Archive for February, 2010

SAVE METAL INK!

Posted in 1 with tags on February 25, 2010 by metalinkshop

We Need

Your

Support!

Maiden of the Month & Design Contests

to Be Paused…

Dear Members of Metal Ink,

It is with deep regret that we inform you of a sudden change in events. Due to lack of funding, our Maiden & Design Contests need to be paused until further notice. For now, our last Maiden of the Month contest will be March and our last Design Challenge will be “Everybody Loves Maidens.” The winners of these contests will be awarded $300 in store credit only.

We hope that in the near future, we will be able to bring back both contests in full. To that end, we are asking for your support by launching a campaign to SAVE METAL INK!

Here’s how you can help:

1. Purchase Metal Ink apparel. Remember, a percentage of our sales goes right back to the artist who submitted the design.
2. Introduce your friends to Metal Ink. Using your Personal URL, you can get $3 of store credit for every purchase new members make! Read our FAQs about how to use Personal URLs.

Tell us how you feel by posting on our Forum. We would love to know your thoughts on how we can improve our products and services!

Metal Ink Crew

Bisous, Noémie XOXO

Posted in Maiden of the Month with tags on February 22, 2010 by metalinkshop

Don’t forget to vote for the new tattoo inspired designs on Metal Ink! There are already two entries for Design Challenge #3. Make sure to check out Beast of Beautiful Love by Raven and Gypsy Queen by Quakerninja. They are both inspired by former Maidens and they are awesome!

Also, make sure to look through the online shop and support Metal Ink. There’s a great selection of tattoo inspired clothing by artists like these that make these contests possible.

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Hey hey! I’m Noémie, a French artist who lives in Paris, the city of love <3.

I have worked on TV for 3 years. I'm also a musician in "Virgin Princesse " and "Fuck me twice", and now, I'm a Metal Ink Maiden!

Noémie for Metal Ink

I found the idea funny, so I decided to participate. I must say that all of the girls are sooooo lovely <3, but I hope to be the Maiden of February! Talalalala!

I've also been a Suicide Girl for 3 years. I make videos and mix at parties. Why SG? Yes, I love girls without clothes and with a lot of tattoos and, most of all, a great big personality!

Noémie for Metal Ink

Hope you’ll vote for me everyone! 😉
❤ Noémie called "the chipie"

Noémie for Metal Ink

A Pzychokitty in Chile

Posted in Maiden of the Month with tags , , , on February 17, 2010 by metalinkshop

Make sure to check out Metal Ink’s Love Hurts So Good Sale, which has been extended through February 21st. Get 40% off of your favorite tattoo inspired tees! Use sales code “milove” at checkout for this great discount. Plus, free shipping for orders of $70 or more. This is too good to pass up! See all the great deals at http://www.metalinkshop.com/shop.

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Hi, my name is Monica but all my friends call me Mona. I’m from Chile, a great country of South America, and I’m in the running for the February Maiden of the Month!

I was born in Viña del Mar 24 years ago. My city is very beautiful but it is hard to live here if you have tattoos or piercings, so that’s why now I’m trying to move to Santiago de Chile.

I love photography and I take pictures all day. I looooove tattoos and piercings. I have so many!

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

I have an big obsession with my hair color. Ahahah. I can’t have it the same color, so I always look different.

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

I think that I’m like Peter Pan. I don’t wanna grow up. I’m a baby and I’ll be a kid forever. Every day I try to live the way I want, doing the stuff the I love.

I love animals with all my heart. I have two dogs and a pretty and small hedgehog called Julian.

Julian

Julian

I’m a hopeful for Suicide Girls. I have been a member for too long and I never have had the chance to make a set. Last year I took two shots of myself.

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

Now I have the opportunity to make a nice and pretty set. Yay! *.*

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

This month I’m going to Santiago and I will have my own home for the first time. I will have a job and I will pretend to be an adult. Ahah. So guys, wish me luck.

I have like 13 tattoos but my two favorites are some dagas on my legs with the names of my mom Teresa and my dad Antonio. I so love my family so much. We are very close, maybe because I’m an only child and we do everything together.

