Queen’s Arcade (Nov 2017)

On Saturday 18th November, I had a stall at Queen’s Arcade, Cardiff. I had a fun time chatting to people who were please to discover an alternative tattoo studio! Here’s an intro vid I did in the morning:

…unfortunately, I couldn’t broadcast it as a Facebook Live ’cause signal. was. so. bad. I did get it on FB eventually and things got busier for me later in the afternoon.

My annual Chinese New Year cards can be bought on eBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162778147739

Here are more snaps from the day. I might be doing more, so if you see me around, please come say hi! ^_^

Making of…Geo Swan


A few weeks ago, I asked a bunch of people what I should draw and two requests involved, “Something geometric”, and “Ooooo a swan”…so I put the two together and drew this. 🙂

I started by drawing a rough sketch of the design, then scanned, darkened and blew it up to use as a template. I tend to draw really, really lightly, so it’s hard to see the original in photos/videos. After that, I simply inked in the geo aspects first, then sketched in the rest with pencil. I used a photo found via Google Images for reference of the swan and made up the rest.

This design is available to buy from my Art Rookie store as prints and greeting cards. I have some more designs on there and will be building on it over time, so be sure to check by for new pieces!

….What should I draw next? 😀

Naomi xxx

The Color Festival 2016

Great News, Everyone!

I’ll be at The Color Festival, Cardiff!! If you fancy some face paint or tattoo transfers whilst dancing to some sweet beats, swing by NAOHOA’s stall to get your fix. 😀

I’ll be there all day with my lovely helpers, so even if I’m busy talking to someone about real ink, there will always be someone around to see to you. Obviously, big music festivals aren’t the most relaxing or sterile of environments, so we’ll only be doing temporary tattoos on the day.

Right now, I’m drawing up some Pokémon designs but will have some more non-nerdy ones available on the day at varying sizes and prices.




* Stay Tuned for Updates on Designs & Services *

I’ll be around all day, so if you’d like to discuss tattoos with me, please do. You can book and pay Consultations, which we’ll have after the festival when alcohol isn’t at play! 😛

All of the designs will be available to have tattooed however, as soon as one has been reserved, no one else can have it. NAOHOA stands true to being bespoke. To keep a design, you’ll need to pay a Reservation Fee upfront to secure it. The fee will vary depending on the size and duration you’d like to reserve it for.



Competition & Prizes



The most retweets of your selfie donning NAOHOA temp. ink.

  • Your post MUST include: Photo selfie clearly showing your temporary tattoo, #TCFtattoo and tag @_naohoa
  • Applicants must be 18 years or older.
  • Follow us on Twitter.

If these requirements are not met, you will not qualify for the competition.


FacebookNAOHOA Prize

The most ‘likes’ of your selfie donning NAOHOA temp. ink.

  • Your post MUST include: Photo selfie clearly showing your temporary tattoo, #TCFtattoo and tag @NAOHOA
  • Applicants must be 18 years or older.
  • Like our Page.

If these requirements are not met, you will not qualify for the competition.



A free Consultation and one hour of tattooing at NAOHOA!
ONE winner from EACH account will be selected on Sunday 28th August at 6pm, then announced soon afterwards.




Cheers for reading and see you there!

Naomi xxx

Pokémon GO Tattoos

NAOHOA-branded ball next to a Pokéball

Designed by Naomi Hoang, executed by Simon Vickers.

Hey all,

Is anyone else obsessed with this game?! I grew up with Pokémon and worked in gaming so you may know that I’m pretty into GO – especially if you’ve been following my personal account on Twitter.

Initial Designs

Many moons ago, I re-designed some members of my original team from the Blue days and honestly, it would be a blast to do something like this again.


What’s your favourite Pokémon?

Would you want to get it tattooed? Or simply have an original sketch/digital print of your own? Email me at info [at] naohoa.com if you’re interested in having a bespoke Pokémon illustration/tattoo of your own in an art style you prefer.


Rapidash Re-design. My go-to art style when painting is realistic, but I’m not restricted to this.


Follow me on social media to see updates on new designs!

Follow me on social media to see updates on new designs!

Prices will vary depending on what you’d like, so let’s start a conversation and take it from there. 🙂

I’ll be posting updates of my own designs as I go along, which will be made available to clients. Once chosen, they will be taken off the market, so nobody from NAOHOA will have the same tattoo as you!

