Posts Tagged ‘Ink’

First set of Photos

Friday, March 25th, 2011

I did my first set of photos with my new Camera and it wasn’t to shaby. I will be doing more soon and will post some photos but for now none of them really feature any Tattoos. Don’t forget if you would like a write-up on yourself contact me. I will be happy to do a write-up and have your tattoos featured here.

Some good advice for people new to Tattoos.

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Sort video for people new to Tattoos.

Ruthless and Amy

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Check it out straight from Bizarre Magazine Ruthless and Amy.

An Australian Martini

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

CherryM (22)Born in Melbourne, Australia but spending most of her child hood in Rotorua New Zealand this beautiful Comic con loving Pin up girl has accomplished and seen a lot in her 24 years.cherrym Not only does she do Pin Up modeling she also has a line of clothing and her art work is amazing. Well looking through her Facebook page you can find a lot of her art work, photos and clothing.

When interviewing Miss Martini I found several interesting facts about her life and lifestyle.  Dropping out of school she decided to adventure into the body modification field of Tattooing and Piercings. It probably helped that she has a heck of a creative side. You can tell this in her drawing and T shirts she creates. Everything she seems to do she does with extreme passion.

After living in Rotorua, New Zealand for most of her teenage years she returned home in 2005 to Australia only to find that it didn’t work out. Kicked out of her home due to conflict with her mother she vowed never to return home again. Complication with her mother was a normal thing and Cherry spent most of her teenage years in and out of foster homes, but that didn’t stop her from achieving all that she has today.

CherryM (16)

With the help of her Old Step Dad and his new partner she got her life started again. Picking herself up Cherry enrolled herself into school graduating with a diploma in Arts and Illustration. From there Cherry became a freelance Illustrator. She has also done a bit of traveling.CherryM (11)

Steven: What was your  first Tattoo and if any what was the meaning behind it

Cherry Martini:  “My 1st Tattoo was a Tiger, Just a small one on back shoulder and i had my birth father in mind when i got it as he is Indian. I also wanted a tattoo more than anything in the world and would have gotten a pig riding a donkey if that were my only choice lol. I was 16”

Steven: It seems that you traveled a lot judging from your Facebook page, where was your favorite place/time in your travels?

Cherry Martini: “I love to Travel, I have been across from Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia then to Uganda, north Africa where with some friends I met on the way, we built a house for Orphans, got our van chased by a Gorilla Solider with a gun, Had our vehicle Flipped on a dirt road in the Middle of the jungle where baboons stared at us from only meters away! Got bitten by a shit load of Blood sucking flies and had one of our boys catch Malaria from them. Give lollies to villagers where we were swarmed by children who had never laid eyes on a white person before, let alone one with tattoos and bright red hair lol. Got held at gun point for just wanting to post some postcards And came up to a meter away from a wild Bull elephant with out knowing it till we were right in front of him! And survived with photos to boot! One hell of a adventure, oh might i add with only a hundred dollars in my pocket!! Lol”

I’ve also traveled around New Zealand, Australia and to the Philippines where I brought a shit load of anime stuff .”

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Steven: What type of hobbies do you have?

Cherry Martini: “OMG I’m a Nerd lol My hobbies are: Tattoos, Alternative Clothing and shoes, Console Games!!!!! Final fantasy!!!!! Anime!!! Manga!! Fantasy novels. Cartoons that aint Anime lol. Pets. And well obviously, painting and photography etc”

Steven: So you like Comic Con, would you happen to have any Comic  Tattoos?

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Cherry Martini: “Yes i’m a big nerd! lol. Gamer, movies, comics, anime and manga!”

“I have J.Scott Campbell’s ‘Danger Girl’ comic, Abbey chase tattooed on my arm!! I have Jami Hewletts, Gorillaz’s Band member 2D on my forearm and am currently getting Kakashi from Naruto tattooed on my leg!”

Steven: “I noticed your butterfly tattoos on each of your wrist, do they have any meaning? If yes what, if no what CherryM (23)made you get them?”

