Oct 25, 2016

Halloween walk-in this friday!

I found the winners for the free tattoos and they have been notified by e-mail. Thank you a million to everybody who participated, there were a ton of you!!
This friday 29.11. we will have a Halloween walk-in day at LR tattoo starting at 10 am!! I have a few pictures drawn up, if interested show up! Prices 100 e and up depending on size.
A couple of big ones (the vampire is probably two sessions, needs space):




 And then some smaller ones:



































Hope to see you friday!!!

Here's also a few tattoos done recently. I'm so unhappy about the bad photo of the first tattoo because I really like the tattoo :(
I have appointments available in november and december so if you feel like getting tattooed contact me!






Oct 1, 2016

Giveaway! Free tattoos!


I'm having a tattoo giveaway for anybody over 18! I want to celebrate a year coming up at LR tattoo and art alliance. I have had incredible people come and get tattooed over the years and this is my little way of giving back to the craft that has given me so much.
So, I have two giveaways, both worth one free tattoo session (worth up to 600 e). 

Everybody can participate, so even if you have an appointment already or a work in progress you can participate. Small picture or start of a big one, it's all the same. This is equal opportunity for all. 

Giveaway one: an early christmas present for yourself. An appointment in december 2016 for you. 

To participate: send an e-mail to nina@lrtattoo.com and write in the subject: xmas for myself. I'm not opening the mails just putting the e-mail addresses on pieces of paper in a jar and then I'll  draw the winner, so the winner will be notified to the e-mail address you have entered with. The winner will be drawn and contacted on 14.10. 

I also have another giveaway where you can win a tattoo session you can give to anybody you think deserves one!

Giveaway two: a christmas present for your friend/somebody who wants a tattoo by me. The appointment would be in january 2017. I give a giftcard you can give away for christmas.

To participate: send an e-mail to nina@lrtattoo.com and write in the subject: xmas for my friend. Again, I will not open the mails, just putting the e-mail addresses on pieces of paper in a jar and then I'll  draw the winner, so the winner will be notified to the e-mail address you have entered with. The winner will be drawn and contacted on 14.10.

Ok, I hope it was clear enough! So, you have until the 14.10. to enter. Good luck!

PS. If you want to you can enter both competitions, just send two separate e-mails following the instructions above.

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I got to do so many fun tattoos again last month and here's just a few. I really need to start taking better photos, but I guess that's not really a top priority for me, these are all just iphone or ipad pictures. I concentrate on tattooing :) Also, when the pictures are spread all over the place, some pictures reach this blog and most reach my Instagram account @nina_laine_tattoo





 

Sep 2, 2016

Fall is here and conventions coming up!

August kicked off and was a good month of work. Time flies by and I'm posting here some of the projects started and some finished this month. Also a lot of smaller tattoos that I don't usually post pictures of but that are just as important to their wearer were done. Fall is starting to settle in and I'm updating my calendar to the coming months.

This fall I'm attending two conventions: In october I will be in Kuopio for Tino's tattoo expo 7.-8.10.  http://www.tattooexpo.fi/ ! So if you know anybody around there who wants to get a tattoo I have available space. I have never been to Kuopio in my life so I don't know what to expect.

And in November I'll be at the International Brussels tattoo convention 11.-13.11. https://www.facebook.com/International-Brussels-Tattoo-Convention-122655957810768/  First timer there also! I will try to report from the conventions a little more here than just my own work. Because conventions are such energetic places with so much to see and do and learn. They are inspiring!

Lastly, here's some of the stuff started in august, or finished in august. I'm booking for fall and have plenty of available dates, so if you're interested you can contact me at tattoonina@gmail.com

In-progress:






















In-progress, artwork by John Dyer Baizley:






















Finished lower arm sleeve, just one view of it:






















Bad photo of a finished coverup tattoo.






















This lovely racoon was done yesterday!






















 This piece I'm very excited about. It's in-progress. Thanks for watching again!

Jul 29, 2016

Back to work!

So, it's time to get back to work. Had a lovely vacation with time for some art and some travelling with the family, what more could you ask for.
Here's a tattoo I finished last week, had a little bit of a soft landing back in the studio...I really need to start taking better photos of the tattoos, it seems like they are getting worse and worse, sorry about that. I'll try and get better at it. It just seems that fresh tattoos are just impossible, like this one (lines are healed):




































Monday august 1st I'll be back at the studio again and ready for the fall. First week I'll be a little bit irregulary at the studio but from the 8th onwards I'm back again mon-fri 11-17, so come on by or mail me if you want to start something new this fall!
Excited for fall!

Jun 24, 2016

Summer is here and some booking info

So it's midsummer's weekend already! Time flies by when you're having fun. It's been close to 6 months at LR tattoo and art alliance now and it's been great, thanks to all my clients who have supported me and new ones I meet every week. You're the reason I get to do what I love.

Concerning bookings I'm at the studio until the end of June (next week) and you're welcome to drop by and make an appointment for autumn then, but check by e-mail first to make sure I'm at the studio when you plan to come by, my schedule is a little out of the ordinary next week. So drop me a line at nina@lindaraiha.com if you want to set up a meeting.
In july I will be "out-of-office" and only taking bookings for smaller pieces by e-mail. I might not answer back right away, so be patient :) I'll be back again on August 1st. Right now the first available times are from mid-august onwards.

Here's a few photos of recent work again. I picked an animal theme for this post. All very different from each other, an africa-inspired elephant, a chincilla on vacation, a more realistic style hummingbird and a decorative moth. Thanks for looking!







May 2, 2016

Spring is in the air!

April just went by in a blur, here's some tatoos from last month. Again photo quality a little lacking, but you get the picture. At this moment the month of may is pretty much booked and I'm booking june and also from august onwards. Come by the studio if you want to book in or mail me.

This first tattoo here is a refresher of an old one, the branch was there and we added flowers. The last tattoo in this post is part of a whole sleeve that's in progress.





Apr 12, 2016

Great Convention!

Helsinki Ink comvention is over and what a great weekend it was! Had a lot of good times with client's, friends and colleagues. Here's two photos of work done at the convention. The photos are really bad, I'm sorry, and the rest of the work I did was even worse photography wise so I hope I get to photograph them when they are healed.




















Here's a also a fun one from before the convention.