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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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Tattoo Story: For the love of ink

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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Tattoo Story: It Doesn’t Always Have To Mean Something

When you meet Gina Gordon the first thing you notice is her soft-natured, shy smile that after a while turns into an ear to ear grin. The second thing is a bold, in-your-face tattoo on her chest, and somehow, they both seem equally natural. Working at a plastic surgeon’s office she’s in a place that’s…

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True Blue Lifestyle Experience

This month, we would like to present you with the “Lifestyle Edition” of the True Blue – #OffTheNeedle Online Magazine. What do we mean? Well here at True Blue, we like to think that we offer more than the countries best tattoos. See, tattooing is more than art. It is a lifestyle of art and…

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True Blue Hoodies

There was time where Hoodies where mostly associated with criminals, hackers and people who hate doing laundry (or ‘rockers’ as most people would call them).   If that is how you still think about a Hoodie you might want to take an online journey to understand how this piece of fashion has grown and shook…

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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 Difference

Fresh with the scent of Europe and all it’s 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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We Are 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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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…

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