Cherry Martini: “The Butterflies have faces of a girl in them and they are designs by Artist Martin F Emond and i got them on my wrists after he sadly took his own life. He was a inspiration to me deeply as a teenager and i got them over my wrists as i used to cut myself and with this stamp i promised never to do anything foolish again!”

Steven: Other then modeling what do you like to do for fun?

Cherry Martini: “Other than modeling and designing, I love to relax lol Hang out with my friends, go to house parties CherryM (1)or dinner. Also being a mum and taking my boy out shopping and stuff lol.”

Steven: What made you try out for the Miss Inked 2010?

Cherry Martini: “I tried out for Miss Inked because it looked like fun, plus you never have anything to lose lol. Upon seeing i have made it into the last 8 girls, im all excited and am really hoping i win now!!! lol So yes Please vote for me.”

You can find her pages here.

CherryM (13)

Facebook:www.facebook.com/misscherrymartinifanpage

Model Mayhem: http://www.modelmayhem.com/misscherrymartini

DeviantArt: http://miss-cherry-martini.deviantart.com/

Also if you have a Facebook account please go to http://www.facebook.com/misscherrymartini?v=wall&story_fbid=111357275587726&ref=notif&notif_t=share_reply#!/album.php?aid=200568&id=360547924233&ref=mf and vote for her for Cherry Martini to become the next Miss Inked.

Want more of this Cherry Martini you can find her here. Brutalitees, Pop Rock City, Dead Beat Magazine, Attitude Chick Photography, Visual Distortions, Larry Varly, Black Sunshine Clothing, Lizard Designs, Miss Skull and Bones, Miss Siege Art sales and Promotions, Start Struck Dezines.

She is … Jeselyn … Model and Overall Awesome Chick!

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Jeselyn is a heavily tattooed alternative, fetish and pinup model that has been seen on Model Mayhem, Zivity and on her very own website www.jeselynonline.com.  This self proclaimed Dance of Death has got over 200 hours under the needle and I’m sure hundreds more hours in front of the camera!

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I have personally admired Jeselyn’s work for a long time and it was an honor to be able to feature her on Inkspirational Words!!

When did you start modeling and what first interested you about it?

I started modeling about 3 years ago. I had always been on the other side of the camera… and never thought about modeling myself. I moved down to Rhode Island and totally reinvented myself. I was then approached a few times and finally gave in. Thinking it was just a great ego boost and just a little hobby. Now look where it’s got me!

What is your favorite thing to shoot?

I go through phases. I was in a huge pin-up phase for a while, now I’m onto more fetish work. I’ll never stop any of it.  I just find something new and try to master it, then move on to a new style. But I always jump around quite frequently.

You recently started a website .. tell me a bit about it.  What makes you stand out from the rest?

I started my fetish/erotica website in the end of January. It has taken a few turns and grown and continues to grow. It’s lots of fun. I had always envied those who had their own site and finally took it upon myself to make it happen. I can’t thank my fiancé enough for all the support.

I’ve got a few projects started that will definitely make me stand out from the rest. Not only do I do artsy erotica or fetish work, I also have fun with it. The latest shoot I can’t wait to post – was me and another model, Sahra, wrestling the clothes off each other in Luchador masks. It was epic! I’ve also got another super secret project that in underway and should be released next month I hope!

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Is there a group of photographers that you prefer to work with?

I, of course, always have my “go-to” guys; the ones that have had my back from the beginning; Greg Easton (www.gregeaston.com) and Dastardly Dave (www.dastardlydave.com). They both see the potential and give it their all to help me make the shoots what I want them to be. I always enjoy working with Tiffany Ann (www.tiffany-annphoto.com) and Dustin Genereux (www.dustingenphoto.com) too.

Do you think that tattoos have helped or hindered your career and how?

I have only been turned down a handful of times because of my tattoos. Most of the time I am highly sought out because of them.

Tell me about your tattoos overall, what they mean to you, are they just for fun, inspiration, etc?

Let’s face it; the only reason why people get tattooed is because it looks cool. Some may say that theirs has this huge meaning… yea it might, but overall, it’s because it looks cool and makes you feel cool/sexy.

