Martin Dare of Academy of Responsible Tattooing, Body Art & Soul Tattoos One Direction Member's Ex

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After a highly-publicized split with One Direction member Louis Tomlinson, Eleanor Calder gets an arrow tattoo from Martin Dare of the Academy of Responsible Tattooing and Body Art & Soul Tattoo, earning Dare a great deal of publicity

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Martin Dare, Shop Manager and Tattoo Artist at the Academy of Responsible Tattooing, recently gave a tattoo to a pretty high-profile customer.

Martin Dare, Shop Manager and Tattoo Artist at the Academy of Responsible Tattooing, recently gave a tattoo to a pretty high-profile customer: the ex-girlfriend of One Direction's Louis Tomlinson.

According to MTV News (3/25/15), Elanor Calder, 22, who split with her long-term boy band boyfriend after photos of him kissing another girl emerged online, got a tattoo of an arrow on her wrist at Dare's Body Art & Soul Tattoo studio while on vacation in Los Angeles in early March.

Initially, Dare says he thought she was just an average customer. Just a day after he tattooed Calder, however, he and his tattoo shop soon became flooded with attention from One Direction's dedicated fan base.

"She came into the tattoo shop with her best friend, and I had no idea who she even was," Dare says. "The next day, she tagged us on Instagram when she uploaded a photo of the tattoo. Tons of fans started swamping our social media outlets to ask questions about her -- how she was, that kind of thing."

Arrows are often considered one of the most popular tattoo designs, but Calder's ink is decidedly unique, Dare says.

"Eleanor had a very specific design. She'd clearly spent a lot of time looking at arrows," he told MTV News. "She seemed in good spirits."

Dare says his tattoo shop has seen a massive influx of interest since tattooing Calder.

"She added more than 900 followers to our Instagram," he says. "Recently, we had our first visitors who came to us for tattoos because someone had said 'Well, that's where Eleanor Calder got her tattoo.' I'm glad for the exposure; we're not celebrity hunters or specifically seeking out celebrities to tattoo, but the publicity never hurts anyone."

About the Academy of Responsible Tattooing:

Located in Brooklyn, Jersey City, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, the Academy of Responsible Tattooing allows aspiring tattoo artists to advance their career through extensive training. For more information, please visit or Contact Us.

Academy of Responsible Tattooing, Dare2Tattoo
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2815 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California

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