True Blue Hoodie

There was a time when Hoodies were mostly associated with criminals, hackers and people who hate doing laundry (or ‘rockers’ as most people would call them). Does this count for the True Blue Hoodie?   If that is how you still think about a Hoodie you might want to take an online journey to understand…

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Harley Davidson Blanket Run

Harley Davidson Blanket Run

Last weekend I was invited to a charity event for kids… the Harley Davidson Blanket Run. As an avid motorcycle enthusiast and Harley Davidson nut-bag, I have never done a bike run before. I’m not entirely sure of what I expected and oh man was I about to be flabbergasted.   I was invited to…

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The Differences

Fresh with the scent of Europe and all its hot couture and smugness that befalls it, I thought it as good a time as any to point out the differences we experienced in the tattoo culture abroad. After walking around for a day, we managed to reattach our jaws, plug back our eye sockets and…

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Going To Germany

This month the best artists at True Blue Tattoo Studios will be going to Germany to join the 25th Frankfurt International Tattoo Convention. I went to the studio to have a chat with Louis, Meghan, John and Marcel who will all be getting on an aeroplane to Germany in a few days! This is what…

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Why we do it?

Why do we do it? The intentions for getting tattoos can be many, but they all have a communal connotation. A tattoo can mark a group identity like sailors, soldiers, inmates, gangs, motorcyclists and hipsters. It can memorialize a person or event. Sometimes they happen by pure peer pressure like a couple of twenty-somethings on…

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What’s New at True Blue Tattoos

  And we eat, sleep and breathe tattoos. Therefore we thought it would be “fitting” for us to design some merchandise that would reflect just that. One thunderous night, I gathered up the artists, locked them in a room and fed them, Red Bull. A week later we had eight killer designs for our new…

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Take the red pill

It’s a scary thought that your entire life hangs on a cable running to and from the interweb… I myself, imagine it somewhere deep in the earth’s core. Perhaps even operated by little “Matrix” looking minions? My idea of the internet further disintegrates when the cables snap and are now replaced by a wireless mystery.…

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Popular Tattoo Fads

Hands up, how many of you out there have one of those Chinese symbol tattoos? Let’s be honest here. If however, you are not the proud owner of some form of ridiculous, yet highly philosophical, kinda mystical-looking thing protruding from your lower backside, in the shape of a Chinese symbol tattoo, you’re probably not old…

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Tattoo Failures

So if you have access to the net and social pages I’m almost certain you have seen some sort of tattoo failure compilation, which is a set of images that portray terrible tattoos, either done badly, just plain absurd moronic images or just a tattoo that’s been put on the wrong place. Let’s take a…

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