etnies and etnies Girl are officially launching the Club Tattoo collaboration shoes for Fall 2007, with a little help from Linkin Park lead singer and Club Tattoo co-founder, Chester Bennington, this week.
“I’m really excited about the collaboration because it gives us a chance to blend our mutual passion for art, body and lifestyle in a unique way,” says Bennington. “etnies and Club Tattoo live what we do, love what we do and together we’ve created a perfect connection between body art and street style.”
Inspired by art, self-expression, individuality and skateboarding, all of the shoes feature traditional tattoo artwork and are available in two vulcanized styles, the etnies Bernie and Fakie, for both men and women. The shoes will be available in stores this June. Stay tuned to etnies.com for more exclusive news, info and surprises from etnies and Club Tattoo!
Chester Bennington founded Club Tattoo with friend Sean Dowdell in 1995. The now renowned tattoo shop has locations in Phoenix and their newest location opening in Las Vegas’ newest casino on the strip, the Cosmopolitan, in Spring 2008. Club Tattoo has plans for expansion globally, and has come to be known for its artistry and professionalism.
Both men’s styles utilize traditional Japanese art and a variation on a dragon design. The Bernie (left above) integrates a Koi fish with a dragon which represents courage, luck and strength in Eastern culture. The Fakie (right above) continues the traditional Eastern art theme with a design that depicts an ancient perspective of a mythical creature that often protects and symbolizes strength.
The women’s Bernie (pictured on the left) has a rose design which is derived from a passion for femininity. A common choice for representing a diverse attitude regarding integrating body art into lifestyle, the art is traditional in nature, with a modern flair. The women’s Fakie (on the right) features a dove which symbolizes peace and tranquility. It is a very traditional tattoo art design with an updated twist.