About Get Inked
Born out of a love for Ink
Get Inked has been created as a portal into the UK Tattoo scene. Sure there are some great sites out there, some inspired artists and some reliable suppliers, but currently, there doesn't seem to be anywhere that accommodates all of the different Tattoo related genres. This is the aim of Get Inked.
Get Inked is basically me, Andy Ramsden. I'm a thirty something who is no more abnormal or super-talented than any one else may be. I started Get Inked at the end of August 2006 after initially designing a site for a Tattooist who did some cover up work for me. Needless to say, as his site paraded up the rankings, i noticed how little there was by way of sites encompassing every aspect of Tattooing.
I'm constantly looking for contributors, welcome portfolios or photos in any category of tattooing. I'll gratefully receive articles, stories, links to Studios (I intend eventually to list every studio and artist in the UK).
It's not a business
I get nothing off anybody for doing this site. I do it to serve the Tattoo community in general. I will consider designing and promoting Tattoo website's for any artist who is willing to offer their time and skills in return for a decent high-ranking website. I.e. you ink me (really really well!) and i'll slave away and get you a site up there. Bear in mind that any decent site, is going to take in excess of 100 hours to get it ranking high in MSN - that'll happen before Google even finds its' content. Any search engine optimizer who can get you 30000+ visitors (who were actually looking for what your site is offering), is worth the £20.00+ per hour that they'll likely charge you.
As the site progresses (and i learn more about what i'm doing in terms of making it), I'll be adding competitions, tattoo votes, maybe even a discount scheme if I can get studios signed up to the idea. I'm aiming by Christmas 2006 to have up to 100 unique visitors per day, so i've got my work cut out.
I can be contacted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post to; GetInked.co.uk, 86 Spilsby Road, Scunthorpe, DN17 2JQ
Please remember, it's contribution by you that is going to help grow the site.