Line-up Announced for Musink 2012

Orange County’s only tattoo and music festival has announced its line-up for this years event.

Musink, one of very few tattoo conventions and music festivals, has announced a huge line-up of the world’s finest tattoo artists including Mickey Avalon, Tommy Montoya (from NY INK on TLC), James Vaughn (from Ink Masters on SPIKE) plus many more.

The music is not too bad either, with performances by bands such as Alkaline Trio, Bayside, New Found Glory, Yellowcard and Against Me.

The event will take place from March 2-4 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California, US.

The organisers are also currently looking for help to find Miss Musink 2012, who will be crowned at the event.

For more information on the event, check out their official website or Facebook Page.

Snow White and the 3 months it took to finish this tattoo

A huge Disney fan has gone though some intense tattooing sessions over the last 3 months to ink her favourite film on her back.

Annfaye Kao, 27, has said she has suffered for her art and was pleased to have been given the award for Best Tattoo category at the Singapore Tattoo convention, with experts amazed by the detail.

The stunning artwork features the Prince, Show White and her seven dwarf’s (Grumpy, Happy, Doc, Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful and Dopey) with Queen Grimhilde hovering above.

Annfaye said the reason she choose Snow White was because it reminded her of the happy times of her childhood. She says the art will remind her of her childhood dreams of becoming a princess and is pleased with the constant reminder to be on her forever.

10% of Canadians regret their ink

According to some newly announced stats, around 10% of Canadians regret their tattoos.

In a recent survey commissioned by Global New Toronto, 22% of Canadians population have Ink.

However, while most of Canada’s tattooed population are happy, 10% of those with tattoos regret the decision, with a high percentage stating they got their tattoo at a young age.

The Ipsos-Reid poll, which surveyed over a 1000 adult Canadians, found that women are more likely to be tattooed then men.

Other facts found by this survey saw regional differences with people living in British Columbia more likely to have a tattoo than any other province in Canada.

Quebec came a close second with Ontario having the least amount of tattooed citizens, at just 19%.

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To see a full news report on the poll, click here

Tattoos and Ice Hockey is a dream partnership for the Islanders

Hockey fans get now get hooked up with some first class ink while watching their favourite team.

Last week, NHL Franchise New York Islanders annoyed the continuation of their season long partnership with local tattoo shop Tattoo Lou’s.

The cool thing about Tattoo Lou’s shop at the Nassau Coliseum is the fact that the actual work area has been made to look like a penalty box.

The tattoo area was originally meant to be open for 10 Islanders home games, but because of its success, both sides agreed to extend the contract for the remainder of the team’s home games.

The shop, known as the Penalty Box, also provides temporary airbrushed tattoos for children, accessories and tattoo-inspired Islanders shirts and sweaters, as well as a closed-circuit TV so fans don’t miss out on the action.

Now who thinks that is absolutely awesome? Anyone think this could happen in any over sporting arenas?

Penis tattoo leads to permanent erection

A 21-year-old Iranian man visited a tattoo parlour to get inked in dedication to his girlfriend.

Unlucky for him, the tattoo has left him with nonischemic priapism, which causes the inability of blood to exit the penis, resulting in a constant erection.

The man, who has remained anonymous, had the words “borow be salaamat” (good luck with your journeys) and the letter “M” (his girlfriend’s initial) tattooed on the shaft of his penis.

According to the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the problem was caused due to the needle penetrating too deep causing arteriovenous fistula.

The first eight days after the session saw the man in constant pain and unable to get an erection.

However, after the pain subsided, the man noticed a longer than usual erection period. After 4 hours , it is advised for any man to go straight to a doctor.

Despite the problem it has caused him for the rest of his life, the man does not regret the decision.

Doctors of the Journal of Sexual Medicine have advised people not to have tattoo in this region as it can cause several long term problems.

Woman celebrates hearing for the first time with a tattoo

Now you may remember Sarah Churman from the heartwarming hit YouTube video of the moment she hears for the very first time.

The 29-year old was born deaf but underwent a procedure that suddenly allowed her to hear earlier this year.

Soon after, Churman decided to celebrate the life-changing event by getting a new tattoo at Wooster St. Social Club.

Churman had a pin-up girl inked along her side by artist Tim Hendricks, while telling him the whole story throughout the session.

Her husband was responsible for recording and posting the video of the first time she was able to hear. During the session, Churman explains it was her husband’s mother that offered to pay for the surgery and that she didn’t think twice about cashing in her savings to help her.

To see a sneak peak of the ‘NY Ink’ session via TLC, watch the video below.