Cardiff Comic Con – September’18

Hi, folks!

A quick announcement to say that, after a fantastic weekend in May, I’ll be at Comic Con again on 22-23rd September at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff.

Pretty much the same deal as last time, where I’ll be around all day to chat to you in person, so feel free to swing by and say hey~ 😀 I’m conscious that there were big queues last time with many of you waiting very patiently, so I think for this one, I’ll suggest booking an appointment with me at the studio for a longer chat (or video call, if you’ll be travelling from afar), to save people waiting for too long. Sound fair?

Unfortunately, I won’t be selling customised portraits this time round, but signed art prints will still be available, and it’ll be the only place where you can buy 2 for £20 (saving £5).

Will I finish the Ghibli Tribute in time? 😱 With running the business and being in the intense NatWest Accelerator course, I’ll admit, I’m finding it hard to keep everything in check, but I’ll try my best to get the print ready to sell on the day, as many of you were interested last time. If you’d like to follow its progress, Instagram is the best place to find me, as I often share Live Stories of what I’m up to (they’re quicker and easier than arranging posts).

Thanks for reading and I look forward to meeting you soon!

Naomi xxx


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~ 😄 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.

 

Naomi Hoang from NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, signing an art print. Cardiff Comic Con 2018.

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. 🙂

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! 😄

 

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Naomi Hoang from NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, signing an art print. Cardiff Comic Con 2018.

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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 Pokéball next to a NAOHOA ball. 😀 My friend Simon rendered it for me when I was obsessed with Pokémon 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!).

Overall, it was a fab weekend. I was pretty anxious leading up to it, but people were super lovely and it was completely worth doing. Now to sign up for more~ 😘

 

Thanks for reading!
Naomi xxx

 

 

 


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. 🙂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. 🙂

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


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 affordable 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 £1k can stretch up to two years in monthly instalments.

A £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 £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 £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! 🙂

 

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If this interests you, please get in touch!

Book an Appointment:

 


Art Wall

Hey, folks~

A few weeks ago, I had a go at some DIY and painted the wall on the far end of my studio:

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This is me today. Looks like this will need a few coats! 😅 #decoration #painting

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…I’ve since snazzed it up with a *cough*fake*cough* bamboo plant and some signage that also works as a barrier between my room and the staff kitchen:

 

Newly painted Art Wall at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff, Wales (UK), featuring a bamboo plant and signage, displaying tattoo designs and photos.

 

Question is…what to fill it with? :O The plan is to have signed art prints and maybe tote bags and gift cards for sale at NAOHOA. I’ve started making some designs*, but what would you like to see?

Send me art requests using #NAOHOAart ! 🌸

 

* Designs will be available to tattoo (one person per design), but please bear in mind that I’ll continue to sell them as prints, so they won’t be as exclusive as my usual work.


2017 Closures

Refer to this page for planned closures and note that calls and emails will not be answered until the day of return. Please give up to 5 working days for a response before contacting again.

General questions can be found on the F.A.Q. Page.

The studio will always be closed on Sundays.

 

NAOHOA will be closed on the following dates during 2017:

February 25th

August 11-15, 17, 26

September 16

October 14th, 28th

November 1-2nd,  4-7th, 18th

December 25th

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding; I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,
Naomi

 


Introducing Huggard

A homeless man sleeping on a pavement.

Image taken from the BBC programme, Cardiff: Living on the Streets.

Hi everyone~!

Since NAOHOA began in 2015, you’ve had the option to donate £1 for every hour of tattooing towards three charities: Mind, British Dyslexia Association and British Red Cross (…or none at all!). This is taken from the company’s profits, so there is no change to your bill.

The first two are close to my heart (due to my own experiences) and BRC served as an ‘all-rounder’ to give you a broader option. However, homelessness is something I’ve long felt strongly about and after watching Cardiff: Living On The Streets, I learnt about the local charity, Huggard.

 

The logo for Huggard, a charity for homeless people in Cardiff.

 

Huggard is a Cardiff-based charity that helps homeless individuals have a safe place to sleep, eat and bathe. Training is available so they are better equipped to find work and some can gradually earn their own place of residency via the charity’s affiliates.

Due to the nature of their efforts, I will be switching out BRC for Huggard from 1st March 2017. BRC is a huge organisation with support from all over the nation and personally, I’d rather help a smaller charity through my work that has a positive impact on the community I’m in.

If you feel compelled to donate to BRC after the change, you can do so directly by clicking on this link. 🙂

 

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Easy Ways to Help the Homeless

Here are some ideas, including things I do when I’m out and about. If you have more suggestions, please comment below or tag me in your response on social media!

 

  1. Give change or donate to a charity that can help.
  2. Buy a beverage and/or food.

    Many stores do affordable Meal Deals and restaurants/cafes can prepare food to go.
    Waitrose give free tea/coffee to customers with a Membership Card, which are free to obtain. If I pass by one, I normally claim a free tea and give it to the nearest homeless person I see (especially during Winter). Don’t forget the milk, sugar and stirrers!

  3. If you spot a homeless woman, kindly ask if she needs sanitary products and offer to buy some for her.

    This is an issue most people overlook – here’s a short video of interviews with women in NYC speaking honestly about having their periods whilst sleeping rough.
    Ideally, a Menstrual Cup would be more useful, as they can be reused (worn up to 8hrs a time and last up to 10 years*!). Mooncup is the leading brand (Size A for women who have given birth naturally / Size B for those who haven’t).

  4. Have a voucher you’re unlikely to use?

    Offer it, if you think it’ll be helpful to them (e.g. meal deals).

  5. Have a friendly chat. 🙂

 

* depending on the brand and flow.

 

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Can’t Wait?

 

Here are the direct links to all of the charities, should you want to help now!

Mind

British Dyslexia Association

Huggard

British Red Cross


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.

 

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* 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.

 

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Competition & Prizes

 

Twitter

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

T&C’s:
  • 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.

T&C’s:
  • 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.

 

Prizes

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.

 

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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.

Interested?

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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Thank you for your continuing support!
Naomi xxx

 

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