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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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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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Marc Pinto opens 2nd Singapore Tattoo Studio

Marc Pinto the young veteran of the Tattoo Industry in Asia Pacific, who already has an established and vibrant tattoo studio in Perth Australia, has opened his second Tattoo Studio in Singapore – Marc Pinto Primitive Tattoo – can be found at Singapore’s Far East Plaza shopping mall in the famous Scotts Road – look for the flashing tattoo sign above Carl’s Jr. The 1st Marc Pinto Primitive Tattoo studio in  Singapore which opened in Feb 2009 is located in the same shopping mall on the 5th floor.

Drop by if you are in the area… click the above image to visit Marc Pinto Primitive Tattoo on facebook.

Marc Pinto & his team of professional tattoo artists & piercing specialists will appear at the Singapore Tattoo Show – Tat2 2010 from Jan 8 to 10 2010 at the Singapore Expo. more details at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=141203425388#

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vote & win – SUPERMODELME

head over to AXN-ASIA.com/supermodelme to vote & win

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10 Gorgeous Asian Models – vote & win – you decide – SUPERMODELME

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Ground breaking online TV reality show SUPERMODELME with Singapore’s 1st SuperModel Charmaine Harn – now on AXN every Saturday nite 10.30pm Singapore & 11.30 Hong Kong times.

Join the SUPERMODELME community on facebook

http://facebook.com/supermodelme.tv twitter @supermodelme

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augmented reality gets social via iPhone

a stray email arrived which unlike most – I found interesting and cool – however the voice-over on the intro video could be younger and hipper to get global ravers – maybe – but the backing music is however cool… check out the dinosaur hmmm

Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/user/metaioAR#p/a/u/2/2_fYcdH2nMY

metaio, Inc. is proud to announce that junaio – the world’s first social augmented reality platform is now available in the App Store. The application is free and available globally on all iPhones. Users without an iPhone can also edit and share 3D augmented reality images via the online platform on http://www.junaio.com .

junaio is a mobile and online platform that lets users create, explore and share information in a completely new way using augmented reality and location-based content. Users can place 3D objects, Twitter messages or websites into the real world and then share their creations with friends through social networks such as Facebook.

Download from the App Store:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/junaio/id337415615
Visit the website: www.junaio.com

Get Updates on the junaio community: http://junaio.wordpress.com/

Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/user/metaioAR#p/a/u/2/2_fYcdH2nMY

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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

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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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Second Life – A New Beginning – itsReal

In my last post which mentioned Second Life I proclaimed that its creators Linden Lab were “publicly mute” about happenings in their virtual world… as it is always the case when you say something the reverse happens and Linden Lab are now talking – and being seen for innovation once again – available now – if you would like your own Second Life styled virtual world complete with all SL’s bells and whistles and your security on your OWN servers behind your firewall – Linden Labs can offer you SL Enterprise starting price for your world that could accom up to 800 avatars is USD55,000 thats – (USD68.75 per avatar).

An interesting opportunity exists out of this move for the loyal SL Developers who have stuck by Second Life throughout the incredibly long period of silence. Their belief in virtual worlds and commitment to the potential business opportunities via second life could well be visualized with the creations of SL Marketplace.

For me, I still believe in the virtual world propositions and hope that Enterprises grasp the concepts of hosting their own virtual communities in 3D and that the crusade reaches astounding new heights…

Below is the announcement of SL Entreprise from the official Second Life Blog… https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/workinginworld/blog/2009/11/04/introducing-second-life-enterprise-now-in-beta-and-second-life-work-marketplace

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We’re Listening

Over the last few years, the number one request and core business requirement of many of our enterprise and government customers has been the need for a behind-the-firewall Second Life solution. The extra layers of security and administrative control in a stand-alone product would allow these organizations to explore virtual work as a powerful and effective collaboration and communication tool—if it was available. We listened. Last year, Mark Kingdon (SL: M Linden), Linden Lab’s CEO, announced that we were working on a behind-the-firewall solution in response to customer needs.

Ready for Work

Today, we’re excited to announce the beta launch of Second Life Enterprise, formerly known by our internal code name “Nebraska” and now known as SL Enterprise. SL Enterprise is the most secure, content-rich, and flexible enterprise-ready virtual workplace solution available today, built on the world’s leading 3D virtual world technology platform–Second Life. The SL Enterprise solution enables large organizations to bring distributed colleagues together into a persistent branded immersive space to collaborate, meet, learn, and prototype new offerings, while cutting travel costs and working greener. Customers including IBM, Intel, Case Western Reserve, New Media Consortium, DefenseWeb Technologies, Northrop Grumman, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and many others, are maintaining and growing their presence in Second Life while also working in the SL Enterprise environment for certain uses that require higher levels of security and control.

