South African Tattoo Tour 2016
The Bat Outta Hell Charity ‘Drive’: March 10th – June 1st
The goal of the tour is simple: AWARENESS.
Busta will be travelling across South Africa in an effort to raise awareness
for Bat conservation, the tattoo industry and the arts.
This is the standard bat tattoo design that will be used during the tour.
The design can be altered to any size and colour,
and a few changes can be made to the original design, for example: fangs, bows or hats.
As Busta travels from studio to studio the ‘Battoo’ design will be passed on to the tattoo artists
he will be working with on his travels.
The minimum charge for the Battoo will be R600,
with 50% going to a Bat conservation charity
and 50% going to the shop/artist.
Shops and the public can donate to the charity without having to get the tattoo
– the goal is to help educate South Africa about Bat conservation,
and change perceptions about this misjudged creature.
Each shop will be given the line-work bat design which they can also use
to make paintings, sketches and any artwork of their choice –
these works will be put on exhibition once the tour is completed.
The ‘end of tour’ exhibition will be held at Carfax, Johannesburg on the 4th of June.
There will be a limited amount of blank Bat Boxes (homes for bats),
which artists can work on and customize for the exhibition.
Tour t-shirts and limited edition screen print posters will also be up for sale.
All artwork will be auctioned off/sold on exhibition night.
Bat conservation organizations that will benefit
from funds raised during the tour:
Anyone can donate,
even if you DON’T want to get a tattoo.
Please deposit you donations into this account:
Branch – Cresta, 254-905
Ref- Battoo16 + your name
Itinerary of participating tattoo shops
Clients can either book an appointment with the participating shops
over the course of the tour or through the Golden Tiki
Instagram – @busta_boltoon
082 953 4025
Busta, quoting Rolling Stones & Gonzo journalist Hunter S Thompson:
‘And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full
of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car,
which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down….
Don’t stop here! This is bat country.’
Ryan would like to thank the following sponsors,
without who this tour would not have been possible
The Captain’s Beard, Hellfire cinnamon whisky,
Serv-u-med Medical supplies,
Moog Machines, 925 Tattoo supplies,
Complex Chaos vape juice,