It's been a crazy month in May, hence not much happening here thanks to holidays, crazy hot weather and major brain faid on my part.
But I'm here now hopefully to bring you up to date on what's been released @ RBT in May, hope I don't miss anything :)
We've had Four (or thirteen...if you are gonna be technical about it) new releases this month:
First off is one we've had in the works for a good few weeks, Angel Heart, for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, eBody, Omega and Classic.
It also has an option to customize the tatt, have a couple of initials added into the heart in the centre, you can try that option in the demo, go check it out on the stand vendors by the door
Next up is The Crow, we like our feather themed tatts in RBT, it comes with appliers for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, Omega, eBody appliers and Classic Tatts as well, all in three different shades, you'll find this near the door also, check the demo :)
Ladies requested butterflies....small butterflies...so we bring butterflies, ten new releases in one fowl swoop. The tatts are available as invidual tatts at L$50 a pop, or a fatpack for the shoulder or hip collection for just L$200 each. They all come with appliers for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, Omega, eBody and Classic Tatts as well, plus there's demos available as well, you'll find them all on the stands by the front doors
Last but not least is actually our latest release, I know, working backwards...Glass Lion, this is a bit of an unusual one, it may just look like a black tattoo but if you look closely you'll see little flashes of colour in the eye and the shards of glass, check the demo and you'll see it :) Comes with appliers for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, Omega, eBody appliers and Classic Tatts as well as a Male and female versions to cater for the broader shoulders or slimmer build
Fall of Man Twisted Fairytales Shopping Event and Free Hunt
We love fairytales, but we love the twisted ones even more! June 1st through 30th Fall of Man will be hosting Twisted Fairytales Shopping Event and Hunt!
All items will be for sale for L$69 or less and hunt prizes are free.
This hunt and event is Adult on Adult land, so no kids allowed, besides, they'd be traumatized for life if they went lol.
Hints and SLURL for the Hunt:
Hunt Sim (Adult): http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/GEL%20Respect/68/166/753
Event Sim (Adult): http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/GEL%20Respect/128/86/2
Kinkify Your Body Hunt
Another free Hunt, adults only again since it's all gonna be naughty and kinky stuffs :) this one is being held in store and there's a hint giver on the Hunts wall by the stairs...so go get kinky!
Hints are Here: http://apply-your-body-hunts.blogspot.co.uk/p/kinkify-hints.html
Runs from 1st of June to the 30th 2017
Cleaning up Debbie's Damage
Cyclone Debbie hit the East Coast of Australia on March 28th with wind speeds reaching 260 kmh
Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated from their homes, many still unable to return, and many who have no home to return to.
Epic Events is doing their bit to help by raising funds to go to the Australian Red Cross, one of the largest charity organisations in Australia helping those effected
You can help by purchasing from the 100% donation vendors from our brilliant designers or by simply donating with the donation stands.
Event Runs 17th - 30th April 2017
Taxi to the Event
Yep, we're still beavering away behind the scenes, trying to get all our tatts updated with the new huds. Today it we tackled two tatts, we decided to take it a little slow since we've been working none stop this past week:
First up was actually the first ever tattoo that we released in-world way back when we began, a little promo couples tatt called "One Heart", unlike the rest of our tattoos, this one has a male and female tattoo that are both transferable, so it's an easy wee gift to pass on to your partner:
The second Tatt to get the update treatment was "Ancient Lines", the first of the few (for now) sternum tatts, and one of the most popular tatts we've released to date:
But...that aint all, we managed to get a couple of updates done on the QT yesterday, just kinda sneaking them in there for you all.
"Ripley's Butterfly" was a must, this tattoo is in a constant battle for the top spot as the most popular tatt ever with Wolf Moon and Izzy under the Sea, and, also, named after our Daughter,, bet you didn't know that eh? Either way it was long over due for an update:
The updates don't stop there, we couldn't do Izzy under the Seas and Ripley's Butterfly without bringing the third main competitor for top tatt up to date as well, yep, "Wolf Moon" has been updated, new hud, demo and a sexy new Vendor like the rest:
And last but not least, to bring all the normal tatts down stairs up to date we completed "Feel the Music", one of our special fatpacks featuring 2 separate tatts in 3 shades
...and, if that's not enough for you all, there's a cool new group gift up stairs in the gift and promo section for you all :)
For the past while we have been quietly thinking about where our future as RBT would be, as you know, we've moved a store a few times, and each time we've grown in size. Our home at Flawless was perfect, but it's starting to feel a little small for us, who knew eh?
