The tattoo industry is a very big and growing industry. Each year there are hundreds of tattoo conventions worldwide. There are magazines, tv shows, suppliers, etc, all just for tattooing. There a multiple tattoo styles and they keep on developing. There are to many artists to count! The Netherlands alone has thousands of artists. Lainey Bee is just one of them.
Now there is something very special about Lainey Bee. She got hand selected by some of the best brands in the industry! They recognized her as a professional. An artist that stands out in her style and work. This is a very special thing to happen to an artist and will only happen to a few!
Lainey Bee is Netherlands first sponsored Pro Team artist by some of these big brands!
Let’s start out by her latest sponsor Fusion Ink. One of the world’s biggest and baddest inkbrands. Lainey has been working with this brand since she started doing color tattoos.
This is the cherry on top of all her hard work. The 24th of November 2019 she got asked to be in the Fusion Pro Team! Being a part of this ‘ink family’ is very special (since she is the first Dutch artist to get sponsored by them)! If you don’t believe it, check out all of the other great artist in their pro team! And if you’re an artist and you haven’t tried out their ink….. DO IT NOW
In May 2019 Lainey got asked to attend the Kaos theory Project by Ryan Smith(an honor by itself). A project that let’s artists (the best up-and-coming, masters and legends) collaborate. In this project Lainey tattooed her now famous trademark ‘grapes’ in her collaboration with Kirsten Pettit.
When Legend Mike de Vries, also a part of the project, noticed her grapes he asked if Lainey could tattoo him with grapes as well! A very big honor! Mike is one of the legends that started the style ‘realism’. Lainey started covering up Mikes older work on his arm with some amazing grapes. After this he decided she could tattoo his whole lower arm!
No pressure! 😉 This all resulted in Mike de Vries taking Lainey on in his Pro Team as well. He developed a sterile tattoo towel; Wipeoutz. Not only is this a towel that Lainey now uses on her clients while tattooing. It’s also a part of her aftercare instructions for those who want an easy on the go product to clean the tattoo. Check out these products at www.mdwipeoutz.com
March 2019 Lainey attended the Thailand Tattoo expo in Bangkok, Thailand. This is where she met the owner of new needle brand Dirk Needles from China. He was very impressed by Laineys work and asked if she would want to be in his Pro Team. Lainey had never used his needles (cartridges) before so she took some home to try them.
She had been looking for a good needle brand for years now, switching between different brands, she had never found the perfect one. And you already guess what happened right? She absolutely fall in love with them! If you’re an artist make sure to check them out;
February 2019 Lainey got hand selected to attend one of the biggest most prestigious tattoo conventions; The Milano Tattoo convention in Italy. And as if that wasn’t big enough of an achievement…
She was tattooing, the owner of FKirons walked into her booth, filming her and telling her how much he loved her work! During a break she got asked to be in their Pro Team! For those who don’t know who they are; this is one of the biggest brands of tattoo machines!
Something Lainey definitely didn’t see coming, hell she didn’t even knew they where following her! (Again she’s the first Dutch artist to be on their Pro team!) If you want to see the video of how Gaston walked into my booth, check out my Instagram tv. And of you want to get your hands on one of their machines go check out
In aug 2018 Lainey went to Hawaii to guest with a friend Richie Lucero. Meanwhile she also attended the Pacific Ink and Art Expo in Honolulu. This is where she met the OhanaOrganics Family. An amazing and super kind family that had been following her work for a year already. They let her try her aftercare products and tattoo balm and asked if she would be a part of their Ohana(family).
So if you are looking for an all vegan, homemade, tattoo aftercare or just a great skincare product this is where you need to look!;
Offcourse you can also get the tattoo after care products at Lainey Bee's tattoo studio Flowinkstudio.