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twitter for ANY community

If you haven’t heard of twitter – time to WAKE UP – it is a FREE communications tool for social & business communications. – if you have a twitter account leave your ID in a comment on this blog and I will follow YOU, as should all the people that visit this blogpost. Have a Twitter Conversation.

Twitter is for discovering and sharing what’s happening right now through the timely exchange of short, public messages. Since its inception in 2007, this open exchange of information has transformed Twitter from a simple social utility to a new kind of communication with the potential for positive global impact. Individuals and organizations alike are encouraged to try Twitter for a variety of uses ranging from social to commercial.

You can follow my twitter accounts here:

http://twitter.com/aplink – my personal twitter account

http://twitter.com/pintomarc – Marc Pinto’s – Primitive Tattoo

http://twitter.com/supermodelme – SUPERMODELME.tv Reality TV

http://twitter.com/tattoopride – Singapore Tattoo Show

http://twitter.com/tattooinktv – Tattooink.tv

http://twitter.com/koinupbiz – Koinup.com for your Virtual Life

http://twitter.com/studyinoz – Study In Australia

http://twitter.com/asia_uncut – Asia Uncut TV Talk Show

Tattoo ARTISTS reach Tattoo Fans via Twitter and grow your conversations with real people – conversations lead to many new beginnings.

Social Media evangelists or seekers of social media understanding – the twitter community is an awesome promotional and educational tool.

Small or large business – your customers want to have conversations with you as do your prospects.

Families members & FRIENDS are only a free TWEET away….

– if you have a twitter account leave your ID in a comment on my blog and I and my many twitter accounts will follow YOU, as should all the people that visit this blogpost.

To learn more about twitter and How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighbourhoods (and family & friends can collectively help you out of a sticky situation) – grab a copy of TWITTERVILLE by SHEL ISRAEL

http://www.twitter.com/shelisrael

Happy tweeting with text – images & videos all is possible. APLINK

What are your thoughts on twitter ?

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Miss Tattoo Asia – Final Call

Seeking women who are comfortable with expressing and showing their sensuality through an alternate type of beauty, the type of beauty that separates all traditional rules! With a platform for you to make a statement steering away from the stereotypical way of female beauty, this contest is especially for tattooed women who would like to showcase their tattoos in pursuit for a new idea of sensuality in the female gender.

Do you stand out in crowds and feel confident with your tattoos? Do you possess a personality that is as bold as you look? If you do, we WANT you! Show us what you are made of.

First Prize
* Cash: $1,000.00
* Free Photo Shoot session with your tattoo.
* Published Shoot opportunities in Magazine(s).
* Product giveaways.

see website for 2nd & 3rd Prizes.
http://www.tattoo.com.sg/misstattoo/misstattoo.html

ALL finalists will win a stunning Brazilain Bikini http://www.mybikini-sg.com/store.php

In order to compete, you must be at least 18 years of age, female, and have your body tattooed. Contest is only open to all female residents of Singapore and in all parts of Asia. The top 10 contestants to be selected must be able to travel to Singapore to the show to compete.

So if you think you have what it takes, show it and flaunt it!

Rules of Competition

* Competition will take place on Sunday, 10th January 2010.
* The competition will be judged in swimwear outfits.
* You will be judged by a panel of judges.
* The 10 finalists will each receive a 3 Day Pass that will allow them access to the Show.
* You must be a female over 18 years old to enter the competition.
* All travel expenses are at your own costs and arrangements if you are not a local finalist.
* A maximum of 4 photo submission is required from you to enter the competition.
* Photo Criteria:
o 1 close up view of your tattoo
o 1 close up view of yourself with your tattoo
o 1 close up view of your front face
o 1 full length view of yourself

* Submissions of above photos and a photocopy of your ID are to be sent to debra@tattoo.com.sg / apglobal@gmail.com for registration.
Your submission should reach us by december 15th 2009

Other Event news:

NEWS UPDATES – Singapore Tattoo Show – Tat2 2010

– Early bird tickets ending on 30th Nov.

– Citibank members extend to 6th Jan with promo code “STS2010”.

– Book your tattoo appointments with artists early. How to book a tattoo appt?

o Contact artist via their email direct to book schedule at show. Be patient as most artists are packed with bookings and artists are normally booked prior to show.

o Pricing is quoted by individual artists and varies.

o Organizer does not take bookings on behalf of artists.

