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Jul201408
07:49 AM
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Last week, we posted a contest sponsored by Urban Body Jewelry in which two lucky Needles & Sins readers will receive gift cards of $25 each for anything in their online store, like these Diamond Galaxy Plugs, shown above. And the winners are ...

Congrats, Mali and Steph!

For those who didn't win, but still want shiny, pretty things, Needles & Sinners can use the code "SIN15" for 15% off over the next 3 months. 

For more on Urban Body Jewelry, check them on Facebook and Instagram.

Jun201426
12:26 PM
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Our friends from Urban Body Jewelry have another giveaway in which two lucky Needles & Sins readers will receive gift cards of $25 each for anything in their online store. Considering that so many of their items (which are sold in pairs) retail for much less than that -- like these Blue Honeycomb Glass Plugs above starting at $12.99 -- those prizes can buy a bunch of pretty shiny things.

The contest is part of promotion featuring UrbanBodyJewelry.com's latest products, such as the Aqua Liquid Glitter Saddle Plugs and Galaxy Diamond Plugs, among others. Plugs range from 16G up to 2 Inches. They also have lip, belly, nipple, eyebrow and tongue rings; industrial barbells; spirals; tapers and stretchers, and more. There's also free shipping on orders over $20.

Here's how we're gonna play this:
  • Either link to this N+S giveaway post on your Twitter or Facebook page and tag #needlesandsins #urbanbodyjewelry
or
  • Link your favorite Urban Body Jewelry product on Facebook or Twitter with those tags.
Then, from all those who link and tag, I'll put the names through Random.org to pick the two winners. Contest ends a week from today, July 3rd.

If you can't wait to see if you win and you want to shop right away, Needles & Sinners can use the code "SIN15" for 15% off over the next 3 months. 

For more on Urban Body Jewelry, check them on Facebook and Instagram.

Good luck!
Apr201329
12:15 PM
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Last Monday, we kicked off the Urbandbodyjewelry.com Giveaway, and as promised, we plugged in the names of all those who commented in our Needles & Sins Syndicate Group on Facebook or who had hit us up @NeedlesandSins on Twitter; then we put those names into Randomized.com, which picked ...

Miles Golightly and Sasha Goldstein. Congrats! Miles and Sasha each won $25 gift certificates to
UrbanBodyJewelry.com.

Even if you didn't win, check their huge selection
of plugs in wood, stone, acrylic, bone, horn, silicone, and stainless steel. They are seriously affordable and they offer free shipping in the US for any order over $20.
 

More contests to come. And remember, all of you reading this are winners to me, you beautiful freaks!  

Apr201322
09:03 AM
zebra wood plugs.jpgLet's start the week off with some cash for you to buy jewelry! 

Our friends at UrbanBodyJewelry.com are offering two gift certificates of $25 each to two lucky N+S readers. Considering how affordable their selection is, you can win some beautiful pieces.   

Some of my favorites from their newer collection include the timeless Zebrawood plugs, shown above. For the more contemporary rock star look, check the Stainless Steel Crown Logo tunnels, shown below. I'm also digging the trippy (and very reasonably priced) Galaxy plugs.

The winners can choose whatever style they want. There are 100s of plugs to pick from in wood, stone, acrylic, bone, horn, silicone, and stainless steel. Sizes/gauges range from 16G up to 50mm.

As usual, here's how we play it:  Two winners will be selected randomly from those who comment on this post in our Needles & Sins Syndicate Group on Facebook or hitting up @NeedlesandSins on Twitter. Any comment will do. Then, on April 29, 2013, we'll put all the names of the commenters into Randomized.com to pick the winners. Easy breezy!

Meanwhile, start browsing
UrbanBodyJewelry.com to choose your favorites.
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Jan201303
12:02 PM
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Last week, we posted another Sullen contest for y'all to win a special edition hoodie designed by by black & grey guru Bob Tyrrell. All you needed to do was either Tweet at us or post anything in our Needles & Sins Syndicate Group on Facebook. Really, these contests are getting too easy. 

