Ink Oil, Tattoo Aftercare Products
Ink Oil is a business idea that came to me like a shot out of the blue! I’d just got back to Bangkok after a trip to Bali on one of my digital nomad adventures. The inspiration hit me smack in the boat race! (cockney rhyming slang – face). You know? That lightbulb moment.
I‘m a tattooed guy and always use coconut oil as a tattoo aftercare product, but it’s messy and that was when it hit me? “Why don’t I develop a coconut based tattoo aftercare cream”? So I did.
I then had to think of a name that would work both as a .COM and as a company trading name for the brand! This was going to take a lot of due diligence, brain power and creative thinking to accomplish.
Sri Lanka has been a special place to me because of a lovely girlfriend back in 1987 in Brighton called Stella. She was a 6th former at Roedean and her farther was the Cultural Attaché to the British ambassador of Sri Lanka.
She told me so much about this amazing island paradise that I was absolutely fixated with the place. I eventually visited on several occasions. Older and wiser now, I returned as a digital nomad & entrepreneur.
I first arrived in Bangkok in 2012 on an invitation from a life long friend who lives and works there as a teacher! First impressions…? Well, not exactly overwhelmed to be honest! For a start, they drive on the same side of the road as us and the cars look similar to that of the UK. But it was fucking hot! Not just hot hot but the kind of hot that sucks your breath out of your sweat glands.
It’s always hot in Bangkok! Thailand has three seasons, Wet, Hot and cold. Cold rarely gets below 80 degrees, Wet season requires amphibious transport and Hot season is at best, uncomfortable and at worst, a danger to the mortality of even the most health conscious.
It takes a while you get used to the heat and indeed the way of life! And that is not something that comes in a 2 week visit