tattoo disasters

Time and place

    So, Allan just posted this on his blog, which means that i'm allowed to do the same, so feast your eyes on this flash sheet of pure, spooky awesomeness!

    Want to get one of these out of this world pieces tattooed on you?
    Come to the shop on Saturday the 29th!
    We start at 1 pm and end around 9 or 10-ish.
    All tattoos will have a fixed, very reasonable price, and if you want it even cheaper, all you have to do is dress up, as people in fancy costumes get 50% off!
    There will be treats and beverages and spooky music, and we hope to see lots of you there!

     Get one of these tattooed by Uncle Allan, or wait and see what Chriss Dettmer has to offer... or get tattooed by them both!

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Update, now with sneak peek

    With only little over a week to go before Halloween Day at Conspiracy Inc, i figured it was time for a little sneak peek of the designs that will be available. Don't you?
    Allan is painting his sheet as i write this, so it will be done soon... maybe even today?
    He will post more previews on his instagram and twitter, so go stalk him there if you would like to see more.
    As for Chriss Dettmer's sheet, you will just have to wait until the 29th to see that!

    More details in the following days, like what time to show up and stuff, but i hope you already have your costume picked out, and you're ready to hang out and eat snacks and get tattooed... and be spooked, of course!!

    Epic flash epicness

    I'm probably gonna end up saying this again, but since the last flash day was for the London flash, which was fancy-semi-custom-not-to-be-reproduced-flash, it's worth mentioning more than once: the Halloween flash is just that; actual flash. That means there are no limits to how many times a piece can be done, so there will be no need to fight over that sweet Dracula, or whatever you have your heart set on. You can all get it!*

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Halloween guests, part one

    Halloween update time! (Isn't this exciting?)
    I just got confirmation from Mr. Chriss Dettmer that he will indeed be joining us for Halloween-Super-Spooky-Fun-Day on the 29th of October!
    Chriss will draw up some scary flash you can choose from on the day, which no doubt will be awesome, so go ahead and get excited about that.

    More updates coming soon, so check back often!

    Ps. I'm getting a lot of mail these days about purchasing the metal and Halloween flash (no doubt they're mostly from people who stop reading our posts about halfway through, so this might not help at all!), so just to try and clear things up:
    The London Flash has not been printed and is not for sale.
    Same goes for the Halloween flash, which isn't even done yet.
    This post on Allan's blog was about an opportunity for those who missed out in London, and anyone else for that matter, to come to Copenhagen and get one of the pieces from the flash set tattooed.
    You can still come get the London flash tattooed on Saturday, so feel free to email me about a price quote or just to check if your favorite piece is still available. Walk-ins are welcome too, although those who are already booked in will be tattooed first.
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Halloween at Conspiracy Inc.

    This is just gonna be kind of a quick announcement since we don't have all the details in place yet, but we do know enough to tell you all  not to make any other plans on Saturday the 29th of October, cause on that day, we're gonna have some Halloween fun!!
    First of all, there'll be tattoos.
    Allan will make some Halloween flash (and we're not talking custom-one-per-person-flash like with London, just the regular kind) and you can get tattooed all day.
    And the fancier your costume, the cheaper your tattoo, but more on that later!
    There'll be some special guest appearances by other tattooers, but i'll post more about them once we get it confirmed.
    So for now: tattoos, costumes, pumpkin flavored stuff, spookyness and good times all day!
    We hope you'll join us, so stay tuned for more info!

    Ok, i får den også lige på Dansk, bare for god ordens skyld.
    Lørdag den 29. Oktober holder vi Halloween dag i Conspiracy Inc.
    Der vil blive lavet spooky Halloween tatoveringer fra egen flash (altså ikke custom, husk det) hele dagen, med særlig rabat til de flottest udklædte.
    Der vil være gæste tatovører (håber jeg, vi skal lige have det bekræftet!) og græskar og (u)hygge og forhåbentligt er der en masse af vores kunder og venner der har lyst til at feste med os.
    Så sæt kryds i kalenderen og hold øje med denne blog for nærmere detaljer!

    Flash previews will be posted here and on Allan's blog once he gets started on it (which may be as soon as today), so check back soon and often!

    Ps. There's still some time available for those who want to get in on the London leftover action on the 15th of October. Write me or just show up to see what's left. Prices are set like in London, so you can email me for a quote. See the flash here (note: mystical reaper and cross/candle where taken yesterday and three others are reserved).

    Der er stadig lidt tid tilbage på vores London leftover dag den 15. October, så enten skriv eller bare kom forbi på dagen og se hvad der er tilbage. Priserne er faste, de samme som i London, så skriv hvis du vil høre prisen på et bestemt design. To designs røg i går og yderligere tre er reserveret.
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Inkspotting: The Creep Factor

    There’s a fine line in what I do: I could easily fall into the “creepy” category. And I’m not talking about my full-time vocation as a Human Resources Manager.