My tattoos are for the fun of it. I enjoy either shocking the heck out of people with them or making them giggle.

I have pretty much every conceivable “owie spot” there is tattooed.

And I have a smilie face tattooed on my thumb for when I give you the thumbs up and then I also have “boob bats” flying around my busty portrait of the Bride of Frankenstein… why? Because they make me giggle.

Do you have a favorite?  Or a least favorite?

My least favorite is covered, thank god. Young and stupid, we’ll keep it at that.

My favorite at the moment is my Bride of Frankenstein portrait and her surrounding Boob Bats. But it’s always a tie with my Cthulhu (as Ms. Behavin’).

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Do you have an artist that you work with regularly or do you like to sample more than one artist/shop?

I have a set artist at the moment, my fiancé who owns and operates Marco’s Tattoo in southern Rhode Island.  I have been tattooed by others and there are some I would love to have a piece by of course. I still would love a piece done by Dug Landry at Hallowed Ground in Portland, ME.

Do you have any more artwork planned?

Always. Most of the time I have no idea what it will be. Most of my pieces are ones that my fiancé draws up for me that I fall in love with. I have only asked for 4 of them straight up. My bird on my forearm was actually for a client, and they turned it down for a more old school swallow… I snatched that one right up.

What’s your next big plan for model-land?

Well, New York seems to be calling pretty heavily at the moment. So does Philly. One of these days I’ll get to travel. But having 3 businesses and a family can make it tough. I’ll make it work one way or another.

Just gonna keep pluggin’ along. Doin’ my thing.

What is one thing that people would NEVER guess about you just by looking at you?

I am a jump rope champion.

What do you want people to know about models with tattoos or even women with tattoos?

I’m (we’re) still a lady. And you better treat me (us) like one.

>Links Jeselyn shared!


www.jeselynonline.com

www.gregeaston.com

www.dastardlydave.com

www.tiffany-annphoto.com

www.dustingenphoto.com

www.dawnamatrix.com

www.johnnikolai.com

And most of all Aaron Marco at Marco’s Tattoo in Rhode Island for being my support and my partner through it all.

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Invisible Art

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Ultraviolet or Black light tattoos are tattoos done with a special ink that while virtually invisible to the naked eye, is visible under a black light. They’ve increased in popularity over the years, mostly with club goers since dance clubs usually use black lights.

It can be considered a fad, as with many artistic impressions, but it’s receiving some mixed reviews. Chris Amlie, a tattoo artist from NY and FL (www.c-amlietattooing.com) explained it simply “I haven’t owned a black light in at least 20 years and I doubt I’ll be at a rave anytime soon.”

There are artists that feel that UV tattoos are insulting to the community of tattoo enthusiasts and the artists. Tattoos, in general, are meant to be appreciated and to be appreciated they should be visible to some extent. Their design, their color, their depiction of an important event, whatever the focus of the piece, it’s meant to be worn as a badge of honor of sorts. To have an artist create a design that can only be seen under a special light seems pointless and some find it insulting to the art itself.

On the flip side there are artists that use UV tattoos to build a more diverse portfolio, or as an accent to other visible pieces. Melanie, a model from Massachusetts, got a tribal butterfly done several years ago and had it outlined in the UV ink. Her initial design was fully visible but had an extra punch under a black light. While she enjoyed having it, the ultraviolet ink “glow” did start to fade over time and she hasn’t had it redone stating that if she were still into clubbing she would since it was a fun thing to have.

The ink itself is much like other tattoo inks, but there are some extra concerns to research. The ink is generally invisible to the naked eye and is popular for some people that want to have a tattoo that is hidden from the general public. However, it’s not always invisible. How any ink is accepted by the skin depends on your own personal skin tone and skin in general, however UV ink can contain other carcinogens and chemicals than standard colors. It has been known to be irritating to people with skin allergies. Scaring can also occur. As with any tattoo the tattoo machine can leave permanent marks on the skin. The difference with a UV tattoo vs. a tattoo using a color is that the color tattoo will hide most minor scars or marks after healing. The UV ink can also fade over time and sometimes turn yellow if you do not take proper precautions from the sun and tanning. Overall the concerns for UV tattoos are the same for any tattoo. But if you MUST have something invisible it’s best to test the ink in an area of your body that can be hidden if it turns out it’s not for you.

