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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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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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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

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

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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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Watch out-2009 Welcomes the 1st Singapore Tattoo show

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Top 10 Tattoo Conventions 2009

Join the new tattoo micro-blogg network: Tattoo Artistryhttp://lifeitsreal.com

Bring on the 2009 circuses of INK! Whether you are hoping to see, be seen, or rub inked elbows with the most coveted professionals in the tattoo industry, we’ve picked the top 10 tattoo conventions of 2009 to keep you covered all year long.

Singapore Tattoo Show: January 9-11, 2009

Location: Singapore Expo Exhibition

Contact Information: admin@tattoo.com.sg

Website: www.tattoo.com.sg

The first annual Singapore Tattoo Show will gather famed tattoo artists from around the world, including show ambassador Chris Garver of “Miami Ink.” The show is sponsored by the Singapore Tourism board and will feature tattoo contests, trade seminars and live performances. Event Partner is Utopia Studio owned by Kirby Lian who is also the shows mentor.

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The Organizers of the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show also run a lively facebook group: Tattoo Artistry which is open for all to join, visit http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=32140274011#/group.php?gid=32140274011

Miami Tattoo Expo: January 9-11, 2009

Location: Miami Beach Convention Center

Contact Information: info@miamitattooexpo.com

Website: http://www.miamitattooexpo.com

The 2009 Miami Tattoo Expo, formerly the Gold Coast Tattoo Expo, will include world-renowned tattoo artists, live tattooing and piercing demonstrations, seminars, custom cars and choppers, special guests and much more.

23rd Annual New York AM-JAM Tattoo Expo: January 23 – 25, 2009

Location: Holiday Inn – Syracuse/Liverpool (Exit 37) New York

Contact Information: 518.893.2273

Website: http://www.am-jam.com

Imagine three epic days of all things Ink. Expo features live music, special guest the “Lizard Man,” over 75 working artists and piercers, tattoo competitions including “Tattoo of the Day” awards, leather and jewelry vendors.

14th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo: February 27-March 1, 2009

Location: Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan

Contact Information: 517.540.6055

Website: http://www.eternaltattoos.com

Award-winning tattoo artists, tattoo competitions, trade seminars and vendors from throughout the nation will help celebrate the 14th year of this famous Expo in Detroit.

Sydney Tattoo & Body Art Expo: March 6-8, 2009

Location: Sydney Showground, Australia

Contact Information: mike@tattooexpo.com.au

Website: http://www.tattooexpo.com.au, http://www.myspace.com/sydneytattooexpo

The first annual Sydney Tattoo & Body Art Expo will feature over 100 international artists and body piercers, tattoo supplies, merchandise, 8 live bands, tattoo contests and a tattoo art-fusion project.

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Last Call Tattoo Show Sponsor Packages

As the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009 draws near we have created some SPECIAL Last Call sponsorship opportunities. We would encourage anyone interested in either of the 2 options to act fast.

What’s happening with the Tattoo Show this month ?

Our Facebook Group Tattoo Artistry continues to grow with almost 2100 members and is a vibrant group with people adding photos talking to each other and being hyped as we near the show. JUICE TV will launch a 12 part series spot lighting 12 of Singapore’s top Tattooists. Our show program will be launched, a pre event party is going to be revealed. Coming soon our list of Hot Bands for the show and watch the media as there will be quite a lot of coverage this month. Lastly, our Chris Garver and international visitor contests are open for entry, if you are looking to have a tattoo from Chris or 5 star accommodation in Singapore – get you tickets to make the contest entry valid. wow what else could we be doing this month

Take advantage of these last call packages – all up the opportunities to influence a commited, passionate and creative community are awesome !!

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Option 1- Sponsorship package of S$3,000

•    Sponsor logo placement in I-S and JUICE mag eDMs to approx. 60,000 customer databases and key messaging to include joint campaigns.(Total of 3x- eDMs available)
•    Sponsor logo placement at Singapore Expo Outdoor banner advertising -Large Atrium Digital Print Banner Package- Size: 8.8m (W) x 3.4 m (H) located at event entrance of Hall 6B for 3 event days. (Value worth S$6,000)
•    1 FPFC ad space in Show Guide book to be on sale at event (Value worth S$2,000) – Design to be provided by sponsor
•    FREE Sponsor logo placement in 10 on-site directional signages, stage backdrop,  (Value worth S$8,000)
•    FREE on-site floor stickers up to 50pcs of A4 size. (Value worth S$1,000)- Design to be provided by sponsor
•    Sampling platform opportunities available to min. 5000 visitors to the event.
•    Venue advertising banner 2m x 1m space at event.(Value worth S$3,000)
•    Advertising banner with link on event website up to 3 months exposure. (Value worth S$1,500) – Design to be provided by sponsor
•    FREE booth 3m x 2m space comes with 2 tables, 2 chairs and electric supply to promote your services/merchandise. (Value worth S$750)
•    FREE entry tickets (3-day pass) up to 3 VIPs (Value worth S$150)
•    FREE Sponsor logo placement in I-S magazine in 2nd Jan’09 -¾ pg ad.(Value worth S$2,000)

Option 2- Sponsorship package of S$5,000
•    Sponsor logo placement in I-S and JUICE mag eDMs to approx. 60,000 customer database and key messaging to include joint campaigns eg., discount promotions for your services if applicable .(Total of 3x- eDMs available)
•    Sponsor logo placement at Singapore Expo Outdoor pylon banner advertising (Road Junction leading to ECP- Size: 7.8m (W) x 3.8m (H)) from 1st Jan 2009 leading up to event. (Value worth S$10,000)
•    1 FPFC ad space in Show Guide book to be on sale at event (Value worth S$2,000) – Design to be provided by sponsor
•    FREE Sponsor logo placement in 10 on-site directional signages, stage backdrop, 3,000pcs of event carriers, VIP/media tags (Value worth S$10,000)
•    Sampling platform opportunities available to min. 5000 visitors to the event.

