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2012 Was an eventful year for us here at Ink Wave Tattoos! We want to give a huge shout out to Priestess Kandi Ranson, our webmaster, who has been with us for two years now.
We rang in 2012 lending a hand up for Muscular Dystrophy! Our very own Storm was put in Jail for Good! Watch the video here:
We had bloody fun in February we sponsored the first every Zombie Tattoo contest for Myrtle Beach Zombie Walk Prom! April Johnson, Digger’s wife, won a Free Tattoo. Since she already had Digger the zombie tattooed on her she decided that she wanted his bite next. Digger, the zombie, bit her and we sealed the deal in ink!
We, here at Ink Wave Tattoos, decided to give you an awesome deal every week! It was a tough decision but, we do still honor our half off Mondays! You read that right. You present the coupon either in print or after you check in on foursquare and present the coupon on your phone and we give you 50% OFF YOUR TATTOOS All day Every Monday.
In March we started tattooing ribbons for different kinds of health issue awareness. We had already been doing your basic pink ribbons for breast cancer, and others too. But in March we were asked to design a ribbon for Traumatic Brain Injury ribbon tattoo. It was our honor to do so. We have been inspired to create custom ribbon tattoos for any kind of awareness for you.
We survived and sponsored the Zombie Apocalypse of April 2012 Myrtle Beach Zombie Walk. It was an bloody good change to see zombie hunters who survived afterward. Whew!
The summer brought new tattoo ink to the shop! A wonderful ink that is specially formulated for us to put outstanding tattoo art on darker skins. It is such an amazing tattoo ink! We have learned all sorts of new tricks with it. Got Dark Skin? We got the ink for you!
We had So Much Fun hosting Tattoo Parties with food and a Live DJ! We can’t wait to do that again! Look for the announcements on our Facebook page events for future tattoo parties at Ink Wave Tattoos, Inc.
Moving on to the Fall of 2012 we brought you the one and only Tattoo Shop, on the Entire Grand Strand, which can legally perform your marriage and tattoo your wedding rings on all in the same day! You read that right! We will tattoo your wedding rings on you during or after your legal wedding ceremony. In order for you to be considered legally married you will need to obtain a marriage license from the Horry County Court House.
It is unlawful for any persons to contract matrimony, i.e. marry, within this State without first obtaining a marriage license from the Probate Court.
The Probate Court may issue a marriage license upon: (a) the filing of the marriage application, (b) the lapse of at least twenty-four hours thereafter, (c) the payment of the fee, (d) and the filing of a statement, under oath or affirmation, to the effect that the persons seeking the contract of matrimony are legally entitled to marry, together with the full names of the persons, their ages and places of residence.
Marriage Licenses are public record and are open to the public during regular business hours from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.
Find more information here http://probatecourt.horrycounty.org/mrg_lic_instr.pdf
We ended 2012 with an amazing food donation drive for Helping Hands of Myrtle Beach! You dropped off non-perishables for the hungry while putting your name in a drawing for a $200 tattoo! Candace Chandler was the $200 tattoo winner, but she wasn’t the only one. All of you who donated are winners! You did something amazing for your community and that makes you all the best!
As we roll on into 2013 we want to finish up those pieces we started in 2012! Remember, once you get any tattoo work done here at Ink Wave Tattoos, Inc you automatically qualify for a repeat customer discount on any future visits.
Don’t like your tattoo? Wish you could change it? Come on in, we will look over your existing tattoo art and discuss with you exactly what you would like to change it to and do our best to accommodate. We won’t even charge you to look, like some of the other shops around here.
We have a few ways to save you money on quality tattoo art! Check in on foursquare and get instant savings. Present us with a coupon and get 50% off every Monday. Check our Facebook page for the quote of the day! Walk into the shop and say the quote of the day and get the discount that goes with it. Please note that we only honor one discount or coupon at a time. We can’t give it ALL away! With all the different ways to save money there is always new tattoo art in your future here at Ink Wave Tattoos, Inc located at 704 Seaboard St. Suite D Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
We have inked so many different angel tattoo designs, Celtic cross tattoo designs, fairy tattoo designs, tree tattoo designs, portrait tattoo designs, dragon tattoo designs, zodiac tattoo designs, a wide variety of fire tattoo designs, nature tattoo designs, and many more!
