#NAOHOAstory…Kung Fu Panda

This client came all the way from Birmingham with his mates to get ink! I had a blast designing and tattooing this one. 🙂

Tattoo design of Po from Kung Fu Panda by Naomi Hoang, NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos (Cardiff, Wales, UK).

(1/3) This Brummy client wanted a Kung Fu Panda tattoo, based on the pose of this figurine. I sketched a more dynamic version, which was later painted after getting a thumbs up from the client. #NAOHOAstory . The figurine looks a bit weird ’cause his proportions are all over the place. I already had the art book for #kungfupanda2 and used that for reference. 😄🐼

 

Inks prepared to tattoo Po from Kung Fu Panda, designed by Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos (Cardiff, Wales, UK).

(2/3) Inks at the ready! #NAOHOAstory .

 


Octopus Sleeve

I’m currently working on a full sleeve tattoo, with an octopus as its main feature. It’s in a contemporary Japanese art style and we worked together a lot to get it just right. 🙂 Click on the Instagram posts to watch the videos.

Animated GIF of a tattoo sleeve design, featuring an octopus and flowers in a Japanese art style. Designed by Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

The design process

 

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Outline:

Photo of the Octopus Sleeve, designed by Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

 

 

UPDATE: 10/04/18


#NAOHOAstory….Rat Pack

…okay, more of a ‘duo’ than a ‘pack’, but that’s less catchy. 😛 Check out this client’s first venture into the world of tattoos with her cute buddies. 🐀🐁

Photo of a woman sitting on the sofa at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos (Cardiff, Wales, UK) during her tattoo consultation, enjoying Hibiscus Berry tea from Waterloo Teas.

(1/3) “This will be my first tattoo…I want it to be of my pet rats. ❤” I love how this client checked I didn’t have a phobia of rats before talking about them or showing me pictures. So kind. Thankfully it wasn’t for spiders, so we’re okay!! 😅🙈  #NAOHOAstory
@waterlootea: Your Hibiscus Berry tea went down a treat here! 👌

 

 

 

Photo of a healed tattoo of two rats in a minimalistic line art style. Designed and tattooed by Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff, Wales, UK.

(3/3) The healed tattoo~ Rats are cute. 🐀 #NAOHOAstory 

 

Photo of an ankle tattoo of two rats next to the woman's pet rat. Designed and tattooed by Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff, Wales, UK.

(4/3) BONUS IMAGE: Isn’t this adorable?! 😍 Wanna start your #NAOHOAstory? Email me at info@naohoa.com to book your Consultation~ ✨😄

 

Client Testimonial

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“I had my first tattoo with NAOHOA. Naomi is a really welcoming person who makes you feel you’re in safe hands. She got my ideas straight away and the final tattoo is so cute! Already planning tattoo number 2!”

Want to start your #NAOHOAstory? Contact me now to book a Consultation!

 

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#NAOHOAstory…Geo Tulip

 

Pencil drawings by a Bristol-based NAOHOA client for Naomi Hoang to use as inspiration for her tattoo design (Cardiff, Wales).

(1/4) After seeing the Watercolour Geo Flower I did, this client wanted something along the same lines, featuring a tulip. Here are sketches she gave me to work with. 🙂

 

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(4/4) The healed tattoo! This client travelled over from Bristol and took this photo for me. #NAOHOAstory

Healed back tattoo of a geometric tulip. Designed and inked at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos (Cardiff, Wales, UK) by Naomi Hoang.

(4/4) The healed tattoo! This client travelled over from Bristol and took this photo for me.  #NAOHOAstory

 

This client travelled over from Bristol for her ink! If you’d like to know more about travelling for your tattoo (and hear what others have to say), check out my blog post, Visiting Wales.


#NAOHOAstory…Sunshine

Photo of a client at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos (Cardiff, Wales, UK), drinking Waterloo Tea.

(1/3) “I am looking to have my first tattoo. Nothing big. Just a small one around my nipple…I read your rave reviews so would be interested in what ideas you may have.” #NAOHOAstory #NAOHOA #Luxury #Bespoke #Tattoos #Consultation

 

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Healed tattoo of a black stylised sun around a nipple. Designed and inked at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos (Cardiff, Wales, UK) by Naomi Hoang.

