Comic Con Call-Out 2018

….How has it been a week since Comic Con already?! 😱

Thanks so much to those of you who supported me during my first big event – I had a blast~ πŸ˜„ If you wanted to have a chat but I was on a break or talking to someone else for a while, please get in touch: info@naohoa.com. I’d love to hear from you!

Going by Zan’s notes from when I was away, here’s a call-out to some peeps:

  • Simon (Kylo Ren cosplay) who’s after a chest piece.
  • Andy from one of the stalls selling figurines who’s wants a coverup.
  • Marines dude who has or wanted a dragon? Think I may have spoken to you eventually but not sure.

 

I appreciate that conversations lasted 5-20mins per person at times and you wanted to experience the event more, so if you were patiently waiting (or too shy to approach me on the day), please do get in touch – I don’t bite. πŸ™‚

PM/email is best as they’re easier for me to catch up with and I don’t answer calls when I’m with clients or outside of Opening Hours (11am-6pm, Mon-Sat). We can always arrange a timeslot over the phone if you prefer to chat before booking a consultation.

 

Let’s Chat!Β πŸ˜„

 

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What Else I got Up To

NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos at Cardiff Comic Con, selling Sugarskull Cubone and Geo Swan Art Prints by Naomi Hoang.

Besides chatting to people about what I do here at NAOHOA, I was also selling and signing art prints. Sugarskull Cubone and Geo Swan are currently available, with Ghibli Tribute on the way (available for pre-order).

…..Also, yes, that’s a PokΓ©ball next to a NAOHOA ball. πŸ˜€ My friend Simon rendered it for me when I was obsessed with PokΓ©mon GO and wanted to do some themed prints/tattoos.

I also had a really lovely time getting to know some of the stall-owners, such as Gwen Davies, who let me have a go at henna for the first time (and sells gorgeous earrings!).

There’s some more I want to add to this but unfortunately, I’ve left notes at the studio! So imma enjoy the rest of this Sunday afternoon having time off, then update this during the week. πŸ™‚

 

Thanks for reading!
Naomi xxx

 

 

 


Ghibli Tribute

Any Ghibli fans here? πŸ˜€ This is something I started with the intention of selling at the Film & Comic Convention (Cardiff), but it ended up being quite detailed and I wanted to spend more time on it.

Here’s how it’s looking so far:

Can you spot which films are referenced?

I’ll post updates on here, but if you wanna see them live, best follow my Stories on Instagram! (@naohoa)

Until next time. ^_^
Naomi xxx


Prize Draw

Word-of-mouth and top reviews are by far the best way for any business to gain traction. For an industry such as tattooing, that requires a large amount of trust, they’re absolutely vital.

Those of you who have experienced getting a tattoo at NAOHOA know how hard I work to be as accommodating and professional as possible. Since launching in 2015 it’s been a one-woman-band, and I really appreciate those of you who have taken the time to write a review.

 

As a ‘Thank You’, I run a seasonal Prize Draw, where you have the opportunity to win one of the following:

 

…all you have to do is leave me a review on Google AND Facebook by the last Thursday of January, April, July or October to qualify (I’ll announce the winner the next day via Facebook Live). Leaving a review on one or the other platform is super appreciated but doesn’t qualify you to the Prize Draw!

This applies to past clients only. Each participant can only win once.

Once you’ve done that, please fill in this survey, so I know your prize preferences. πŸ™‚ I may be in contact with you to check your postal address before sending your prize.

That’s all, folks~
Naomi xxx


#NAOHOAstory…Dreaming of Travel

 

(1/3) “I found you via City Life and really like what you do. This will be my first tattoo ever!”Β #NAOHOAstory

 

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(3/3) Dreaming of travel. πŸ˜ŒπŸ’•πŸ›©πŸŒΒ #NAOHOAstoryΒ .
Well done for sitting through your first tattoo!! πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

 

Here’s what she had to say:

“i had my first tattoo ,she did a lovely job, she is very clean .very professional ! and very patience, i was very scare but she made me feel very comfortable

thank you very much”

– Anto F.