Come in and browse over 10,000 tattoo designs and find the perfect one for you! We only take Sundays off, but we are always open late! When you walk into our professional tattoo shop and tell us that the other guys are closed we will stay open late for you!
- Hunger Awareness Month Feed The Hungry Win A Tattoo!
- What Is A Tattoo?
- What Do Tattoos Mean?
- Tattoo After Care Instructions:
- Be Sure To Take Advantage Of Our Discounts
- Looking For A Hotel, Motel or Resort?
- Reasons To Get A Tattoo In November
We want to start out by sending our condolences to all the families in the upper East side of the U.S.A. Who were directly effected by Hurricane Sandy.
Hunger Awareness Month – Feed The Hungry Win A Tattoo!
Drop off at least 2 non perishable foods at Ink Wave Tattoos located at 704-D Seaboard St. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 and your name goes in a drawing to win a tattoo up to $200 value!
All donations will go to Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach. We want to help people have an awesome Thanksgiving Holiday.
◎ Only one entry per person, per visit, Per Day.
◎ Must Be 18 or older to win.
◎ You Do not have to be present to win.
◎ Your entry must be legible. We are not responsible for illegible entries. We are not responsible for entries that are incomplete or contain incorrect information. Your entry form must contain correct name, and contact information in order for us to notify you that you have won.
◎ Last Entries will be accepted Midnight Nov. 19th, 2012.
◎ Drawing will take place on Nov. 20th, 2012 at Ink Wave Tattoos Shop.
◎ Proper Identification matching the entry must be provided to collect prize.
◎ You have one year from the date of notification of winning to redeem your prize.
We are proud you are Helping to Strengthen our community, Feeding Hungry Families and Make a Difference!
What Is A Tattoo?
A tattoo is a form of body modification, made by inserting indelible ink into the top layer of the skin to change the plan skin into a canvas for permanent art . The first written reference to the word, “tattoo” (or Samoan “Tatau”) was written in the journal of Joseph Banks, the naturalist aboard Captain Cook’s ship the HMS Endeavour. Joseph wrote “I shall now mention the way they mark themselves indelibly, each of them is so marked by their humor or disposition”.
The word ‘tattoo’ was brought to Europe by the explorer James Cook when he returned in 1771 from his first voyage to Tahiti and New Zealand. When he told the stories of his voyage, he spoke about an operation called ‘tattaw’. Before this it had been described as scarring, painting, or staining.
What Do Tattoos Mean?
Here at Ink Wave Tattoos, Inc. we were artists before we became tattoo artists. We all see the beauty of the art we ink onto each canvas of skin. Only the wearer can truly tell you what the meaning of each piece of art they walk out the door with, to own forever.
There are general meanings for different tattoo symbolization. Some are quite simple, yet some are quite complex. The symbolism, as well as the impact of tattoos on each person will vary from place to place and culture to culture. So, the meaning for a dolphin tattoo could be one thing to you, yet mean something completely different for someone else. We have experienced that many people have their own deep seated meaning in the tattoo art that they choose.
Many tattoos are chosen as a rite of passage. Others would mark ones status and rank, while there are symbols of religious and spiritual devotion, decorations for bravery, sexual lures and marks of fertility. Certain tattoos represent something closer to the heart and soul like pledges of love, punishment. Tattoos representing protection would be tattoos of amulets and talismans. We often see the marks of outcasts, convicts and those who consider themselves slaves. Tattoos may represent how a person feels about a relative or about even unrelated person. In the end, the meaning of tattoos is up to you.
Tattoo After Care Instructions:
You will receive a copy this after your tattoo is complete.
1. Remove bandage after two (2) hours (properly dispose of bandage), and gently wash tattoo with antibacterial soap and warm water. Do not scrub with towel or rag. Use fingertips and be gently, wash in circular motion until all dried blood is gone. Repeat this process 2 more times and continue to wash 3times a day until healed.
