Virgin Voyages announced yesterday that Scarlet Lady will have a tattoo studio aboard, Squid Ink.
The tradition of tattooing is centuries old and a time-honouring seafaring tradition that Virgin Voyages want to embrace. They will be teaming up with NYC’s most historic tattoo brands, World Famous Tattoo Ink and owner Lou Roubino Jr.
Squid Ink will also offer body piercings and permanent makeup treatments using vegan-friendly pigments. When Scarlet Lady sets sail in 2020, two full-time resident tattoo artists will be aboard and handpicked by ink industry guru Lou Rubino Jr.
Virgin Voyages had this to say:
At Virgin Voyages, we believe embarking on a journey through the modern romance of sailing would not be complete without the opportunity for a permanent way to commemorate your voyage. That’s why we’re partnering with one of NYC’s most historic tattoo brands, World Famous Tattoo Ink, and their owner Lou Rubino Jr., son of the late great Tattoo Lou Rubino of Long Island. The result of more than 50 years of tattooing experience passed down directly from father to son; World Famous Tattoo Ink is helping steer the world of tattooing into the future while blessing us with some brilliant ink along the way.
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