I put all the names into Randomized.com & the internet gods picked ... Jesse Nelson. Congrats, Jesse!

You can still grab the hoodie yourself for $60 on the Sullen store, which is a sweet deal.

More contests to come!
Dec201227
08:09 AM
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For those who spent too much money over the holidays, we have something you can score for free -- and it is gooood. Sullen Clothing is giving away an incredibly badass hoodie designed by black & grey guru Bob Tyrrell to a lucky Needles & Sins winner. The sweatshirt normally sells for $60 on the Sullen store, so this is a sweet deal.

As usual, here's how to play: One winner will be selected randomly from those who comment -- any love note will do -- on this post in our Needles & Sins Syndicate Group on Facebook or hitting up @NeedlesandSins on Twitter. On January 3, 2012, we'll put all the names of the commenters into Randomized.com to pick the winner.

Also, if you haven't entered to win a free tattoo from Bob Tyrrell (exclamation points), you still have until December 31st. More details on the Sullen Facebook page.

Good luck!


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Dec201205
08:40 AM
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We have our contest winners for the fabulous children's book that teaches tattoo acceptance and appreciation, "Daddy Has a Tattoo." by Phil Padwe. I took the names of all those who posted on our FB Needles & Sins Syndicate Group and hit me up via @NeedlesandSins on Twitter, then plugged them into Randomized.com, and here's the result:

Congrats, Mick Ddmc from Dublin, Ireland and
Beth [@killerbea9] from Ohio!


Even if you didn't win, you can buy "Daddy Has a Tattoo" on Amazon for $11.95 and pick up "Mommy Has a Tattoo" on Amazon as well for $10.95. 
Nov201211
09:38 AM
BobTyrrellTattooGiveaway_Body.pngOur friends at Sullen Clothing have yet another tattoo giveaway, and this time you can enter to win a free tattoo from ... Bob Tyrrell [exclamation points].

The winner of the contest will be flown to Detroit Rock City to be tattooed by Bob at the Motor City Tattoo Convention. The Motor City show is one of the stops on the Inked Up World Tour, which is a kickass partnership between Sullen and Rockstar Energy Drink.  The tour kicks off early 2013 and will have 12 of some the best artists in the world -- no really, the best -- hit up 12 international tattoo conventions. 

Check the video below with a South Park-ized Bob throwing out the details -- the best part of the video is that Jack Rudy is doing the voice of Bob. Gotta see it.

Also check out the new Bob Tyrrell tee for Sullen.
 
Aug201229
12:26 PM
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Last Wednesday, we let you know about the new special edition Sullen Clothing tees designed by renowned black & grey artist Jose Lopez of Lowrider Tattoo. Sullen has offered the tees to two lucky winners, and they were picked via Randomized.com from those who hit us up @NeedlesandSins on Twitter and commented in Needles & Sins Syndicate Group on Facebook.

And the winners are ...Charlie Bryson Altman and Stevis Gramenis. Congrats!


You can still get you hands on the tees
through Sullen's online store here. The "Jose Lopez (signature tee)," is now available for $24 and the second design will drop Spring 2013. Check 'em.
Aug201213
02:48 PM
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On August 3rd, we posted on our latest contest where three readers would be chosen to receive Phil Padwe's "Tattoo Coloring Book #2." As promised, I just plugged in the names of those who hit me up @NeedlesandSins on Twitter and commented in Needles & Sins Syndicate Group on Facebook.

The winners are
Justin Duclos, Nathalie Williams, Lauren Doczi Granger. Congrats!

For those who didn't win this time, you can still pick up the book at numerous conventions for $10 and for $15 online. Also keep an eye out for Phil's upcoming "Daddy Has a Tattoo" book.