In order to really find out more first hand information about UV tattoos I interviewed Matthew Kiley currently with Blue Scarab Tattoo (www.tastypain.com).

Are they really invisible to the naked eye unless under a black light?

Most black light tattoos will leave a mild scar, they won’t be truly invisible but blend extremely well into the background color of the skin.

Do they change color over time?

My experience is that they lose some of their luminescence over time but don’t change color. They typically hold their “glow” very well.

Are they popular to everyone or just a certain group of people? Meaning young people who aren’t sure what they want? Partiers/Ravers? Real enthusiasts that want something different? Etc.

The popularity of UV tattoos is constantly growing. The more hardcore tattoo enthusiasts prefer traditional tattoo ink for its constant visibility.

People such as ravers who are under black lights more frequently have a greater propensity to get UV tattoos. I also find that clients with commitment issues like the idea of the having a tattoo with UV that allows them to hide them easier.

How is the UV ink generally used?. Full piece? An outline? Highlight? Hidden message?

From my experience, UV clients commonly prefer to have an additional outline done around a traditional tattoo or prefer smaller designs completely in UV on places like the hand and face where visibility is an issue.

Tell me about the ink itself. Is it the same as colored ink as far as how it absorbs in the skin and how it heals?

The ink is a proprietary blend from the individual manufacturers and varies, there are multiple colors available and all but the white are very pastel in appearance. They tend to take about a month or so to heal as opposed to the standard two week process.

Is the tattoo process the same?

The UV in is tattooed in the same way as traditional ink and initially appears only as a “bloodline” due to its transparency.

Have you known of anyone having a reaction to the UV ink or are the risks generally the same as with colored ink? Any special releases involved?

I haven’t seen any adverse reactions in my use of UV inks but it is my understanding that UV inks in the past were carcinogenic and ran a much greater risk of rejection.

What do you personally think of them?

I enjoy using UV inks, they add another dimension to what I am able to do and can be used in conjunction with healed traditional tattoos to make layered and multidimensional designs.

I’ve heard in passing that some artists find it an insult to the art of tattooing and won’t do them. I’ve also here it’s a fad like anything else? And of course .. money is money so if they want it they can have it.

Tattooing is tattooing. Whether a tattoo artist makes their own ink and uses them or buys commercial grade pigments, it’s the artist who makes the design what it is. UV ink is just another tool for the artist to use to augment his repertoire.

Is there anything you want to make clear to anyone considering a UV tattoo?

UV tattoos are still just tattoos but they do carry added risks, anyone thinking of getting a UV tattoo should research pigment manufacturers and be sure their artist uses only the best quality materials.


It’s evident that it’s really a personal choice, as with any tattoo. Some artists choose to do them, some don’t. Some enthusiasts choose to get them, some don’t. There are many reasons behind ANY tattoo, some personal, some health related. Regardless of the details, the design, the colors, the area of the body, tattoos will always remain a personal decision that vary from one person to the next.

Zach’s First Tattoo

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

 Recently a Co Worker/Friend of mine mentioned he was getting his first Tattoo. I ask if it was Ok if I tagged along, my initial intentions was to document the tattoo on video and put it on my blog for everyone. He talked with Benjamin Eliasz the Tattoo artist and he agreed to let me come in and document it. Well I didn’t get to my camera guy in time so I just ended up getting a few photos and a write-up.

The Tattoo Artist giving Zach his 1st Tattoo is Benjamin Eliasz from Eternal Tattoos on 14 mile in Clawson Michigan. He was in a Punk Band and was listening to some of their old stuff when we arrived at the parlor. We got into the discussion of liking the feel of a tattoos and he said “It’s funny because I love tattoos but hate getting them”. So before I start with Zach I interview Ben with a few short questions.

Steven Boucher: How Long have you been doing Tattoos

Benjamin Eliasz: Since July 2006

Steven Boucher: Do you remember the first Tattoo you ever given to someone.

