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Pagoda City Tattoo Fest - August 2014

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Info is starting to come out about Pagoda City Tattoo Fest, organized by Justin Weatherholtz (Kings Avenue) and Joe Johns (Wizards World of Tattoos). It'll be just outside of Reading, PA in early August.

Instagram is @pagodacitytattoofest and it's putting out some names of people who will be there. It's shaping up to be a pretty good one.

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Saw this, I've actually talked to Justin really briefly about getting the word out. Hopefully I'll be helping out with the social media blitzkrieg this spring/summer.

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Very cool! Being from PA, my regular artist knows him from back in the day and mentioned it a while ago. If he gets a booth I may go up and just hang out for the whole weekend.

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The line-up is great. Unfortunately, I'll be short on cash this summer with my Grez appointments, but it may be cool to take a road trip out one of the days.

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I know. So far I could seriously consider getting tattooed by almost everyone on that list. But I'm in that same boat. I get tattooed by Grez about three weeks before that and then I'm starting my sleeve in January, so I'll be trying to save up. I may still spring for a little walk up with someone though.

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Looks like it's shaping up to be a good convention. I'll be keeping an eye out for updates to the list of artists for sure.

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I just heard this weekend that Scott will be there. If I can get my tax situation squared away, I may try and get another tattoo from him. But there are so many incredible people there. It's gonna be fun.

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I might actually try and go to this one. I doubt I'll have cash to get a tattoo, but it's close enough for me to warrant going just to meet some of you guys. Plus I know Dave Fox will be there and I'd like to show him how well my chest has aged since he popped my virginity and potentially brainstorming an idea to bridge the gap between his chest panel and Dana's back piece. And hell, maybe I'll even enter the back piece contest for fun. It should be done by then.

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saw this earlier today.. on the website it shows inksmith & rogers but doesn't list what tattooers.. really hoping mike wilson will be there cause i doubt i'll ever make it down to florida.

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Congrats @suburbanxcore! I'll be going to this on Friday to get tattooed by Steve Byrne. Not sure how long I'll be able to stay afterwards cause I have to go to work at midnight but it would be cool to meet anyone else who is going.

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Bump!

Show is this weekend. Anyone attending? As it's getting closer to the date, it looks less likely that I'll make it, but we'll see if I can rally motivation to make the drive.

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I'll be there Sunday, but I think just hanging out. Was planning on getting tattooed by Scott Sylvia again, but he had to postpone his trip east. Oh well. Next time. It'll still be fun to head up this weekend and check shit out.

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Actually, I am going to go. I want to try and snag some art from Mike Dorsey.

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For those who are more familiar with conventions, how much cash should I bring? If I want to buy art, etc... what are the chances they take credit?

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For those who are more familiar with conventions, how much cash should I bring? If I want to buy art, etc... what are the chances they take credit?

Cash is the best bet.

Back up plan would be have a paypal account and the paypal app on your phone so you can transfer funds to the artist (if they are cool with that).

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Cash was definitely king since the ATM in the hotel lobby ran out of money on Saturday afternoon.

I went up yesterday with @huggernaut. Neither of us were getting tattooed, but a few friends were. It was a great time. It was reallllly small, especially compared to the conventions I'd been to in the past, but that worked to its advantage. So many heavy hitters all in one room putting down serious work. The Kings Avenue booth was packed to the gills in the middle row and everything I saw them put out was dope. A back wall was lined by Ron Wells, Chad Koeplinger, Steve Byrne, Tony Hundahl, Marina Inoue, and a few from Inksmith and Rodgers (among others). I had friends get tattooed by Ron, Grez, Chris Stuart, and others.

I had won $100 from their IG contest, so Justin was nice enough to know who I was coming in, catch me, and get that all situated. Since my appt with Scott fell through, I spent it on the With The Light of Truth book and a shirt at King's Ave. And some cookies at Vegan Treats!

All in all, the convention was great, and I hope it becomes a regular thing!

I saw @chrisnoluck's tattoo in the other thread. Did anyone else go? Thoughts?

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I flaked out last minute which I was pretty sure I was going to do anyhow. I wanted to try and pick something up from Dorsey, but the only prints he has available are not ones I want. Didn't feel like driving all the way up there just to walk around.

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