The Ink Factory, Wellington Quay, Dublin.
You might regret that when you get, never mind.
Sharon Bannerton writes:
Rita Fitzpatrick of Delgany, County Wicklow, celebrated her 85th birthday this week by becoming the first tattoo recipient in the annual Tattoo-Drive for Irish mental-health promoters, JC Foundation.
The grandmother was joined by daughter, Sam Donohoe (above left), and granddaughter Hazel Donohoe (above right) who each had a simple love-heart tattoo applied, the design selected for this year’s fundraiser.
The official Tattoo-Drive takes place on Saturday next, at The Ink Factory on 15 Wellington Quay and at 19 Parliament Street, in Dublin’s Temple Bar.
On the day, a volunteer team of fifteen tattoo artists will tattoo the love-heart design, in return for a €50 donation to the foundation. It is hoped the campaign will raise €20,000 to fund 365 free therapy sessions for young adults.
The Ink Factory
A mural with a difference.
Brian Kenny, of Lightscape [a projection mapping & creative content studio based in Dublin] writes:
We developed this interactive wall mural to show us real time information about our neighbourhood.
Using projection mapping and interactive ink, it displays information about things like weather and transport links (more details at link below).
The ink is responsive to touch so you can order a pizza or a taxi by pressing on the graphic.
Dublin Interactive Mural (Lighscape)
Little Britain Street, Dublin.
The end of the line for ’13 euro tattoos’ at the Heartbreak Social Club [tattoo parlour] around the corner on Capel Street…
Mesmerising handwriting experiments by calligraphy master Seb Lester involving an initial scribble of water followed by the application of droplets of colour.
More of his work here.
The distinctive penmanship of Bangkok based freelance illustrator and tattoo designer Spider Money.
For your consideration:
‘Baring Arms: 1916 in Tattoos’.
A short documentary From El Zorrero Pictures.
Tonight at 11:15pm on RTÉ One.
Spatter Ink Cheetah – a stunning combination of Western graffiti and traditional Chinese ink painting by 23 year old Chinese street artist Chen Yingjei, aka Hua Tunan.
At RTE 2FM.
“Ami James, works on a tattoo for Ellen Griffin from Tralee [Co Kerry] who won a competition on RTE 2fm [Colm Hayes’ Driveby show] after submitting her idea for a new tattoo and telling listeners about her 4 previous tattoo disasters. Ami has joined forces with Irish tattoo artist, Ross Nagle to open a tattoo shop in Cork called the Love Hate Social Club…”
Fair play though, in fairness.
(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland and 2FM)