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Archive: November, 2010

Vancouver’s Tattoo Project…

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This weekend, while looking for something to do, I stumbled upon The Tattoo Project.  The Tattoo Project was an exhibition of portraits by 12 Vancouver photographers, held over the weekend on Granville Island.  The portraits were all of tattooed people, most of whom were quite heavily tattooed with some really good artwork.  The photo shoot itself took place over 3 days, 100 models were used and by the time the exhibit came to an end on November 29th (it ran from November 26th-28th), a documentary film on the creation of The Tattoo Project, called coincidentally enough – The Tattoo Project – had been shot.  In addition to the 12 Vancouver photographers who had their work on display, there were also a few pieces by Lyle Tuttle, a truly legendary tattooist who really needs no introduction.

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While the exhibit itself was free of charge, there were calendars for sale which featured the work of the 12 featured photographers, the proceeds from which went to the Ray-Cam Community Centre in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side.

As for the exhibit itself, well, despite being quite small, there really was some good looking photography on display.  There were a variety of tattoo styles being represented here on the models, and this is where I had a bit of an issue with The Tattoo Project.  Yes, I can understand that 100 models were used and that keeping track of every artist who tattooed them would be a difficult task, but I still think it would have been possible and far more interesting if the names of each model’s tattoo artist(s) had been listed beside each portrait.  By not doing so, I felt that a whole section of contributing artists were being ignored.  After all, it was called The Tattoo Project, wasn’t it?

Which brings me to my next (smallish) complaint: The Tattoo Project lacked a cohesive element, something that brought these models and their wonderful body art together for a purpose.  While looking at the portraits I couldn’t help thinking Okay, so these are photos of tattooed people…and?  What is the purpose of the exhibit?  To be fair, I do understand that these people were photographed as the photographers saw them and in that sense, the public was being treated to the point of view of the photographers in relation to the models and their tattoos.  Yet somehow, that wasn’t enough.  It seemed to me that there was such a deep wealth of beautiful artwork present in The Tattoo Project’s small space and the full potential of it all simply wasn’t realised.

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In the end however, I did enjoy the exhibit for what it was and I truly appreciated the variety of the tattoos, some of which like the East Van tattoo (above) truly speak to what living in Vancouver is like.  With Vancouver’s rather heavily tattooed population, I would very much like to see more of this sort of thing on a somewhat regular basis – more exhibits with varying themes and interpretations would be a true delight.  The majority of people I spotted strolling around inside the exhibit were tattooed as well – two of which had full facial tattoos – so I know that I’m certainly not the only one who wants to see more of Vancouver’s tattooed side.

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Meet Fred Laverne!…

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The moment that I laid eyes on the tattoo work of Fred Laverne, I was hooked.  Everything about it drew me in: the sharp, full use of colour, the quality of the images, the overall smoothness of the designs and their ability to practically leap off the skin.  In fact, looking at Laverne’s work I was reminded of the Disney film Mary Poppins.  Several scenes in that film, if memory serves me correctly, had old school animation painted directly on to the live-action frames.  The end results were chubby blue birds and other Disney-esque beings floating around the heads of Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews.  It’s that sort of colourful otherworldly existence that the tattoo work of Fred Laverne brings to our live-action world.  And FYI, it’s rad.

After discovering Laverne’s work, I headed over to the website for his Menton, France based tattoo studio, Voodoo Lab.  Despite receiving a full dose of Laverne’s stuff, I unfortunately wasn’t able to come away with a lot of information about the man himself.  My French isn’t quite up to snuff and the entire site is in French (I think this has something to do with Laverne being French as well as living and working in France), but I managed to learn that Menton, France is on the Cote d’Azur and that it’s a charming little city known for lemons and maybe some dogs and some roses made out of paint?  Uh, it’s probably best not to take my word for it, but it does still sound (and look) like a really cool place.

Take the time to look through Fred Laverne’s portfolio.  I’m not a betting man, but if I was, I would bet that you’re going to love what you see.

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First Tattoo Removal Treatment

A girl gets her ex husband’s name removed from her stomach. Name tattoos are the most common tattoos removed. By removing a name from a past, broken relationship you can eliminate those ties from the surface of your body and your mind. The video above is a demonstration of a first tattoo removal treatment. In the first treatment, the tattoo won’t be eliminated but the color will fade.

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Rack O’ Ribs…

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Like most people who enjoy and appreciate tattoos, there aren’t too many places on the body that I’m not really interested in seeing some ink.  Okay, the inside of the lip and pretty much anywhere on the face don’t have much aesthetic value, as far as I’m concerned – but hey, that’s just my opinion.  I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who love and value a good inner lip or facial tattoo.  Whatever turns your crank.

