Patches

Hey everyone, did you know you can still get BME patches? Well you can! As you may be aware, Rachel’s home flooded in 2015 and lost all personal belongings along with all of BME Shop’s stock, BME’s computers, etc. These patches are being produced by a friend of her partner, David’s and all proceeds go directly back to BME to help us recover our losses. Not only will you be receiving awesome patches, but you’ll be helping BME!

I took the photo below and included a quarter for size, these are perfect for bags or jackets.

Patches

You can get your Calm Logo patch here.
You can get your Hockey Logo patch here.

BME Event in So Cal!

Hey folks, are you in Southern California? The 16th Annual So Cal BME/IAM BBQ is taking place on Saturday, August 6th, 2016, hosted by our friends David and Tiffany. Check out their Facebook event page for more information!

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And, if you go, don’t forget to take photos and submit them to BME!

(Click the photo to go to the Facebook page.)

Yakuza Apocalypse

I recently received an email about a movie that looks pretty entertaining. Check out the trailer and information on the film and its release dates below.

YAKUZA APOCALYPSE
THEATRICAL RELEASE 6 JANUARY 2016

*THE MOST LUNATIC VAMPIRE ACTION FILM YOU’LL EVER SEE*

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Manga Entertainment is excited to announce a UK theatrical release of cult Japanese director, Takashi Miike’s latest cinematic feast, Yakuza Apocalypse. The film, which recently wowed audiences at the London Film Festival and had its world premiere at Cannes Directors Fortnight is coming to UK cinemas January 6.

In what The Telegraph’s Robbie Collin refers to as ‘demented brilliance’, the film is arguably the craziest vampire-gangster genre mashup ever witnessed. Miike’s signature blend of deranged horror, slapstick and action are all on display here, making Yakuza Apocalypse not only his most fun film but also the most bizarre to date.

Yakuza Apocalypse tells the story of Kageyama who is ridiculed for being the only member of the Yakuza clan unable to brand himself with their signature tattoo due to sensitive skin. However, when a dying Kamiura, the most feared boss in the Yakuza underworld, bites Kageyama he is transformed into a bloodthirsty monster who will stop at nothing to avenge his former boss.

“This is definitely the most insane vampire movie you’ll ever see and we are extremely proud to be bringing it to the big screen! For those familiar with Miike’s controversial yet fun work, you’ll be happy to know he is on fine ‘crazy’ form with this action-packed and blood-soaked horror. Yakuza Apocalypse is also from the producers of The Raid 1 & 2 so you know the fight scenes are exceptionally kinetic and the story is a thrilling spectacle!” – Andrew Hewson, Marketing Manager at Manga Entertainment

Director: Takashi Miike

Cast: Yayan Ruhian, Hayato Ichihara, Rirî Furankî

Synopsis: Due to his sensitive skin, Kageyama is ridiculed by his fellow Yakuza clan members for being the only one who cannot be branded with their signature tattoo. When Kamiura, the fearsome Yakuza boss who also happens to be a bloodsucking vampire is brutally killed by a competing clan, he passes on his vampire powers to his loyal lieutenant. Now Kageyama is transformed into a bloodthirsty monster who will stop at nothing to avenge his former boss.

Documentary

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My name is Andre Ferezini and I am a film director from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

I am writing to let you know that my new work, a documentary about influential and respected tattoo artist “Jun Matsui” is finally online, for free, with subtitles available in English and Japanese. You can watch it on the website below:

www.junmatsuidoc.com

The film had screenings in London, Sao Paulo, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo, and was very well received. I believe it would be quite interesting to the BME community, since the narrative deals not only with tattoos but also with other things around it – work, lifestyle, etc.

Tattoo Survey

I received the following request for a tattoo survey. If you’re interested in participating, check out the information below.

Are you a tattooed job seeker over the age of 18? If so, you could get a $5 Amazon gift card by participating in our study at the following site, https://msupsych.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_78Onuts5qRiJ6O9. We are a team of researchers from Michigan State University interested in your views on tattooed individuals and the job search process. The survey is anonymous and no one will be able to link your responses back to you. The information is being collected solely for research purposes. In exchange for completing this survey, you will receive a $5 Amazon gift card.