I got another contest coming up very soon. I like to give y'all free things to thank you for supporting the site. And, of course, many thanks to those who donate all items to give away.
Aug201203
10:12 AM
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Got another contest for ya -- or rather, for a budding little artist in your life:  Phil Padwe's "Tattoo Coloring Book #2."

Phil, who created the classic "Mommy Has a Tattoo" and "Tattoo Coloring Book 1", is offering the new coloring book to three N+S readers. Phil describes the new coloring book as having "much more advanced illustrations and flash designs than the original coloring book, and therefore Tattoo Coloring Book #2 is suited for older children, adults, and even apprenticing tattooists who want to perfect their coloring techniques using colored pencils! These pages are bone-white, and no expense was spared to produce the crisp, sharp, designs on rugged, white pages."

We'll play it like we usually do:  Three winners will be selected randomly from those who comment -- any love note will do -- on this post in our Needles & Sins Syndicate Group on Facebook or hitting up @NeedlesandSins on Twitter. On August 13th, we'll put all the names of the commenters into Randomized.com will pick the winners.

You can also pick up the book at numerous conventions for $10 and for $15 online.

Phil is currently working on "Daddy Has a Tattoo." I'm hoping he follows that up "My Daughter Has a Tattoo and I Must Deal With It" -- sure to be a best seller in my Greek-American community.

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Jul201202
12:15 PM
art driven show.jpgOn July 21st, over 100 artists, including some of the top tattooists & painters in the world, will be exhibiting their fine art work in the "Art Driven" group show hosted by Sullen Clothing at their gallery & headquarters in Los Alamitos, CA. 

ArtDrivenFlyer.jpgWhat's also pretty exciting is that they have one spot open for an artist to display his or her work alongside the likes of Jack Rudy, Bob Roberts, Kari Barba, Freddy Negrette, Rick Walters and many other legends as well as tattoo prodigies. It's an amazing opportunity to share your art in a serious exhibition.

To participate, you have to "Like" Sullen on Facebook, then you submit your artwork on their wall. After that, the fans will vote on their favorite to choose "Whose Art Can Hang?". Already, there have been some excellent submissions.

I know there are tons of talented Needles & Sins readers, and I encourage you to be a part of the contest. And if you're near the Sullen HQ, definitely check out the "Art Driven" show. The opening runs from 7pm-midnight on Saturday the 21st of July. Sullen is located at 11081 Winners Circle, Los Alamitos, California.
Jun201211
12:08 PM
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Last week, we posted the latest Sullen Clothing contest, where two readers will score either the Hurt Locker Dufflebag, a super-sturdy, footed carryall with padded shoulder strap, and interior & exterior pockets; or the Metal Handbag, a vegan-friendly, faux leather shoulder bag, rock-n-roll studded, also footed and with interior & exterior pockets. I just plugged into Randomized.com all the names of those who Tweeted at us or posted in our Needles & Sins Syndicate Group on Facebook and the winners are ...

Congrats, Beth Miller and Brian Fuller!

You can still get a hold of these bags for free if you spend over $120 at the Sullen online shop this month. They're worth $60 each so it's a deal.

More contests coming up. Thanks to all y'all for playing along!
Jun201204
04:40 PM
FB_JuneFreeBagPromotion.jpgGot another Sullen Clothing contest for y'all and this one is extra awesome. I have two of their bags to give away:  the Hurt Locker Dufflebag, a super-sturdy, footed carryall with padded shoulder strap, and interior & exterior pockets, worth $60; and we also have the Metal Handbag, a vegan-friendly, faux leather shoulder bag, rock-n-roll studded, also footed and with interior & exterior pockets, worth $60.

Two people will be picked next Monday, the 11th, to win the free bags. BUT the bags are also free for those who spend over $120 on Sullen merch through June.

Ok, as usual, here's how to play: Two winners will be selected randomly from those who comment -- any love note will do -- on this post in our Needles & Sins Syndicate Group on Facebook or hitting up @NeedlesandSins on Twitter. On June 11th, we'll put all the names of the commenters into Randomized.com will pick the winners.

