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Tattoo cruise offers $100 credit toward an on-board tattoo

Tattoo cruise offers $100 credit toward an on-board tattoo
The first tattoo-themed North American cruise, 'Ink or Swim,' is scheduled to sail April 16 aboard Royal Caribbean International's Liberty of the Seas from Port Everglades to Cozumel.

Produced by Rebel Ink, a magazine highlighting 'tattoo lifestyle and ink culture,' and award-winning photographer Dan Howell, the four-night cruise will offer an opportunity to get ‘fresh ink’ from some of the most in-demand artists in the country, according to the organizers. Participants will also get to attend exclusive Ink or Swim events including burlesque shows, tattoo contests, free photo shoots and a private beach party in Cozumel. 

The cruise fare offers a $100 credit toward an on-board tattoo for the first and second passenger in each room.

'From new reality shows to a growing celebrity status amongst tattoo artists, the ink culture in this country has grown significantly, with recent polls suggesting nearly 20% of Americans have a least one tattoo,' said Paul Gambino, editor-in-chief of Rebel Ink.

Confirmed tattoo artists include Tatu Baby, a fan favorite of Spike TV’s 'Ink Master'; Sarah Miller, the owner of Wyld Child Tattoo Shop in Pittsburgh known for her realism-style body art; and Mark Longenecker, an avid surfer and philanthropist and owner of Endless Summer Tattoo in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

Further confirmed tattoo artists are Amy Nicoletto, the Gothic princess of the tattoo world who appears opposite Kat Von D on 'LA Ink,' and Chris Torres, the bad boy of the tattoo industry known for his old-school style and recently opened shop, Red Legged Devils in Brooklyn, N.Y.



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