THE LEGENDARY MARK MAHONEY TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT THE MANDRAKE
MARK MAHONEY SEPTEMBER 2018
~ Hollywood’s Shamrock Social Club tattoo pop-up at The Mandrake ~ The Mandrake welcomed Mark Mahoney, the high priest of Hollywood tattoo artists for the next chapter of the hotel’s Artist-in-Residence series.
From 20th September 2018, Mahoney - whose roster boasts A-listers including David Beckham, Lady Gaga, Adele and Johnny Depp - brought his Shamrock Social Club tattoo parlour to The Mandrake for ten days, where he live-inked his VIP guests. In-house guests at The Mandrake could skip the 18-month waiting list and could request to be inked by the legend himself. In addition to the West Hollywood Shamrock Social Club inspired pop-up, The Mandrake offered 15 lucky fans an opportunity to have an immersive private charity dinner with Mahoney.
During Mark’s residency, his main activities included:
Shamrock tattoo parlour pop-up: Guests saw Mahoney in action from the hotel lobby and courtyard in a space inspired by his West Hollywood studio. In-house guests of The Mandrake had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be tattooed by Mark himself, jumping the epic 18-month-long waiting list.
Wine and dine with the legend himself: The Mandrake offered 15 lucky guests the rare opportunity to meet Mahoney at an exclusive charity dinner where the strong-browed, pompadoured Mahoney shared his celebrity tales of the last 40 years and possibly inspired guests to immortalise the night in ink on their next trip to Hollywood.
Johnny Depp calls him brother. Lana Del Rey cast him as her muse. Beckham is head to toe in his work. Mark Mahoney is revered by fellow tattoo artists, and the younger generation look to him as an inspiration and mentor in the craft of tattooing. His work has revolutionised tattoo inking globally and The Mandrake once again welcomed the legend as part of the hotel’s Artist-in-Residence series for September 2018.