Well, we started to talk tentatively about where we would go or how we could expand, and then it happened, we had no immediate plans to move, maybe a month or two down the road. But then it happened, that opportunity that only a fool would let pass by.
So, now we have partnered up with Arora Zanzibar of Zanzibar CreationZ (you may remember that it was Arora that created our new sexy sign) and taken our own empty plot of land at Havendale Village. Doing this has given us more freedom than we've had before so we were understandably excited. We bought ourselves a fancy new Mesh shop, and within about 5 hours we had moved in, and got set up. It was a crazy day, but we're damn proud of our new, bigger home for RBT.
There is still some work to be done around the outside of the store, some prettying up as Melissa calls it, but that work is down to the staff at Havendale who will be landscaping the parcel to fit with out stores, which we're equally excited about seeing how it looks
Come down and check us out, we have coffee and donuts, tunes, and loads of tatts!
So much has been happening this past week, honestly can't believe how busy we have been, in the space of about four days we have managed to create four brand new tattoos, three of which you can see down below, two new free gifts, brand new vendors in both of our stores, updated our Izzy under the Sea tattoos, and last but not least, taken delivery of our sexy new Mesh sign created by the brilliantly talented Arora Zanzibar
So, first up, our new in store release, my personal fave so far, "Phoenix"
As always it comes with Maitreya, Slink, Omega, Belleza and eBody appliers as well as layers for classic avatars, and of course, there's a demo so you can all try before you buy
Ripley Bay Tattoos Main Store
Next up we have our event release, "Painted Leopard". It comes in two variations, a colour version and a black and white version, and is compatible with Maitreya, Slink, Omega, Belleza, eBody and Classic avatars, and demos are available.
You can catch this at the Avangarde event where we have the two completely free gifts for you all
As I metioned we have also updated our Izzy under the Sea collection to include Belleza and eBody appliers along side Maitreya, Slink and Omega, we've sent updates to everyone who has bought this and re designed the vendors to make em a bit more sexy as well
And yes, we have finally taken that big step and got ourselves a sexy new sign and landmark giver, we haven't put these out yet, since we literally just received them from the creator Arora, but they'll be going out at Avangarde pretty soon, since we are both super excited about it all, like kids at Christmas. A huge thank you to Arora Zanzibar for her fantastic modelling work on these, watch this space for pics!
None of the above would have been possible if it wasn't for Melissa coming on board and taking some of the pressure off with creating huds for all these, working together as a team has made us work like a well oiled machine, so expect many more updates and new releases in the coming weeks.
A big personal thank you to my amazing wife Melissa, couldn't do this without you babe, love ya ♥
Here at Ripley Bay Tattoos we wanted to say a "Big Thank You" to you, our Customers on our First Anniversary.
We thought about a little gift for you all, but then we thought, lets have some fun! So here we after, after hours of brain storming we have come up with our Anniversary Photo Contest!
It's a simple contest with some fantastic exclusive prizes, all you need to do is get creative with our creations. Wear one of our tattoos, take a creative photograph in one of your favourite spots and send it in, the top three entries that make us smile the most will win one of the great prizes below and have their photography proudly displayed in our store and on our web site, so get snapping folks, and remember, we're the Home of Unique Tattoos, so be Unique!!
1st Prize - Limited Edition (1/1) L$1000 Gift Card
2nd Prize - Limited Edition (1/1) L$500 Gift card
3rd Prize - L$250 Gift Card
Closing date is 22nd February at 12 Midnight SLT
• All Photographs entered must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Tattoo's entered can be any RBT work, however rules apply you must have made a full cost purchase over the value of L$99 with us in the last 12 months (gifts, freebies, mini mania, giftcards, hunt purchases, custom tattoos not included)
• Must be a member of the Ripley Bay Tattoos group or Subscribe list
• Must have Ripley Bay Tattoos in picks
• Photographs must be a PG Rating, no nudity allowed
• Photographs can be taken anywhere in world
• Photographs must be the highest resolution possible
• By entering the competition you are giving us permission to use your photograph in various platforms of social media such as Flickr, Facebook, and our website
• Winning entries will be put on display in our store
• Any entries found not to be following the above rules will be disqualified
• All decisions are final
For Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, Omega, eBody and Classic
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For Maitreya, Slink, Omega, Belleza, eBody and Classic
Available @ The Guest List