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2008 is over.

Posted on January 02 2009

Well we've completed our first year. Let's take this time to look back at what we've achieved in 2008!

We began in January not even knowing how to screen print. We learned it all from youtube videos and forum posts. Here's a pic from our early attempts:

In February we launched a brutally raw website with 6 tshirt designs and 2 tote bags. We got noticed right away and got our first tshirt blog reviews.


In March we began incorporating our back logo a defining characteristic to our current look.

akumi, akuma
May brought on the addition of the Army and Raspberry color scheme.

tshirts, american apparel
In June we went to our first tattoo convention which lead us on to 2 other tattoo conventions in the following months. By the way, we will be attending all the same shows we were at last year and even adding on some new ones.

tattoo convention
August was the beginning of Akumu Ink in boutiques/tattoo shops and promoting one of our first bands.

tattoo shop
I'd just like to thank everyone who's been supporting Akumu Ink. We are excited to see what 2009 will bring us. We have a whole new year of monthly designs and handmade products we will be more than happy to produce for you.