The True Blue Coffee Co

The True Blue Coffee Co “Coffee”. The mere mention of this fragrant beverage completely evokes the senses. A staple of early morning risers, industrious individuals and those with a simple craving for a ‘Cuppa’, this caffeine-laden drink rouses the soul and inspires the mind. Since joining the human race’s menu over 600-years ago, coffee has…

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Be Yourself. Be True Blue.

Be Yourself, Be True Blue To be yourself, To be True Blue, It all starts with a line. A line that connects us all, across borders, cultures, religions and professions. Steeped in history, it links us to the past where ink was used as an amulet to safeguard its bearer, to express devotion, to assert…

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Think Before You Ink

“Think before you ink”. These were the words written in big, bold letters on the front of exam papers in high school, and duly ignored by most students who were just trying to get that shit done and get the hell out of there… However, now that I’m a little older (and just a little…

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A Guide To Becoming A Badass Tattoo Artist

Tattoo Artists

Becoming a badass tattoo artist is no simple task. Truth be told, when it comes to making your mark in the tattoo industry, being able to draw well accounts for about one percent of what it takes to become professional tattoo artist who is respected among your peers. We’ve seen so many young hopefuls come…

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A Fad Ain’t Always So Bad

Show of hands – who remembers how popular Chinese symbol tattoos were, or those ‘wicked’ tribal tattoo that were all the rage in the 90s and Naughties? If you weren’t around for ‘KTV Power Edition’ and the era before cell phones came along, then you’re probably too young to know about those types of tattoos,…

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5 Things to consider before getting a finger tattoo

5 Things to consider before getting a finger tattoo

Finger and hand tattoos are the latest craze to hit the local fashion scene, with loads of trendy young people rushing to their nearest tattoo shops in the hope of getting their digits inked. While finger tattoos may seem “super cool and uber trendy” (is that what the kids are saying these days?), like any…

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The Low Down On Cover up Tattoos

Cover Up Tattoos

Whether it’s a tattoo of your cheating ex-boyfriend’s name, a poorly rendered mural of a shitty 90s punk band, or a word you thought meant ‘Peace’ in Chinese but actually means ‘Chicken Chowmein’, it’s understandable that you want to make it disappear for good. Cover-up tattoos are an easier alternative to having a tattoo permanently…

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Brett Talks Scars, Lego and Music (And Tips for Planning a Tattoo Sleeve)

Tattoo Story: Brett Kirsten Brett started his tattoo sleeve with a flaming cue ball with his lucky number 4 at age 18 at the start of his adventure in the music industry. He has worked with bands like Tweak, The Parlotones, Prime Circle, Crash Car Burn and Jessie Clegg to name a few, but recently…

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Dry Healing vs Wrap Healing (Everything You Need To Know)

Dry Healing vs Wrap Healing (Everything You Need To Know)   Which is right for you? Opinions are like assholes…you know how the saying goes. When it comes to healing and aftercare of your tattoo, its best not to go on your cousin Frankie’s advice, rather consult a professional (and remind yourself that investments require…

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Tattoo Story: For the love of tattoos

Whether it’s in memory of a loved one, an expression of creativity or an attempt to cover up a drunken mistake, there are tons of reasons why people choose to get tattoos. There are even ‘tattoo collectors’, who collect tattoos like art and turn their bodies into a kind of art gallery that lives on…

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