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The Visual Splendor of Anime Ink

The Visual Splendor of Anime Ink

Anime Ink, a convention celebrating anime, tattoos, and anime tattoos, as well as many related elements of pop culture, took over the Greater Richmond Convention Center this past weekend, for the first time since before the pandemic. Fans flocked to the gathering; our...




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Dissociative Gaze Into The Abyss: A Sunday Essay

Is the revival of the 2014 Tumblr girl how the internet copes with the end of the world?  The dissociative pout, also referred to as the dissociative gaze, was first coined by i-D Magazine in the 2022 article “The cult of the dissociative pout” by Rayne Fisher-Quann,...

Enter The Rocky Horror-Verse

CRIMINOLOGIST:  I would like…if I may…to take you on a strange journey. ROCKY HORROR AUDIENCE ASKING:  How strange was it? ROCKY HORROR AUDIENCE ANSWERING:  So strange they made a movie about it. Hello Richmond. What are you doing the night BEFORE Halloween? My...

Muralists Leave Their Mark At Three Notch’d Friday

Richmond loves a good mural, and for many of us, the recent occurrence of RVA Street Art Festival's tenth anniversary reunion at the Canal Walk just whets our appetite. It's for us, therefore, that Three Notch'd RVA Collab House hosts the Leave Your Mark Mural Fest at...

The Theory Of Mural Return

RVA Street Art Festival celebrates the tenth anniversary of its first event in 2012 at the place where things began: the abandoned power plant along Richmond's Canal Walk where that first festival took place. The jury's still out on whether time really is a flat...

Anime Ink Leaves a Permanent Impression in Richmond

Want to get a Sailor Moon backpiece, a Gundam on your leg, or just check out a ton of anime- and tattoo-related merch? Greater Richmond Convention Center is the place to be this weekend, as the Anime Ink Convention returns to RVA! What do Sailor Moon, Gundam Wing, and Kiki’s Delivery Service all have in common? Aside from being classic anime...

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Tit For Tat

Getting a tattoo isn't a decision you should make lightly. Here's RVA Mag's guide to everything from deciding when to get tattooed to figuring out where you should go in Richmond to get the best possible version of the tattoo you want. A tattoo is a wonderful way to mark your journey, have a keepsake of something memorable, and use your skin...

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SinnerG Brings A Haunting Presence To the Richmond Tattoo Scene

As they gear up for their grand opening, SinnerG Tattoos lets us know what to expect from their haunted-house-style tattoo shop. As dark arts enthusiasts and intricate artists, local couple Sabrina Elliotte and Jorge “Gwooki” Aguirre look the part -- and they’re damn good at what they do. Talented as the pair are, they’re just as friendly as...

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Friday the 13th: Tattoo Holiday

Bad luck turns good inside a tattoo shop. Get behind the scenes of Friday the 13th with Yellow Bird Tattoo and Lucky 13.  For most people, Friday the 13th is a symbol of bad luck. But for several Richmond tattoo parlors, it’s the most wonderful time of the year: it’s a long standing tradition for many shops to hold Friday the 13th flash...

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The Raddest Sci-Fi Tattoos in Richmond

In 2015, Richmond was the third most tattooed city in the country. Over the past few years, over a dozen shops have cropped up along Broad Street and judging from looking around VCU's campus and basically any bar in Richmond, body art is something that will always be a part of the city's culture. With so many well done, beautiful tattoos...

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Amidst A Growing Number Of RVA Tattoo Shops, Lucky 13 Stands Out

Over the past few years, over a dozen tattoo shops have cropped up throughout the growing Broad Street pocket and its surrounding areas -- from high-end boutique shops to budget tattoo joints, members of the Richmond tattoo scene are increasingly rubbing elbows. You might expect that all this competition would be bad for business, but Lucky 13...

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