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‘VASK8R’ | Starting Over at the Local Roller Rink

The rules are simple: don't get in anyone’s way and try to look good while doing it. The warehouse off Williamsburg Blvd mimics many of the same buildings near the Richmond International Airport. But on Wednesday night, when many of the local businesses have locked...

Wave That Flag! Richmond’s Pride 2024 Events Are Here to Slay

We are a little late on this but Virginia Pride has unveiled the schedule for its annual "Endless Summer of Pride" campaign, a celebration of the Richmond region's LGBTQ community. The campaign kicked off on May 31 with a pride flag-raising ceremony at City Hall,...

RVA 5X5: It Was The Dime Bridge Before It Cost A Nickel

The post last week on the history (and future) of the Mayo Bridge was a big hit; so this week we will look at the Boulevard Bridge (aka the Nickel Bridge) after reading an article in the Times-Dispatch that was followed by a photo collage of old photos from the...

Of Mud & Blood: Ceramics and Tattoos Become One at VisArts

Created under a funerary theme, Of Mud & Blood fuses the talent of Richmond’s ceramic artists and tattoo artists into one collaborative art show. Over the course of about eight months, the ceramic artists of the Visual Arts Center (VisArts) and the tattooer community have dedicated their energy to unique ceramic pieces, adorned with tattoo...

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Visual Arts Center of Richmond Of Mud & Blood RVA Mag 2024

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 own Ash Griffith was among them. Anime fans of the inked and uninked variety...

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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 Deals: Richmond’s Best Flash Sales

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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