I haven't written or been actively posting up anything lately...
And there's good reason for it. I have a lot going on, we all do. Life here on the recent has been a testament to the true meaning of love.
The overwhelming outpour of support from FAMILY: YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE, has been humbling, and heartwarming, and a big eye opener to just how much impact one person (Richard) can have on a relatively large circle of likeminded individuals whom happen to share the same passion for their profess
In general, I love tattooing, but recently hate the politics and judgmental attitudes coming from within the community, I too have been guilty of this....
A recent death in this big family, "the Body Art FAMILY", has hit me hard. And I have kept this:
Shannon Larratt is Zentastic › I can scarcely move or draw my breath // Let me, let me freeze again to death
up for days, reading it over and over and I cry, and sometimes I laugh but more often I just get sad... I tear up right now thinking ab
I asked my friend Shannon Larratt about what he knew about the laws and if he could see if this site could be held accountable for selling downloads of other peoples original art tattoos, and prints, etc with out the creators consent.... Here's How to deal with it.... Richard has numerous stuff on their site so I am going to have to do this as well...
THANKS A BUNCH SHANNON!
I've just had "tattoodonkey.com" brought to my attention, a website that is selling stolen images en masse, mine include
So, last nite... after waiting on prints to get to the shop, and then waiting for a few people to come and get their preorders so I didn't have to worry about selling someones print at the West Texas Tattoo Convention this weekend in San Angelo, and then waiting for the 5:30pm traffic hour to die down, we finally got on the road, way too tired from waking up and packing, and then having to deal with some shop drama, I was tired, he was deliriously tired, and we were both anxious about the show..
With Keet D'Arms in the basement... then when we were at our wits end, we ended up being layed over in Houston to fly into Tampa, during that show, only to not make it out of the room for two days straight, I finally ended up renting a car, and driving back to Jacksonville...
Only to wake up the next day on the verge of a nervous break down and none other then my Mother waking me up to get me out the front door to leave Richard, I went home on the premiss that I needed a break to rest. Only I
It's been nice being back in the personal space of our own. And it's been nice to actually put the stuff you pay for to use for a minute before packing it all up and leaving on yet another road trip across the states... I am super grateful that I got to do all the shit I got to do, it was a "blast" for lack of a better term.
Coming up on the SFO show this year, and good lord that time has flown by. I mean it was only this past 25th Richard and I got married. It's been a surreal last week or so
Ended up with a majorly long post... So, after a few readings, I have like 4 or five posts to do... So for now, a quick check in with all the last sparrows...
We took off from Jax Beach, FL to go to the Masters of Tattooing Show in Inglewood/LA that Permanent Mark produced along with Charlie Roberts... Well...
We ended up: Making it to the Masters, (post soon about that show itself), then trying to hang out and get some work and other business related stuff tied up and as per usual, Hollywood
This page has had 666 visits.... It made me smile when i saw my page.
Been staying busy, and keeping my chin up and nose clean. Lot's of website updates soon, and I think I figured out how to take a business I started and change it to where I don't dislike what I created... Sometimes concepts and work takes a life form of it's own, and one has no option expect to watch it and see it evolve all while maintaining it as a business.
But I took a nice long break from the business of tattooed ladi
ATX Con, San Angelo Con, SLC Con, The Dallas Visit, the Houston Hell Week, and the Sober Situation...
Yup Me and the Husband are cleaning up... For good, and for real. Both of us are over a week clean. And with that under our belts and the support of our family, (Tattoo Family & my Folks), the sky is the limit, and the only indulgence we partake in is cigarettes, (for now)....
Time to grow up, we have a new baby on the way, and by baby I mean tattoo shop.
Oh and I am slacking on getting
So, I've never been to VA.... A lot of history in our country here, and I had no idea how many people I knew that are from this place... But, I had been asked to come do a pageant at Mr. Eason's show like two -three years ago... I declined, I was west coasting it, and it wasn't cost affective, and I had no idea about the community out here or the market.
But... We were busier then a one legged man in an ass kicking contest. Richard and I were splitting a booth with Keet D'arms, which was cool,
Well, first off I would like to preface this by saying two words: THANK YOU.
To Taki, JIll, Colin, and the rest of the crew at S. O. G. , thanks for having us out, it was my first time as an actual participant, and I was stoked to be a part of such an event. It was like being in a room with all the people you have heard, read, seen in print, but never in person... I knew names, not faces, and I know peoples work but again, I am not so great with names... But it was cool to see all the talent in