About – Metal Ink is the world’s 1st tattoo-inspired crowdsourcing graphic t-shirt company. This exciting new participatory design project enables tattoo enthusiasts, professionals and amateurs alike, to create tees using their original tattoo designs. We like to call it wearable body art.
Metal Ink has set their business up in a creative way! Artists have submitted their designs and then viewers have commented and voted to determine which ones will be made. This has given even amateur artists a chance to share in the profits and get their artwork out in public. Each of the designs has a definite tattoo feel to it and their are styles for men and women.
The Beauty and the Beast shirt was the Tattoo Tee of the year. It was designed by an artist named ‘matchstickman’ who has also submitted other artwork to the site. He received a cash prize and also gets an income from the shirts that are sold.
The printing on the shirt is great – they’ve managed to maintain the tattoo look on the shirt. All of their shirts are made in a sweatshop-free environment in Los Angeles – hooray!
The sizing was totally accurate on the shirt I received. Per my son, it’s “just perfect!” And $19 each for the men’s shirts is less than I would have expected for wearable art!
PRIZE ALERT – Metal Ink would like to give a T-Shirt to ***5*** of you – winners’ choice of design (ARV $19)
Here’s what ya gotta do to enter to win ….
***MAIN ENTRY: For your main entry, comment with which Metal Ink T-Shirt you’d like to have***
Extra Credit Entries: (must do main entry first- post a separate comment for each extra credit entry)
* Fan the NEW Sweeps4Bloggers Facebook Page
* Subscribe to Sweeps4Bloggers (Orange sidebar button for RSS and/or green button for email)
* Post my button on your blog and comment with the link
* Follow Me on Twitter
* Tweet about the giveaway and comment with the link to your tweet (you may TWEET DAILY for 1 bonus entry each day)
* Post on your blog/website about the giveaway and comment with the link (5 entries)
* Fan Metal Ink on Facebook
* Follow Metal Ink on Twitter
* Subscribe to the Metal Ink Newsletter
* Enter my Married on Mondays giveaway (ends 3/25)
* Enter another one of my giveaways and let me know which one you entered (enter as many as you’d like, but only 1 bonus entry)
Giveaway ends on March 28, 2010 at 8pm Pacific Time. Giveaway is open for residents of the US & Canada only. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to notification with shipping info and claim prize – if no response, another winner will be chosen . Subject to the official rules. No purchase necessary – void where prohibited by law. Disclaimer/Disclosure: Review product was provided to me.