Gold Coast goes nuts for free Candyman tattoos advertising his tobacco business

Talisa Eley & Emily Halloran, Gold Coast BulletinMarch 11, 2019 12:00am

A GOLD Coast family – mum, dad and the kids – have had themselves all inked with a free branding tattoo offer from Travers ‘Candyman’ Beynon.

The Turners from Labrador were among hundreds who queued up at Westfield Coomera’s Celebrity Ink tattoo shop during the weekend.

Mum Kylie went first with a Candyman logo on her ankle before husband Luke, and sons Dylan, 19, and Jeremy, 18, who got his first tattoo.

The entire family turned out for the tattoos. Pic Mike Batterham

Jeremy said: “I got it on my ribs, I’ve been looking at getting a tattoo for a while but I didn’t have the money for it, I don’t know, this just seemed cool.”

Mrs Turner said it was a nice family memento.

“It’s something that we’ve all got together and it’s pretty good to represent a local plus we want to get into his parties,” she said.

A local man gets a head tattoo of the Candyman logo, with the Candyman himself, Travers Beynon watching on. Photo: Celebrity Ink Coomera.

Some as old as 70, jumped at the chance to get a free tattoo of Beynon’s Candyman logo, or his tobacco business label.

The tobacconist tycoon is promising those who do it will have a better chance of being chosen to attend his extravagant annual house party.

The self-described playboy, who hit Broadbeach Nightlife with entourage for a night out on Saturday, watched on at Celebrity Ink yesterday as hoards of fans had themselves inked.

Pictured at the Celebrity Ink tattoo store at the Coomera Westfield shopping centre Travers ‘Candyman’ Beynon with crowds waiting to get free Tattoos. Pictured: Mike Batterham

Celebrity Ink stores across the Gold Coast were pushed to the limits tattooing more than 130 people on Saturday and crowds were out the door throughout yesterday.

“We sold out our Saturday spots within half an hour and decided to offer Sunday as well, we’re blown away,” Coomera owner Laddawan Cohen said.