Dear Diary

So now that you’ve had a thorough tour of all of my tattoos through Instagram, I thought I should wrap up the series with a little final thoughts post. Though I couldn’t make it to the Vintage Ink Wine launch at 99 Sudbury this past Saturday, it looks like it was such an amazing evening, and having tasted the wine before leaving on my trip, I’m definitely a little sad that I missed more “tasting opportunities”! Were any of you able to sip and socialize? If you’re in Vancouver this week be sure to stop into the West Coast launch at Fortune Sound Club on Thursday at 7pm!

It’s been such a fun experience to reveal my ink piece by piece over the past few weeks, and though the winner of the coveted wine bottle design prize has yet to be announced, it has still been a really neat excuse to share little bits of my history through my tattoos with all of you! From travel tattoos to ancient BFF ankle markers, I’ve unveiled everything I’ve got, and the only question now is what do I get tattooed next!?

Don’t forget, you still have until July 17th to enter your ink to end up on a limited edition run of Vintage Ink’s wine bottles! Just post a photo with the hashtag #MyVintageInk, or upload your tattoo here!



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Dear Diary

So here’s a little-known fact about me: I have 12 tattoos and counting! Most of them are rather small and inconspicuous, but I consider the finished product a work in progress that will probably keep going until I’m at least 75. I’m all about covering your body in words and images that make you happy- after all, we’re all wasting away into wrinkly messes anyway, right? Why not have a little fun while we’re at it!

Now it’s undeniable that tattoos will eventually crease, fade, and lose their lustre over the years, but wouldn’t it be so lovely to have a special way to remember them just as they are? Perhaps painted on a canvas, captured in a photograph, or even better yet, printed on a limited edition wine bottle!

I know what you’re thinking- there goes Alyssa, letting her imagination run away with her yet again. In all seriousness though, this idea is totally feasible! Vintage Ink wine is launching their label, and to make a splash on the scene they’re asking fans to submit images of their tattoos for the chance to have their body art featured on a limited run of wine bottles! All you have to do to be entered to win is share a photo of your tattoo on social media with the hashtag #MyVintageInk, or upload an image to their site here. I’ll be sharing different pictures of my ink on Instagram over the next couple of weeks, and I hope to see your designs out there too!



Sounds fun, doesn’t it? If you’re thirsty for more you can also sample the wine itself and celebrate the launch at 99 Sudbury on July 11th! More information coming soon, so keep your eyes on my Facebook and Twitter feeds.

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