Biomechanical scrap sculptures In search of inspiration and reference for my tattoo designs, I have created a series of sculpture projects that represent body parts, […]more
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Biomechanical scrap sculptures
In search of inspiration and reference for my tattoo designs, I have created a series of sculpture projects that represent body parts, everyday items and half body figures (in collaboration with Jordan Oterski). The idea is to show how technology influences our daily lives, with metal, steel machinery and electronics hidden behind nice packaging and working in the background. We tend to not think much about how things work or how helpful they are, or even how dependent we are on them.
A Year later I created the vision of Mother Earth being overtaken by the cold metallic form of human technological progress and expansion.
The work was influenced by the creations of HR Giger and a post catastrophic vision of our daily life. In research for ideas and inspiration, I aimed to change the simple look of our normal daily life devices that are now packed with sophisticated technology. I started experimenting with mixed mediums. With some mechanical parts, a little expandable foam, DIY tricks and an airbrush, I came out with my first piece to be featured in the Gundry National Gallery at a local artists exhibition.
My next project was the Tattoo Art Exhibition.
This project gave me a chance to prepare and showcase some of my twisted visions of things that are such an everyday part of peoples lives.
Some of the pieces were showcased in other exhibitions, such as
Hive Arts Magic Weekend, which featured on BBC radio. Check out the video:
Once again, some were used as references for tattoo designs.
My next project was a collaboration with Jordan Oterski. 😊 https://www.instagram.com/p/BN6IrkXAkg4/
This piece was used as a reference for a tattoo design that Jordan tattooed on me. 😊
Eventually this sculpture was auctioned at Tatcon Tattoo Convention in Blackpool in the Charity Art Auction alongside pieces of art from other artists at the show.
The profits were donated to Blackpool Lifeboat Station
The next exhibition featured my collaboration with Anna Paprzycka, a documentarist and filmmaker. This was shown at Grundy National Gallery in Blackpool at a local artists exhibition. 😊
I created my vision of a futuristic TV breaking out from behind prison bars to visualise the story from Annas short Documentary about an ex convict who changed his life around and created a TV show to educate people about scam awareness. The show become very popular in Poland.
The next exhibition at Hive was ‘Unlocked’ Expressions of Solitude, which featured artwork created by local artists during the 1st Lockdown.
Through the lockdown I started a new adventure with 3D printing and began learning to use Zbrush 3D design software to combine my skills to create the next level of tattoo #Reference.
We would first like to thank all of our customers for their ongoing support with our studio, its means the world to us and you have made lockdown a lot better for all of us!!
We are now opening from Monday the 13th of July!! With this great news comes new and improved safety measures’ for yourselves and our artists. Read below for the new safety precautions and how to abide by them.
We understand this is a lot of ruling but without this we cannot operate a safe environment for both yourselves and our artists. Thank you and for any further information feel free to get in touch with us.
The Inkden Tattoo Studio Family.
Buy voucher – Win prices!
We still need to stay at home we all have been missing tattooing a lot while staying at home. Hopefully we will get a green light to go back to studio soon. While waiting Shamack thought we might do something to entertain people and give the chance to win some awesome tattoos with him.
Two New Tattoo Raffles (numbers from 1 to 59) where one number give you chance to win twice!!!!
And the best off all YOU DON’T LOSE YOUR MONEY!!!
Best of all… even if you are not lucky enough to win, all vouchers can be used as part of the booking fee or towards payment for your tattoo session.
This is a good idea to buy present for someone you love in advance and have a chance win the price to add to your present or use it yourself.
To buy a voucher with your ticket number go to our online shop
The winners in each category will be the “bonus ball” numbers from Lotto National Lottery draw.
All dates of draw will be announced when all 59 numbers are gone in each raffle.
Buy tattoo Voucher worth £50 and win one of two half day (4h) sessions with Shamack worth £290 each.
Buy tattoo Voucher worth £100 and win one of two full long day (8h) sessions with Shamack worth £550 each.
REMEMBER MORE VOUCHERS MORE CHANCE TO WIN. GOOD LUCK!
As many of you have seen with all that is going on around the world our much needed NHS service has been asking for donations.
After much research we decided to go to the public and ask our clients if they knew of anyone local that could help us in our mission to give back to the NHS.
After an amazing response on our Facebook we had the details we needed. After some phone calls we were set. Shamack and Anna travelled to the hospital to a safe point to donate to Victoria hospital. A big thank you to everyone for your messages, phone calls and names.
We are very proud to announce we have donated over a 1,000 PPE items to our hospital. Including disposable gloves in all sizes, disposable aprons and disposable sleeve protectors.
We have heard back of Ward 19 where we donated the items and they are very grateful for these and are being used as you read this blog. We will photos of the staff to come shortly.
