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A London Tattoo Studio Is Offering Kanye West Tattoo Removals for Free

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 22: Kanye West attends the Balenciaga Spring 2023 Fashion Show at the New York Stock Exchange on May 22, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)A London-based tattoo studio is offering customers the opportunity to remove any tattoos they have related to Kanye West totally free of charge following recent controversy surrounding the rapper. Naama studios, a tattoo removal studio in Marylebone, usually offers the service for upwards of £128 per session with multiple sessions necessary, but the business confirmed with POPSUGAR that they would extend the removal for free for anyone who wants to rid themselves of West-inspired ink.On 25 Nov., Naama posted a video on Instagram, with “Yeezy come, yeezy go …” written across the footage of the removal procedure. The caption to accompany the post reads, “When you have a tattoo inspired by someone you admire and they end up making headlines for all the wrong reasons… at NAAMA we offer an empowering, empathetic, high-tech tattoo clearing experience. If you want a change, we’re here to help.”This move follows recent antisemitic remarks made by West, which resulted in his Twitter and Instagram accounts being suspended at the time. West’s actions of late, which also include sending “White Lives Matter” shirts down the runway at Paris Fashion Week and sharing a hugely disrespectful conspiracy theory about the murder of George Floyd on the “Drinks Champs” podcast, have undeniably damaged his reputation. West’s longtime collaborators including Balenciaga and Adidas, have parted ways with the rapper and now his fans are looking to disassociate with the music star, too.Alex Jones was one of those former fans, tweeting in October, “I got a Kanye related tattoo in 2016 and ever since he’s been the most colossal f*ck head on the planet.” The tattoo in question was artwork from West’s 2010 album, “My Dark Beautiful Twisted Fantasy”. Naama Studio reached out to Jones and offered to remove it for free. “It’s really kind of depressing to see someone that you like, who was your hero, start saying awful things about entire groups of people,” Jones told Metro. “So yeah, it’s been quite a sad journey.”Choosing permanent ink is not an easy decision, and Naama already recognises how these choices can impact our confidence. As such, the business offers a community-led “Second Chances” scheme, where someone can nominate themselves or someone else to have a triggering tattoo removed that is no longer representative of who they are. Tattoos that were once inspiring can become disturbing and, by reaching out to West fans in particular, it appears this is direction of his legacy.

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Sales and Marketing Director (EMEA) – London

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We are working closely with a leading international publisher of licensed children’s books to recruit an experienced Sales and Marketing Director for EMEA. This is an integral leadership role responsible for some of the world’s most recognisable and prestigious book brands.
What it takes:

A demonstrable track record of building both sales and margin growth, with a commercially minded approach
Experience in successfully managing and motivating teams located across international borders
Extensive knowledge and understanding of the co-edition and rights markets in licensed and/or children’s publishing
A complete understanding, beyond sales headlines, of margins, cost management and budgeting
Being capable of creating and executing sales and marketing strategies
Thriving in fast-paced work environments and being able to manage multiple high priority projects simultaneously
A strong leading voice across sales strategy, market development and marketing activities
An agile and strong communicator both internally and with licensors
Extensive EMEA or directly relevant experience

The right person is comfortable as a leader, with commercial experience managing a team to deliver successful business units, going beyond just a ‘sales department’.
With flexible working options, a very competitive salary and bonus structure, this role offers incredible opportunities for an ambitious and proven sales leader.
At Wonderful Recruitment we provide opportunities for candidates to discover some of the most interesting and dynamic roles in the entertainment industry. For more information about this role please send your CV and salary expectations to Dean@wonderfulideasproject.com and Dan@wonderfulideasproject.com.
 

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Paris, Madrid, Barcelona among candidate cities to host ICE from 2025 – IAG

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Clarion Gaming, organizer of ICE London, says it has narrowed the shortlist of potential future hosts of the hugely popular industry trade show to four European cities, with its current London home joined by Barcelona and Madrid in Spain as well as Paris, France.
The decision to explore a potential move comes amid pressure from some industry representatives, with Clarion working alongside specialist consultants Equimore to establish the finalist shortlist. The successful candidate will be announced in 3Q23 following a competitive bidding process and will host ICE for a period of five years between 2025 and 2029.
“This robust process is customer-centric and the decision will be taken in the best interests of our stakeholders and of the global gaming industry,” said Alex Pratt, Group Managing Director of Clarion Gaming.
“iGB Affiliate London is very much part of the process and we are engaging with iGB Affiliate stakeholders in order to identify their preferred strategic path.
“The four short-listed cities will progress through a selection process with the help of the experienced and knowledgeable team at Equimore which is overseeing every aspect of what is a robust program.
“In addition to the suitability of locations in terms of capacity, facilities and the ability to accommodate projected future growth the process also encompasses dateline availability, transport connectivity with the rest of the world as well as the broader hospitality infrastructure including accommodation costs.
“By pursuing all due diligence we will identify the city that’s best equipped to not only host an event which continues to play such a central role in helping to create opportunity and prosperity for gaming businesses of all sizes, across every vertical and in every global jurisdiction, but also demonstrate its leadership in the sector.
“In the interests of transparency Clarion will not be making any further comment during the official process.”

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ICE London 2023 to feature exhibitors from record 68 nations – IAG

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Industry trade show ICE London will feature exhibitors from a record 68 nations, topping the previous best of 65 set three years ago, according to organizer Clarion Gaming.
ICE London returns as a full-sized show for the first time since 2020 from 7 to 9 February, with the total 623 exhibitors representing everything from Argentina to Australia and Macau to Mexico.
“No other exhibition in the gaming space can come anywhere near the internationalism of ICE,” said Clarion Gaming Managing Director, Stuart Hunter.
“To have 68 nations represented by our community of exhibitors means that visitors are immediately part of what is a global experience with unique access to the smartest gaming innovators drawn from every corner of the world. There are very few exhibitions of scale in any industry sector which are able to compare with such international representation and legitimately lay claim to being a ‘global’ or a ‘world’ event.
“Once an event is recognized as being genuinely international, stakeholder groups including brands, regulators, trade associations, media groups and strategic industry-wide bodies focus their activities accordingly.
“Research that we’ve undertaken has shown that for many people ICE and iGB Affiliate London actually start on the Sunday preceding and finish on the following Saturday. In that week we estimate that over 100 gambling industry events will take place outside of the show hours providing a new and compelling perspective on why ICE and iGB Affiliate London are so influential and important to the world industry.”
IAG will have a team of four at ICE London next week. Visit us at Stand ND7-C.

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