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KISS - End of the Road Tour -07/10/2022

KISS - Gene Simmons

After yesterday's magnificent KISS concert in Zagreb on Tuesday, 12th July 2022. we are collectively going to Judas Priest in Ljubljana. So that day the tattoo studio is closed. On Wednesday 13th July 2022. we work regularly according to the schedule until the annual vacation or the next concert. Kiss made a party to remember from the very beginning with the song Detroit Rock City with lots of pyrotechnics and lighting effects enhanced by a hard, powerful sound. Today, after the concert, we are permeated with that pleasant exhaustion, like exhaustion after a quality New Year's celebration. Good thing today is Sunday.

REACH approved tattoo colors -02/14/2022

REACH approved tattoo ink

After a month and a few days, we received REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) approved tattoo colors. The current color palette is not as reach as the previous one, like last year's tattoo color palette, but this is just the beginning. Like in the early nineties when we began tattooing. Here you can see that we have a range of colors with which we can tattoo, for example a beautiful Dinamo or Croatian coat of arms. The colors are how the EU authorities demand clean, harmless, permanent, the best, and you can neither die, nor have mutated offspring from them.

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About Us

There is no natural born tattoo masters, they need to be created. They are unobtrusive, you recognize them. You will find them there where is ego rejected and substituted with craft man's patience which drain energy from art. Tattooing is demanding job, to get a fed by tattooing, you must feed it for years. If you neglect tattooing for a moment, tattooing will simply leave one who thinks that ruled by it.


Marin Urbanc

GANDALF TATTOO was founded in January of 1998 in Zagreb, Croatia at the address Ribnjak 52. From September of 2004 until December of 2008 the tattoo studio has operated on the premises of Tattoo studio ZAGREB named United Tattoo Studios ZAGREB & GANDALF. From January of 2009, we’re operating as an independent branch of Algiz LLC. owned by Marin Urbanc, who is also the founder and owner of the brand GANDALF TATTOO.Our primary field of work from the very start is tattooing, inspired by themes from JRR Tolkien’s literature and other related subjects, such as the Anglo-Saxon, Celtic and Norse mythology and iconography, but also the wider science-fiction and fantasy world presented through literature, film, painting, music; and the traditional iconography from Croatian history and people of the northern and western Europe. We’ve evolved more as a brand recognized by style, than as an institution, pointing to those that prefer unique design (custom tattoo). We offer them to meet their desires at our tattoo studio with a guidance to get a satisfactory tattoo design. A tattoo, which is designed by their ideas and our imagination. Also, like most other tattoo studios, we offer a large selection of catalogue designs.

The Tattoo business itself demands high hygienic conditions, which GANDALF TATTOO strictly conducts and ensures, to protect our clients and to maintain the trade on the highest possible professional level. Every day we pursue hospital sterilisation and disinfection, and the protection from contamination and cross-contamination of tools and working space. We are also under the regular control of Croatian Institute for Public Health and The Sanitary Inspection. The tattooing tools that we use are selectively chosen, and the tattooing colors that we use are approved by Croatian Institute for Public Health.

Publications in which are published some of our works.

TATTOO STUDIO GANDALF CREW

Contact

Gandalf Tattoo - ZAGREB

Ulica Ivana Gundulića 37-3, 10000 Zagreb, CROATIA

tel: 01/ 485 44 66 fax: 01/ 485 47 88

mail: info@gandalftattoo.com

Open:

  • Monday - Friday 12:00-20:00h
  • Saturday, Sunday and during national holidays closed



ZAGREB MUNICIPAL TRANSIT SYSTEM

Map network of Zagreb municipal transit system with a designated location of the tattoo studio. For more details, click on the image below.

Zagreb Tram

ZAGREB CITY MAP

Zagreb map with marked location of tattoo studio, and public parking places and public garages near the tattoo studio. For more details, click on the image below.

Map of Zagreb City

Events

MCM London 2019

MCM London 2019

From 25th to 27th October 2019. as part of Ink Fusion Empire crew we was participate on London's Comic Con.

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Star Wars Celebration 2016

Star Wars Celebration 2016

From 15th to 17th July 2016. was held the third European Star Wars Celebration in London where we attended as Mos Croatia Spaceport and participated as Gandalf Tattoo. At the event was around 50,000 visitors from all over Europe and wider. Impressive, most impressive.

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May The 4th i SFeraKon 2016

May The 4th i SFeraKon 2016

With "The Force Awakens" croatian Star Wars fandom is awakened. In period of last six months we was more active then in last 39 years of Star Wars. Beginning of May was marked by international Star Wars day "May The 4th". We was contibutors of SferaKon 2016. where Star Wars fandom have shown serious level of cosplay, we had a Geek Tattoo Contest and with this get closer tattooing and pop culture in Croatia. Also we hosted Shane Turgeon and he had a lectures about tattooing in Star Wars fandom and geek collectibles.

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Star Wars - Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Star Wars - Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Croatian premiere of Star Wars - Episode VII - The Force Awakens and accompanying event organized by Cineplexx Croatia in collaboration with Star Wars fan club Mos Croatia Spaceport.

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UK tattoo tour 2015

UK tattoo tour 2015

In July 2015 Marin was participated in the tattoo convention in Cardiff (Cardiff Tattoo and Toy Con) and visited the Secret Cinema in London - The Empire Strikes Back. Impressions from traveling in the UK you can see here.

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Saskatoon & Edmonton EXPO 2014

Saskatoon & Edmonton EXPO 2014

In September of 2014. Marin has a guest spot in the Canadian tattoo studio Shades of Grey in Edmonton and participated in Saskatoon EXPO and Edmonton EXPO, comic cons within which was tattooing. Similar to last year's Star Wars Celebration Europe II. A brief retrospective of the trip can be seen here.

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Star Wars Celebration Europe 2013

Star Wars Celebration Europe 2013

We was participated on the sixth Star Wars celebration, second european, in Germany in part of which has been maintained a smaller thematically connected tattoo convention at which Marin was tattooing. How was on a celebration you can see on the page with photos and videos.
May the force be with you!

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Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

How about everything and about tattooing there are myths and facts. The most common myths we've touched on in the section of frequently asked questions that we argued with the facts. Before you decide on tattooing necessarily pass that section.