    Look, I exercise significant restraint to avoid being perceived as a Creep by the subjects I approach in public. Granted, there are some folks with predisposed notions that, by the mere fact that I am an older male approaching younger women and asking them about designs on their flesh, I have already crossed over to The United States of Creephood. But for the most part, I am able to avoid that trap.

    One of my cardinal rules, and one that any loyal reader of this site can affirm, is that I do not ask about lower back tattoos, or about ink along the waistline. When one is offered to me, I am more than happy to include it in a post, but I generally avoid that section of the body, for obvious reasons. The most shining example is here.

    Trickier are chest pieces, but I usually will build a rapport with a contributor before asking if they’re comfortable allowing me to photograph the area. This post was inspired by a woman I met on Tuesday, who had a simply gorgeous cluster of flowers along her neckline that I would have loved to share here on the site. I’m still holding out hope that she may send me a photo, as she was not keen on me taking a picture of her chest in the James A. Farley Post office (understandably so). I haven’t heard from her yet, but I’m still holding out hope, as it was a stunning floral tattoo.

    The problem is, especially for women, that there are so many creeps out there, who judge tattooed women without even knowing them. A great discussion on this can be found here, from contributor Emily at People who know me know that I am a nice guy, and go to great pains to avoid the Creep label, which is why it pains me so much to be treated like one, just because I was brave enough to approach someone about their ink.

    But, if I am going to keep producing Tattoosday, I will have to continue wearing my heart on my un-tattooed (as of now) sleeve, and know that my friendly approach will continue to have success, but there will always be people who will think I’m a Creep. So be it.

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A couple of tattoos and some news

    Ok, so after London (still trying to catch up here!) Ryan Mason came to work with us.
    His stay was a little hectic cause he got in later than planned, so he was super busy all week.
    Which is great, of course, i just wish we'd had more time to hang out and show him around our city.
    Maybe next time, if he decides to come back!

    I didn't get pictures of all the tattoos he did cause i was a little preoccupied by my work in the darkroom (i've practically lived in there since we got back!) but luckily Ryan posted most of them on his blog, including the ones he did at the convention, so when you're done reading this, check his blog out.

    But here are the two i did get pictures of; a large lower arm piece... and an even larger one!

    Kasper's magpie

    Rebecka's lower arm... she got pretty much all of it done in just one session!
    I know this doesn't say much about the darkroom, but i wanted to post our progress anyway... those shelves were a bitch, but luckily Allan helped me out with the heavier table!

    Just so this doesn't turn into a million posts in one day, i'm just gonna put this in here too: most people seem to already know this (people would even come up to us in London and offer their condolences!) but for those who don't; Eckel is leaving Denmark in December.
    He's gonna travel around Asia for a couple of months, and while he doesn't know where he'll settle down after that, we already know it won't be Denmark.
    However, don't despair, he'll still be coming back to do guest spots, much like that other guy, so your chance to get tattooed by him hasn't passed you by.
    But he is booked for his last months here, so for those who didn't get in, you'll just have to wait till he comes back, probably in the spring sometime.
    Keep an eye on the travel section of this blog, and on Eckel's personal blog too.

    What his departure means for the shop, we still don't know.
    But rest assured, Allan isn't going anywhere anytime soon, and neither am i!

    We're obviously really going to miss Eckel, but we're finding it hard to put our feelings into words... so we'll leave that up to one mr. Axl Rose! Enjoy!
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The London post

    Arrrghh, i feel so terribly behind on posts right now!
    I shouldn't be, it's just that a lot of stuff is happening right now, and it's hard to keep up.
    Oh my god, i sound like Nick now...
    But fear not, this is what staycations are for. I will catch up with myself!

    First up; London!
    I am trying to divide pictures between my two blogs, so they both get a piece of the convention action.
    Not that i took a lot of pictures; i was generally too busy, tired, bored or stressed to do that, but i got a few.

    Allan's flash project was a huge success. Or at least to us it was, but i'm hoping the people who got tattooed liked it as well.
    We've tried the walk-up/line-drawing concept before, but this time, with the flash actually painted, people really seemed to respond to it, so that was great.
    And Allan got to work more and do way more tattoos than usual (his goal, not mine!), so i think this is what's gonna happen next year too. I don't have a lot of finished tattoo pictures, but Allan already posted them all on his blog, so just go check them out there.
    Maybe next year he'll start painting a little sooner than a week before?
    Just a thought....

     Setting up on thursday... our banner came out a little (read: a lot) bigger than intended

    BBMF (best booth-mate forever) Chriss Dettmer's half of the table

    Awkward tattooing


    Allan and Kevin being all "grrr, metal"

    Hand tattoo by Chriss Dettmer

    Partying at the hotel means braiding Allan's hair!

    Lies, straight from my instagram

    Convention family having a tattoo party

    Thanks to everyone who got tattooed, and to those who wanted to but didn't get in as well.
    And thanks to our friends and clients for coming by the booth and hanging out when we didn't have time to come to them.
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