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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 been presented in a variety…

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Be Yourself. Be True Blue.

It all started 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 social status or to simply wear your heart on your sleeve. It…

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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

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 and go, simply because they weren’t prepared to put…

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A Fad Aint 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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Do You Do Cover Ups

We hear it almost every day, yet to some, it doesn’t always sink in until it sank in… Every day our shop receives emails, phone calls and visits from enraged or embarrassed clients who ask the inevitable question:” Do you do cover-ups, bro?”. Some people don’t like their old tattoos so much anymore; some are…

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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

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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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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