Monthly Archives: November 2011

VOKRA Volunteers Showing Off Their Tatt’s!

On Thursday our fundraiser Tatts4Cats benefiting VOKRA (Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association) gets underway and already the ladies are posting their tatt’s!

Check out the devotion to their feline friends on their Facebook Group.

Join with a free membership and we will donate $0.25.  Join with a paid membership and we will donate $2/month that you sign up for.

Good night!

KitsilanoKitty, Vancouver, BC

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Tatts4Cats – Fundraiser for VOKRA in BC

Our first fundraiser!  We have two passions here at TattCafe – first is our love of animals and secondly the graphic brilliance of a beautifully inked tattoo.

After three years of animal rescue, rehab and re-homing in Athens, Greece, I was emotionally burnt out and just wanted to get away from it all.  “Dog Days” by Florence and the Machine played like a broken record in my head for months after returning to Canada but the desire to be with the strays was still in my heart.

I had been following on Facebook the foster kitten shenanigans that Scooter and Roxanne had going on at their house and wanted in.  A quick referral, a website application and we were in.  Many kitten deliveries happened over the year we lived in Richmond and just as many went out, adopted by new loving mommy’s and daddy’s.  Sometimes solo but usually in pairs.

We now live in Kitsilano and are unable to foster due to limited space in the new digs but we help when we can.  This summer we walked 5k with Miss Snickers (our brindle rescued from Greece) in the VOKRA WalkAThon, baked kittycat cupcakes, sold hot dogs, but now that we are helping tattooed people find fun and happiness by dating online we have to shift gears and be creative.

Tatts4Cats is a unique fundraising idea and we hope it catches on. is ready to support animal rescue groups world-wide with this campaign.  Helping the strays, the abandoned, the forgotten is hard both emotionally and physically.  Let us help you help them!  Email us at for more details.

Kitty kisses,


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My First Tattoo – Greece

I used to work for the government in a country where tradition is everything.  Having tattoos was not acceptable at work or with family.  At work it was actually a requirement NOT to have one!  In my country, not even ten years ago, tattoos were a sign that you were a bad person or had spent time in prison.
I met the woman of my dreams through  She was the first guest I had from another country.  She came, she surfed, she stayed.  We have been inseparable ever since.  Couchsurfing isn’t an online dating site but it worked just as well for me!
This Canadian had many tattoos.  I was intrigued.  How could this woman live and have jobs with these tattoos?  Canada started sounding like a pretty cool place.  She inspired me enough to break the rules of my work.
I got my first tattoo at a porn conference in Athens.  I snuck away when my wife was drinking in the lounge with her Austrian friend.  I had it done in my upper back so nobody would ever see it.  Now that I have quit that job and moved to Canada those limitations are gone.  I can do whatever I want.  Makes me feel a little more free.  I have since added two more and can’t wait for all the next ones that are going to come.
This ‘Ink Not Mink‘ tattoo is my second.  Bill at Adrenaline on Granville Street in Vancouver did this for me.  It is a conversation starter with the guys at the warehouse for sure!
TattCafe Member ID:  saio13, Vancouver, BC
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Would U Ever Get a tattoo?


Would you ever get a tattoo? If you had one, what made you decide to get your first? If you don’t have one, why or why not would you ever consider getting one?

According to one survey, 36% of American’s aged 18-29 have tattoos, the highest number in history.  I wonder what a Canadian survey would reflect?

I got my first tattoo as a surprise for a guy I was dating and trying to keep interested.  A ‘cool’ surprise for when he returned from Europe where he was traveling on my credit card.  He was impressed, for a while.  The relationship didn’t last but I still have the tattoo, plus seventeen more!

That was about twenty years ago.  The infamous Dutchman in New Westminster worked his magic on my tailbone (a celtic morning glory) while I lay face-down with my butt in the air.  After witnessing my exhilaration my hippy girlfriend decided a floral scroll around her ankle would compliment her Birkenstocks in a big way.  Ten second later she changed her mind on the verge of vomiting.  It was an embarrassment that she never lived down.

Tell me about your ‘first time’.  🙂

Ciao for now,

TattCafe Member ID: kitsilanokitty, Vancouver, BC

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