Vacations 2023 -08/21/2023
From 21st August to 28th August 2023 we are on collective vacations. During that period no telephones, no emails, no facebook, etc... Tattoo studio started to work again on 29th August 2023 at 12:00 PM.
PANTERA For Legacy tour -06/10/2023
From 12th to 14th of June, 2023, we are on a three-day vacation. We are going to Prague for a concert by the reunited and reformed band Pantera, in which Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown remained from the original line-up. Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) and Charlie Benante (Anthrax, S.O.D.) are unfortunately replacements but replacements with the credibility of the late Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul. Cause of Pantera is worth traveling to the Czech Republic and back. That band often gave us energy and inspired us during the past years, they contributed to the global popularization of tattooing with their distinctive style, attitudes, and behavior, which made them for many people just cowboys from hell who vulgar display power.
The tattoo studio is open regularly on 15th of June, 2023.
KISS - End of the Road Tour -07/10/2022
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
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.
Show must go on -09/15/2021
I had a heart attack almost a month ago. Unfortunately for those who spread rumors that I died, I am very much ALIVE !!! Alive out of spite. Competition don’t spread the rumors because I could play dirty too. I'm alive, I continue to tattoo and you are free to order a tattoo from either Stella or me.
Alien day 4/26 -04/23/2021
Alien day is an awesome day to recognize and appreciate the fantastic world of the Alien franchise. To select just that date is due to the planet LV-426. Beginning with the first film released in 1979 and spanning more than 40 years since, Alien (including the many films, books, comics and games) has been an intense, unique and fascinating look into the question of whether other life exists in the universe. Whether or not life exists elsewhere is exactly the kind of question that should be asked on Alien Day!
Science fiction has always inspired innovators and artists, creatives in general. Science fiction has had a significant impact in tattoo design topics. Over time, it has become a scientific fact in many different domains.
Ban of tattoo colors in the EU -03/22/2021
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has proposed that certain substances containing tattoo inks be withdrawn from circulation. These include the pigments blue 15 and green 7, which are contained in two-thirds of all tattoo colors. The proposal to ban the pigment blue 15 and green 7 was due to problems that arose in hair salons. Namely, the color remained on the hands of hairdressers for weeks, and on the scalp of customers. Since hairdressers in Germany are in the same category with tattoo masters, this is the plain bureaucratic repression. Please sign a petition against the ban on tattoo colors in the EU.
Vacations 2020 -08/30/2020
From 31st August to 4th September 2020 we are on collective vacations. During that period no telephones, no emails, no facebook, etc... Tattoo studio started to work again on 7th september 2020 at 12:00 PM.
Bilbo went to Valinor -06/20/2020
Ian Holm, a British actor known for his role as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings film series, died in London at the age of 89. Holm was also known for numerous roles in other films. In pop culture he was noted for his roles in Alien as the synthetic Ash, The Fifth Element as the priest Vito Cornelius, The Day After Tomorrow as Professor Terry Rapson. In 1998, he was awarded the title of knight for his contribution to the art of drama.
From 4th April 2020. opened -04/27/2020
From 4th May 2020. we are starting to work again. Because of Your and our safety arrival with protective masks is mandatory. For the purpose of preventing cross-contamination from directly entering in tattoo parlor is necessary to follow all instructions of tattoo masters. On appointments come alone because only client and tattoo master may be presented at the tattoo parlor. If you have any cold or flu symptoms, please DO NOT arrive and let us know in a timely manner.
For all arrangements regarding the preparing of tattoo designs and tattoo appointments, please use Facebook messaging. We will not be able to answer the phone in the tattoo parlor, but will contact you later.
Closed due to COVID-19 pandemic -03/19/2020
The Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia has made a decision on obligatory closure of all service activities that are not essential in the current situation. The decision came into force at midnight today and the safeguards last 30 days. For your and our safety, the studio will be closed from today.
We will let you know about getting started again via social networks and our official websites.
You can still send all tattoo inquiries to Facebook inbox, we will regularly reply to all messages. Email [email protected] and phone are currently out of use.