(3/3) It healed beautifully. Well sat for a first tattoo….around the nipple, no less! I’ve since heard touching news that this client was so happy, that he embarked on a healthier lifestyle to be in better shape to show off his ink. Well done!! 😁👏 #NAOHOAstory #changinglives #tattoo #Bespoke #customtattoo #customerservice #sun #nipple #nippletattoo

 

What did you think of this story? Message me, using #NAOHOAstory !

 

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Designing Clocks & Roses

 

Hi all 🙂

I received a cluster of requests around the same time for clocks and roses (inner arm pieces) and thought I’d share my design process for them.

Aware of the popularity of this combination, I wanted to ensure each design was personal and unique to each client. Everyone has their own reasons to choose the subjects for their tattoos and I strongly believe it is my duty to fulfil that to the best of my ability…in a way where the client feels their tattoo is special for them and them alone.

 

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Clocks & Roses with…

 

#01: …an Asian Twist

Work-in-progress of a Clock and Rose for an Asian-influenced tattoo design, by Naomi Hoang at  NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff, Wales (UK).

Transition from final design to linework for the stencil.

This tattoo wraps around an existing one of Chinese characters and the client intends on having it extended into a Chinese dragon that ends at his chest. Bearing this in mind, I felt it would be fitting to do the clouds and water in an Asian art style. It’s still realistic (to tie in with the clock and roses), but the forms are stylised. I did this by omitting the hard outline that would normally be used in Asian drawings.

By doing this, the art styles won’t feel disjointed to the rest of the sleeve when complete.

Here’s a short vid of its progress so far (click to play):

 

#02: …a Feminine Touch

Work-in-progress of a Clock and Rose for a delicate tattoo design, by Naomi Hoang at  NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff, Wales (UK).

This client was easy-going with her design so long as it had a clock and roses. Given her slim frame and feminine nature, I felt it would be more appropriate to incorporate this. Visioning white roses (rather than red) and using negative space meant the overall tattoo wouldn’t be too heavy on her. I already knew she preferred delicate tattoos having done a smaller one on her ankle beforehand.

Unfortunately, she disappeared after I designed it, so it’s now available to tattooo:

An original tattoo design by Naomi Hoang, featuring a pocket watch, roses and birds flying away.

This design is available! Contact me if interested. 🙂

 

#03: …a Modern Spin

Work-in-progress of a Clock and Rose for a modern tattoo design, by Naomi Hoang at  NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff, Wales (UK).

There were several things to consider with this design: It was his first tattoo, so the clock needed to work as a stand-alone piece, should he change his mind in wanting more; we thought it would be cool to slip in various references of his interests into the design; elements needed to be left out until after a big event. Overall, the brief was to provide a modern take with subtle references woven into the design.

Work-in-progress of a clock and rose tattoo by Naomi Hoang, NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff, Wales, UK.

 

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What do you think? I hope you enjoyed this insight to my process and perhaps feel assured that I’ll always do my best to design something special for you. 🙂

If you’re interested in ink, please get in touch and we’ll get the ball rolling!

Thank for reading,

Naomi xxx


#NAOHOAstory…We Are United

This piece was a collaboration between the client and myself. She had the core idea on paper and simply wanted me to snazz up the wave. From what I recall: the circle, sky and water portrays the world and its elements and the dots represent people and how we’re all the same, regardless of gender or race…hence ‘United’ in the title. 🙂

 

Photograph of a young woman's arm whilst sat on a sofa at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

“I’ve been thinking about getting this tattoo for a few months now….”

 

 

Drawing by the client for Naomi Hoang to elaborate on. NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

(2/8) Here’s a sketch the client gave me to elaborate on…

 

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Photo of the finished design at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

(4/8) Design done! Not long now. 😉

 

Photo of a tattoo stencil, featuring the Hokusai wave, applied to a client's skin at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

(6/8) Stenciled and ready to go. 🙂

 

Work-in-progress shot of an arm tattoo featuring the Hokusai wave, at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

(7/8) Upon making a comment about this being a cool collab project: “It’s our baaabeeeyyy~~ 💖” 😂

 

A black and white tattoo of the Japanese Great Wave and dot work

(8/8) Healed up nicely. 🙂 


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


Networking

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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

Psst…’Like’ my Facebook Page for regular updates.

 

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