Good luck!
May201208
12:56 PM
bloodpuddinpromoavailnow.jpgThe winner of Joe Capobianco's "Blood Puddin" contest is ... Iowa's own Mark Eckman. Mark was chosen by Randomized.com out of all those who Tweeted at us and posted in our Facebook group page. Congrats!

Mark will be getting a signed copy of Joe's latest publication "Blood Puddin" as well as 3 mini prints, 5 full color stickers, 6 "Capo Gal" buttons, and a set of "Best Ink" temporary tattoos. You can find them all for sale at Joe's online store.

To check some of the artwork in person, this Saturday, May 12th, is the opening of "The Art of Blood Puddin" at Hope Gallery Tattoo in New Haven, CT. The exhibit will include new works by Joe as well as a host of other artists including Eric Merrill, Julio Rodriguez, Amber Carr, Carlos Rojas, Carlos Torres, Joe Linsner, David Nestler, Alisa Bruneli, Steve Prue and many more. More info on the show here.

Thanks to all who played along. Lots more contests to come!
Apr201224
12:57 PM
FB_NikkoColorContest_Details.jpgHere's a contest for tattooists looking to share their realism work and also get the chance to win prizes that could help further their craft:

The Nikko Color Contest is a collaboration between portrait phenom Nikko Hurtado, Sullen Clothing, Tattoo Artist Magazine and Fusion Tattoo Ink.

The contest is on Sullen Facebook, where artists can post up their color portrait tattoos and the fans will vote on the best. The winner will be chosen by Nikko Hurtado himself, Ryan Smith of Sullen Clothing and Kent from Tattoo Artists Magazine. Submissions are being accepted until May 2nd and the finalists will be posted May 11th. The winner will be chosen May 16th.  That lucky artist will receive a FREE Nikko Fusion Ink Set, Nikko DVD, Sullen Clothing gear, a feature in TAM Blog and more.

Good luck to all you talented readers!

Nikko Hurtdao tattoo1.jpgNikko Hurtado tattoo via Twitter.
Apr201211
01:46 PM
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Randomized.com just picked our winners from Facebook & Twitter for the EarGauges.net giveaway: Congratulations to Alex (aka Merle Singer) and Steve Gramenopoulos, who will each receive a $25 gift certificate to spend on anything at Ear Gauges online store.

There are tons of deals right now on EarGauges.net, so if you didn't win this time, you can still score on affordable & pretty plugs, tunnels and tapers.

Many more contests to come!
Apr201203
10:42 AM
goonie-glassplugs.jpgWell, you didn't win the MegaMillions lottery, but we got a contest with better odds. Our friends at EarGauges.net are offering two readers a gift card worth $25 each for anything in their online store. And considering that much of their selection is under $25, winners are looking at plugs, tunnels and tapers for free

I particularly love their new
Goonie Glass Plugs above and their Single Flare Oceano Glass Plugs below. There's also a wide selection of tapers for stretching. Think of it as yoga for your lobes.

As usual, here's how we're gonna play this:  the two winners will be selected randomly from those who comment -- with their gauge size -- on this post in our Needles & Sins Syndicate Group on Facebook or Tweet at us with their size. In one week, on April 10th, we'll put all the names of the commenters into Randomized.com and the internet gods will offer up the chosen ones.

While you're at it, head to the EarGauges.net Facebook page and "Like" them. Because we all want to be liked.

Good luck!

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Mar201209
01:37 PM
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Our friends over at Sullen Clothing are offering yet another chance to get tattooed for free. Free! This time you can get up to five hours of work from black & grey specialist Big Gus over at their headquarters plus $500 worth of Sullen Clothing, a hotel for one night, and a feature on Sullen TV. Sweet!

All you have to do is go to Sullen's Facebook page, become a fan by clicking Like, and then click the sweepstakes link. That's it. But in the video below, Big Gus explains the rules in his own special way.