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

My phoenix represents a big part of my life when I went through a big sickness.

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

So guys, I need your votes and comments to win this month. I really need it! =)

Y saludos a la gente de mi pais y de antemano muchos gracias por todo el apoyo que me dan dìa a dìa se agradece mucho *.*

XOXO
Pzychokitty

Is Sanity the Playground for the Unimaginative?

Posted in Maiden of the Month with tags , , on February 16, 2010 by metalinkshop

Make sure to check out Metal Ink’s Love Hurts So Good Sale, which has been extended through February 21st. Get 40% off of your favorite tattoo inspired tees! Use sales code “milove” at checkout for this great discount. Plus, free shipping for orders of $70 or more. This is too good to pass up! See all the great deals at http://www.metalinkshop.com/shop.

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Someone once said “Sanity is the playground for the unimaginative”. I’ve always liked that. Now, bear in mind I don’t want to live my life in a sanitarium, but that statement sums up parts of me. Everyone needs to be a little “crazy” sometimes, right?

My name is Serene Suicide. I became a SuicideGirl in late ’04, and am still actively modeling and blogging on there. I have always been considered “gothic”, but who wants to be pigeonholed? Yes SuicideGirls, come for the naked tattooed chicks, stay for the community….they are a funny, interesting bunch.

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

You can check out my profile at: suicidegirls.com/girls/Serene/

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

I love the idea of the whole Metal Ink site. From the modeling to the member drawings, to the community voting, I think it’s all around pretty cool. When they approached me for this Maiden contest, I was thrilled. I’ve never done any kind of “competition” before, and I’m up against some super hot chicks. So if you vote for me, be honest, it’s a honor to be nominated right? (o;

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

When I’m not dressing in crazy costumes for photo shoots, I do have a few things that keep me occupied. I paint and draw tattoo flash among other things, I play X-box, I throw knives (going on 13 years now!). I also make steam punk jewelry and sell it on Etsy.com under the name Alternate History Jewelry. The products mostly involve gears and antique watch parts. I also make hats, cuff links, tie tacks….etc. And I have an enormous soft spot for animals….I’m well known for bringing home strays and could use a little more room for my rescued animals.

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

I’ve done a few different types of performing, but I love to dance burlesque. Especially in a “vaudeville” type atmosphere. I was definitely in the circus in another life! I could have been a burlesque – knife throwing – macabre – tattooed lady!

Of course I HAVE to mention tattoos. I lost count of how many hours of work I have, but I believe it’s around 30. I just got a large Raven piece on my upper left arm that I LOVE! They truly give me a joy I cannot describe. I could not believe how much I started to like my body when I’d get large pieces. I love to design my own tattoos as well, then have the artist interpret it.

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Music is also hugely important to me. Top 10 fav. artists?

1. Nine Inch Nails

2. Massive Attack

3. Portishead

4. Tricky

5. Sneaker Pimps

6. P.J. Harvey

7. Leonard Cohen

8. A.F.I.

9. Depeche Mode

10. Lacuna Coil

That was hard…only 10. But you get the idea. (o;

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Movies? Taxi Driver, The Crow, Watchmen, Natural Born Killers…..tons more.

I am also addicted to white chocolate mocha’s, high heels, corsets, latex, anything vampire (I’m wearing fang veneers in my photos but you can’t quite see them). I am still on team Bill so far. I also collect antique medicine/poison bottles, knives, strange apothecaries, curios, and skulls for home decor. I love Halloween and if you visited my place, you would see that quite quickly. I mean, everybody has dozens of bleeding candles around their home, right?

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Well, I’ve blabbered on enough, thank you to anyone who read about boring little ‘ole me!

Have an awesome February!!

XoXo!!!
Serene Suicide

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Dryad’s Signature Flowers

Posted in Maiden of the Month with tags , on February 15, 2010 by metalinkshop

Make sure to check out Metal Ink’s Love Hurts So Good Sale, which has been extended through February 21st. Get 40% off of your favorite tattoo inspired tees! Use sales code “milove” at checkout for this great discount. Plus, free shipping for orders of $70 or more. This is too good to pass up! See all the great deals at http://www.metalinkshop.com/shop.