For more details, visit the FAQ at http://tattoo.com.sg/faqs.html.

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http://www.facebook.com/TattooPride?ref=ts

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

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Custom Tattoo Design at CreateMyTattoo.com

Here is your chance to inspire artists to create custom tattoos, it’s called Create My Tattoo [http://createmytattoo.com].

How it works: The site allows Artists to submit artwork in an attempt to win the prize money of clients who post custom tattoo design requests, called “contests.”  The site is essentially an online marketplace for artists to compete for prize money and for clients who are looking to get a custom tattoo designed.

If you’re in the need for a new custom tattoo design, I encourage you to check it out, they’ve got over 500 world class artists


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Singapore’s Foremost and Asia’s Largest Tattoo Show to Return Bigger and Louder

Singapore’s Foremost and Asia’s Largest Tattoo Show to Return Bigger and Louder 8-10 January 2010

SINGAPORE, November  2009 – Singapore’s foremost tattoo show is set to return in 2010 bigger and louder than the first year with a grand mix of art, rock, entertainment and more. The Singapore Tattoo  Show’s second edition, Tat2 2010, now the  largest tattoo show in Asia, will bring back the fusion of East and West Tattoo Artistry – an estimated number of 300 internationally-regarded artists  will come together to showcase their talent and create unique pieces of artwork. The 3-day event, held 8th to 10th January 2010 in Hall 6B of the Singapore Expo, hopes to advocates the act of responsible tattooing and to educate the public about tattoo as a form of body art appreciation and culture.

Social Media for Tattoo Singapore Tattoo Show – Tat2 2010

http://facebook.com/TattooPride

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http://tattooartistry.ning.com

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Show organizers Debra Tan and Kirby Lian from Utopia Studios have planned an exciting line-up of activities to enthrall, engage, educate and entertain visitors at the Singapore Tat2 2010 show. The Tattoo show is set to feature a stellar lineup of an industry experts including star tattoo celebrities such as Kim Saigh (L.A. Ink/ High Voltage Tattoos, USA) and Tim Hendricks (Guest Artist in Miami Ink/ Gold Rush Tattoo, USA) who will be in Singapore for the first time, as well as returning guests Chris Garver (Miami Ink/ Love Hate Tattoo Studio, USA) and Bob Tyrrell (Night Gallery, USA). Other notable guests include industry icons from countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, China and Taiwan.

The 2nd Singapore Tattoo Show – Tat2 2010 will also bring to Asia VIP Guest Matt Booth, celebrity jewelry designer, and owner of Room101 (www.room101silver.com), who has been chosen to be guest judge the 2010 Singapore Tat2 Show.  Room101 will also be a major sponsor for the event, participating in all aspects of the show.

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Matt Booth, celebrity jewelry designer, and owner of Room101

Originally founded in 2003 by Matt Booth, Room101 is a luxury lifestyle brand for those who demand quality with an edge.   Booth, who has designed custom jewelry pieces for Pink, Snoop Dogg, Benji Madden, Slash, Chuck Liddell, Sen Dog, and Busta Rhymes, recently launched Room101 Cigars (www.room101cigars.com) to his already extensive line of jewelry, clothing, and accessories.

“The Tat2 2010 Show is a once in a lifetime opportunity for visitors from Singapore and the region to be inked by the world’s top artists from around the globe or to simply catch them in action at the show,” said Kirby Lian, a professional tattoo artist-entrepreneur with 8 years’ industry experience and the show’s brainchild. “Visitors can also look forward to the edgy and unconventional lineup of activities planned for them,” he added.

Highlights of The Singapore Tat2 2010 show include the Miss Tattoo Asia pageant – the first platform in Asia for tattooed women to showcase their body art, a performance by world class contortionist Rubberboy, who holds three Guinness World Records and was touted ‘The Most Flexible Man Alive’, and Battle of the Bands, where budding musicians compete to snag the top prize of limited edition guitars and S$1000. Art lovers will also be treated to a visual feast – an art gallery featuring works by renowned tattoo artists as well as finalists of ‘Beauty is skin deep’, a body art design competition for young creative’s. In addition, graffiti artists and seasoned tattoo artists will demonstrate their artistic talents onsite. For tattoo enthusiasts, seminars will be conducted by elite tattoo artists.

