The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will march into Melbourne for the first time ever in February 2016 when more than 1200 performers will gather at Etihad Stadium. The Melbourne season was launched today by Lord Mayor of Melbourne Robert Doyle in the presence of Brigadier David Allfrey, MBE, the current producer of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Featuring a full size replica of the Edinburgh Castle, the massed pipes and drums of Scotland’s famous Regiments and performers from around the World, this will be one of the biggest entertainment events to ever perform at Etihad Stadium. With its unique, stirring blend of military ceremony, music and entertainment, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is phenomenally popular, attracting an annual television audience of 100 million. Now, Melbournians will have the chance to experience the iconic event live. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said: “If there is one world event that we do not have currently that I would like to attract, it is the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and I am pleased to today announce that it is coming to Melbourne.” Established and run for charitable purposes, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo attracts the world’s best massed pipes and drums – and Melbourne will be no exception. There will be a large contingent of the leading military bands from the UK, along with other international outfits. There will also be a number of bands representing the Australian Defence Forces as well as various Australian community groups including the OzScot Australia highland dancers, who have performed in Edinburgh many times over the years. The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Melbourne will be one of the greatest outdoor spectacles to be seen in Australia. Brigadier Allfrey said “Australian audiences have always embraced the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Edinburgh every August, and comprise one of the largest International supporters of the event. But in February 2016 the Tattoo will return to Australia, for performances that will be amongst the most spectacular ever staged. In over six and a half decades our unique event has been presented abroad on only three occasions. So we are delighted to be returning, to Melbourne, in a brand new show with the best bands and performers from around the world. To play in Melbourne is an extraordinary privilege and we are delighted to be the most exciting new addition to the 2016 calendar. This will be an event Melbourne will remember for a lifetime. If you have ever wanted to travel to Edinburgh to see the Tattoo, it’s now coming to you Melbourne.” Brigadier Allfrey was commissioned into the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards in 1979, going on to command the regiment from 2000 until 2002. Prior to taking up his position at the Tattoo in 2011, he spent three years as commander of 51 (Scottish) Brigade. As a young officer, he served in Germany, Northern Ireland, Canada, Belize and the Far East and took his regiment through two tours of Kosovo. He has directed many military spectaculars over the years including the 50th D-Day Commemorations on the south coast of England and the Scots Dragoon Guards’ album Parallel Tracks. Etihad Stadium in Melbourne is the perfect venue with a closed roof and temperature correct environment means the show is comfortable rain, hail or shine day and night. Friday 12 February 7pm Saturday 13 February 1pm Saturday 13 February 7pm Sunday 14 February 7pm Tickets on sale from Monday 25 May at Ticketmaster.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Initially, strict practitioners of both Hinduism and Buddhism are very important when Sanskrit tattoo designs used in tattoos. The idea of using religious Sanskrit designs in tattoos are taboo. But as times and opinions have changed and developed some followers of the Hindu religion has their own interpretation of Sanskrit tattoos.
Surveys in recent times have concluded that about 16 percent of Americans sporting tattoos. This is a growing number and is set to grow further as more and more tattoo artists enter the fray. There is even a television show about nothing other than a tattoo artist and apply it.
As the popularity has increased so have the various techniques, options and equipment used in trade. Because safety enhancement tool over an area of the body can now have a tattoo applied to them. This includes the more sensitive areas of the body and the wrist has now become a popular site for tattoos.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Howdy all! Exciting news to tell you! Pheeeeew!! First of all, if you havn't already been to the Uncle Allan blog, then you should go there RIGHT now. There is a special offer for bookings in June and July so go check that out. Did I mention... FREE STUFF??? Check it out here! free stuff. There is also some exciting news about walk-in days coming up. There is some cool designs to choose from already but I will be working on new designs while waiting for you so there is a chance to get some flash done before anyone else got to see them. Just as soon as they are drawn, they will be ready to get tattooed! So come see me on Saturday (the 20th) from 12:00-17:00 and also monday to Wednesday (22nd-24th) from 12:00-19:00 Should I get fully booked for any of these days I will post it on the blog or on my twitter so you can always check in before coming here. If no one books in for these days it free for all. Just drop by and get tattooed. I hope to get to do some fun cool tattoos!
I have just added a few new originals to the Big Cartel shop so go check them out... and keep an eye on the shop in the near future... there could be prints coming soon... I hope.
I also want to remind you that we got a bunch of cool guests joining us and that there still is some spots available so scroll down to the last post and check them out.
Lastly I want to remind you all, that I have opened up for bookings, for the rest of the year. I have realised that most of you who travels here to get tattooed, needs way more that these two month to book your trips and therefor I won't be using that system anymore...Ohhh well... on to the next.
I have also realised that there should be room for you who just happens to be in Berlin without months of notice. So give it a shot... send me a mail to see if we can move something around and find a spot.
There is a few more things I want to put out there but I am afraid it will have to wait just a few more days... Come back soon, yeah?