 

Thank you, Anto~! It was a pleasure meeting you and I look forward to inking your next one.Β πŸ˜‰

 

 

 


Cardiff Film & Comic Convention 2018

Drawing by Naomi Hoang of the NAOHOA Team for Film & Comic Convention Cardiff 2018

Hey all!!

This year I’ll be doing my first ever Comic Con, where I’ll be available all weekend to meet and greet anyone who wants to talk tattoos. More often than not, it’s nice to meet the artist beforehand and build a rapport before getting inked, and that’s exactly why I’ll be around. πŸ™‚Drawing of a cute character knocking over a transformer toy, drawn by Naomi Hoang (Illustrator & Tattoo Artist, NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff, Wales, UK).

Alongside general chatter, I’ll also be taking requests to draw cute comic-style characters for sale. Want a self portrait or fun scenario of you and your friends? Maybe it’s your buddy’s birthday soon and you’d like to get them something special…check out my stall to buy art prints, tattoo Gift Certificates and one-off custom-drawn sketches!

Zan and I will be at the stall the whole time, whilst Aleks and Mike will be roaming around the venue talking to people about what it’s like to get inked at NAOHOA. If you can’t find me but spot them on your travels, ask them to guide you to the stall. πŸ™‚

If I can’t finish your sketch in time for the weekend because people wanna talk ink, I’ll post it to you for free!

Until then~ 😁
Naomi xxx


#NAOHOAstory…Henna Om

This client came all the way from Birmingham for a tattoo she’d wanted for about 3 years. Being her first taste of ink, she wisely opted for the Temporary Tattoo Package, allowing her to try on her design in two different colours (black and brown). There was quite a lot of traffic on the way down and she had to leave early to head towards Portsmouth, but we managed to get the bulk of it done! Whenever she’s ready next, we’ll neaten it up with a thicker outline around the outside. πŸ™‚

 

Henna-style tattoo by Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

(1/5) “I’ve wanted a tattoo for years…this will be my first one!” #NAOHOAstory

 

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Henna-style tattoo by Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

(3/5) Sending off temporary tattoos for this Birmingham-based client to try out! 😊 #NAOHOAstory .

 

Henna-style tattoo by Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

(4/5) This is what a Temporary Tattoo looks like when it’s on! πŸ˜ƒ #NAOHOAstory .

 

Henna-style tattoo by Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

(5/5) This is as finished as I’ll get for a long while, as she’s since moved to Canada! 🍁 Still need to do a thicker outline around the whole thing to tidy it up, but well sat nonetheless for her first tattoo. 😊 #NAOHOAstory .

 

Testimonial:

“Naomi is an exceptional tattoo artist and highly skilled. I choose to get my first tattoo with Naomi because the studio was very welcoming, extremely clean and well organised. While I was there, Naomi made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I will definitely be going back there in the future.”

– Jen E.

 


Payment Plan

Photos of an original tattoo design, process and result by Naomi Hoang (Tattoo Artist and wner of NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff, Wales, UK).

Longing for a tattoo but can’t afford to pay for it in one go? NAOHOA is proud to be one of very few tattoo studios in the UK to offer Payment Plans, allowing you to pay in affordableΒ monthly instalments.

 

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How Does it Work?

We’ll have a Consultation as usual, so I can fully understand your tattoo idea and estimate a cost. From that, I’ll calculate payment options for 3, 6, 9 or 12-month instalments. Tattoos that cost over Β£1k can stretch up to two years in monthly instalments.

A Β£2 Transaction Fee will be added to each monthly payment. This makes it far more affordable than typical finance options.

 

Will I Still Need to Pay a Deposit?

I’m willing to accept an upfront fee that’s lower than the usual 50% – the amount of which will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Please be aware that this is non-refundable.

 

What’s Required?

  • A formal contract must be signed before designing commences,
  • The client must sign up to GoCardless, using the link I provide (it’s super easy and only takes a couple of minutes!)
  • An upfront fee is required, which is non-refundable. The amount can be negotiated.

