He’s still got it! Tobacco tycoon Travers ‘Candyman’ Beynon, 47, is swarmed by young women as he attends a nightclub party after branding them with free tattoos

By LAUREN FERRI and ALEX CHAPMAN and ZOE ZACZEK FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA

PUBLISHED: 13:30 AEDT, 10 March 2019 | UPDATED: 19:24 AEDT, 10 March 2019

Tobacco tycoon and notorious playboy Travers Beynon was surrounded by young women at an exclusive after-party celebrating the success of his bizarre marketing ploy.

Beynon, better known as The Candyman, invited fans to get branded with free tattoos at more than a dozen Celebrity Ink locations across Australia, ThailandIndonesia and India.

On Saturday night, the flashy mogul partnered with Love Nightclub, in Broadbeach, where his DJ son Valentino headlined. 

Tobacco tycoon and notorious playboy Travers Beynon was surrounded by young women at an exclusive after-party celebrating the success of his bizarre marketing ploy

Tobacco tycoon and notorious playboy Travers Beynon was surrounded by young women at an exclusive after-party celebrating the success of his bizarre marketing ploy

Beynon, better known as The Candyman, invited his followers to get branded with free tattoos at more than a dozen Celebrity Ink locations

Beynon, better known as The Candyman, invited his followers to get branded with free tattoos at more than a dozen Celebrity Ink locations

On Saturday night, the flashy mogul partnered with Love Nightclub in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast

On Saturday night, the flashy mogul partnered with Love Nightclub in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast

The exclusive party celebrated the success of the weekend, as both Saturday and Sunday were booked out at three tattoo parlours across the Gold Coast. 

The event was initially tabbed as being held on one day only, but the overwhelming support forced the tycoon to extend by an extra day. 

There were two tattoos on offer – the ‘TB’ Candyman logo or ‘Freechoice’, his tobacco company.

Those who received the tattoos have ‘priority VIP access’ to the mogul’s upcoming exclusive parties, which included afterparty on Saturday night. 

Freechoice general manager Bryn Sharp told Daily Mail Australia Beynon himself spent hours talking to his fans while they were getting inked. 

The first eight people who turned up to Love Nightclub on Saturday branded with the exclusive tattoo were also gifted with a private booth for them and six of their friends.

Beynon had a private booth at the party with up to 40 people invited inside, a high percentage of which were young women.

‘Celebrity Ink also had a booth next to us,’ Mr Sharp said.

The exclusive party celebrated the success of the weekend, as both Saturday and Sunday were booked out at three tattoo parlours across the Gold Coast

The event was initially tabbed as being held on one day only, but the overwhelming support forced the tycoon to spread it out over a weekend

The event was initially tabbed as being held on one day only, but the overwhelming support forced the tycoon to spread it out over a weekend

There were two tattoos on offer – the ‘TB’ Candyman logo or ‘Freechoice’, his tobacco company

Eight of Beynon’s most avid fans were also partying in their own exclusive booths.

‘One of the key things is that Valentino was the head DJ at the party,’ Mr Sharp said.

Beynon’s son has been slowly building his career, playing at nightclubs across Surfers Paradise.

Mr Sharp said there was already quite a queue at the nightclub when he arrived at 9.30 – and even those without a tattoo were treated by Beynon.

‘The guys and girls who didn’t get tattoos, Travers invited them into his personal booth and had a chat and a drink,’ Mr Sharp said.

Mr Sharp said people of ‘all shapes and sizes’ had come out in droves to get inked – with the expensive lingerie and skimpy outfits usually seen on Mr Benyon’s associates absent. The Candyman has free tattoo parlour at racy Christmas party.

Those who received the tattoos have 'priority VIP access' to the mogul's upcoming exclusive parties, which included afterparty on Saturday night

Those who received the tattoos have ‘priority VIP access’ to the mogul’s upcoming exclusive parties, which included afterparty on Saturday night

Beynon's son Valentino (pictured left with his father) DJ'd the party, held at Love Nightclub in Broadbeach

Beynon’s son Valentino (pictured left with his father) DJ’d the party, held at Love Nightclub in Broadbeach

Eight of Benyon's most avid fans were also partying in their own exclusive booths

Eight of Benyon’s most avid fans were also partying in their own exclusive booths

‘Travers spoke to every customer that got a tattoo yesterday,’ Mr Sharp said.

‘There were over 300 of them in the parlour. They come in and get a free tattoo and talk to The Candyman.’

Mr Beynon himself went to the Coomera shop at 9am on Saturday to watch the first woman receive the tattoo. 

He remained at the parlour until it closed at 6.30pm, posing for photos and meeting his fans. 

Mr Beynon has imprinted his logo on many over the past few years, setting up personal tattoo stations at his own mansion.

Most recently, he installed one in the lavish living room of his luxury home, echoing Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion, where multiple women could be seen being worked on by one of The Candyman’s tattoo artists.

