url is http://tattooartistry.ning.com/

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The ning platform is easy to use and if we get big enough I will be able to remove the google ads – jump in and Get Inked at:

http://tattooartistry.ning.com/

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Crazy not to include Social Media – itsReal

Marketing Interactive news report on 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009 and Social Media

Singapore – 15,000 people showed up at the inaugural Singapore Tattoo Show, a figure three times more than expected, thanks to some clever marketing on social media platform phenom Facebook.

The three-day convention, held on 9 January at Singapore Expo, was organized by Kirby Lian who appointed Pacific West Communications to handle the marketing communications for the show.

“Being the first time, funds were limited,” Andrew Peters, regional director Asia Pacific, for Pacific West Communications, said.

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Pacific West was engaged by organizers to market the Singapore Tattoo Show over three months ago, with initial PR efforts using the traditional press release proving to be less viral. Peters then decided to ramp up the social media aspect of the strategy – aggressively tapping on Facebook and his blog.

“With Facebook, I initially seeded it with 100 of my friends which I thought would be open to the idea of tattoos and then decided to look around the internet and set up Google Alerts for anything related to tattoos or anything related to Chris Garver [a celebrity tattoo artist who was invited to the convention],” Peters said.

In October, Peters created the Facebook Group called Tattoo Artistry as a promotional tool for the event and within two weeks it went from 100 people to 1000. It now has become an online regional tattoo community with nearly 4,000 members.

“I think if any event company not looking at least to engage social media as a way to generate activity for an event before it actually happens, are crazy,” he said.

read more courtesy of Marketing Interactive: http://www.marketing-interactive.com/news/10498

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Must attend Tattoo event attracted 15,000

The inaugural Singapore Tattoo Show ended on Sunday, 11 January 2009 with just over a total of 14,000 one-day and three-day passes sold, bringing the total number of attendees to 15,000 who attended the 3-day convention held at Singapore Expo Hall 6B from 9-11 January 2009. The show saw people from all walks of life, as well as few thousand overseas visitors who flew down especially for the show.

The show saw an exhibitor line up more than 120 tattoo studios and 16 tattoo vendors from various countries, showcasing various tattooing techniques using machines and traditional tools and boasted an exciting programme featuring a body art-bikini fashion show, HPI drifting competition, Harley Davidson showcase, tattoo photography showcase, Art Fusion, live band performances and a daily tattoo contest (results may be found in Appendix A).

Well-known tattoo personalities Paul Booth of Last Rites Tattoo (USA), Chris Garver of Miami Ink (USA), and Bob Tyrrell of Night Gallery (USA) were at the Singapore Tattoo Show 09.

Kirby Lian, the brainchild and organizer of the show says, “I am very pleased with the outcome of the convention. Tickets sales were brisk from the start on Friday and we even had families and parents with toddlers attending the show. I’m glad that the show has achieved one of its objectives in educating the public on tattooing and the tattoo industry.”

From the response we have achieved, we are considering doing a bigger and more comprehensive show in 2010,” added Debra Tan, co-oganiser of the Singapore Tattoo Show 09, “So look out for details in October 2009!”

Tickets were sold at S$18 for a one-day pass and S$50 for a three-day pass. To date the show’s facebook site: Tattoo Artistry (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=32140274011) has more than 3,000 members.

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world wide rave posts at 1st Singapore Tattoo Show

Wordlwiderave.com turned up at the hugely successful 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009 – and grabbed some unsuspecting Tattoo Fans to bath in some of the limelight….. the tattoo convention attracted some 15,000 local & international fans as well as 160 Tattoo Artists with legends like Paul Booth, USA, Bob Tryyell, USA & Show favorite Chris Garver of Reality TV Show Miami Ink….

Check out Tattoo Artistry on Facebook for more photos of the show – it’s colorful

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