The Singapore Tat2 2010 Show will be open to public from 12 P.M. to 10 P.M. on the 8th and 9th of January (Friday and Saturday) and 12 P.M. to 8 P.M. on the 10th of January. The show is open to all ages and entry is free for those below the age of 12. Tickets to the show are available for purchase online at http://tattoo.com.sg/tickets.html. Tickets cost S$22 for a 1-day pass and S$60 for a 3-day pass.  Early bird promotions, where 3-day passes go for S$55, are available from now till 15th November 2009. Tickets to the show may also be bought onsite during show dates.

For more information on the Singapore Tat2 2010 Show, please visit http://tattoo.com.sg/ or join in the conversation with daily updates and worldwide Tattoo industry news & chatter on facebook – http://facebook.com/TattooPride

Pre- event email interviews with artists can be arranged upon request.

About Utopia Studio

Utopia Studio is the official event partner of The Singapore Tat2 2010 Show. It has eight years of professional experience in the tattoo industry in Singapore and has played a superlative role in establishing tattoo as an art form, placing emphasis on responsible tattooing by having high standards on creativity, technical skill, patience, knowledge and experience.

For traditional media enquiries, please contact

Jolene Tan | Public Relations Consultant
Office: (+65) 6505 9342 | Mobile: (+65) 9858 9580
Email: jolene.tan@imgworld.com

Ip Waiyin | Public Relations Executive
Mobile: (+65) 93214997
Email: waiyin@tattoo.com.sg

For social media enquiries, please contact

Andrew Peters | The Pacific West Communications
Office: (+65) 6563 7391 | Mobile: (+65) 9451 9012
Email: andrew@thepacificwest.com

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Review: Tough Love – Web in Travel 2009

WIT – 5 years on – Web In Travel celebrated its 5th birthday and even though it was my first WIT, I came away with the understanding that the conference has depth and sincerity that can only be achieved through trust.

Stage for WIT 2009

Stage for WIT 2009

On arrival, I was handed a program guide and tucked inside was a list of what must be the who’s who of the online travel industry that were attending.

One of the Many Panels of Experts

One of the Many Panels of Experts

I am now going to proceed and summarise my WIT 2009 journey in the best way I know – the social media way = keywords.

Enlightening, profound, humorous, creative, conflicting, old ways, new ways, homemade cookies, social media, engagement, search, entrepreneurship, mentors, students, Twitter, status, community, art, opinions, fear, deals, Facebook, style, value, graffiti, empathy, monitor, react, pre-emptive, classic, roses, luxury, budget, holistic, experience, destinations, in your face, google, to serve, passion, tough love, did I say Facebook?

NEW: Twitter Roosters @ WIT

NEW: Twitter Roost @ WIT

Special mention needs to be made relating to the events discussion I witnessed, even with prompting by distinguished moderator – there seemed to be no obvious understanding or relevance or decisive recognition of how social media might have an enormous impact on the events business. I can only direct those in the events business to a review of an event I was involved in that clearly shows how events can deliver superior results if you engage a community online in somewhere like Facebook.

David Meerman Scott speaks Tattoos – http://www.webinknow.com/2009/01/how-an-active-facebook-group-drove-15000-people-to-the-singapore-tattoo-show.html

Yeoh Siew Hoon our Host[Yeoh Siew Hoon our Host]

My congrats to Yeoh Siew Hoon (SHY) and her team on Web In Travel 2009. Happy 5th Birthday. – APLINK.

Willy Foo - facebook guy... leads the crew

Willy Foo - facebook guy... leads the crew

All images courtesy of Willy Foo – to see the entire set visit:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?page=1&aid=166745&id=719891275

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Are you Miss Tattoo Asia Material?

Miss Tattoo Asia – Call for Contestants

Singapore Tattoo Show Tat2 2010 are looking for girls who not only carry themselves well but with their tattoos too.

Do you stand out in crowds and feel confident with your tattoos? Do you possess a personality that is as bold as you look?

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If you do, we WANT you! Show us what you are made of. Will you be the 1st Miss Tattoo Asia?

