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Pantone is the world’s leader in colour. They were the first to create a universal system for colour identification, a system that is used the world over to create consistency throughout the myriad of industries that utilize colour. If you are looking for the name for an exact colour, a name that you can give

Annual Food Drive Fundraiser

Friday, 27 November 2015 by

In less then 24 hours, Tranceformations’ annual food drive fundraiser will kick off. In years past, staff have arrived at the shop early, only to find enthusiastic patrons who have arrived even earlier. We hope that this year will be no exception. Here’s how the weekend will go:     Saturday November 27th: No piercing

Blood, Bullets, and Ink

Friday, 24 April 2015 by

Earlier this month it was announced that the US army is relaxing their stance on the number and size of tattoos that soldiers can have on their arms, legs, and torso. (Hand and face tattoos are still not allowed.)  Most are hailing this as a positive and progressive move which will allow men and women who were previously unable

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There was a very upsetting video circulating around the internet last week. It depicted a child being restrained by her mother as someone pierced her ears with a gun. The child was screaming and repeating ‘no’ over and over again. People have been working themselves up about the mother’s behaviour, but the sad fact of the

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Expressive or Exploitative?

Saturday, 28 March 2015 by

A fierce group of girls strut down the runway at Fashion Week in Paris, modeling Givenchy’s upcoming Fall line. Their unique look has been referred to as Victorian Chola, black and lacy fabrics, paired with bold jewelry, and gelled baby hair around the model’s faces.     The look was striking, but received a lot

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Fletcher’s Challenge

Saturday, 28 February 2015 by

Fletcher’s Challenge is an all inclusive, fitness positive event dedicated to the memory of Gavin Fletcher. Gavin, who passed away in 2006, was an athlete, competitor, and dedicated family man. He was a member of the Nanaimo chapter of Runner’s Of Compassion (ROC), “a non-profit society of physically active people dedicated to making a positive difference

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Going Grey

Friday, 23 January 2015 by

Grey hair is predicted to be one of the biggest trends this year, but not for the demographic you’d think. Whether long or short, curly or straight, many young people (and a host of celebrities) are dying their locks shades of grey, silver, and titanium.   (While Kelly has been sporting grey for a while,

The emails start coming in shortly after Halloween. Then it’s the phone calls. The people want to know; when will the Food Drive Piercing Sale take place? Well the wait is over as our wildly successful annual fundraiser will be held tomorrow, December 13th! Here’s how it works: You bring in a bag full of

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The Holiday Spending Cycle

Friday, 05 December 2014 by

The holiday season is upon us, but it has not arrived alone. Once again, it is accompanied by the socially embraced ritual of utterly unmitigated spending. And while we all know that spending drives the economic train, we rarely consider the negative impacts of our shopping habits; both on our environment, as well as our culture as