Product Detail

Ok, let’s talk nuts and bolts for a minute. The solution itself runs 8 regions simultaneously while storing over 25 additional regions that you can take up and down in a flash. With 8 regions, the system can support a maximum of 800 avatars. From a user perspective, SL Enterprise feels exactly like Second Life with all of the benefits including a 3D rich immersive environment, spatial voice, text chat, and the LSL building environment. But, you can use real names and connect those users directly to your network directory. Oh, and let me croon about the control panel where administrators use a web-based dashboard to manage users, regions, content, and systems—complete with backup and recovery, LDAP integration, and bulk account creation.  The solution comes standard with 7 pre-built regions and 10 multi-cultural SL Work avatars with business attire and accessories included.

Deck Out your Workspace with Content

What about content, you ask? Great question. There are three ways to create or bring new content into the SL Enterprise environment. First, the solution has the same rich LSL building tools as Second Life so creating new content within the solution is easy. Second, if you own the intellectual property rights in content you created in Second Life, then you can transfer that content into the SL Enterprise environment. Now, you’ll need to affirm your IP ownership prior to moving any content—you must identify the Second Life names of your employees who created content for you, and if you wish to transfer any content created by a Resident who is not your employee, you must provide Linden Lab with a signed written permission from that Resident content creator. (So for SL merchants, those who purchased your content within Second Life cannot move it to the SL Enterprise environment without your express written permission. But, keep reading because there’s a business opportunity for you….)

Coming Soon! The SL Work Marketplace

And, there’s a third option that we’re very excited about. Today, we’re also announcing the Second Life Work Marketplace, set to launch in Q1 2010. The SL Work Marketplace will be the first virtual world application and solution marketplace in the world. It will allow large organizations to download entire regions of collaboration tools, meeting and event solutions, training solutions, work avatars, business-oriented environments, and much more, into their stand alone SL Enterprise environment and make enterprise-wide use of that content under an organizational site license. For Solution Providers and content creators, this opens up a whole new market for work-related content. Initially, we’re only accepting content from Gold Solution Providers and Recommended Application Providers, but we will open up the application process to a broader audience soon.

Business-Friendly Mainland

One other important thing to note: The Enterprise Team is not just working on SL Enterprise and the SL Work Marketplace. We’re also hard at work making improvements to the main Second Life environment—to make it easier to use and useful for organizations using Second Life today and for those that will be joining in the future. We’ll have more to share on some of those improvements in the coming months.

Learn More

In the meantime, you probably have a million questions and we look forward to answering them in future blog posts and in our upcoming office hours (days and times posted to the left). But, before you dive in, I wanted to share some materials that will hopefully anticipate a few.

Pricing begins at $55,000 USD. If you’re interested in learning more about SL Enterprise, then contact us and let’s explore how the solution can dramatically improve your internal collaboration and communication and decrease your travel costs.

Please join us in discussing SL Enterprise!

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Hold the phone, reality is calling – SMH TECH

Click on any bubble and an information box comes up. This box is for a nearby cafe, that one for a hotel, those others for a range of points of interest: the gardens themselves and, beyond, Old Melbourne Gaol, Victoria Market, the Eureka Skydeck and Federation Square.

 

 

There are many other bubbles on the screen — for businesses, landmarks, sporting venues, dozens more natural features — all containing location descriptions, facts about the subject, opening hours, user star ratings, links to web pages and so on.

Welcome to augmented reality, the digital revolution that integrates location and data.

via Hold the phone, reality is calling.

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Flip stages Bondi flashmob stunt – mUmBRELLA

Viral Videos – this Post from mUmBRELLA has got some AUSSIE critics buzzing – my thinking – if you are going to Stage Something do it the OPRAH Way

http://www.oprah.com/article/oprahshow/20090908-tows-flash-mob-dance

From mUmBRELLA: While the idea – and indeed the execution – may not have been entirely original, video footage of a dancing flashmob on Bondi Beach on Friday afternoon is close to going viral.

via Flip stages Bondi flashmob stunt – mUmBRELLA.

When is the FLIP coming to Singapore ?

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