Notification due to coronavirus situation -03/17/2020
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we are forced to temporarily introduce emergency epidemiological protection measures that will be implemented without exception. We are closed to the public, we receive ONLY and exclusively clients that have appointments from before. Customers are requested to postpone their appointment if they have any symptoms similar to a cold, flu or koronavirus (cough, fever, sore throat, lung pain, shortness of breath, weakness ...), if within the last 2 weeks they have traveled outside the Republic of Croatia or have been in contact with persons who have the above symptoms or have been reported to the epidemiological service for further treatment. Please do not come to the tattoo studio but for all the information about changing appointment date and queries until further exclusively contact us thru Facebook. Studio's phone and e-mail [email protected] will not be in function. If we have to completely close the studio and cancel the appointment due to the situation, we will contact you. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we wish you a healthy overcome this crisis.
We participated at the MCM London 2019 -11/02/2019
We presented the Gandalf Tattoo in the UK at the London comic con and it was royal. That's purpose of comic cons existance. Tattoo festival hosted by Ink Fusion Empire and much more, a lot that is almost impossible to list.
Seasonal work in tattoo studio -04/19/2019
We are looking for a tattooist for seasonal work from June to September 2019 in the tattoo studio in Biograd na moru. Interested tattooists can visit the tattoo studio in Zagreb on business day from 12 noon to 20 hrs. Be sure to bring a portfolio. The portfolio can be an photo album or in digital form on a laptop or tablet. Portfolio on cell phone will be rejected.
Winters vacation -01/06/2019
Because of the winter vacations we will not work from 07th to 11th January 2019. So the tattoo studios in Zagreb and in Biograd na Moru will be closed during that period. Tattoo studio in Zagreb will be opened from 14th January 2019. In tattoo studio in Biograd na Moru we will probably work at the end of February. You can see the information about working hours of the tattoo salon in Biograd na Moru on the calendar in the contact section.
Cartoomics Milano 2018. -03/02/2018
From 9th to 11th March 2018 we will participate at the Milan's Cartoomics Festival of Comics, Films and Games. Cartoomics belongs to the category of events like our Interliber at the Zagreb Fair, the only difference is a number of visitors, 50000 to 80000 visitors. Within Cartoomics is maintained tattoo festival Tattoomics. At the Tattoomics festival ten tattooists will present their tattooing skills in the geek world. Among them will be Marin. With promotion of Gandalf Tattoo and Bullseye Tattoo Marin will also promote Croatia. To the most of Croatians is known filming locations in Croatia like Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi and Game of Thrones filming locations but for many Italians it is a unknowns.
Live long and pros.... WTF, may the force be with you!
Tattoist wanted in Gandalf Tattoo -02/25/2018
Experienced tattooist wanted in Gandalf Tattoo, Zagreb, Croatia. Those interested can phone call regarding the arrangements for the meeting. At the meeting is necessarily to bring biography and portfolio, means photos of tattoos and a folder with drawings. Portfolio can be in digital form on a laptop or tablet, not on the smartphone. We also offer the possibility of guest spot every next week..
Postseason tattooing in Biograd -09/21/2017
From 16th to 21st October 2017. Marin and Enrico will tattooing again in Biograd na Moru. To make appointment for tattooing call in GANDALF TATTOO in Zagreb. Please call during opening days (MON-FRI) in period from 12:00PM to 08:00PM on telephone number: +385 1 485 44 66. Also appointment for tattooinge you can realize via our Facebook page or e-mail [email protected]. For now there is still available dates for tattooing but some days is already booked. Anyone interested for tattooing in that period should make appointment as soon as possible.
Bullseye Tattoo - Biograd na Moru -07/03/2017
In collaboration with Nero-Inko on 3th July 2017 we had opened a tattoo studio called Bullseye Tattoo in Biograd na Moru. Bullseye Tattoo is located at Grgura Ninskog 10, 23210 Biograd na Moru. The working time is from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays and public holidays closed. For all information, please call +385 23 646 885. Bullseye Tattoo Websites are currently under construction but for now you can visit our Facebook page.
