So the end of July, beginning of August has been a crazy busy week for us at RBT, and I'm here to show you all what we have been up to.
I'll start of with the most time sensitive thing which will be The Guest List @ Flawless. Some of you may remember that this event became one of our regulars while we were based on the Flawless sim, but after we moved our focus turned to getting ourselves established in our new store. Now that we feel that we're settled we have once again taken part in The Guest List.
This month we have two brand new exclusive summery releases on promo there:
Both Aloha and Bite Me are on promo @ L$99 and are available for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, eBody, Omega and Classic, and of course, there is are demos.
These are on promo until Friday 11th of August at Midnight, so grab em while you can.
Also while you are over there we've also hidden another wee hunt gift on our stand, you're looking for a strawberry, and the clue is "Who let the cat out of the ..." :) Happy Hunting folks
Now onto our store new releases, and I think we've managed to release some real special tatts this time, and whole lot of em too.
Fist up we wanted to do a variation of the His King - Her queen couples theme, but we decided to try and expand that to include same sex couples as well, so here is the first addition to our
"You and Me" collection:
Today is the grand opening of ~AiR~ and Ripley Bay Tattoos are sponsors of Ripley's Marina at this cool new venue
They have a schedule packed full of awesome Dj's & Live entertainers for you all
This is something you don't want to miss, clear your diary enjoy your Saturday with us @ the place to be ~AiR~
Bring your friends, family & collect a few randoms on the way ;)
We will be there supporting ~AiR~ on what will be an amazing day !!
Taxi to ~AiR~ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SHARKS%20COVE/104/97/23
Well June turned out to be a crazy month and I never got a chance to fill you in on what happened the second half of the month, so I'll start off with a quick catch up on that first:
We managed to get out two new releases towards the end of the month, one for those with a colourful soul:
And this for those with a little bit of darkness in their souls:
As always, both available in store and with demos available.
Now onto what we have happening in July:
So first up we have three brand new Group gifts in store for your fave three groups; RBT, MGSN and Omega Gifts:
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
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 ♥