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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Nine Pounds of Imagination

Nine Pounds of Imagination

The dominant Instagram post or Pinterest pin. We seem to have traded our imagination for easily accessible ideas or, should I rather say, trends. In the tattooing world, we have what is colloquially referred to as “Nine-Pounders.” There are various varieties of these trending (but loathed) tattoos, ranging from a heartbeat to anything that disintegrates.…

Read More

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.…

Read More

Popular Tattoo Fads

Hands up, how many of you out there has a 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…

Read More