So I am going to totally cheat and just upload everything that's been uploaded to instagram already. So those who follow us on instagram, sorry, nothing new to see here. But keep reading anyway!
Terry James will be gracing us with his presence again in early December. Dates are still to be confirmed but it will most probably be one of the first few weeks in December. So if you missed out on getting tattooed from him the first time around, now is your chance. I will be taking bookings for him, so if your keen call the shop. Check out his work at http://frommelbournewithlove.tumblr.com/ or you can follow him on Instagram too!
Matt started a lot of new stuff this week, which seems to be the case a lot at the moment. Matt has only maybe one or two spots left for the year, for anyone wanting to start larger work. There are a couple space left if your wanting one off tattoos but that's pretty much it. It would be really great if all the larger work he has started this year would come back to be finished, we would love to update his portfolio with more up to date work. Hint hint, people with ongoing stuff get your asses back here, pronto!
Jamie and Simone are also looking really heavily booked right now, so if you want to get tattooed before the silly season, better get on it! This is probably the busiest time of the year for us, so don't leave it to the last minute!
Some may have read on our facebook page that Simone is going up in price as of 2012. I did explain on the facebook post for those with ongoing work, the rate will stay the same until the tattoo is finished. So please don't panic. We have had a few calls from people panicking that she has already gone up in price and I will re-iterate, if your tattoo was started at the rate of $120 an hour, it will stay that what till the tattoo is completed (however please don't leave it two years to get it finished). So her new rate will be the same as Jamie, $150 an hour. Matt will be staying at the rate of $160 per hour, so no need to panic there either :P
Now for pics:
|By Matt: Memorial tattoo for Kieran's Mum, who loved Orchids.|
|By Matt: Got a good start on Kirsty's Mermaid. The bottom part of the line work will be done next week.|
|By Matt: Started this one yesterday. Ryujin (which is a God of the ocean, which can take on a dragon or human form). Matt put some fish, crabs and a jellyfish in there (as these creatures are said to be his messengers).|
|By Matt: This was last Saturday, some progress on Jigokudayu (Japanese courtesan)|
|Check out the new Tattz mag, issue 13. Matty got a nice 8 page write up in there.|
|Matt's snake prints came in, $30 ea|
|In Progress- By Simone|
|This singlet comes in mens or womens|
Don't forget, anyone who happens to be in New Zealand n 26th and 27th of November can get tattooed by Matt at the Auckland Tattoo Convention. You can check out their website but the facebook seems to have more up to date information http://aucklandtattoocon.co.nz/home.html