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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 by the closing date, 25 December 2008. Only 1 entry is allowed per ticket holder.


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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Singapore Tattoo Show & Singapore Tattoo Directory

Positive Blog post by Noel Boyd regarding singapore’s tattoo industry

excerpt below….

In a post last week, I mentioned about the Singapore Tattoo Show that’s gonna happen next year. It’s that just awesome? If the Tattoo Show doesn’t lift the local tattoo scene to a whole new level, I dunno what will.

I told a group of girls that interviewed me last week that the tattoo industry here is booming. It might just be the fastest growing industry in Singapore. It’s a safe bet to assume that anyone who is willing to invest in the tattoo industry now, will make money. It could be a tattoo themed merchandise & apparel shop or a tattoo affiliated pub.

On the Singapore Tattoo Directory that I compiled for this blog, there are 53 shops in Singapore. I added Andrew Skin Tattoo Studio over the weekend after chancing upon it while having supper. I hope to add Jayen’s new tattoo shop at Ang Mo Kio in the next few days. So yeah, the list will read 54 soon.

A Tattooed Blog by Noel Boyd. Tattoos, Life n’ Everything Else!


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Contest: Design Singapore Tattoo Show T-Shirt win $2000 cash – itsReal

Heard about the T-Shirt Contest, seeking the best design for their official Show T-Shirts for Singapore’s First Tattoo Show.

Here’s the details:


– Ink the official T-Shirt for Singapore’s very first Tattoo Show and win yourself up to two grand (SGD2,000) in cash plus a pair of tickets to the show.


Your design should hold the theme of the Merlion and include the words “1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009”

Submission Requirements: 300DPI, Freehand/Illustrator/Photoshop format, Hi Res PDF/JPEG/TIFF, Placement of Design on any T-Shirt template.

Submit to: Tattoo Contest
Closes: October 31st 2008


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1st Singapore Tattoo Show ’09 with Chris Garver – itsReal

Chris Garver of Miami Ink coming to Singapore’s 1st Tattoo Show with Endorsement and Support of Singapore Tourism Board (STB)

Over 60 Local & International Tattooists to converge on Singapore Expo from 9 – 11 January 2009 to Showcase, Educate & Celebrate Tattoo Artistry.
Show to include exhibitions, entertainment, & contests and will be open to the Public

Singapore 26th September, 2009, Event organizer, today announced the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 2009, to be held at the Singapore Expo from 9 – 11 January 2009. The event is endorsed and supported by Singapore Tourism Board (STB) with Show Ambassador Chris Garver of Miami Ink, will place Singapore on the global map for Tattoo Artistry and best practices for one of the fastest growing and most enduring Industries today.

Some of the world’s renowned tattooists will be in Singapore to showcase their tattoo talents and create unique pieces of artwork. The extraordinary first tattoo show in Singapore will present over 60 artists from around the globe and will represent all the various modern tattoo styles ticking away with their machines in an exciting exhibition styled atmosphere.  Over 5000 visitors from around the region are expected to attend the 3-day event.


Tattoos are a passion for some and an art form for others. For most people a tattoo is a very popular fashion trend that exploded in recent years and has become a part of the collective imaginary of tattoo Artistry thanks to advertising, fashion, movies and TV which have used tattoo icons for messages that underline the freedom of choice of each individual.

“The tattoo show is an event that we know will draw different and varied visitors, keen to be educated, experience the art and be entertained. Some enthusiasts travel around the world to take part in tattoo shows, it is a time in which this art is experienced on one’s own skin and, it is difficult not to be affected by the unique atmosphere that makes tattoos a very familiar and easy form of body art for everybody’” said Kirby Lian from Utopia Studio, the Official Event Partner who is also the show’s inspirational mentor.

One of the most highly anticipated moments of the show will be the Tattoo Contests. A time in which the tattooed public become the protagonists. The tattoo contests are organized for the different categories (best black & grey, best color, tattoo of the day, etc) and every day artists and the visitors can take part in an exciting competition in which art takes centre stage.

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 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

Contact Information
Interested media, advertisers and sponsors should contact the show organizer before the closing date of 31 October 2008 at: Debra or Andrew

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Chris Garver Miami Ink coming to Singapore its official – itsReal

Chris Garver of Miami Ink is coming to Singapore for the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show 09 – it’s official. My Paper Journalist Victoria Barker 🙂 was the first to break the news after seeing the news on the Tattoo Shows group on facebook – Tattoo Artistry

For Details on the show visit –

ps: a major sponsor is still available – (wink)

My Paper Sept 25 - Victoria Barker

My Paper Sept 25 - Victoria Barker


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