Gandalf Tattoo in Zagreb again begins operation on 4th September 2017. We wish you a pleasant summer and visit us at the newly opened tattoo parlor in Biograd na Moru.
Star Wars Celebration 2017. -04/13/2017
From 13th to 16th April 2017. will be held a Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida. Unfortunately we are not able to attend this event but we can follow live what is happening there. Live streaming can follow through the Ink Fusion Empire web site.
Merry Xmas and happy new 2017. -12/24/2016
Gandalf Tattoo crew wish you a merry Christmas and happy new year 2017. That you realize all your wishes, may the Force be with you and live long and prosper.
Vacations 2016 -09/04/2016
From 2th to 9st September 2016 we are on collective vacations. During that period no telephones, no emails, no facebook, etc... Tattoo studio started to work again on 12th september 2016 at 12:00 PM.
Star Wars Celebration 2016. -07/13/2016
Because of participating on tattoo convention as part of Star Wars Celebration event in London tattoo studio is closed from 13th to 18th July 2016.
19th July 2016 we works like usually.
May The Force Be With You!
Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016. in London -06/16/2016
From 15th to 17th July 2016. we will participate on Star Wars Celebration Europe in London. At the Star Wars Tattoo Pavilion at Celebration Europe, some of the world’s finest tattoo artists have assembled to celebrate and create the most spectacular Star Wars body art in the galaxy. Whether you want a new tattoo yourself or just want to marvel at their amazing work, the Tattoo Pavilion is open all weekend long.
Whether you have a brand new Star Wars tattoo, or already have your masterpiece inked, you can enter the Star Wars Celebration Tattoo Competition on Sunday organised by Marc Draven and Shane Turgeon! Sign up in the Tattoo pavilion in the South Halls of the Celebration Experience Exhibit Hall.
More about event on link Star Wars Celebration 2016.
SFerakon 2016. -05/08/2016
Countdown hours to the SFerakon began. Next week tattoo studio will be closed (from 9th to 13th May) We celebrate our geek existence. In Saturday 14th May at 6:30PM on SFerakon will be a GEEK TATTOO CONTEST. Contest includes geek tattoos done anytime and anywhere. Applications will be collected until 6:00PM and valuable prizes awaiting a winners. Gift vouchers by our tattoo studio and by King Tattoo from Zabok. In Sunday 15th May at 1:30PM Shane Turgeon will lecturing about pop culture memorabilia and about tattooing inside Star Wars fandom. Also his book about Star Wars inspired tattoos "The Force in the Flesh" will be presented on our info booth. Detailed informations about event you can found on SFerakon web site.
Honorary guest of SFeraKon 2016 - Shane Turgeon -03/19/2016
In cooperation with the SFera association at this year's SFerakon (from 13th to 15th May 2016.) we will hosted Shane Turgeon. Writer, collector, tattoo and SF fan. The most important Shane's work is unification of tattoo and pop culture. It was started 1999. by launching tattoosandtoys.com web site and few years later resulted with publishing a book inspired by Star Wars tattoos "The Force in the Flesh". "The Force in the Flesh" was 2007. presented at Star Wars Celebration in Los Aangeles and that moment was started chain reaction of connecting geek tattooists in community and resulted with tattoo conventions on Star Wars Celebrations and other geek Cons.
2003. Shane was founded Edmonton Collectible Toy and Comic Show (ECTCS). One of the biggest events of collectibles in POP culture.
2010 he was started unique business and founding shop "Shades of Grey" for which states that is a "Art Fusion Expirience". His shop in addition to being an art gallery and tattoo studio is also comic books and vintage toy store and contains the rest of POP culture memorabilia
2016 New Year's discount -12/21/2015
2015 passing away. That year was important to our tattoo studio crew and full of epic events. From Cardiff's geek tattoo convention to the premiere of Star Wars - Episode VII. Threehunderdsixtyfive days celebration of all what had a biggest impact on our long standing work. More than three decades stirs our imagination, give us inspiration and flaring up our creativity - STAR WARS. Many are wondering how some movie series to someone can become a such an obsession?! The highest value of Star Wars fantasy universum is that it has merged different people from around the globe and created unbreakable friendships.