 

 

Advantages

  • Get that tattoo you’ve wanted for yeeeaaars but struggled to save enough to get it completed in one go. With monthly payments, you’ll get your ink sooner, without the long slog of saving up first.
  • Tiny Β£2 Transaction Fee, making this far cheaper than typical finance options.
  • You have the freedom to choose which plan to opt for, based on your budget.
  • You can choose which date of the month is best for payments to leave your account.
  • Swift and easy set-up via GoCardless.

 

 

What’s the Catch?

  • A Β£2 Transaction Fee will be added to each monthly payment, adding to the overall cost of your tattoo.
  • The design process may take longer than usual, as I’ll be prioritising clients who pay via the usual method of 50% upfront and the rest after each session.

 

Can Anyone Sign Up to a Payment Plan?

Currently, I’m offering this on a case-by-case basis. If I have reason to think regular payments may not be possible, I have the right to decline this service to the individual. If this applies to you, please check out my ‘Money-Saving Tips’ blog post for advice! πŸ™‚

 

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If this interests you, please get in touch!

🌸 Book an Appointment 🌸

 


#NAOHOAstory…Mighty

This client wanted to have the Chinese version of his name with an energetic brush stroke on his back. πŸ™‚ His name means a mixture of powerful/mighty/strong/brave…all that Jazz!

 

A client during a Consultation with Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

(1/3) “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” -Bruce Lee #NAOHOAstory

 

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Chinese calligraphy tattoo with a broad red brush stroke. Designed and tattooed by Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

(3/3) Strength. Courage. Bravery.Β #NAOHOAstory

 

Testimonial

Had my 3rd Tattoo done by Naomi. She did a fantastic job what I wanted. She very different compare to the other tattoo palours I been in the past in a very good way. Her studio is very clean, well presented and welcoming.

Naomi is very nice lady, very professional, very patience to her clients. She has good future ahead of her. She gives very clear instructions of the aftercare of the tattoos also she gives nice thank you pack with clear instructions of the aftercare to which is very kindly of her.

No doubt I will be returning for future tattoos and highly recommend for someone to have first tattoo with her.

Β – Alan S.

‘Elements’ Japanese Sleeve

This client was searching for a tattoo artist for around two years to bring his tattoo idea to life. After finding my ‘Four Seasons’ sleeve, he decided NAOHOA was the place to be! I was originally going to post this as a #NAOHOAstory but was too excited to share it, haha. Maybe I’ll add the other elements at a later date. πŸ˜›

Fire πŸ”₯, Water 🌊, Earth 🌳, Sky ☁.

 

Photo of a Japanese-style sleeve, based on the elements fire, water, earth and sky. Designed and tattooed by Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

 

 

 

Photo of a Japanese-style sleeve, based on the elements fire, water, earth and sky. Designed and tattooed by Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).


#NAOHOAstory…A Vibrant Universe

Photo of a vibrant, colourful watercolour-style tattoo designs. Designed and tattooed by female tattoo artist Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

(1/5) Cracking the paints out again! This time, doing some colourful circles to symbolise the universe~ ✨

 

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Photo of colourful tattoo inks. Designed and tattooed by female tattoo artist Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

(3/5) All the inks!! \o/ I mix colours from scratch, as ones from bottles are rarely *exactly* what I’m after in the design. 😊 #NAOHOAstory .
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…..all those years of painting paid off! 🎨 #colourtheory

 

Photo of female tattoo artist Naomi Hoang at work in NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

(4/5) Sitting calmly for her first tattoo. 😌 #NAOHOAstory

 

Photo of a vibrant, colourful watercolour-style tattoo. Designed and tattooed by female tattoo artist Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

(5/5) Congrats to this client for her first tattoo! A spiral of watercolour paint, symbolising the universe. ✨ #NAOHOAstory .
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I used @kurosumitattooink, @bishoprotary
, Wayne Taylor Rotary Machines and protected the finished tattoo with @saniderm