2. Apply a thin layer of unscented & dye free lotion (Palmers Cocoa Butter Lotion or Aquaphor is recommended. The Objective is to prevent tattoo from becoming too dry. You may repeat application of lotion as often as needed to keep tattoo from drying out. Continue daily use of lotion until tattoo is entirely healed. This will usually be about 7-10 days. Always wash hands with soap and water before and after applying lotion to your tattooed area. Antibiotic ointments are not recommended, unless prescribed by a licensed medical physician. Do not substitute other products unless you call Ink Wave Tattoos, Inc. first.
3. Wash tattoo three times a day with antibacterial soap and warm water. Always wash tattoo after contact with animals (animals carry staph and several other infectious bacterias), dirt or sex. It Is okay to wash tattoo in the shower or tub, but Do Not allow prolonged soaking in water.
4. DO NOT pick or scratch at any scabbing.
5. DO NOT go swimming (including swimming pool, lake, ocean, steam, etc) or soak in hot for at least two (2) weeks after you receive your new ink.
6. Do Not Expose tattoo to sun or tanning lights for at least two (2) weeks, thereafter always protect your tattoo with a high S.P.F. Sun block when exposed to sun or tanning lights.
7. Do Not allow contact of healing tattoo with dirt, chemicals, or any other foreign substances.
8 There may be some swelling, bruising or redness in immediate area around your new tattoo for the first couple of days. This is normal. and should be no reason for alarm, However if there is are excessive symptom, discomfort or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or come by so that we may suggest proper care procedures suggestions. Should you develop symptom of infection your particular situation.
9. ATTNETION: If you have any problems Contact Ink Wave Tattoos, Inc. First by phone 843-448-0711 or stop by the shop at 704-D Seaboard St. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Be Sure To Take Advantage Of Our Discounts
When you Like our Facebook Page you get to cash in on instant savings with our new page like discount. https://www.facebook.com/innkwavetattoos. Be sure you get our updates in your news feed for extra special savings.
Stalk us on Twitter @inkwavetattoos
When you get to the shop check in on Foursquare, and show us your phone, for instant savings!
Please remember that we do not combine discounts, coupons or special deals. Only one discount per customer, per visit.
What is your next tattoo art going to be of?
Looking For A Hotel, Motel or Resort?
We have taken the guess work out of it for you. We have them listed on our website:
Reasons To Get A Tattoo In November
Holidays for November
- All Saint’s Day (November 1st)
- All Soul’s Day (the Feast of All Souls)(November 2nd)
- Look For Circles Day (November 2nd)
- Housewife Day (November 3rd)
- End of Daylight Saving Time (November 4th)
- Saxophone Day (November 6th)
- Election Day (November 6th)
- Veterans Day (November 11th)
- America Recycles Day (November 15th)
- World Peace Day (November 17th)
- Beautiful Day (November 20th)
- Thanksgiving (November 22nd)
- Black Friday (November 23rd)
Month Long Celebrations
- National American Indian Heritage Month
- National Novel Writing Month
- Aviation Month
- Hunger Awareness Month
- Good Nutrition Month
- Latin American Month
- Child Safety Protection Month
- International Drum Month
- National Adoption Awareness Month
- National Epilepsy Month
- National Model Railroad Month
- Peanut Butter Lovers Month
- Real Jewelry Month
- National Sleep Comfort Month
LAST BUT NOT LEAST!
Get Married – Have your wedding ring tattooed on!
Your Dreams have just come true! You can now have your wedding rings tattooed on During your wedding ceremony,
Performed by the one and only Dr. Storm Perry – Dr. of Divinity! Dr. Perry is legally ordained to perform wedding ceremonies. He will tattoo your wedding ring on during your ceremony (Or after if you prefer). We can pick you up on the Limo, Have Champagne and deliver you to your hotel (within the Grand Strand Area).
NO OTHER TATTOO SHOP ON THE GRAND STRAND OFFERS AN ORDAINED MINISTER TO LEGALLY MARRY YOU.
Ink Wave Tattoos, Inc. Is creeping into October as you Ghouls and Goblins are getting ready to Scare the bejesus out of the Grand Strand!
- Bike Week – Free Posters
- Play Let’s Make A Deal
- Locals Appreciation
- Repeat Client Discounts
Get Married – Have your wedding ring tattooed on! Before you make your decision to get a tattoo consider this:
Play Let’s Make A Deal!
