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288 – Tattoo Art and Tattoo Removal

Tattoo art and tattoo removal in Port Adelaide on The Adelaide Show podcast

In this week’s episode of The Adelaide Show, we explore the world of ink with Amanda and Mckinnon and Matej Bacic from LaserTat Tattoo Removal in Port Adelaide.

This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is actually an Iniquity whisky from Tin Shed Distilling Co in Adelaide.

And in the Musical Pilgrimage, we have a track from the Steve Charles Band.

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Running Sheet: Tattoo Art and Tattoo Removal

00:00:00 Intro 
00:02:00 SA Drink Of The Week
Iniquity No 16 Whisky by Tin Shed Distilling Co is the SA Drinks Of The Week.
00:05:30 Amanda Mckinnon and Matej Bacic

My first recollection of a tattoo was from watching Popeye the Sailor Man as a young kid, and then seeing tough dancers with anchor tattoos on their arms in various musicals. Having spent most of my life associating tattoos with the dangerous or the exotic, I now have them pigeon holed as fashion or visual pollution. I still don’t quite get it, so to fill in the blanks I have tattoo artist Matej Bacic and tattoo removalist, Amanda Mckinnon.

What are your first memories of tattoos.

Are you inked?

Kelly, 12 years ago, did you see a day coming in which it is now weird NOT to have a tattoo?

What made tattoos accepted?

Are tattoos art?

What are the reasons people get tattoos?

What are some interesting examples?

Do you counsel people against some of their choices?

How do  you check Asian characters, etc?

If you had to create a really vicious piece, would you veto?

Are some colours or patterns more painful than others?

I bumped into body paint artist, Emma Hack, recently and she said she’s not inked because she’d get bored of the same piece of art. What is the trick to choosing a timeless tattoo?

What is your handwriting like?

Do you ever make mistakes like typos?

Is there copyright on some images?

Now, Amanda, you are the other side of the equation. Why do people want tattoos removed? Is divorce the number one reason?

What’s involved?

Karyn commented: I will be a model to show you how much tattoo removal hurts haha!! I’ve had about 5 sessions on a wrist tattoo and probably about 4 more to go. I’d love to know why it’s so expensive when it takes about 30 seconds ?????? I might add tattoos don’t phase me really but removal is so painful ???? also I don’t ask in a disrespectful way either.. I know it’s paying for people’s time and a service but just curious as to the amount for the time it takes is all.

Can you make them invisible or not?

Is this the perfect business? You put tattoos on, then later you take them off?


00:44:00 Musical Pilgrimage
In the musical pilgrimage, we have a track called Two Legged Fish by Steve Charles Band.

Steve is a Singer/Songwriter based in Semaphore and frontman for The Steve Charles Band.

Attached is one of his songs “Two Legged Fish”. Could you tattoo a two legged fish?

Here’s this week’s preview video:

SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from for the harp, the visa stamp, the silent movie music, the stylus, the radio signal sfx, the wine pouring and cork pulling sfx, and the swooshes around Siri.

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