Sept 2017 - January 2018: Hall of Fame: Women in Music HistoryRead More
Part 2: Interview with Actress, Luvia Petersen and Make-Up Artist, Tamar Ouziel.Read More
Part 1: Interview with Actor, Terry Chen, and Casting Director, Maureen Webb.Read More
June - Sept 2017: Horns - Beauty In The BeastRead More
Jan - April 2017: Art by PhreshaRead More
Sept 2016 - Jan 2017: Digital Art Photography by Dina DayRead More
June - Sept 2016: Digital Art by Diana LinRead More
Liquid Amber Tattoo & Art Collective's 15th Anniversary Celebration!
Celebrating Vancouver’s Tattoo and Art Culture
Since 2001, Liquid Amber has been a large contributor to the rise of female tattoo artistry in Vancouver. Over the last 15 years they have flourished to become one of the Vancouver's busiest tattoo studios; hosting six full-time tattoo artist while welcoming guest artists from around the world. Along with being a tattoo studio, Liquid Amber also provides its space for local emerging artists to showcase their artwork.
This milestone event, celebrating Liquid Amber Tattoo’s 15th year in business will feature local burlesque performances by Justine Sane and Melody Mangler as well as live music by local bands Miss Quincy and The Showdown and The Fever.
Door prizes will be given out from generous local businesses, and a silent auction will also be held with original artwork by artists of Liquid Amber, as well as other artists in Vancouver.
Partial proceeds from the art auction will be donated to Girls Rock Camp Vancouver.
Event on Facebook
Tickets available online at Ticketweb
& at Liquid Amber Tattoo :
62 Powell street in Gastown, Vancouver.
$10 in advance // $15 at the door
August 11th 2016
Doors at 8:30pm
First performance at 9:30pm
Back to back entertainment until late.
Art Auction will close at midnight.
We look forward to celebrating with you!
The following blog post is the story of an individual with a powerful message about how a tattoo became a way to heal from an abusive past.Read More
March - June, 2016: Surreal Art by Lauren CarrRead More
Feb - April 2016: Photography by Melanie LynnRead More
Memorial tattoos and using ashes in ink.Read More
Tattooing over scars.Read More
Often the reasons we get tattooed come from a desire and a want, but can tattoos be practical, or maybe even a medical need?Read More
For our last guest spot of the year we have up-and-coming powerhouse artist, Olivia Granger, joining us from England Dec 16-20.
Check out Olivia's portfolio and email firstname.lastname@example.org to book in with Olivia while she is here!
Now that social stigmas about tattoos are slowly lifting (in some cultures), more and more people are getting tattooed. Which brings up the question of why?Read More
Ever wonder how tattoos stay in your skin?Read More
All about the process (and healing) of white ink tattoos.Read More
Liquid Amber Tattoo is proud to announce that we will be donating 100% of all tattoo profits to Canadian Mental Health Association- BC Division on Saturday October 10th, 2015 to contribute to an important cause and raise awareness for World Mental Health Day .
We would like to extend this invitation to everyone interested in celebrating their story through tattoos, which to many represent bringing to light stories of hope, recovery, tragedy and persistence that illustrate the effects of mental illness.
Did you know that mental illness is a leading cause of disability in Canada? According to a survey conducted in 2008, just 50% of Canadians would tell friends or co-workers that they have a family member with a mental illness, compared to 72% who would discuss a diagnosis of cancer and 68% who would talk about a family member having diabetes. It’s important to recognize that in 2008, 42% of Canadians were unsure whether they would socialize with a friend who has a mental illness.
Thankfully, things have changed for the better. According to a survey conducted earlier this year, 57% of Canadians believe that the stigma associated with mental illness has been reduced compared to 5 years ago, 81% are more aware of mental health issues compared to 5 years ago, 70% believe attitudes about mental health issues have changed for the better compared to 5 years ago. Though we’ve seen an increase of awareness, there’s still a long ways to go.
Stigma or discrimination attached to mental illnesses presents a serious barrier, not only to diagnosis and treatment but also to acceptance in the community. We wanted to outline Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW, October 5th-11th). In our community many of us have been directly affected by this illness, whether it be ourselves or close friends and family members. There’s nothing easy about mental illness and this broad term can carry many definitions. We believe that simply opening up this conversation to our readers and followers promotes knowledge and takes away from the mystery of mental health.
As we are a studio creating permanent art, Liquid Amber is constantly connecting with individuals who want to share and empower themselves through telling a story with tattoo, so to this we want to give back.
Unsure of how you would like to take action & get inspired? Check out the following...
"A semicolon represents a sentence the author could have ended, but chose not to. That author is you and the sentence is your life.” Although tattoos were not originally a part of this project, they have helped make this movement well known internationally across social media.
Get Involved with Canadian Mental Health Association:
Visit this page for information on how you can donate, volunteer & become a member. http://www.cmha.ca/get-involved/#.VhS-JLyMDVo (3 branches near Vancouver!)
“Promote acceptance and actively challenge social stereotypes. Through powerful words and actions, we will shift the social and systemic barriers for those living with mental health conditions and encourage acceptance and understanding.” Visit the following link to sign the pledge. http://www.nami.org/stigmafree
Need to talk? Check out Agora Cares, and options through Canadian Mental Health Assosiation in British Columbia