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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:57 am    Post subject: Whats a good name for a tattoo shop? Reply with quote

I am from the island of Yap, one of the four islands that make up the Federated States of Micronesia. I am starting up my own tattoo shop but still I havnt found a good name for my shop. Does anyone have any ideas for a good name? I was thinking of LosTribe (lost tribe) because we yapese have a lot of cultural tattoos, and yet the tattoos that people want are skulls and dragons and stuff like that and no one seems to be wanting a cultural tattoo. each tribe here has each type of tattoo, each age has there own tattoo, tattoos here even tells a person what rank you are in.

So if anyone has any ideas on a name, please feel free to tell me.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ink Inc.


(patent pending bitches)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lost Tribe sounds cool.
I can think of: MicroInk, Sailor's stop tattoo parlor and stuff like this connected with the name of the place or it's geographic position, or if you made another job before becomin a tattoo artist like, I don't know streetsweeper you may call it Streeetsweeper tattoo and the likes of it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd go with something offensive that everyone will talk about......


So.........

"Go Fuck Yourself Tattoo Company"

It'll be all over the news and papers and create massive business.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dan_T_jones wrote:
Ink Inc.


(patent pending bitches)


That is the name of Badwolfs shop in PA if I'm not mistaken..

I would name it "EvilJay's Tattoos".. Thats about as awesome as they come..
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EvilJay wrote:
dan_T_jones wrote:
Ink Inc.


(patent pending bitches)


That is the name of Badwolfs shop in PA if I'm not mistaken..

I would name it "EvilJay's Tattoos".. Thats about as awesome as they come..


I read an old Lyle Tuttle interview and he's saying how he always named his shop Lyle Tuttle Tattoo. Back then that's what they did. He doesn't understand why a man would be afraid to put his own name on it.

I don't know what the culture is like so I'm not sure I'd come up with something appropriate. Lostribe is cool. How about Vital Tribal, Spinal Tribal, or Tribal Bible?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EvilJay wrote:
dan_T_jones wrote:
Ink Inc.


(patent pending bitches)


That is the name of Badwolfs shop in PA if I'm not mistaken..

I would name it "EvilJay's Tattoos".. Thats about as awesome as they come..


it is right here in state college, PA ... call it (the scratching post)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ink Inc.


(patent pending bitches)


That's absolutely Wolf's shop name, and has been for over 2 decades. I would assume that the patent would be his, lol.

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I read an old Lyle Tuttle interview and he's saying how he always named his shop Lyle Tuttle Tattoo. Back then that's what they did. He doesn't understand why a man would be afraid to put his own name on it.

I don't know what the culture is like so I'm not sure I'd come up with something appropriate. Lostribe is cool. How about Vital Tribal, Spinal Tribal, or Tribal Bible?


He mentioned that in an article with Crave a few years back if memory serves. That said, I'd argue that it ISN'T the best idea. If you have a one man shop, then, by all means, use "insert name's tattoos", as it's just advertising the artist in question. If it's a multi-srtist shop, then, to me, it's a little weak.

That said, I work at an "insert name's shop", so what do I know? Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what if your parents gave you a really shitty name....... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was keeping this one for myself ,.. but i don't think i'll be running a tattoo shop anytime soon .

DERMA SCIENCE TATTOO PARLOR
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree Freddie. Times have changed. Back then I could see riding the popularity of a name artist to make a buck. Now it's all about yourself. It's guess still done today, but now they use a name like, Paul Booth's Last Rites Tattoo.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how about "house of pain" or "multiple stab wounds"
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yorvo, what drives me more nuts is when an artist start's a shop and calls it "Insert Name's Tattoos", and then opens a small chain of shops, all using that name, when he (the name attached to said shop) never tattoos at the secondary studios. That's the epitome of milking an established name in all the wrong ways.
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