On the occasion of Star Wars fever that has gripped Croatia, to all our customers we give 20% discount on our services till the end of January 2016. All what you must to do is a print PDF file on this link, circle the right answer and present it due a paying of our services.
BTW tattoo studio is closed at 24th and 31st December 2015. All other days we work like usual. Also we wish You a happy and prosper new 2016 year and may the force be with you.
Star Wars events in Zagreb -12/09/2015
On the occasion of the premiere of Star Wars - Episode VII "Force Awakens" tattoo studio will be closed at 16th December 2015.
12th December 2015 is Star Wars Day in Zagreb CC1 East and our association MosCroatia Spaceport is a co-organizer. All are invited, of course, you can come costumed. Event starts at 10:30 and lasts until 19h. There will be a bunch of our costumes, we will have 4 games for visitors (Jedi training, Force Training, Trench Run and BB8 race), comes and 501. legion, all in all, not to miss! 13th December 2015 is a copy of the event in Split CC1.
Apologies to Santa Claus because we pushed him in the second plan.
May the force be with you!
Vacations 2015 -08/08/2015
From 7th to 21st August 2015 we are on collective vacations. During that period no telephones, no emails, no facebook, etc... Tattoo studio started to work again on 24th August 2015 at 12:00.
Cardiff Tattoo and Toy Con -07/18/2015
25th and 26th July 2015. Gandalf Tattoo participate at tattoo convention in Cardiff (Wales, United Kingdom). Those days Marin wouldn't work in tattoo studio in Zagreb, more precisely from 23rd to 30th July 2015. Cardiff's tattoo convention is a geek type of convention and also it is a collector's convention. A paradise for toys and scale models collectors and for collectors of everything else related to Star Wars and pop culture in general. Special guests of tattoo conventions is Shane Turgeon with presentation of his new book "The Force in the Flesh VOLUME II" and "Epic Ink" tattoo reality show crew, Chris 51, Jeff Wortham i Chris Jones.
For more information about a this truly special tattoo convention visit the official website Cardiff Tattoo and Toy Con.
Geek discount -03/03/2015
On the occasion of "Tattoo and Toy Con" in Cardiff, UK where we will participate, we offer discount of 20% for all tattoos on Star Wars and Marvel supeheroes topic. In general tattoos inspired with the world of movies, comics and video games. The offer valid until the formation of the remaining available appointments ended July 20, 2015.
Humanitarian tattooing for Crni -01/16/2015
On January 22nd, 2015 we will be hosting a benefit tattoo convention for Crni at the Vintage Industrial Bar in Savska 160, Zagreb. Crni suffers from cancer and can't work any more. The purpose of the convention is to help raise funds for our talented colleague and friend help his family get out of debts that have been incurred by his unfortunate circumstances. We invite you to visit us in large numbers, as tattoo customers or as curious onlookers! All income will be donated to Crnjac family.
Epic Ink -10/13/2014
Just over a month ago, broadcaster A&E (Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, Criminal Minds) started running a new series called Epic Ink. Epic Ink is a reality show about tattooing similar in some ways to L.A. Ink and Miami Ink but it’s also completely different because the main theme features geeks tattooing other geeks and there’s no drama - just pure fun. A&E is also the owner of the History Channel where Epic Ink runs as well but unfortunately not in eastern Europe so it’s thanks to the Torrents that I've watched all of the Epic Ink episodes. In my opinion, the first season of Epic Ink is flawless and better than other shows of this type and it should be getting way more likes on Facebook. If A&E feels that’s an indication of low viewership for Epic Ink, they will not film another season. So tell all your friends to check them out on Facebook and like all their posts!