The walls, meanwhile, were adorned with stylish art as a dozen or so other women appeared to wait their turn.

The ‘M’ when turned on its side spells out Beynon’s initials.

Mr Sharp said people of 'all shapes and data-lazy-sizes' had come out in droves to get inked - with the expensive lingerie and skimpy outfits usually seen on Mr Benyon's associates absent

Mr Sharp said people of ‘all shapes and sizes’ had come out in droves to get inked – with the expensive lingerie and skimpy outfits usually seen on Mr Benyon’s associates absent

Mr Benyon himself went to the Coomera shop at 9am on Saturday to watch the first woman receive the tattoo

Mr Benyon himself went to the Coomera shop at 9am on Saturday to watch the first woman receive the tattoo

Freechoice general manager Bryn Sharp told Daily Mail Australia Benyon himself spent hours talking to his fans while they were getting inked

Freechoice general manager Bryn Sharp told Daily Mail Australia Benyon himself spent hours talking to his fans while they were getting inked

Tobacco tycoon Travers ‘Candyman’ Beynon offers free tattoos to fans so they can get VIP access to his notoriously wild parties…

By ALEX CHAPMAN and ZOE ZACZEK FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA

PUBLISHED: 19:01 AEDT, 9 March 2019 | UPDATED: 23:08 AEDT, 9 March 2019

Australia’s answer to Hugh Hefner has tattooed his most avid fans for free in a bizarre marketing ploy.

Tobacco tycoon Travers Beynon invited his followers to get branded over the weekend at more than a dozen Celebrity Ink locations across Australia, ThailandIndonesia and India.

‘The Candyman’ is offering two tattoo designs – the ‘TB’ Candyman logo or ‘Freechoice’, his tobacco company. 

'Candyman' Travers Beynon is tattooing his most avid fans for free over the weekend

‘Candyman’ Travers Beynon is tattooing his most avid fans for free over the weekend

Benyon (centre in black) is offering two different tattoo designs - the Candyman or Freechoice tobacco logo

Benyon (centre in black) is offering two different tattoo designs – the Candyman or Freechoice tobacco logo

Usually, Benyon himself trawls through social media to pick and choose invitees for his exuberant and elaborate parties – thrown at his ‘Candyshop Mansion’.ADVERTISING

However, those who receive the tattoos will get ‘priority VIP access’ to the mogul’s upcoming exclusive parties.

His offer has been widely accepted on its first day, according to Freechoice general manager Bryn Sharp.

Mr Sharp told Daily Mail Australia people of ‘all shapes and sizes’ had come out in droves to get inked – with the expensive lingerie and skimpy outfits usually seen on Mr Benyon’s associates absent.

He says more they’re expecting more than 300 Candyman tattoos to find flesh at the Coomera store, on Mr Benyon’s native Gold Coast, on Saturday alone.

Mr Benyon himself went to the Coomera shop at 9am on Saturday to watch the first woman receive the tattoo.

He spent more than four hours at the parlour, posing for photos and meeting his fans. 

Throngs of people attended a number of tattoo parlours on the Gold Coast to meet the tycoon

Throngs of people attended a number of tattoo parlours on the Gold Coast to meet the tycoon

Those with either the Freechoice or Candyman tattoos will reportedly receive priority VIP access to Benyon’s upcoming parties

Mr Sharp said there was an ‘overwhelming response’ to children wanting to meet the Candyman. 

Those hoping to get tattoos might be left wanting, as three of the parlours have already been entirely booked out.

Southport, Surfers Paradise and Coomera had no spare sessions on Saturday, with spots filling fast for Sunday.

Each shop is equipped with eight tattooists, who put aside 15 minutes for each tattoo.

Lines at Coomera went around the corner as throngs of excited fans waited to get inked.

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The mogul is expecting at least 300 hundred people be tattooed at the Coomera store alone on Saturday

The mogul is expecting at least 300 hundred people be tattooed at the Coomera store alone on Saturday

The flashy mogul has spent years imprinting his logo (pictured) on people following his parties

The flashy mogul has spent years imprinting his logo (pictured) on people following his parties

The flashy mogul partnered with Love Nightclub, where his son Valentino is a headline DJ.

Mr Beynon has imprinted his logo on many over the past few years, setting up personal tattoo stations at his own mansion.

Most recently, he installed one in the lavish living room of his luxury home, echoing Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion, where multiple women could be seen being worked on by one of The Candyman’s tattoo artists.

The walls, meanwhile, were adorned with stylish art as a dozen or so other women appeared to wait their turn.

The ‘M’ when turned on its side spells out Benyon’s initials. 

The 'Candyman' is offering two tattoo designs - the "TB" Candyman logo or 'Freechoice' (pictured), which is his tobacco company.

The ‘Candyman’ is offering two tattoo designs – the “TB” Candyman logo or ‘Freechoice’ (pictured), which is his tobacco company.

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.


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