In order to compete, you must be at least 18 years of age, female, and have your body tattooed.

Entry is FREE and submission closing date is on 23 November 2009.

The top 10 contestants selected by the organizers will be competing and judged live at the show. (January 8 – 9 -10 2010) www.tattoo.com.sg

Contest is only open to all female residents of Singapore and in all parts of Asia Pacific. The top 10 contestants to be selected must be able to travel to Singapore to the show to compete.

So if you think you have what it takes, show it and flaunt it!

show logo 2010

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Rules of Competition

  • Competition will take place on Sunday, 10th January 2010.
  • The competition will have 2 sections; casual wear and swimwear outfits.
  • You will be judged by a panel of judges.
  • The 10 finalists will each receive a 3 Day Pass that will allow them access to the Show.
  • You must be a female over 18 years old to enter the competition.
  • All travel expenses are at your own costs and arrangements if you are not a local finalist.
  • A maximum of 4 photo submission is required from you to enter the competition.

Photo Criteria:

1 close up view of your tattoo
1 close up view of yourself with your tattoo
1 close up view of your front face
1 full length view of yourself

Prizes you stand to win

1st PRIZE:

–  Cash: $1,000.00 &

–  Custom ring from ROOM101SILVER – value US$1,000.00

Free Photo Shoot session with your tattoo.

–  Published Shoot opportunities in Magazine(s).

Product giveaways.

2nd PRIZE:

  • Cash: $800.00
  • Free Photo Shoot session with your tattoo.
  • Product giveaways.

3rd Prize:

  • Cash: $500.00
  • Free Photo Shoot session with your tattoo.
  • Product giveaways.
* Cash Prize amounts are quoted in Singapore Dollars

for updates on Tat2 2010 join http://facebook.com/tattoopride

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Mad About Asia Tattoo Photos

Tattoo Photos by: MadAboutAsia on flickr..

visit here for slideshow on flickr…
Tattoos

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Tattoo 2010 - Tat2 2010

Tattoo 2010 - Tat2 2010

…for the Singapore Tattoo Show Tat2 2010 news here are the sites you needs to join…

http://twitter.com/tattoopride
http://facebook.com/TattooPride
https://aplink.wordpress.com

http://tattooartistry.ning.com

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Singapore Tattoo Show 15000 inked fans

1st Singapore Tattoo Show  – Revisited – already over 300 artists have registered to take a booth for Tat2 2010 – Singapore’s Second Tattoo Show – returning are crowd Favorite’s Chris Garver, Miami Ink, USA & Bob Tyrrell, Night Gallery, USA – Tat2 2010 Show Ambassador will be Kim Saigh from LA Ink Fame – so what will be in store in 2010 – more will be revealed soon by the show’s brainchild Kirby Lian…

Kirby Lian STS & Chris Garver, Miami Ink

Kirby Lian STS & Chris Garver, Miami Ink

Here is lasts years show roundup and tattoo contest winners revisited…

Last year’s 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 from 9-11 January 2009. The show saw people from all walks of life, as well as a 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 below).

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!”

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For daily updates and Tattoo Industry News join in the conversation at http://facebook.com/TattooPride or join the growing international social site Tattoo Pride for Tattoo Artistry http://tattooartistry.ning.com

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About the Organizer – www.tattoo.com.sg

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 www.tattoo.com.sg.

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Tattoo Contest Winners 2009

Tattoo Contest results: 9 Jan 2009

Best Sleeve Tattoo:

Tattoo Magic, Australia, Geordie Cole

Best Leg Tattoo:

Night Action Tattoo, Taiwan, Wu

Best Cover Up Tattoo:

Imagine Tattoo Studio, Singapore, Aelvin Lim

Tattoo Contest results: 10 Jan 2009

Medium Tribal/Celtic Tattoo:

1. Night Action, Taiwan, Ping

2. Night Action, Taiwan, Ping

3. Think Tattoo, Singapore, Elson Yeo

Medium Black and Grey Tattoo:

1. My Tattoo, USA, Jess Yen

2. Tiao Fang Tattoo, Taiwan, Fang Chun Suen

3. Tsai Da Long Tattoo, Taiwan, Tsai Da Long

Medium Colour Tattoo:

  1. Dow Jenn Tattoo, Taiwan, Cheng Yuan Sheng

  2. Visual Orgasm, Singapore, Joseph Siow

  3. Night Action Tattoo, Taiwan, Mr Wu

Tattoo of the Day:

Skin Label Tattoo Studio, Singapore, Sam Wei Ming

Tattoo Contest results: 11 Jan 2009

Back Piece Tattoo:

1. Lion King Tattoo, Taiwan

2. Dow Jenn Tattoo, Taiwan, Zhao Jun Ji

3. Night Action Tattoo, Taiwan, Yu Fu Lien

Most Realistic Tattoo:

1. Imagine Tattoo, Singapore, Aelvin Lim

2. Night Action Tattoo, Taiwan, Yeh Ting N

3. Visual Orgasm, Singapore, Joseph Siow

Large Colour Tattoo:

  1. Dow Jenn Tattoo, Taiwan, Zhai Jun Ji

  2. Lion King Tattoo, Taiwan

  3. Night Action Tattoo, Taiwan, Yu Fu Lien

Large Black and Grey Tattoo:

  1. East Tattoo, Taiwan, Zhou Wei Long

  2. My Tattoo, USA, Jess Yen

  3. Fly Back Tattoo, Singapore, Jerry

Tattoo of the Day:

Tattoo Mangon, Germany, Patrick Frank Huettlinger

The judges for the tattoo contests were:

  • Richard Bahadur, Body Décor Tattoo & Piercing, Singapore

  • Diau An, Dian An Tattoo, Taiwan

  • Chris Garver, Miami Ink, USA

  • Bob Tyrrell, Night Gallery, USA

  • William Yeo, William Tattoo Studio, Singapore

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mini 50th celebrates with tattoo design by kirby lian

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MINI Asia and Trans Eurokars, the authorized MINI distributor in Singapore, commissioned renowned local tattoo artist, Kirby Lian, to design a special edition MINI to commemorate MINI 50th Anniversary.

The special edition dubbed “Unzip the Tiger” debuted at the MINI 50th Anniversary Celebrations at Clarke Quay and has also been on display at Singapore’s newest shopping mall ION Orchard.

Kirby Lian & Unzip the Tiger

Kirby Lian & Unzip the Tiger

Kirby seeks to tell a story of the history and future of the subject matter in every tattoo design. For this special edition, his inspiration comes from MINI’s rich heritage as well as its great power and handling for a small car.

Interwoven in this clever design is a Union Jack on the roof of the car. The year “1959-2009” is integrated as part of the tiger stripes at the side panels of the car, which is the 50 years of the MINI. The number “50” is also integrated as part of tiger stripes design on the bonnet of the car and on the zipper details in the design.

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The “Unzip the Tiger” design comes in a removable sticker, which can be tailored for the entire MINI range. The limited edition MINI Cooper S will be on display at MINI Habitat after the unveiling.

About Kirby Lian

Kirby Lian is a professional tattoo artist-entrepreneur with eight years of industry experience. The owner of Utopia Studio is one of Singapore’s best-known tattoo artists. In January next year, Kirby and his team will be hosting Singapore’s second annual tattoo show, showcasing live tattooing by over 200 elite tattoo artists from across 30 countries.

For more images of the car please visit: http://facebook.com/TattooPride

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Do You Need a Social Media Marketer?

Wells Fargo entered Twitter in late March and Collins sees that as the big three of social media marketing outlets along with Facebook and MySpace. Other brands have been on Twitter for a while, including Dell, which has more than 80 accounts (most notably RichardatDELL with more than 5,000 followers) on the network and Ford, whose Scott Monty holds the title head of social media for the brand. As of last week Monty had more than 16,000 followers on Twitter and has authored close to 13,000 tweets—bursts of text of no more than 140 characters. While those tweets often plug Ford products in one way or another, he occasionally goes off topic as if to underscore the fact that he’s a real person. (Last week, for instance, he entertained a discussion with a follower about the fact that Bacardi rum is actually made in Mexico, not Puerto Rico as commonly thought.)

The mix of genuineness and salesmanship is a key to being a successful social media marketer, said Collins. “You have to have a passion for the space,” he said. “You can tell some people are very passionate and you can tell [when] it’s kind of forced.”

via Do You Need a Social Media Marketer?.

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