Must be 18+ years of age and winner is selected the beginning of April. Contest ends March 31st.

Feb201217
11:12 AM
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UPDATE:  And the winner of Bob Tyrrell designed tee is ... Keith Smith of Ontario, Canada who came to the closest to the actual tattooing time of just over 9 hours. Congrats Keith!

Recently, black-and-gray rock star Bob Tyrrell was at Sullen Clothing's HQ designing artwork for a new tee, which will be out in the Fall. While he was there, he took a break to answer some quick & dirty questions I sent over to see what he's been up to:  

What have been your favorite tattoos you've worked on recently?

Been doing a lot of skulls lately! Just did one with tentacles -- I just watched the new "Thing" movie, so I did one with weird arms and tentacles growing off of it. I did a Slash portrait recently that was fun, and a Ted Nugent portrait! Two of my guitar heroes.

Outside of tattooing, what projects are you working on?

Not much lately. I've been super lazy. I'm trying to get some prints going, haven't done them in a few years. I've been trying to play more guitar lately. I wanna get a metal band back together. I'm playing in a covers band now for fun, doing stuff by Sabbath, Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Metallica, Alice In Chains, Thin Lizzy...

Where can clients find you in the next few months, and what's the best way to get in touch with you to make an appointment?

They can go on my website, Bobtyrrell.com, for convention listings. I do guest spots out there in the LA area every once in a while, don't really advertise though, and guest spots at friends' shops all over the place. People can e-mail me on the site -- there's a form you can fill out for appointment requests -- and I finally have a business cell phone: 586-219-8661. You can call but texting is probably better. If I don't reply, hit me back as much as you want! I need an assistant really bad. I get nothing done if it involves business!

Will we be seeing you on a reality TV show any time soon? If you could have your own show, what would it be about?

I did a guest spot on LA Ink in Season 2, and one on London Ink in Season 2 also. That was a few years ago. It was fun, I got to be myself and there was no drama. Haha! Those shows were pretty good back then, before the producers brought more drama into the mix. Such is scripted reality TV. There's too many tattoo shows on TV now, and they're just getting worse. I definitely don't want my own show! It's getting out of control. Not just tattoo TV, but reality shows in general. Tom Renshaw here in Detroit had a pilot on Animal Planet called Detroit Ink, it was better than the other shows out there. Hopefully it becomes a series.

What are some of the tracks on your favorite playlist these days?

I got the new Van Halen album yesterday, it's killer! Can't stop listening to it. Been listening to The Little Willies lately, awesome country covers band! I love Norah Jones's voice. I'm hoping to marry her someday. Been listening to Joe Bonamassa a lot, one of my favorite guitarists these days. His solo stuff, and a project called Black Country Communion, kind of a supergroup with Glenn Hughes, Jason Bohnam, and Derek Sherinian. Killer stuff! Joe did an album with Beth Hart last year too which if totally killer. He released four records in 2011! A total workaholic. Slash's new live album is killer too! New Lamb Of God is also good...my buddy Rob Dukes, singer for Exodus, has a band called Generation Kill, good stuff! Latest Exodus is totally killer too. The latest Pink Floyd reissues have some amazing bonus stuff!

What are some of your upcoming projects in the 2012?

Just to get prints out, another Sullen shirt, form a metal band...that's about it! And try to tattoo a little more and travel a little less!


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As we wait for that new shirt to drop, his existing tee called "Blood Lust" (shown above) is available at the Sullen store and we have one to give away.

Yeah, another giveaway!

Here's how we're going to play this one:  In the video below, you'll see Bob tattoo a portrait on Sullen co-owner Ryan Smith. Watch it and let us know how long it took to complete the tattoo. Post your answer in the comment section to this post in our Needles & Sins Syndicate Group on Facebook or Tweet at us with your answer. Also include your shirt size. As usual, we'll put all the names of the commenters into Randomized.com and the internet gods will offer up the chosen one on Thursday, February 23rd.

Good luck!


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