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“Blackpool tattooist Shamack Malachowski of Inkden studio celebrates its 20th anniversary.”.
Link to previous article! Read it, you will like it 🙂
ALL NUMBERS HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BOUGHT ONE, YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!!!
Hi there guys!
I am sure that you are all away of the horrific situation currently occurring in Ukraine. I here would like to show my support and raise some money for PAH.org.pl (Polish Humanitarian Action) who are working to get supplies and helping refugees at the border of Ukraine and Poland. To achieve this, I’m raffling off a full day session worth £600! Each number is going to be £20 and there will be 59 numbers to choose from. This will be a chance to get a good deal and help a very worthy cause at the same time! The winner will be chosen on Saturday 19th March and the winner will be decided by whatever the bonus ball is on the national Lotto!
You can enter by sending the money to the studio account. please message the studio for more information. We just ask that you send over a screenshot of the confirmation of transfer or a screenshot-able receipt and let us know which number you would like to take! These confirmations and number entries can be sent over our Instagram or Facebook direct messages or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Numbers are first come first served so if some cheeky bugger got your number before you we will message you and let you know what is still free.
We will be updating this BLOG post a the end of each working day with the numbers that are still available so make sure you check back.
T’s and C’s:
Thank you so much for your support and please stay safe out there!
Updated on 16.03.22
It might not be a right time of the year but I wanted to show this video as think it might be an interesting to see how this all was created from a sphere in Zbrush – 3d Software and rendered in Keyshot on the end I have added some details in Zbrush.
Whole idea was to show the commercialised concept of Christmas which now has been pushed to the extreme and created this generation of multiple presents which has no thought behind it only to has many useless and very often expensive gifts.
This was a first step and first render. it worked out to be to basic and had to add more details and realism to this design
This was looking slightly better and time was running out before the deadline so I have decided to add some more details in Photoshop.
This was a final design to be displayed at Hive art Exhibition.
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I have been invited to take part in Tofi tattoo Experiment where all invited artists designing the same idea in their own style.
It has been a massive challenge as Tofi showed me how to use Zbrush and helped me to make first steps in 3d designing world. 🙂
It was a massive honor to be part of this project and it tuck some planning and many sketches to decide what to do as well with many renders of the final design to make the design work with the forearm as this was the part of the challenge to design it to work with this body part. 🙂
You can see the creative process in ling bellow
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.
Visit our tattoo shop in Blackpool to find out more about us and our tattooing and how we can help create and design your next tattoo.
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!!
Tattoo Raffle With Shamack. A big congratulations to Craig who was the winner of Shamack’s tattoo raffle this year!
As many of you have seen he held another tattoo raffle this year with 100% of the contribution going to the much needed focus of the depletion of tress around the world.
After the huge crisis of the Amazon rain forest Shamack deiced to do what he could for this issue that dramatically effects all of us and generations to come more so. With this Shamack decided to choose 8 Billion Trees as his cause to help them in aid.
The raffle consisted of 59 numbers – the same as the lottery, the bonus ball would become the winning number. After 2 rollovers the winner was announced, this was Craig. Here is the photo of his finished piece which was done in the raffle winning day session.
Big thank you to Craig and to everyone who got involved, you have all donated to a very important cause.
The total raised for 8 Billion Tress was £900! An amazing result! Click here to read more about Shamacks Tattoo Raffle and 8 billion trees.