Australian Tattoo News Round-Up: November 14, 2012

Protat

Did you know chemists now stock Protat? The tattoo after-care cream recommended by the likes of Mick Squires and Byron Drechsler can be purchased at most of your local chemists. Check out their website for a full list of Protat products.

After Ink Supply Co.

After some problems with their Australian distributors, After Ink is making its way to be Australian shores. It is a “totally natural tattoo after care salve has been specially blended to help protect your new and existing tattoos.” You can purchase After Ink Supply Co. from their Facebook page or from several of the top tattoo studios (a full list will be available in the coming weeks).

More Christmas Present Ideas:

Sara Fabel Shirts

Model, Illustrator and world-traveller turned tattoo apprentice, Sara Fabel has some awesome graphic printed unisex shirts up on her website. She’ll be adding more designs in the coming weeks.

Public Wolf shirts

The Summer 2012/2013 collection from Public Wolf has just been released. Get in quick to snap up their 3 shirts for $100 deal. One shirt for a friend, one for a family member and keep one for yourself. Click here to check out their men’s and women’s shirts and singlets.

Beserk Clothing

Beserk stocks some of the cutest dresses from Iron Fist, Hell Bunny and Sourpuss. Start Summer off right with one of their uniquely different designs. Check out their full range here. Beserk also stocks mens clothing; you can kill two birds with one stone.

Sunglasses

Last time I reminded you of the importance to protect your tattoos in the Summer sun. Protect your eyes from UV rays with these adorable Hello Kitty sunglasses available at the Inked Shop. These come from the US so get your orders in quick to allow time for international shipping.

Tattoo Books

Book Depository has an extensive range of tattoo books at reduced prices. Get your loved one a copy of Black & Grey Tattoo, Carey Hart’s Inked or something else from this list; they’ll love you for it. They offer free international shipping, however are based in the UK, so, again, get your orders in quick to allow time for international shipping.

Check back soon for another Australian Tattoo News Round-Up. 

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Tattoo Expo Fever: Two Months To Go!

It’s only two months to go until Tattoo Expo fever hits Melbourne. With two huge tattoo expos over the first two weekends in November, the ink will be flying.

The Australian International Tattoo Show, also known as Crazy AITS, boasts 88 booths of tattoo artists from across Australia and the world. Running from Friday, November 2 to Sunday November 4 at the Hilton on the Park in Melbourne there is something for everyone; whether you want to get tattooed, attend a seminar or simply watch these masters at work.

I’m already booked in with Andrea Afferni from Italy to get my Phil Collins black and grey portrait tattoo. I hope to get tattooed by Dan Smith too, a flower on my knee to match my other done by Grant Cobb.

For all the LA Ink and NY Ink fans out there, Crazy AITS is your chance to meet Dan Smith and Billy DeCola

UPDATE – I’ve just been informed that Dan Smith will no longer be attending. However, Billy DeCola is still advertised to attend.

Will the likes of Nikko Hurtado, Paul Booth, Bob Tyrrell and Mick Squires, Crazy AITS is one tattoo expo you should not miss.

 

For all artist and ticketing info, click here.

Like Crazy AITS on Facebook.

Follow Crazy AITS on Twitter.

 

The following weekend (November 9-11) will see hundreds of tattoo artists, body piercers and performers once again invade the Melbourne Exhibition Center. Only in it’s second year, the Melbourne Tattoo & Body Art Expo is sure to grow in the coming years. With tattooing, live performances, tattoo competitions and exhibitors selling everything from books, paintings, prints and clothing; there’s something for everyone.

Several international artists such as Craigy Lee (who tattooed me at the first Melbourne Tattoo Expo) from London, several Japanese tattoo artists and many Australian artists will be there to tattoo you, and have plenty of sketch books and prints for sale.

The big draw card this year is the one and only Corey Miller. There has already been such a positive reaction to this news, that if you want to get tattooed by him, I’d get in quick. Click here for his contact details.

UPDATE – It was recently announced that you can win a 3-4 hour tattoo session with Corey. All you have to do is purchase your ticket and you’ll go in to the draw. As a bonus, you also receive an exclusive T-Shirt. Purchase your VIP Corey Miller Experience Ticket here. This competition is only available online.

The list of artists appearing  has yet to be finalised, however there is a good chance that many of the same artists from Crazy AITS will also be tattooing at the Melbourne Tattoo Expo.

 

For all artist and ticketing info, click here.

Like Melbourne Tattoo & Body Art Expo on Facebook.

Follow Melbourne Tattoo & Body Art Expo on Twitter.

 

Will you be attending either of these tattoo expos?

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Inked Artists Magazine – Issue One 2012

Inked Australia/New Zealand magazine is once again expanding. Joining their flagship magazine and Inked Girls is Inked Artists.

The editor just revealed the secret project by posting a sneak peek of the cover on Inked Australia’s Twitter page.

Tim Hendricks graces the cover, and with the likes of Corey Miller, Steve Cross, Mick Squires and Sam Rulz also mentioned on the cover.

Be sure to pick up Issue One 2012 of Inked Artists from all good news agents from Friday November 25. And while you’re at it, check out Issue 10 of Inked Australia/New Zealand and Issue 3 of Inked Girls, neither will fail to disappoint.