Benjamin Eliasz: “Yes, It was a skull and cross-bones I gave to my mentor when I was still in my apprenticeship. He ask me to start drawing a skull and cross-bones then told me to go ahead and give him the tattoo. As an apprentice I was drawing all the time, it seemed like that’s all I would do everyday”

I then ask Zach to give me a little information about what went in to deciding to get this Tattoo and what it means to him.

Zach:

“This time four years ago, I felt very trapped in my life. There were a number of situations I was in, both personal and professional that kept my life in the same rut year after year. I’d just figured it was the hand I’d been dealt and the idea that I would ever get to leave the country on my salary or in my situation was just silly.”

“Through 2007 and 2008, a number of things happened in very quick succession, some more tragic than others. A number of situations in my life that I felt trapped in ended and through these events, I learned that the only reason I couldn’t see the world (or do just about anything I wanted to) was because I was telling myself I couldn’t. The only thing trapping myself was my own mind.”

I decided soon after to take a week’s vacation in Guatemala. It was affordable, warm, and had something really interesting, ancient Mayan ruins. I went in April 2009, but decided before going that I would be on the lookout for a symbol that really spoke to me and looked interesting enough that I might be willing to have it on my body for the rest of my life to remind me of my first trip out of the country (if Canada doesn’t count). The image I rested on was Chaac, the Mayan god of rain. chaacRaingod

“Aside from the fact that I love rainstorms, I found the location of this visage very interesting. The Mayans would build pyramids over the old ones. In order to find this face, archaeologists in Tikal had to take out part of the wall of the structure built over him to reveal this face. The rest of the wall is still in place and a roof of leaves was built over this hole to protect the stone face from (ironically enough) the rain.”

“I hadn’t chosen Ben specifically, but Eternal Tattoos was recommended to me by a friend who has 5 tattoos of her own. Ben was the first person who approached me. He looked at my picture and shook his head, telling me that if he did the tattoo exactly like that picture, it could come out blurry and wouldn’t age well. I came back the next day with additional pictures and from that, he did a sketch that replaced a lot of the detail in the statue that the original had lost over time. In total, we met 3 times before the actual inking took place. He gained my confidence by his unwillingness to just take what I’d shown him and put me in the chair and his ability to describe the shading and detail he’d be adding before he actually did it. “

And there you have it, a wise and well thought out first Tattoo. Don’t get me wrong not every tattoo has to have meaning behind it. You do have to like what you get though and I think for his first bit of ink Zach did a pretty good job at picking a tattoo out.

The Tattoo Artist giving Zach his 1st Tattoo is Benjamin Eliasz from Eternal Tattoos on 14 mile in Clawson Michigan. He was in a Punk Band and was listening to some of their old stuff when we arrived at the parlor. We got into the discussion of liking the feel of a tattoos and he said “Its funny because I love tattoos but hate getting them”. So before I start with Zach I interview Ben with a few short questions.

Steven Boucher: How Long have you been doing Tattoos

Benjamin Eliasz: Since July 2006

Steven Boucher: Do you remember the first Tattoo you ever given to someone.

Benjamin Eliasz: “Yes, It was a scull and cross bones I gave to my mentor when I was still in my apprenticeship. He ask me to start drawing a skull and cross bones then told me to go ahead and give him the tattoo. As an apprentice I was drawing all the time, it seemed like that’s all I would do everyday”

I then ask Zach to give me a little information about what went in to deciding to get this Tattoo and what it means to him.

Zach:

“This time four years ago, I felt very trapped in my life. There were a number of situations I was in, both personal and professional that kept my life in the same rut year after year. I’d just figured it was the hand I’d been dealt and the idea that I would ever get to leave the country on my salary or in my situation was just silly.”

“Through 2007 and 2008, a number of things happened in very quick succession, some more tragic than others. A number of situations in my life that I felt trapped in ended and through these events, I learned that the only reason I couldn’t see the world (or do just about anything I wanted to) was because I was telling myself I couldn’t. The only thing trapping myself was my own mind.”

