What's going on around the studio?
What's going on around the studio?
Best of Halifax
Best of Halifax from The Coast
It's back everyone!!
The Coast, Halifax's weekly paper, is having their "Best of Halifax" contest again for 2014. It's your chance to show appreciation for all the amazing businesses here in Halifax. If you have a favorite business, Tattoo Studio, Artist, Restaurant, etc... you can share your positive experience by VOTING for them.
We all take pride in the work we do and it's a great way to your favorite Halifax business how much you care and to let newcomers to our amazing city know who they can look forward to checking out while here. It only takes a minute to sign up and then VOTE your favorite!
UPDATE: We are pleased to announce that Sin on Skin received the Bronze Award in the Best of Halifax 2014, so thank you to all who took the time to vote!
ECC 21 hits Halifax
Our good friend Rick Doyle, AKA "Trash Canyon" needs your support this weekend for his upcoming fight in the ECC21 event being held at Olympic Hall on Hunter Street in Halifax. Doors open at 6:00 pm, fights start at 7:30.
Get your event tickets at TicketPro.ca or call 902.830.9111 to order your individual seats or get an entire table for 8 for only $800!!!
You might recognize Rick or his name name from Spike TV's "Cubical to the Cage" documentary that followed a group of passionate Mixed Martial Arts fans for 1 year as they trained to be part of a professional MMA camp. At the end of the program, only the best of the best survived (4 or 5 trainees) Those very few will be given an opportunity to compete in their first professional Mixed Martial Arts fight.
Twitter @ trashcanyon
CBC Music SearchLight Contest
Local Halifax Talent, Jordan Hines AKA JOFO, is in the running for CBC Music SearchLight 2014.
CBC Music and CBC Radio One are looking for Canada's best new artist, and we want your help. Searchlight is a competition that connects artists with fans in their community and across the country. Vote for your favorite bands in your region and across the country. You can vote for 10 acts per region per day, to decide which acts make it to the regional finals. It's all leading to a grand prize, including $20,000 worth of music equipment from Yamaha Canada Music, a professional recording with CBC Music, and a spot on the bill with Tegan and Sara, and Spoon at the CBCMusic.ca Festival in Vancouver.
Jofo hooked up with Change The Game Records and released his first album Sk8 Shoes in July of 2007. He has produced songs for Burton snowboarders and has had tracks featured in several snowboard films. He's played shows allover the US and Canada as well as places like England, France, Portugal, Japan, Germany and Austria with acts such as Cypress Hill, Lil John, NERD, Yelawolf, Too Short, Santigold, Redman, Wu-Tang Clan and Bad Brains.
His upcoming sophomore album, also on CTG, Never Enough, strays a bit from the path left by Sk8 shoes and finds him focusing more on singing and bright melodies although he still has tracks with a more serious, hip-hop vibe to them. Never Enough will be a record that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, as the lyrics focus on topics everyone can relate to.
UPDATE: As of May 6th Jofo was the #1 vote in Canada so he was the one YOU sent through to the finals. He's up against 3 other artists chosen by a celebrity panel. Winner announced on May 9th!!!
UPDATE: Jofo wasn't chosen by CBC Music as their #1 but Canada sure did!!!! Voting him through over everyone one else, unfortunately it was the judges that chose the winner. His new 6 track album is up for download (donations only) check it out and hear why he's our #1.
Madame Gypsy's Voodoo Doll Collection
Sin on Skin Tattoo Studio is pleased to announce the arrival of Madame Gypsy's Voodoo Doll collection in Halifax.
Each doll is hand made by Madame herself, ensuring each one has a their own unique personality and style. They originated in Toronto by luckily Madame Gypsy has brought them to us to share with you!
These dolls are for entertainment purposes only...Sorry to say you can't curse your worst enemy with theses, but you can decorate your tree and give them away as gifts. They're size makes them a perfect stocking stuffer!
Her newest inspirations are the Superhero Voodoo Doll Collection , featuring The Joker, Batman and Superman and her and her Grumpy Cat collection (which I have to say is in hot demand, her first order was from the Official Grumpy Cat Family in Ohio for 2 of her creations.
Due to over whelming requests for these little guys she's on a sew til you drop mission to ensure everyone that has ordered or requested one will have them well before Christmas! She's amped up her production to make sure there will be plenty in stock for her Christmas rush.