For the fall we want to play Let’s Make A Deal with you. Come into the shop, at 704-D Seaboard St. Myrtle Beach, SC 29578, tell us what you want and Let’s Make A Deal on your tattoos Face To Face! No Phone calls, E-Mails or Social Networks deals will made.
When you bring in 2 non perishable food items your name will go into a drawing for a Tattoo up to $200. The non perishable foods collected will go to Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach. We appreciate our locals so much that, If your address is local to the Grand Strand area on your ID, we always give you a great Locals Appreciation rate.
Repeat Client Discounts
When you get quality tattoo art, from a trusted sterile environment, you know where you are going to go for the next one! Did we start a tattoo project that needs finished for you? Have you been here before and completed a tattoo, but want another one? Remind us and you will always get an amazing Repeat Client Discount on each tattoo purchase after the first.
Get Married – Have your wedding ring tattooed on!
Your Dreams have just come true! You can now have your wedding rings tattooed on During your wedding ceremony, Performed by the one and only Dr. Storm Perry - Dr. of Divinity! Dr. Perry is legally ordained to perform wedding ceremonies. He will tattoo your wedding ring on during your ceremony (Or after if you prefer). We can pick you up on the Limo, Have Champagne and deliver you to your hotel (within the Grand Strand Area). NO OTHER TATTOO SHOP ON THE GRAND STRAND OFFERS AN ORDAINED MINISTER TO LEGALLY MARRY YOU.
Before you make your decision to get a tattoo consider this:
- Is the image something you can live with for the rest of your life?
- The placement on your body may effect the image. Choosing a LARGE piece for your arm, but the finished tattoo would look better on a larger area like your back probably isn’t a good idea.
- Are you healthy?
If you are ill and your body is fighting off an illness it is not a good time to get a tattoo.
Do you have an Autoimmune disease? Do you have a poor immune system? If you answered yes to either of these questions it is probably not a good idea to get a tattoo.
Do you(or your family) have darker skin or have a history of Hypertrophic scars (Raised scars from injuries)? Hypertrophic scars occur when the body overproduces collagen, which causes the scar to be raised above the surrounding skin and are common in older people and people with darker skin. If you answered yes you can expect that if you get a tattoo your skin will likely produce Hypertrophic scars at the tattoo sight. This has nothing to do with the equipment, ink or the procedure to ink your tattoo. It has everything to do with how YOUR BODY HEALS.
Are you Female? Some females body’s have a hard time sitting through the tattoo procedure while they are raggin’. If Aunt Flo has come for a visit you may want to consider waiting till she leaves to get your tattoo.
- Peer Pressured – this is not a good time to get a tattoo unless you have carefully thought out your tattoo, body placement and already have a genuine desire to get a tattoo.
Art is life & life is Art!
Cleanest Cutting Edge Tattoo Parlor, Relaxing living room, Best Prices.
Each Professional Tattoos is custom.
We have over 10,000,000 designs to browse.
Best Prices In Myrtle Beach
704-D Seaboard St. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
1 (843) 448-0711
Specializing In Dark Skin Ink
You are a Valued Customer
Watch Ink Visions Live Tattooing
Specializing In Dark Skin Ink
We recently ran across some awesome New Inks and we now specialize in inks for Darker skin! Check out this tattoo done with this new ink:
You are a Valued Customer
At Ink Wave Tattoos we value you as a customer and appreciate each visit from you. Our professional tattoo artists want to reward you with savings that our competitors just won’t or can’t give you. We offer top quality tattoo art at affordable prices with many savings opportunities for you!
Visit our website at http://www.inkwavetattoos.com and print our coupon for 50% off and present it on Any Monday! For your convenience we will honor this savings if you show us this coupon on your phone. (Not valid with any other discounts)
Like our Facebook page for automatic savings in the promo tab. http://www.facebook.com/inkwavetattoos
Be sure to check our Facebook page daily for the money saving quote of the day. You get extra savings just for walking into our Professional Tattoo Shop and saying the quote of the day. (Not valid with any other discounts).