If you ask me, one of the nicest spots for a tattoo is along the ribs.  We’ve all seen this tattoo done to varying degrees of success many times before and although I think it’s a great place for a tattoo, it has always somewhat frightened me.  Okay, sure…I probably sound like a bit of a pussy right now, but hey man, the ribs have got to hurt more than most other places on your body.  In fact any tattooist in his or her right mind – if they’re being honest with you – will unanimously agree that getting tattooed along your ribs is quite a painful place to be tattooed.  Not only that, but the skills of the artist have to be pretty decent to make things come out just right.

So, I was pretty surprised to come across this article advocating not just rib cage tattoos, but rib cage tattoos for women because they’re pretty.  I’ve got to agree, the tattoos (well most of them, anyway) that are photographed and included with the article are indeed very nicely done and they work very well along the lines of the women’s bodies, but damn – you really don’t see more hardcore forms of tattoos like those along the rib cage explained and encourage.  Hey, I’m all for it, but it’s still surprising to me.  The article also goes on to provide some good tips to people who are considering getting tattooed along the ribs.

‘Aside from aesthetics it is also useful to think of some other factors that can influence your decision. First since this area is a highly visible one you should consider what are the chances of getting bored with the design. If you are easily bored and like variety yet you are really eager to get a tattoo perhaps a less visible area would be a better choice. Although not a general rule, a tattoo that evokes strong feelings is one of the best choices for the area as it increases the chances of being satisfied with your choice over the long term.’

I remember when the popular choice for a girl’s tattoo was the ankle.  My tattooed female friends were proud of themselves for getting something small like that done.  As time goes on, things just get bigger and better and some people want to jump headlong into the hardcore stuff.  Great to see, but if I can add a couple words of advice, all I have to say is to always make sure your artist is up to snuff.  Do your homework and then grin and bear it.  Good luck.

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Get It Right…

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Just incase you were wondering or happen to care, tattoos in languages other than English are among some of the most popular types of tattoos out there right now for a lot of people.  I myself have a rule never to get a tattoo in a language that I don’t speak.  This is for numerous reasons, none of which really seem to matter here and now…

Anyway, I think it’s safe to say that a hell of a lot of people don’t know how to speak the language that a particular tattoo on their body may be written in.  This leads to mistakes.  For example, the Kanji tattoo on your back that you thought means “Strength” actually means “Penis” and stuff like that.  Okay, it doesn’t always happen quite like that, but there are still plenty of mistakes made when it comes to getting a foreign language tattoo.

That’s why the internet based Translia is doing some pretty decent business as of late.  The translation service is used by many who intend to have foreign language tattoos done.

‘Due to the delicate nature of tattoo translation, the staff at Translia offers clients a TEP? translation service that is the most highly respected in the language translation industry. TEP? utilizes multiple translators for each individual translation project, in order to ensure that it is unanimously stamped with a seal of approval. Translators work separately to translate the word or phase and then their translations are compared in order to determine whether or not they agree. The multi-translation process increases the customers’ guarantee that the inked phrases they bear are 100% accurate. The TEP? process is particularly useful for clients requesting Latin translation, as this antiquated language is not commonly in use and is therefore more likely to suffer incorrect translation. Although Chinese and Hebrew translation requests are currently in high demand at Translia, Arabic translation and Japanese translation services are also popular.’

Getting a professional translation service to translate your tattoo might seem a lot of work, but if you think that, you might want to consider the option of getting a bad translation of something that will stay on your body forever.  In addition to providing you with a perfect translation of your intended tattoo, Translia also sets customers up with a free downloaded text file of the translated word(s) so that you can bring the exact translation to your tattooist and avoid any problems getting it right.  Prices start at $1 per tattoo translation, so it’s not like you’re going to be throwing down some serious cash.  A buck is a pretty decent price to pay for the security of knowing you’re getting exactly what you wanted.

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Dubai Shows How It’s Done…

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Every once and a while we hear about some scratcher being busted, but when this happens it’s typically because they went too far over the line and were caught tattooing minors or forcing a tattoo on someone or something equally messed up as that.  Today after reading this news article from Dubai, I started trying to think back to the last time when people were arrested and charged simply for being scratchers – that is for existing as scratchers, regardless of how old and willing the people they were tattooing were.  I may be completely wrong here, but I can’t remember ever hearing about someone being arrested and charged for being a scratcher.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not the kind of person who thinks that as a rule we’re too soft on criminals and that the justice system needs to be stricter and all that.  I’m just the kind of person who thinks that only professionals should tattoo and that professionals should be treated as such in the eyes of  the law.  By that I mean that it’s more a sign of respect towards a tattooist than anything else to have laws in place that ensure they require a license and are doing the job that only a qualified tattooist can do.

