Amazing photo by Henna Lempiäinen as well as style and hair. Make-up by Tanja Wickstrand.

Our traditional Christmas Calendar is about to start again!

LR Tattoo & Art Alliance calendar is all about sailor tattooing this year: Prepare yourself for maritime themed questions, starting from 1st of December. As we love the sea and the tattoos, we wanted to bring all the best nautical prizes before X-mas for you guys: Every day one happy right answer will win, and the main prize is 500€ gift voucher for tattooing.

Rules are simple:

  • Every day we have a question in our INSTAGRAM (if you don’t follow already, you should!). Place your answer by commenting question-picture, and be part of that days raffle. We will raffle and announce the winner within the next day’s question. Stay tuned, most coolest sailor gifts to be win for!
  • To participate you must be over 18 years old.
  • Main prize – 500€ gift voucher qualified for tattooing in our tattoo studio – is drawn and announced on 24th of December. You may attend by following us and commenting our main Christmas Calendar picture by telling, what kind of tattoo you would take, if you personally would win.

In partnership Tallink Silja, Merikeskus Vellamo, Mine Güngör, (S)PARTAHelsinki Seagulls etc.

May the luck and the right answers be on your side!

 

After many years working in industry has brought ups and downs as proper, long relationships tend to do. Yet, it is phenomenal to wake up at mornings, drink your coffee with thoughts like how cool stuff I’m ought to draw today, great clients to bond with, nice surroundings to work in, but also, inspirational people to have as a co-workers.

Today we arrived in our studio, and found amazing oil paintings on our office desk: It is a anniversary of our very gifted apprentice Paula. She had painted portraits of us all three tattooers, who had guided her on her way to become a tattooer.


Full respect from our whole studio, congratulations! It’s been quite a year: It has been a lot of long hours, unbuilding coil machines, endless amount of briefing and consulting with designs, cleaning, learning aseptics and hygiene, tattoo history, learning to work with clients, economics and so on. Just to mention few aspects. But it certainly pays the dues to have a bright attitude, good (bad) sense of humor and true to yourself. We’re about to have brand new full time tattooer sooner or later.

All the good things takes time, just like tattooing, and SPECIALLY learning to tattoo. It is like charging the battery: More time you spend loading it, more you gain value in it. Tattooing is not business for us, it is a passion. Fresh energies, pure motives, thinking outside the box and creativity are our values, and together we amplify those powers to move more freely.

We are certainly happy to have you in our collective Paula, as you bring your own impact to our synergy.

Linda / Nina / Luna

Just a quick reminder- for super tiny and small tattoos we are always holding small slots in our schedule. Bigger works always by an appointment.

If you’re in need for tiny tattoo, please e-mail us studio @ lrtattoo.com or give us a call +358 500 420 923, so we can arrange your appointment/walk-in tattoo asap.

High quality hygiene and aseptics have been our priority values as working in professional studio. EU controlled vegan inks, staff knowledge and training about pathogen cross-contamination and right products for keeping our studio tidy and far from any pathogens is very important for us, no matter is you tattoo tiny or huge.

Welcome!

We have special guest attending in our Art Afterwork 29th of September: Our good and humble friend Mine Güngör is personally present with her adorable jewellery line.

So besides good times, you have an option to get your own MineGüngör’s earrings or neglace to your wife, friend or yourself. Do like they do in New York, where her jewelry was just showcased in New York Fashion Week.

Follow her in instagram👍🏼  and pages minegungor.fi

As we’re holding Art Afterwork on 29th Sept, there is a good chance to hold a small auction for ocean restoration.

Linda has done a monotype graphic art print with mixed technique called “PAX”, peace. Our oceans restoration needs good, long term decisions. All profit from this print will be donated to Sea Shepherd’s work for whale defense fund. Naturally highest bidder wins.

You can place your bid on comment field below, or e-mail us.