When you arrive at Ink Wave Tattoos, Inc check into Foursquare on your phone and automatically save money on your tattoo purchase! (Not valid with any other discounts) https://foursquare.com/v/ink-wave-tattoos-inc/4dae3f91ffcb58f1a908efe4
At Ink Wave Tattoos we value your loyalty and want to reward you with repeat customer discounts. Each repeat visit you automatically get a discount! (Not valid with any other discounts)
Watch Ink Visions Live Tattooing
Join us on Ink Visions and watch Live Tattooing. https://www.facebook.com/inkwavetattoos/app_196506863720166
Remember when we chose Priestess Kandito be the first of 25 Living Works of Art? We now have our very own Modified Doll!
Ink Wave Tattoos is proud to announce that we are official supporters of The Modified Dolls of the Carolinas, a non profit organization that supports a different charity each month. Their goal is to demolish the negative stereotypes associated with being a modified woman by doing charity work.
Come on in and get your modifications to qualify to be a Modified Doll too.
The weather is heating up and the ocean waves aren’t always right for surfing, but it is always the right time to surf the Ink Wave! We specialize in customized professional tattoo designs, with over 10,000 tattoo designs to browse or bring your own.
Are you going to be Ready To Experience The Transit of Venus June 5, 2012? – Watch it Live Here http://venustransit.nasa.gov/transitofvenus/ It won’t happen again for another 105 years!
Did you hear that we have specialize in ink for darker skin? That’s right! Take a Look:
We know what it is like to go to a tattoo shop and be told that the tattoo design you want will cost you an arm and a leg. On top of priding ourselves on being the cleanest tattoo parlor in Myrtle Beach we also want to give you the best prices available! We don’t charge by the hour like the other guys. We don’t think this is too fair. We charge by the piece!
And to top it all off Ink Wave Tattoos, Inc. has even gone out on a limb to bring you extra savings! Like our facebook page, click on the promos tab and you get a discount on your first tattoo! Be the first person to walk into our shop at 704-D Seaboard St. and say the catch phrase of the day and get an additional discount. https://www.facebook.com/inkwavetattoos
Have you already started to become a work of art at Ink Wave Tattoos, Inc.? You get a repeat customer discount.
We love to be stalked so follow us on Twitter @inkwavetattoos !
Be sure to hit up our website for some great information about what to do and see in Myrtle Beach on our Myrtle Beach Area Guide http://www.inkwavetattoos.com/areaguide.html . If your business isn’t on our guide contact us.
Did you get a tattoo that you do not like? Is your tattoo fading? Is your tattoo artist no longer available? Come on into our cutting edge tattoo parlor for a free consultation to see how we can make it better.
Remember, we are the cleanest Tattoo Shop along the Grand Strand and because we believe that Art Is Life and Life is Art we are here to ensure that your Tattoo Art is always beautiful.
See You Soon!
Ink Wave Tattoos, Inc is excited! It is our anniversary and Kandi Ranson’s Anniversary as well! Kandi is our webmaster and has been with us for 1 year. To celebrate we will extend our 50% off all tattoos for the month of January.
You also get Free consultations as well. If you do not like your tattoo art come to us and our professional tattoo artists will assess it Free. We have over 10,000 tattoo designs for you to browse!
And you get a Free poster just for walking in!
Surf on in and check out our new Myrtle Beach Area Guide!
Our New Radical Phone App is completed! We are in the Publishing Process at this time. As soon as it is published you will be the first to know where to get it!
We are located at 704-D Seaboard St. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
50% Off All Tattoos In December 2011
Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Blessed Yule, Happy New Light Year!
It is a joyous time of the year! We get to visit or just connect with family and friends who are far away. It is the time of year when we all think of all the things we are blessed with and do our best to shower our friends and loved ones with gifts to show them how much we really care are about them.
Ink Wave Tattoos, Inc. is doing exactly the same thing! We are counting our blessings and thanking each of you who have supported us. We want to show our appreciation by giving you 50% off all your tattoos in the month of December 2011. We are offering Free consultations as well. If you do not like your tattoo art come to us and we will assess it Free. And you get a free poster just for walking in.
Season’s Greetings! May all your blessings be abundant, may you experience the happiest, healthiest, most copacetic and prosperous holiday season ever!