We would like to take this time to thank all of the NHS, our customers and everyone who is helping how they can in this challenging climate we are all in at the moment. Stay safe everyone and we cant wait to see you all again soon.
Check out more of our charity work here.
Inkden Tattoo Studio Customer Health Notice:
We would like to ensure all of our existing and new customers that our studio has the highest hygiene rating available in the UK. With this already in place and practised with the upmost care we have also upped our daily cleaning regime and upped our standards even higher. We would also like to state at this time we are OPEN as usual.
With this we also have some additional rules in place to protect yourselves, family and also ourselves and family. Our aim with these new actions is to slow down spreading ANY virus or bacterial illnesses.
We ask polity for all coming to the studio either booked or not to abide by the following:
We understand these are testing times for all. We hope you can appreciate and support the above. We are doing the best we can to ensure the lowest chance of yourself, your family, our artists and their family of contracting any illness at this time,
Click here to see the latest official updates from the NHS or for the latest Government advice click here.
If you would like to contact us further about any of the above please feel free to Call / E-Mail ourselves and we will be more than happy to help.
As well as proudly offering our 3 resident guests artists we also have a vast collection of handpicked guest artists throughout the year, many who visit our studio a few times a year both in the summer and winter months. This means with our guest artist’s larger pieces like a sleeve design can still be finished in the same time as one of our guest artists!
Our resident artists alongside guest artists work in many various styles of tattooing, from Bio Mechanical to Dot Work to Cover-Ups, we have it all covered! We will always try our upmost to make sure you can get booked in the style you want, when you want it.
Our door is always open for walk-ins, both in the week and the weekend, some of our artists may finish tattoo a little earlier than planned may have some extra time in the day to get your tattoo done before the day is done!
So if you are interested in having a tattoo in our 5 star hygiene rated studio feel free to get in touch with ourselves, that months in advance tattoo you have been wanting could be yours a lot sooner than you think!
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As many will be aware Australia is facing one of its most drastic times in history. Since last September this wildfires have affected over 1 Billion wild animals.
With these very saddening times Shamack has decided to roll out another tattoo raffle. This time round Shamack has decided to choose the Australian Wild Life Rescue centre WIRES . 100% of all the money raised will go to this very much needed charity to help aid and continue their much needed work.
In return for each raffle ticket bought you have the chance of winning a full day session with Shamack worth £550!! You can see more of Shamacks work here.
59 tickets are available for this raffle the same as the national lottery. The bonus ball that is drawn on Saturday the 22nd of February 2020 in the main lotto will be the winning number. Please note this date is the last day you can buy a raffle ticket. Each raffle ticket costs £20 to buy with 100% going to WIRES Animal Rescue based in Australia.
Payments can be via pay pal, bank transfer or you can call in at the studio to pay by cash in person. To buy one of our raffle tickets to be in with a chance to win a full day session with Shamack please read below:
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Thank you for your time and for everyone that buys one of Shamack’s raffle tickets a huge thank you in helping us raise much needed funds and awareness for this cause. Good luck!!
Dream Tattoo ? Here is how to be in with a chance of having your dream tattoo come a reality with our artist Maciek.
LIKE this post, tag two friends and comment with a short description of your dream piece.
Send us a private message explaining your dream design in more depth (placement, size, colour or black and grey etc) including a photo of your dream tattoo and also a sensible price you would be willing to pay for your dream tattoo….it’s that simple!
Once Maciek has gone through all your dream designs ideas he will hand pick one himself and bring your dream tattoo to reality for the price you have offered. Unfortunately we are unable to design cover-ups with this offer.
Good luck and may all your dreams come true!!
Please make sure to follow ALL the steps to be in with a chance of making your dreams come true, good luck guys!
Tattoo Gift Vouchers For Christmas. With Christmas being so close comes the question…what presents should I buy? Our tattoo gift vouchers would make the perfect gift for that special someone who is planning on getting a new tattoo or maybe to continue a tattoo already in the works.
InkDen tattoo gift vouchers are available in the studio. Our Blackpool studio a little far away? Not a problem we can send out our tattoo vouchers 1st class to ensure they arrive in time for Christmas.
Tattoo gift vouchers can be used with any of our tattoo artists in the studio. We also do offer tattoo laser removal vouchers also. A perfect gift for someone who has a old tattoo they do not adore anymore. As life changes so can your tattoo ideas, maybe someone you know has a tattoo they would like covering? Tattoo laser removal can be a great option to fade a old tattoo. This makes a new tattoo idea alot more options!
Our tattoo gift vouchers are valid for 1 year from the month of the voucher purchase. To see more of the InkDen tattoo studio have a look at our YouTube channel. To Book in for your next tattoo
Tattoo Gift Vouchers For Christmas. Merry Christmas and a Happy New year from the InkDen Team!!