Category Archives: Announcements

TattCafe Lifestyle Blog Transition Includes FASHION!

Watch this page!  TattCafe Blog will be transitioning to combine our TattCafe and Smoking-Lovers blogs with our newest venture:  Fashion!

We have just launched another element of the Tattoo Lifestyle – Fashion – who are we reflected in how we choose to decorate ourselves.  Styles suiting the shy to the outgoing.

Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet is specializing in new and pre-owned designer high quality garments – perfect for that first date! Banana Republic, MEXX, Prada, Cole Haan, H&M, Betsey Johnson, North Face, Michael Kors, and so many more.

Check out Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet: We are uploading new items every day.

Big Sale this BC Day long weekend – invite your friends! We will be donating 10% of all sales from Saturday, Sunday, and Monday to VOKRA – Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association.

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TattCafe sponsors Team Noelle’s Pet Love in Scotiabank 5K Walk for Charity!


Local Pet Sitter organizes DIY Fundraiser for The Penny Foundation Dog Rescue Society

Team Noelle’s Pet Love is tackling a 5K walk on June 24th to collect discontinued Canadian pennies for The Penny Foundation Pet Rescue Society.

This week Noelle King, owner of Noelle’s Pet Love in Vancouver, BC, announced her company’s first charity fundraiser to benefit The Penny Foundation Dog Rescue Society.

“The Canadian penny is about to be discontinued and everyone I know has a jar of pennies somewhere in their house. It’s just something we all do so why donate them to a charity in need now that we cannot spend them in stores?” says Noelle King. “The fit of The Penny Foundation and pennies is just so obvious!”

Noelle says that clients and friends ask her all the time about the foundations on her website ( because they are not ‘high-profile’ organizations.  Organizations such as The Penny Foundation (, Small Animal Rescue ( and Vancouver Rabbit Rescue Advocacy group ( are charities close to her heart in all the generous unselfish love they give to dogs, cats, rabbits and all the animals that they save year in and year out.

One of her associates Helen Siwak, another small business owner and president of an online tattoo dating site TattCafe (, came to Noelle with the concept after seeing Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on television suggesting that Canadians donate their pennies to charity.

Since then Helen has been key to assisting Noelle in put together a team for the Scotiabank Half Marathon & 5K to raise money for The Penny Foundation. The plan is spread the word and raise awareness for this great rescue organization via a 5K walk with plenty of t-shirt advertising space dedicated to The Penny Foundations rescue efforts.

The team currently has four members: Noelle, Helen, Vlassis Xanthopoulos and Courtney Ellerman – all animal lovers and adoptive parents of multiple rescues from around the world.  Their team goal is $500 which they feel is easily reachable and if you would like to donate your pennies towards Team NPL visit their Facebook Event page:

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TattCafe Announces Launch of Companion Online Dating Site for Smoking Lovers, a niche market dating website for the tattooed, pierced and body modified, recognizes the need to expand their market to include cigarette and cigar smokers.

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) May 15, 2012

Even for the most adventurous, openminded individual, smoking still represents a dating dealbreaker.” TattCafe president Helen Siwak

Founding partners at Helen Siwak (avid non-smoker) and Vladimiros Xanthopoulos (smoker) know that no matter what your age, dating and relationships can be fantastic but at the same time, they can be very intense, confusing, and a minefield of decisions. Add to that societal opinions about body art and piercings, then add to that a smoking habit and you have someone who is more likely to strike out at online dating. Apparently the ‘tattoo lifestyle’ is not as permissive as many would think.

“Membership at has been growing steadily over the past few months with singles in Canada and the US being the most interested in meeting others who are devoted to the lifestyle associated with body art and culture,” says Helen Siwak, president of “but feedback from members and the Twitterverse shows that singles, no matter how openminded and adventuresome, will draw the line at smoking.”

Thus the creation of a smokers dating site is is the logical next step for these two entrepreneurs. An online dating site that allows you to expose yourself as a smoker of varying levels as just one small aspect of who you are and what you have to offer a potential partner and relationship. hopes to fill this niche for worldwide singles, who either indulge in the occasional cigarette, are in the process of quitting or cutting down, or unashamedly puff away and will stop smoking when they are lowered into the ground!

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