•    Advertising banner with link on event website up to 3 months exposure. (Value worth S$1,500) – Design to be provided by sponsor
•    FREE on-site floor stickers up to 50pcs of A4 size. (Value worth S$1,000)- Design to be provided by sponsor
•    FREE booth 4m x 3m space comes with 4 tables, 4 chairs and electric supply to promote your services/merchandise. (Value worth S$1,500)- Priority given for booth location in Sponsors’ zone.
•    FREE entry tickets (3-day pass) up to 5 VIPs (Value worth S$250)
•    FREE Sponsor logo placement in I-S magazine in 2nd Jan’09 -¾ pg ad.(Value worth S$2,000)

To enquire please contact me via email Andrew or +65 9451 9012

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

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Chris Garver why he should ink YOU Tattoo Contest

CONTEST ONE: All valid ticket holders to the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009 stand a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime tattoo from Chris Garver, the shows ambassador and tattoo artist in the popular reality TV series Miami Ink. Ticket holders to the Singapore Tattoo Show who are interested to participate in the contest are required to submit a 150 – 200 word entry on why they should deserve to win a tattoo from Chris Garver. All entries have to be submitted to admin@tattoo.com.sg by the closing date, 25 December 2008. Only 1 entry is allowed per ticket holder.

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CONTEST TWO: All international visitors intending to attend the show and holding valid tickets will automatically stand a chance to win a two (2) night stay at the Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel when they visit the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show in January 2009. Closing Date for this contest is December 10th 2008. A lucky draw will be held on the 11th and the winner will be notified.

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Chris Garver to Ink 1 Winner at 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009

Chris Garver to Ink One Winner at 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009 & Int’l Visitors Lucky Draw

Organizers of the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009 respond to community calls from the official facebook group for the event – Tattoo Artistry and launch contests. Chris Garver to Ink one lucky winner & an International visitor will enjoy complimentary 5 star accommodation via a lucky draw.


Singapore, 11 November 2008Tattoo.com.sg, the organizers of the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009, is proud to announce today the launch of two show related contests. Based on the overwhelming feedback from Tattoo Artistry, the official Social Media facebook group, the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show has launched two new contests as appreciation for the on-going public support for the event.

Firstly, all valid ticket holders to the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009 stand a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime tattoo from Chris Garver, the shows ambassador and tattoo artist in the popular reality TV series Miami Ink. Ticket holders to the Singapore Tattoo Show who are interested to participate in the contest are required to submit a 150 – 200 word entry on why they should deserve to win a tattoo from Chris Garver. All entries have to be submitted to admin@tattoo.com.sg by the closing date, 25 December 2008. Only 1 entry is allowed per ticket holder.


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Second, All international visitors intending to attend the show and holding valid tickets will automatically stand a chance to win a two (2) night stay at the Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel when they visit the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show in January 2008. Closing Date for this contest is December 10th 2009. A lucky draw will be held on the 11th and the winner will ne notified.

Singapore is proud to host Asia’s very first inaugural tattoo convention at the Singapore Expo from 9 January to 11 January 2008. Over 140 Tattoo Artists and exhibitors from 25 countries snapped up the booths almost overnight, the tattoo exhibition promises an exciting line up of activities for all tattoo enthusiasts. The facebook group for Singapore Tattoo Show, Tattoo Artistry, has also seen a huge increase in membership from a mere 10 to over 1500 members in just 2 months.

“We want to thank all our facebook members for their valuable feedback on Singapore Tattoo show. In return, we hope by organizing this Chris Garver contest, it will give you a once in a lifetime opportunity to get inked by Chris himself. We are not leaving the international ticket holders behind too. Every international ticket holder will automatically qualify to stand a chance to win a 3 Day 2 Nights stay at the Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel!” said Kirby Lian of Utopia Studio who is the show inspirational mentor and co-organizer.

The 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009 will be held in January between 9 to 11 at the Singapore Expo Hall 6B.

Official Facebook Group – Tattoo Artistry http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=32140274011

About the Organizer
This young start-up company combines vision and passion for the tattoo artistry, bearing the charter to change the social norms associated with the permanence of this art form. Behind the company is a team comprising Kirby Lian from Utopia Studio, the official event partner who is a professional tattoo artist-entrepreneur with 7 years’ industry experience and a marketer formerly from a multinational company. Having developed a wide network of global tattoo artists whom many are considered close friends, this team aims to promote the tattoo industry for the appreciation and commercialism of tattoo art. For more information please visit http://www.tattoo.com.sg

Contact:
Interested media, advertisers and sponsors should contact the show organizer before the closing date of 1 December 2008 at:
debra@tattoo.com.sg or andrew@thepacificwest.com

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