Getting tattooed on a cruise ship can now be added to your bucket list as a tattoo studio can be found on the first ship of new cruise line, Virgin Voyages.
The studio is called Squid Ink and is a feature that is befitting the ship, which is boldly named Scarlet Lady.
Squid Ink will have onboard two full time resident tattoo artists, handpicked by ink industry guru Lou Rubino Jr, owner of World Famous Tattoo Ink, a brand that has over five decades of experience.
“Tattooing is a time-honored seafaring tradition, and we’re continuing that legacy with rock and roll style by bringing some of the best ink artists to sea,” said Tom McAlpin, president and chief executive officer for Virgin Voyages.
“Our sailors are looking to make lifelong memories, and we think there’s no better way to commemorate their first voyage with us than with a souvenir they’ll never lose track of.”
All tattoos will be created with vegan ink and tattoo designs exclusive to voyages. In addition to its resident artists, Squid Ink will also feature a lineup of guest artists, including the likes of Spike TV’s “Ink Master” star Sarah Miller, surrealist specialist Arlo DiCristina and the illustrative specialist Jime Litwalk.
Squid Ink will also offer body piercings as well as permanent makeup treatments using vegan-friendly Perma Blend pigments.
“As global acceptance of tattoos and body art continues to grow, partnering with Virgin Voyages gives us the unique opportunity to bring color to places people might have never thought possible before. We couldn’t be more excited to leave our mark on the sea travel industry,” said Lou Rubino Jr.
Scarlet Lady is scheduled to sail from Miami in 2020.