We did back in days a charity walk-in with Paradise Tattoo for Sea Shepherd’s campaign for Finland’s endangered ringer seals, and we totally liked the organization, and respect all the volunteer work people are doing for our seas.

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During all these years we’ve made plenty of different art projects, and now we’ve noticed we have a lot of art in our drawers. Now after moving to the new studio, we have to make some room for new ones.

So, we’re holding a sales day in our studio on friday 29th of September. We’re available in the studio during the whole day, so when you’re free from work, come to have a drink and get some art on your walls.

We have paintings, graphic prints, marker works, originals and prints, water color stuff and so on. And of course, you can book your tattoo appointment at the same time, if you feel so. Anyway, we’d just love to see you and hear your latest news and chill a bit with you guys.

#supportyourlocalgirlgang

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

– Pablo Picasso

 

Paula, our advanced apprentice, is doing tattoos from her flash sheets during mon 11th – fri 15th September. You can now make your statement out, what do you wish to get tattooed from her, as she is just about to start to make her designs ready. If any of your wishes is not listed, feel free to make a comment about your ideas. To make sure, you get your appointment for sure: bookings for her via paula @ lrtattoo.com.

We appreciate your effort!

 

We’re happy to announce, that Nina’s calendar is open again after a while.

She is now booking for fall and winter, so feel free to e-mail her nina @ lrtattoo.com for booking your consultation / tattoo appointment. As she is a gifted tattooer, she is also very inspirational artist. If you are interested of her art and have a commission to make, get in contact with her straight away:

 

 

 

​Frequently asked question about what people need to know before coming to tattoo session is about how to prepare thyself. Basically, you just pop into studio, but there are still few things to know advanced:

TIME. As we live in busy, scheduled life these days, we are constantly in rush. But when having a tattoo, have enough time. Don’t make strict time plans, have some time to recover. Everybody knows, that work done in rush ain’t good.

GOOD HEALTH. We know it sucks to cancel an appointment you waited for long time because of a flu. We try to arrange another one soon as possible. We are not able to do that, if we get your flu and mess up our schedules because of it. Also it is a task for your immune system to heal the tattoo, when it is struggling with other micro-organisms.

REST WELL. Sleep well and don’t do massive amount of sports day before. If you run a marathon or are totally pumped after gym, day after your body is very irritable and has minor inflammation going on. Long session of tattooing burns a lot of calories, and is little bit similar to full workout as you need to bare the whole procedure.

DON’T DRINK. – alcohol. Your body works differently, as it is trying to get rid of the toxic waste of alcohol. We don’t mind to party with you guys, but not when we’re working. If you know what hangover feels like, you really don’t like waist your and your tattoo artist’s time.

EAT. If you want to skip your breakfast, you will feel dizzy for sure. While having a tattoo, you deal with pain, which burns your blood sugars down. With longer sessions you definitely need to have a lunch brake, even you might not feel hunger because of extreme condition your body is going through. Your tattoo artist needs to have those breaks too – they struggle in unergonomic postures and pay maximum focus to your tattoo.

GOOD SPIRIT. Tattoo is made with the client. As you need your tattooer to do the job, tattooers need you to co-work: We need the client to hold steady, not to wiggle and bring negativity to process. If you have mental health issues to deal with, consider strongly about going through long tattoo sessions: If you’re suffering from major heartache or are very depressed, your pain tolerance acts differently.

There are no serious rules even though listing above. We love to maintain a good mood in our working ethics and do not want to make these sound like strict laws. These are just few guidelines we’ve faced during many years of tattooing. You are very welcome still in many shapes and moods, we can’t avoid life happening. These are just something to consider about when arriving to your tattoo session. 🙂

We had great tattooer Fredrik Lansén from Stockholm during first weeks of August 2017 here in Punavuori, Helsinki. It is always nice to work with colleagues abroad, it is a huge inspiration and impact to tattoo work in general.

It was great to had you here, you are more than welcome here more often! Stay tuned until he’ll stop by here next time.

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