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Hello there Metal Inksters!

My name is Dryad and I’m in the running for February Maiden of the Month. I thought I’d share a quick rundown of my favorite tattoo.

Dryad for Metal Ink

Dryad for Metal Ink

When I lived in New York City, I wanted a bigger tattoo than any of the ones I already had. I took my idea to the artist, and we spent a lot of time talking about colors, placement, and all that fun stuff. I definitely wanted it to reach down my arm and across my breastbone far enough that you could at least see it peeking out of any shirt I was wearing. (I am definitely not one to hide my tattoos!)

3 sessions and 10 hours later, the flowers on my left shoulder were finished. After each session, people would tell me to stop because there’s no way it could look better. But I knew what I wanted, and I had chosen that particular artist because of her use of color. So there was no way I was stopping before I got it! I still get compliments on it almost daily, and I love wearing sleeveless shirts (like the one in my Metal Ink photos) to show it off.

Lots of people have asked what kind of flower it is, saying that they would like something similar, but unfortunately for them it was a custom creation by my artist. There will never be another tattoo like it. However, with your help I can win the February Maiden of the Month contest and maybe get a chance to design some clothing for Metal Ink that would feature my signature flowers!

Dryad for Metal Ink

Dryad for Metal Ink

Lee Suicide is Back!

Posted in Maiden of the Month with tags , on February 14, 2010 by metalinkshop

Make sure to check out Metal Ink’s Love Hurts So Good Sale, which has been extended through February 21st. Get 40% off of your favorite tattoo inspired tees! Use sales code “milove” at checkout for this great discount. Plus, free shipping for orders of $70 or more. This is too good to pass up! See all the great deals at http://www.metalinkshop.com/shop.

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Hi Metal Ink fans,

My name is Lee. I was born in Montreal, Canada on November 22nd, 1982. I’m of English, Irish, German, Pakistani and Portuguese decent. I’m a body piercer, makeup artist and alternative model. I got into alternative modeling in April 2005. I’ve been doing modeling for Suicide Girls since January 2006.

Lee Suicide for Metal Ink

Lee Suicide for Metal Ink

Lee Suicide for Metal Ink

Lee Suicide for Metal Ink

This is my 2nd time running for Metal Ink’s Maiden of the Month. I hope you guys like what you see and vote for me.

Lee Suicide

Lee Suicide for Metal Ink

Lee Suicide for Metal Ink

Lee Suicide for Metal Ink

Lee Suicide for Metal Ink

Design Challenge #3: Everybody Loves Maidens!

Posted in Design Challenges, Maiden of the Month with tags , , on February 7, 2010 by metalinkshop

Announcing Design Challenge #3, inspired by Valentine’s Day and our lovely inked Maidens…

“Everybody Loves Maidens”

We’re calling for designs inspired by any of the past winners of our Maiden of the Month contest!

1st Maiden Radeo
June Maiden Bambu
July Maiden AbbiLee
August Maiden KatieKelly
September Maiden BriannaBelladona
October Maiden Ginary
November Maiden Squee
December Maiden Ashlee
January Maiden Bob

If you include “Inspired by Radeo” or something like that in the title of your design, we’ll know that it’s a submission for Design Challenge #3.

Designs should be focused on creativity, as we are looking for original art inspired by a Maiden’s image and/or her tattoos. You may choose to depict the Maiden herself or create a design based on her ink. Again, creativity and originality will count most, so try to avoid simple designs, such as copying a Maiden’s tattoos.

When your design is finished, you can submit it on the regular Submit Designs page:
http://www.metalinkshop.com/index.php?option=com_forms&usrprof=design

Deadline to submit designs: March 1
Deadline to rate designs: TBD

Prizes:
* $300 credit
* Residuals from t-shirt sales
* Automatic entry into our Design of the Year contests

Ideas & Inspiration:
If you need ideas, just go to the Rate Maidens page and check the “Winners” box and click “Search” to view photo sets of all past winning Maidens. You can also view winning sets on the Gallery page.

Email us at newsletter@metalinkshop.com if you have any questions, and good luck!