I decided soon after to take a week’s vacation in Guatemala. It was affordable, warm, and had something really interesting, ancient Mayan ruins. I went in April 2009, but decided before going that I would be on the lookout for a symbol that really spoke to me and looked interesting enough that I might be willing to have it on my body for the rest of my life to remind me of my first trip out of the country (if Canada doesn’t count). The image I rested on was Chaac, the Mayan god of rain.[SinglePic not found]

“Aside from the fact that I love rainstorms, I found the location of this visage very interesting. The Mayans would build pyramids over the old ones. In order to find this face, archaeologists in Tikal had to take out part of the wall of the structure built over him to reveal this face. The rest of the wall is still in place and a roof of leaves was built over this hole to protect the stone face from (ironically enough) the rain.”

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“I hadn’t chosen Ben specifically, but Eternal Tattoos was recommended to me by a friend who has 5 tattoos of her own. Ben was the first person who approached me. He looked at my picture and shook his head, telling me that if he did the tattoo exactly like that picture, it could come out blurry and wouldn’t age well. I came back the next day with additional pictures and from that, he did a sketch that replaced a lot of the detail in the statue that the original had lost over time. In total, we met 3 times before the actual inking took place. He gained my confidence by his unwillingness to just take what I’d shown him and put me in the chair and his ability to describe the shading and detail he’d be adding before he actually did it. “

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And there you have it, a wise and well thought out first Tattoo. Don’t get me wrong not every tattoo has to have meaning behind it. You do have to like what you get though and I think for his first bit of ink Zach did a pretty good job at picking a tattoo out.

Haylee Detroit The Tattoo Gypsy Queen!

Friday, March 19th, 2010

I recently have had the honor of meeting Haylee Detroit . I met Haylee Through a great Tattoo Artist Tim (Tiny Tim) Patton, who is well knowing in Detroit for his Art. One thing I immediately liked about her is that she helps by promoting positive images of women with Ink. Here are several ways she does this, one she is the Marketing assistant for the Gypsy Queens promotional team and Second she is involved in beauty pageants for ladies with Ink. If all that wasn’t enough she works at Pure Salon & Day spa and recently started a Cosmetology Apprenticeship. Haylee is now the proud employee of Club Via734 that is opening early April that is located at 8663 North Lilley, Canton, MI 48187. T o say she is one busy woman would be an understatement. You can also view both Facebook fan pages at Pure Salon and VIA734. I would love to be at the club opening to get some photos of both the club and Haylee. Haylee recently got a spot as a bodypaint model at a large event held at theMotor City Casino on Sat April 10th and also just recieved the second lead role in a hip hop music video shooting on Sun April 18th. Music video by Small Dog Films for the song Dream Girl by DJ X-Change Feat. Lewd Socitey & M-Rey. if you look closely you can see her twice on the audition video.   

The Gypsy Queens

The Gypsy Queens are run entirely by female members and there is no Nudity involved. You can visit them on their My Space page http://www.myspace.com/gqmichapter. The Gypsy Queens show up at a lot of events such as Rock Shows, Record Release Parties, Art Galleries, Clubs not to mention two of my personal favorite Tattoo and Biker Events. I hope to do a write-up on more of the Gypsy Queens in the future. 

   

 

 Interview With Haylee

Steven:How many Tattoo’s do you have?   

Haylee: ” I have 10 tattoos: “Beauty Queen” Chest plate by” Jared “Bull” Ammons owner of Liquid Chaos Tattoos in Brownstown, Mi, Detroit (It included shears, blowdryers, lipsticks, makeup brushes, and bobby pins because I have always been a little obsessed with hair). The Detroit  D along with the skyline shoulder cap by Bull because I have moved alot in my life but Michigan is the one place that I keep coming back to, girly skull on fore arm that my husband drew up for me but Bull tattooed on me, Free Spirit Ambigram on forearm by unknown, 13 on neck by unknown to turn my luck around 13 has always been my lucky number and I got a matching one with my husband on Friday the 13th, mother and child symbol with my children’s names on upper back by Bull, mother and child fairy on lower back by Bull after my son was born I wanted to get something to commemorate my love for my new son, tribal on lower back for my 1st tattoo and tribal hips by Victor Locke who I believe is in Dallas, TX now.”   

