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Toronto brothers grow NF alum venture Inkbox into hit used by locals and celebs

Aug 10, 2018

TORONTO -- When most "Stranger Things" fans watch the smash hit Netflix show, they look out for plot twists that give them the heebie-jeebies, but when Tyler Handley catches the science fiction program he's usually focused on something even more unusual: the 011 tattoo emblazoned on star Millie Bobby Brown's forearm.

The show used products from Toronto-based semi-permanent tattoo company Inkbox, owned by Tyler and his brother Braden, to create the thin block @numerals.

The prominence of their ink on that hit show is just one sign of the meteoric rise the Handleys have experienced since they started the company, which sells temporary art that is more durable and realistic than the stick-on varieties, in a basement workshop at Ryerson University's Fashion Zone incubator in February 2015.

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