AtariÂ is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972. It is currently owned by Atari Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of the French publisherÂ Atari, SAÂ (ASA).Â The originalÂ Atari, Inc.Â was founded in 1972 byÂ Nolan BushnellÂ andÂ Ted Dabney. It was a pioneer inÂ arcade games, homeÂ video game consoles, andÂ home computers. The company’s products, such asÂ PongÂ and theÂ Atari 2600, helped define the computer entertainment industry from the 1970s to the mid 1980s.
In 1984, the original Atari Inc. was split, and the arcade division was turned intoÂ Atari Games Inc.Â Atari Games received the rights to use the logo and brand name with appended text “Games” on arcade games, as well as rights to the original 1972 – 1984 arcade hardware properties. The Atari Consumer Electronics Division properties were in turn sold toÂ Jack Tramiel’sÂ Tramel Technology Ltd., which then renamed itself toÂ Atari Corporation.Â In 1996, Atari Corporation reverse merged with disk drive manufacturerÂ JT StorageÂ (JTS),Â becoming a division within the company.
In 1998, Hasbro Interactive acquired all Atari Corporation related properties from JTS,Â creating a new subsidiary,Â Atari Interactive. IESA bought Hasbro Interactive in 2001 and renamed it toÂ Infogrames Interactive.Â IESA changed the company name entirely to Atari Interactive in 2003.
The company that currently bears the nameÂ Atari Inc.Â was founded in 1993 under the nameÂ GT Interactive. IESA acquired a 62% controlling interest in GT Interactive in 1999, and renamed itÂ Infogrames, Inc.Â Following IESA’s acquisition of Hasbro Interactive, Infogrames, Inc. intermittently published Atari branded titles for Infogrames Interactive. In 2003, Infogrames Inc. licensed the Atari name and logo from Atari Interactive and changed its name to Atari Inc.Â On October 11, 2008, Infogrames completed its acquisition of Atari, Inc., making it a wholly owned subsidiary. Atari logo tattoo design, done in morbid tattoo parlor in cash and carry mall Makati Manila, Philippines.
Koi fish, or Carp, are a fixture of Japanese tattooing and play important roles in both Chinese and Japanese myths, legends, fables and stories. In many of those stories, Koi are transformed through their efforts and perseverance, able to climb waterfalls or becomeÂ dragons. The Koi as a symbol represents perseverance in the face of adversity and strength of character or purpose. The Carp can also represents wisdom, knowledge, longevity, and loyalty.
In Japan and China the koi has long been a symbol of masculinity and strength. Legends tell of it leaping up the falls at Dragon Gate on the Yellow River in China. In the process it transformed into a dragon, proof of its successful struggle against the long odds. If caught, the koi is said to await the cutting knife without a quiver, in the manner of the Samurai warrior facing the sword. In Buddhism, the koi represents fearlessness and courage on its journey through the ocean, a reminder of human suffering through our own life’s journey. A popular fish like the koi has spawned many legends and myths over the centuries. The spread of koi across Asia is attributed to Genghis Khan during the 12th century when he used them as a food source for his troops by introducing them into the lakes along his routes. Guam client gets a custom freehand koi design to cover up her old tattoo, done in morbid tattoo parlor in cash and carry mall Makati Manila, Philippines.
One of the most popular tattoo design choices for women, the Butterfly reveals the feminine influence in tattoo culture. Generally speaking, butterflies are an overwhelmingly female tattoo design. Because of the butterfly’s short life span, many ancient peoples saw it as emblematic of the impermanent. It’s physical beauty and its fluttering from flower to flower seeking nectar have made it synonymous with the more unstable and superficial aspects of the human soul. Clients butterfly tattoo represents herself and her 3 sons, done in morbid tattoo parlor in cash and carry mall Makati Manila, Philippines.