Vacation 2014. -08/29/2014
From Monday 1st September to 3rd October 2014. we're go on a collective vacation. Tattoo studio start working again in Monday, 6th October 2014. at 12:00 PM.
Summer discount -07/10/2014
From 07/14/2014 to 08/29/2014 we approve discount on tattooing, 20% for cash, 10% for credit card payments. The discount is valid for all remaining appointments as of 08/29/2014. All you need to do is print out a coupon for a discount, which is located at THIS LINK and present it when paying for a tattooing service. Coupon must be printed in color on A4 format.
2nd Zagreb tattoo convention -04/11/2014
From 16th to 18th May 2014. in the atrium of theatre SC in Savska Street will be a 2nd Zagreb tattoo convention in which we participate.
TATTO CONVENTION IS OPENED:
Friday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 11:oo PM - 08:00 PM
Official web site of Croatian tattoo convention
Return of the Stela -01/06/2014
After a three-year break from Monday 01/13/2014. Stela is returns to the world of tattooing. You can make appointments for tattooing at Stela from next week.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year -12/23/2013
Tattoo studio will be closed on 24th and 31st December 2013. All other days we work like usual.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2014. year.
Halloween -13% -10/15/2013
On the occasion of Halloween (Day of the Dead) we give a discount of 13% on all tattoos of dark themes, skulls, vampires, demons, and all the freakin' which is typical for the Halloween atmosphere.
The promotion is valid from 15.10.2013 to 15.11.2013 and valid for all received appointments for preparing and tattooing within that time period.
Vacation 2013 -07/25/2013
From 19.07. till 19.08. we are at the collective vacation which we have began with tattoo convention at the Star Wars celebration in Essen, Germany. In this period tattoo studio will be closed.
Star Wars Celebration Europe -06/08/2013
26th, 27th and 28 July 2013. in Essen, Germany, we will participate at Star Wars Celebration Europe that maintains Star Wars Ink-fusion hosted by tattooist Marc Draven where Marin will be tattooing. Since last year tattoo convention was became integral part of Star Wars Celabration with participation of about twenty tattooists from around the globe.
More about event you can find on the official website of Star Wars Celebration Europe 2013.
Zagreb tattoo convention -04/21/2013
From 17th till 19th May 2013. in the atrium of theatre SC in Savska Street will be a tattoo convention in which we participate.
TATTO CONVENTION IS OPENED:
Friday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 12:oo PM - 8:00 PM
Official web site of Croatian tattoo convention
2013 New Year's discount -12/07/2012
As a before last New Year also a before this New Year we decided to rescue your bank accounts.
Bearded fat man also was this time left the coupon for you at this LINK . Print a this coupon and bring it in our tattoo studio to get a discount of 20% on all appointments and tattoos which will be paid with credit or debit cards.
The promotion is valid from 12/06/2012. to 01/06/2013. or while stocks last or until 12/21/2012. If an ancient prophecy come true.
Note: The coupon must be printed in color in the actual size.
Vacation 2012 -07/19/2012
From Wednesday's 01.08. to 25.08.2012. we're go on a collective vacation. Tattoo studio start working again in Monday, 27.08.2012. at 12:00 AM.
New videos on YouTube -07/15/2012
On YouTube we have set a new videos. Four short films. Films are edited by our longtime collaborator who constantly entertains us with quality video editing and with his distinctive image, Toni Toni Ivančić known as Toni Plutonij.
Gandalf Tattoo // Dia de los Muertos
Gandalf Tattoo // Mouse
Gandalf Tattoo // Svinjica i Fernando
Gandalf Tattoo & Stoka // Panorama Zagreba
Redesign and reprograming of website -07/14/2012
Last few days our website is in the process of reprogramming and redesigning. Content is conceptually same but the interface is changed and website is no longer powered by ASP. It's already run on PHP, but it's a mostly irrelevant to the end users. For now, everything is in function only will need some time to fill galleries with content, concretely with photographs.
Clicking on the thumbnail on the right side you can see how look all day and all night fun spent in programming.