Bondi Ink opens in Bondi

This week, Australia welcomed its own instalment of the reality TV heavyweight Miami Ink. Following in the footsteps of New York, Los Angeles, London, and even Madrid, Bondi became the newest hotspot to allow a camera crew unfettered access to one of its most popular tattoo parlours.

You can catch Bondi Ink every Tuesday at 8:30pm on Channel Eleven, but guests of the launch party got a sneak preview when guitarist and singer Dallas Frasca took the stage to introduce the series to Sydney’s social set. In attendance at Bondi’s Beach Road Hotel were the show’s cast and crew, including Wendy Gaddes and Shaun Bones; and the guest list was rounded out by local models, personalities, and party kids – even Kyle Sandilands made an appearance!

With Tequila Blu sponsoring the bar, there was an endless supply of tequila sunrises, beers, and bourbon and coke floating around – partygoers were definitely thankful there was an ample amount of burgers and kebabs floating around thanks to catering, because after an hour or so of partying and listening to the local support band, nourishment was very much required.

Australia seems to love its reality television more and more, with each new series launch embraced by a rapidly growing audience, so it’s always a treat when we can flex our muscles with the international crowd. Bondi Ink has already welcomed American talent by way of tattoist and model Megan Massacre, so hopefully this is only the beginning for Bondi’s hyper-talented – and very inked-up – crew.

Photos exclusively for THE F by Lily Chen

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Kate Iselin

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Kate Iselin is a Melbourne-born creative non-fiction journalist living in Sydney’s inner west. Educated at the Whitehouse Institute of Design, Kate showed a debut collection as part of Melbourne Fashion Week before ditching her sewing machine for a keyboard.
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