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 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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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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The Business Of Art

The Business Of Art

The business of art… I find it strange how a brilliant artist can create a masterpiece out of a measly chunk of coal; shoved inside a lost little piece of driftwood, only to get his or her mom and a couple of friends to acknowledge the work and countless hours of sketching. It seems easier to…

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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 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…

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