   

Steven: What made you get your first Tattoo?   

Haylee: “I got my first tat when I was 16. I think back then it was more about rebellion than anything.”   

Steven: Tell us a little about what type of Night Club Via 734 is and the type of events that will take place there?   

Haylee:  “The 734 Nightclub will feature various genres of music throughout the week including but not limited to salsa, regge, hip hop, but mainly top 40. We will have many events at the club, our 1st big event will be a Hair/Fashion show that will be held on ladies night(Thursday). If you bring 8 or more ladies on ladies night you will receive a complimentary bottle service. and we’ll also have dollar drafts for the fellas. (just for an example)”   

Steven:  How did you get involved with the Gypsy Queens?   

Haylee: “I got involved with the GQ’s about a year and a half ago. found them on myspace and asked if I could help out because it was refreshing to hear of an alternative modeling group that believed in “tats not tits”! they ended up making me the president of the Michigan chapter, and I have moved up in the company since then.”   

Steven:  Out of all the Shows and events that you have done what is your most memorable experience?   

Haylee: “My most memorable experience(so far) was the Mario Barth Vegas Tattoo Convention last October(2009). I went with the Gypsy Queens(we had a booth). We were in charge of the tattoo contests and the beauty pageant. and boy was it crazy! lol! I am definitely going back this year!”   

Steven: Have you ever been featured in any of the tattoo magazines. If yes what one and how did it happen?   

Haylee: “I was recently featured in the March 2010 issue of Tattoo Magazine, pages 48 & 49. I did a photo shoot with Billey Tinney from Low Rider & Tattoo Magazinewhile in Vegas for the convention. They called me a month or so later and asked if they could feature me and do an article and of course I said YES!!!”   

   

  

  Steven: Out of  all your tattoos what is your favorite one and why?   

Haylee: “hmmmm.l..that’s a hard question. I think out of all my tattoos I like my Detroit D skyline shoulder cap the best. It’s very original and artistically speaking, I think it is phenomenal! I always get stopped and asked about it, even by older folks. It’s always something like “I don’t really care for tattoos but that one is very tasteful”. lol! the older generation cracks me up, but I always get a kick out of explaining why I choose to get tattooed and the long in-depth conversations I end up having with complete strangers!”   

Please be sure to show your support for Haylee as she is a contestant in the Miss Ink America Contest. This is a contest that will be held in September at Atlantic City. This of course is a representation of a beauty pageant for women with art look up MissInk America Contest on Facebook to become a fan! Also Check out Bull and Liquid Chaos Tattoos in two locations one in Dearborn Hights 313-299-3435 and Brownstown 734-479-2420, both are located on Telegraph Road.   

   

   

 

The 15th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Title: The 15th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo
Location: Detroit Marriott/ Renassance Center Detroit Michigan

Description: Eternal Tattoos Inc. “est. 1980″ & Route 66 Tattoos welcomes you to the 15th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo. Once again we have the biggest and best named tattoo artists attending and working the convention. You can see and view most of the attending artists work from our link of guest artist. If you would like to be tattooed at the convention by any of the attending artists please contact them from our guest artist list. Also know that all the artists are not booked for the weekend and most will be tattooing on a first come first served so please keep that in mind. If your new to the tattoo scene take your time and walk around and check out all the great work being done and note that all the artists have portfolios for you to view there work.

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Start Date: 2010-02-26
End Date: 2010-02-28

Sak Yant Wanted

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

A lot of people have been asking me if there is a way to get a Sak Yant done with out traveling to Thailand, but still keep it traditional. The first place I would point them in is a Buddhist Temple.  Try there first, If anyone can help me and my readers out I would appreciate it. Please contact me with any information about anyone who actually can give the Traditional Sak Yant Tattoo. Also please make sure it is traditional, it don’t matter what City, State or Country the person lives in as I have gotten this question from people all over the world.  I will post all locations on a page. Also if you know of a shop that just deserves recognition let me know, I would love to post it on my blog.