Sunday, August 21, 2011

Celebrity Ink - Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor has only one tattoo, a heart and dagger tattoo on upper right arm with the names of his wife, Eve and daughters, Clara and Esther.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Celebrity Ink - Rihanna

Treble clef and music note on inner right foot.
Trail of stars down back of neck.
Traditionally applied Maori design on right hand.
Handgun on right hand rib cage.
Star inside upper left ear.
Pisces sign behind right ear.
Roman numerals XI IV LXXXVI along the top of her left shoulder.
A mis-spelled Sanskrit prayer vertically down right hip "forgiveness, honesty, suppression and control".
Skull and crossbones with pink bow on back of left ankle.
"shhh..." on right index finger.
"love" on left middle finger.
Arabic phrase "Al Hurria fi Al Maseeh" translating to "Freedom in God" on left hand ribcage.
"Never a failure always a lesson" in grey ink written in reverse on right collarbone.
"Rebelle Fleur"on left side of the neck.

"I like hanging out in tattoo shops".

"I am so intrigued by tattoos. It's an entire culture, and I study it. Sometimes I go with friends, 
or just by myself. I get bum-rushed, but I don't care. I don't take security."

Source: W Magazine 02/11, Rated R shoot, Nivea
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Drop Of Brad

Name: Brad Thompson

Age: 32

Tell me about yourself:
My interests include muscle cars, lowrider bikes, 50's clothing and culture, bmx riding and drinking with friends.

How many tattoos do you have: 3

Age when you got your first tattoo: 23

Do you have a favourite tattoo?:
My jack in the box because it was my first and still unique, I have not seen any others yet.

Any more tattoos planned?:
Yeah I might get my arms sleeved or a chest tattoo. Not sure what to get yet, I am still toying with ideas.

Favourite style of tattooing…background?:
I dont have a favourite style but I hate tribal tattoos on people that have no tribal background or history in there bloodline. Maoris have a strong tribal history and so do brazilians and africans but not bogan white dudes.

Have you ever felt judged, prejudiced against because of your tattoos?:
Not really, on the odd occasion I have been followed by a store security because I look suspicious but having worked in retail since having my tattoos it has not stopped me from sellng well and getting promoted. A lot of people even make positive comments on them.

What is your tattoo story?:
My first tattoo I got at Purple Haze was the jack in the box but at the time it was just the clown head in black and white. Then a couple of months later I wanted to make it bigger and came up with the jack in the box idea and got it done. Then I wanted colour so I had some copies of the design and mates and I would colour them in to work out what would look good. About a year later I wanted something car culture related
and retro looking and drew up the Lady Luck with flames, pistons, spark plugs and checkered flags.

The last one I had done just 2 weeks ago at Immortal Ink in Berwick and it is of my two girls' names and dates of birth. Pretty self explanatory there but I wanted it as big as possibly and manly looking. I have always liked the old style lettering but never had anything I would really want written on me for life until my girls came along. 

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Ships In The Night

I must apologise for my absence, it's been an intense month or two and I have let A Drop Of Ink fall by the wayside a little so thank you, guys for your continued support, for the regular and consistent hits that are coming to this page. Respect.

Please keep sending through ideas for posts or anything that you would like to know about and if you would like to be featured, shoot me through a message on and we'll get your ink up!

And to get the ball rolling again, I give you the current inspiration for my next tattoo, black and grey

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