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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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Tattoo Lovers Just Love Uniquely Singapore

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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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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facebook & twitter sites

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

http://twitter.com/tattoopride

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

http://twitter.com/tattoopride

http://tattooartistry.ning.com

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

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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SUPERMODELME Struts its Way onto AXN

First Online Reality Programme to Ink Cable Network Deal in Asia – show premieres November 7 at 10.30pm on AXN

SINGAPORE, OCTOBER 2009 | Refinery Media today announced that it has inked an agreement with cable network channel AXN, for the broadcast of SUPERMODELME in the Asia region.

A sweet win for new start-up Refinery Media, this unprecedented feat is accented against the norm whereby reality programmes are usually aired directly onto television and later online, and not vice versa.

Sruts onto AXN Cable TV

Sruts onto AXN Cable TV

SUPERMODELME – Asia’s first groundbreaking online reality programme, presents 10 models from Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines and India, who will compete to be Asia’s next hottest face on the runways and magazines. 20 episodes are broadcasted twice-weekly and over 10 weeks, with a weekly elimination of one model.

SUPERMODELME exposes the glitz, glamour and unforgiving demands of the fashion world, as viewers get in-sync with the models as they battle it out to be the eventual winner of SUPERMODELME.

The on-air version of SUPERMODELME will be specially re-versioned and encompasses even more exciting highlights and footages, that have never been seen before.

Said Ms Karen Seah, Founder – Refinery Media and Managing Director – The Refinery Studio, “This is indeed a milestone for a new start-up, like ours. My team and myself no less, are exhilarated, to soon be able to view and share our efforts embedded in the online version of SUPERMODELME, with a broader audience, and achieving this deed, together with leading entertainment network, AXN.  We will continue to embrace the web technology and other lifestyle mediums with more exciting content to come which also includes Season 2 of SUPERMODELME.”

About Refinery Media

A subsidiary of events company, The Refinery Studio, Refinery Media, a multimedia micro studio, was formed in March 2009 by its founder, Ms. Karen Seah.  The core business of Refinery Media is producing original content for the 360 platform which comprise of Web, Mobile and Television.

Refinery Media produced SUPERMODELME, a 20-webisode online reality model search competition that showcases the challenges and struggles encountered by 10 aspiring models from across the Asian continent. This reality series was launched online on 16th June 2009 and also has some behind-the-scenes footages being shown on StarHub Mobile.

Together with Exploit Technology Pte Ltd (A member of A*STAR), Refinery Media will be developing an English to Chinese/Bahasa translation subtitling technology called Substream.

About AXN ASIA

AXN is the heart of action and adventure. Launched in 1997, AXN is a leading English general entertainment destination among upscale, affluent adults aged 18-44.  The channel delivers top rated drama series, blockbuster features, adventure-reality and first-run lifestyle sports programs from around the world, as well as dynamic original productions, to provide viewers with an unparalleled entertainment experience to get stuck in!

AXN is an international channel brand that was started in Asia, but has since expanded to Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.  It is now available in 60 countries globally.  In Asia, the channel is seen in more than 84 million households across 23 countries pan-regionally, including 40 million households on time-block basis in China.

AXN ASIA is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, and managed by SPE Networks – Asia, which also operates pay-TV channels AXN BEYOND, ANIMAX and SONY ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION. Visit www.axn-asia.com for more information.

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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!

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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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Top 5 Social Media Trends 2010 – Hospitality

As part of the Web In Travel event – I was invited to Brand Karma by Circos Social Media workshop – held at the Singapore Arts Museum. No one would be surprised that I would be a positive and eager recipient of any content that is supportive of social media and how my agreement to the premise of how suddenly social media is making a huge impact on consumer decisions.

But, I am not alone – the attendees at this workshop filled every available seat and then some. My 1st impression was one of amazement – not at the number of people but at their Attire – i then kicked myself as hey this is hospitality – not only service is important – so is how you dress and look… the outfit of choice – smart suit – colour Black or Grey – your look, highly groomed – hmmm my jeans and polo shirt just slightly out of place. That aside – what this also tells me and you is that Hospitality is taking social media very seriously.

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Morris Sim (co-founder & ceo) Brand Karma’s high level presentation was awesome and given Brand Karma is a monitoring company, he covered a wide overview of social media activties in 2009 – my biggest disapointment however is when the Top 10 Social Media events in 2009 were presented Tourism Queensland’s Best Job in the World did not make the list – given the global success of Best Job in the World, and that it is to made into a TV program. Best Job In the World centres around tourism & hospitality, with the desired results of creating MASSIVE tourism toAustralia’s Queensland, I would have liked to have seen it get Special mention – it was not SO – I will do it myself in this blog post. – Like the Susan Boyle media coverage – The Best Job in the World also gained significant traditional media coverage and social media drove the coverage – congrats Tourism Queensland.

The Top 5 Social Media Trends closed off the presentation – below is my interpretation.

  1. My Story Trumps Brand Story (users talking about you gives more credibility)
  2. A hollistic Experience is what i want
  3. Design & empathy in hospitality developments will be key drivers as a response to social media
  4. Social Media will demand a corporate policy (HR Operations meaning social media moves beyond just marketing & Public relations)
  5. A new distribution star is BORN which will it be Facebook or twitter

I needed to rush to another meeting so I missed the full interactive workshops in store for the attendees – but i did take away that social media is still in its infancy – something reverberated today as Web in tavel – WIT took centre stage – more in my next post…

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Mad About Asia Tattoo Photos

Tattoo Photos by: MadAboutAsia on flickr..

visit here for slideshow on flickr…
Tattoos

WordPress cannot embed the slideshow – sorry

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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Top Ten Ris Low Positive Steps to take

The Top Ten Positive Steps for Ris Low – ex Miss World Singapore Beauty Queen – It is unfortunate that the Singapore media has taken advantage of  one of their own – Namely Ms Ris Low – however Ris you can turn the tables on these circumstances and after some time out of the camera’s glare re-emerge armed with the SMARTS you need to shine beautifully in all ways that you seek to fulfil. But it will take a little work 🙂

Top Ten Ris Low Positive Steps to take:

  1. REFUSE any further interviews until you are ready
  2. ENGAGE an honest & supportive publicity manager
  3. SEEK Public Speaking and Language Tuition expertise
  4. REMAIN out of the Public Eye till you are prepared
  5. SUPPORT Nursing but in the real sense it is not for you
  6. MOVE past your youthful mistakes – yes that is all they are not fun
  7. MENTOR find someone that you admire to help groom you
  8. FIND those things that you are passionate about, with passion you can do almost anything and there is the excitment you crave
  9. EMERGE to the public confident, brilliant, sophisticated and with purpose
  10. SMILE – you are radiant when you do. With radiance, it can and will help you and those you support and care for to bring your personal life & career to heights that others may only dream of.
Radiant Ms Ris Low - Image Zaobao

Radiant Ms Ris Low - Image Zaobao

To the Public & the Media: What an incredible opportunity to build a new and globally influential position for Ris Low and Singapore.

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