That’s why I can’t believe that I’m saying this, but Dubai seems to have the right idea in dealing with scratchers.  Stop them rather than tolerate them and you’re making a cleaner, safer and more respected society not just for the tattooists, but for the people who wear tattoos.

‘Al Merri said, “The police raided the place and found that the four men were applying tattoos and piercing earrings and metal ornaments on different places of the body for amounts ranging from Dhs500-1,000, as per the selected paintings. This they did without having a licence from the competent authorities.”

“The police nabbed four men, TK, SB, AT, and KT all of Filipino nationality, and some customers. The apartment was found to be very dirty with needles, razors, blood-stained cotton and gauze swabs scattered everywhere. All the used instruments were found to be very dangerous and capable of easily transmitting serious infectious diseases.”’

I don’t know about you, but I cringed when I read that description of the apartment and its disgusting instruments.  But there you go, the authorities stepped in and flexed their muscles a little, sending out a strong message that unlicensed, illegal tattooing will not be permitted.  I think it’s time that we did the same over on this side of the world as well.

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R.I.P. Valentine…

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A few hours from the time that I write this, the female tattoo phenomenon who needs no introduction – Kat Von D – will be signing copies of her latest “book” a few blocks away from my apartment.  I’m not going for a couple of reasons, partly because I’m not willing to shell out any cash to buy Miss Von D’s “book”, but mostly because it is damn cold in Vancouver right now and I’m not about to stand in line, freezing my balls off so that Kat Von D can scribble her name in a “book” that I’ve already mentioned having no desire to buy.  In fact, given the amount of overwhelming publicity that Kat receives as a result of her terrible reality TV series LA Ink, I didn’t think it would be necessary at all to comment about her visit to my city.

Still, despite my snotty tone regarding KVD, I am after all, a compassionate person.  So when I heard that last night Kat’s LA home burned down and that her cat Valentine was killed in the blaze, I couldn’t help feel a twinge or two of sympathy.  It would certainly suck to be off working only to find out that your home burned down and your pet died as a result.  Very depressing.

Kat tweeted a message about the incident and posted a photo of herself in what remains of her home, wearing a hoodie and looking nothing short of miserably depressed.

‘R.I.P. My little Valentine,’ the tattoo artist tweeted, along with a picture of the hairless pet, thought to have died in the blaze.

My house burned down last night with my cat inside,’ Von D added.’

Kat’s first hairless cat Ludwig died after it was attacked by some sort of wild animal prowling around her yard.  A crappy deal all around for Kat, but at least she seems to always maintain a positive outlook on things.  That and her numerous legions of fans who will pay for her “book” and line up in the freezing cold tonight and many other nights throughout her tour, should no doubt help to put a smile on her face.

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Meet Daniel Watson!…

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You know, I’ve never in my life been to Bolton, England.  To be completely, embarrassingly frank, I don’t really even know exactly whereabouts in England that it is, either.  Correction: I didn’t know exactly whereabouts Bolton was, but now thanks to the modern luxury that is the internet, I’ve discovered that Bolton is a town in Greater Manchester, England – western England, to be specific.  And since I’m being embarrassingly frank, I might as well admit that I would most likely have continued to not know where Bolton was if I hadn’t discovered a tattooist by the name of Daniel Watson and a tattoo studio called Vida Loca.

In 2007, Watson opened the doors on Vida Loca and today, the shop is sought after, just as Watson’s work is widely recognised and praised for its overall quality.  A self taught artist, Watson has earned a living by tattooing a wide variety of tattoo genres, though the style he enjoys and performs the most is Japanese.  In fact, this year Watson won the best Oriental tattoo award at the Hull City Tattoo Convention.

Watson’s work catches the eye pretty easily.  I was just flipping through a tattoo magazine one day and there happened to be an ad for Vida Loca in the back pages.  It was Watson’s work that was on display in the ad that immediately caught my attention.  Fast forward a few seconds later and I had located Vida Loca and was looking through Watson’s impressive and gorgeously coloured tattoo portfolio.

As a matter of fact, all the work of all the artists over at Vida Loca looks pretty damn good.  The next time that I’m in England, I’m specifically going to make the effort to find my way to Bolton and drop in on the folks at Vida Loca Tattoo.  I encourage you to do the same.

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