Kind regards,
Naomi xxx


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Hi there!

Here be me: Naomi Hoang (‘nay-oh-mee  hwang’). Feel free to call me ‘Nay’.

If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably stumbled upon a selfie Tweet to plug the fact that I’m at a certain event.

I go to a lot of these events and many people say they want a tattoo but only a few take the plunge and book in, so to give you a little nudge, the first 5 people to approach me and book an appointment will get £10 off.

You’ll need to book and pay for a Consultation (£30) to secure this discount. You can either use your discount right away and pay £20 on the spot, or save the discount for when you get inked. Up to you. 🙂

This will be non-refundable, as it is to cover my time during the consultation and for when I design your tattoo. I spend a lot of time creating bespoke designs, which £30 doesn’t cover at all, but I do this so that there is a low, non-intimidating entry level towards getting your tattoo. Please respect this and only book if you genuinely intend to get inked. If you’re unsure, why not try the Temporary Tattoo Package?


More information on my process:


…..so what are you waiting for? Time to put your money where your mouth is~ 😛 It doesn’t have to be within a few weeks either – it can be booked months ahead so you have time to think and save up.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to meeting you!
Naomi xxx

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Naomi xxx


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Turtle Bay Launch Party (Cardiff)

Interior design of Turtle Bay, Cardiff, UK.

Interior design of Turtle Bay, Cardiff, UK.

Last night I had the pleasure of attending Turtle Bay‘s launch party, thanks to an invite from BUZZ Magazine. The party was at full swing when we arrived and we were welcomed with a glass of passionfruit and rum punch (yum!).

Turtle Bay is a chain of Caribbean restaurants with an impressive 25 venues scattered across the UK. It has a relaxed, food shack vibe with an open kitchen and stage for live music.

The open kitchen at Turtle Bay (Cardiff).

The open kitchen at Turtle Bay (Cardiff).

(To those of you who don’t know yet, I loooove food and have a blog – aptly named, ‘Naomi Noms‘ – where I post photos and recipes of stuff I’ve made).

Sample of Goat Curry from Turtle Bay (Cardiff)....because you can't blog about food without an obligatory Instagram-style photo.

Sample of Goat Curry from Turtle Bay (Cardiff)….because you can’t blog about food without an obligatory Instagram-style photo.

Samples of their dishes were handed out and I was lucky enough to nab some goat curry with rice, BBQ lamb, sweet potato fries and some other delicious morsels I don’t know the names of during the course of the evening. The first two were easily my favourites. The goat curry had wonderful layers of savoury, spicy, tangy and mellow flavours that melted in the mouth, and the jerk-marinaded medium-rare lamb was succulent inside with a smoky charred crust.

I tried almost all of the 4 cocktails available that night (don’t judge me, haha!), bar the Caribean Pimms, as I’m not a fan of the original kind and didn’t feel like trying out. Bay Bramble is a sweet blackcurrent-based drink that’s easy to drink (like a boozy Gummy Bear 😉 ); Ting-Well is a more potent mix of Blackwell Rum and Ting (grapefruit pop), which leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste; and House Rum Punch…I’m not sure what was in it but I was at least 6 cocktails in at this point and found it too sweet. I’ve been cutting down on sugar in my day-to-day life for the past 2-3 years, so I’m pretty sure I exceeded my sugar limit by then!

Photo of my tattoo posted on Twitter. Cheers for sharing! :)

Photo of my tattoo posted on Twitter. Cheers for sharing! 🙂

A live band played for an hour or two while food was being served and they really got the party going. Overall, the music was way too loud to network, but I handed out the odd card here and there and people seemed to really enjoy the fun, relaxed atmosphere. It was so nice to have an excuse to dress up and go out for a change too, as life has been really busy setting up/maintaining NAOHOA over the past few months.

We nipped out for a meal after the samples had dried out and when we returned, people were getting their groove on at the dance floor. 😉 Great fun – I’ll defo check it out on a Saturday night so I don’t have to worry about work the next day!

Kudos to the staff for being so attentive and helpful. It was mega busy and they were working their arses off – you didn’t have to wait long to be served. Great job!

Cheers for the VIP invite, BUZZ Magazine! I had a blast.

Naomi xxx

P.S.: Don’t forget that you can still vote for NAOHOA as “Best New Business” at Regional Awards via this link! form.jotformeu.com/53242971318355 Thank you~ ♥