"This city is one filled with such creativity and artistic talent that we're proud to support our local artists and their organizations."
If you want to place a custom order on a doll please contact Madame Gypsy on her facebook page to speak with her about your needs or message me and we can help you get the doll you want!
Price List :
Mini VooDoo Dolls $5.00 each
Jack the VooDoo Doll $8.00 each
Grumpy Cat Doll $7.00 each
All Super Hero's $8.00 each
2014 Missy Ink Calendar Release
So happy to announce the 2014 Missy Ink calendar's are available for order at the following link, Missy Ink Calendar 2014.
We are so proud of Kyle's client, Nancy Noir on her well deserved win. She and 11 other girls were chosen by YOU for a place in the calendar during an online vote in the summer.
This will be the first calendar the Missy Ink has published and we couldn't be happier to see such an amazing client, with some pretty sick work, get chosen for their debut!
You can check out Nancy on facebook. or order your copy of this years best tattoo calendar for only $19.99
Upcoming Halifax Events
What's happening around our city.....
October 19 – Nocturne: Art at Night
October 25 – The Halifax POP Explosion
November 2 – Hal-Con Parade
November 8-10 – Hal-Con Convention
November 16 – The 18th Annual Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights
Halifax Pop Explosion
Halifax’s Pop Explosion festival includes two free concerts in Grand Parade this year. On Friday, October 25, the concert is presented by Eastlink and features the Zolas, We Are Wolves, Shad and a special feature guest. The Saturday, October 26, concert will feature The Town Heroes, Golden Dogs, DIANA, Islands, and more.
Hal-Con Parade and Convention
The Hal-Con parade will take place on November 2. Starting at 11:00 am from Victoria Park traveling down Spring Garden, onto Brunswick Street, the parade will end at Grand Parade.
This year, Hal-Con is hosting their fourth convention on November 8 to 10 at the World Trade and Convention Centre. Hal-Con has grown in size, attendance, attention and popularity with each event by participating in numerous charity and public events such as parades. This year they wanted to do something different by hosting their own parade.
Big Brother Canada
Emmett Blois and Jillian MacLaughlin our favorite players from Big Brother Canada drop in for some ink...
When we saw Emmett's name online the day after his last appointment, I thought I was seeing things.... All I could think was "We didn't finish the white" If only we had known he would be on one of the biggest reality shows, Big Brother 1, just days after we last saw him.
He went in and played an amazing game and in the end almost won the entire thing. Now that he's back to real life and out of the house he's been on the go with numerous children's' charities, festivals, parades, and appearances. He's been an amazing rep for the East Coast and we hope he keeps up all the great work.
With some time on his hands we finally got him back in the chair for a quick session but only a quick one as he now has a new business on the go. River Wranglers welcomes you to enjoy Tidal Bore Rafting on the Bay of Fundy, home of the world's highest tides. Check out their Facebook page for more info and to book your spot today.
After 4 long years away from Halifax we were surprised by the return of one of my favorite clients, Myles Sexton. When we last saw him he was heading to Toronto to continue with his modelling and fashion career. All must be going well because on top of the many fashion shows and magazine spreads, he'll be taking part in Paris Fashion week this year!
With a few minutes of down time he came in to visit his SOS family and finally get Eldrick to finish his angel wings that we started so many years ago.
I think these wings symbolize a incredible journey that we were so happy to take part in with you Myles!!!!! Remember the name, you'll soon be seeing him everywhere......
Emmett Blois hits the house
Emmett Blois ~ A.K.A. "The Milkman"
Big Brother 1 Canada Contestant
A dairy farmer from Gore, Hants County, N.S. and one of our favorite clients heads off to be one of the first ever Big Brother Canada contestants.
As he neared the end of the game as part of the final 3, his sense of loyalty got in the way as he kept Gary in the house, that move sealed his fate and he was evicted. If we couldn't see Emmett win, I'm happy to say his showmance Jillian did.
Congrats to Jillian - it was one of the best and craziest endings I've ever seen in any of the BB houses.
We also think he's doing an amazing job representing Nova Scotia at all his events. Every weekend you can check him out at one of his scheduled activities; local parades, at a Relay for Life, or just trying to help local children in need. Click on his picture above and LIKE him on Facebook if you agree!
He has an amazing sleeve - unfinished - by Kyle LeBlanc at Sin on Skin tattoo Studio.
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