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Chris Conn Askew's daughter, Cash, just passed away, in an Oakland warehouse party. Seems Chris is fairly messed up about it, according to many accounts on Instagram and Facebook. Please, for my sake, keep things under wrap.

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Skull and Sword is no more. Grime will be focusing on other endeavors. I looks like he will still be accepting inquires but it unclear where he will be tattooing out of. 

After my heart sinking it got me thinking his generation of tattooers have been in game for 25-30 years. Don't wait on tomorrow because there might not be a tomorrow.

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Suburbanxcore you're right I don't know how I missed that on the homepage.

On another note Pagoda tattoo fest looks so ill yet again this year. Its only an hour away from my folks house but I will be flying in again the next month for a wedding. Looks like I'll have to put it off another year.

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Hey guys, haven't posted in a while but i had to bring this up.

 

Marcus Kuhn's Just Good Tattoos in Bath, England was basically burned to the ground a couple of nights back. Looks like it was deliberate and it's been hugely damaging to Marcus who is one of the nicest guys you could wish to meet.

There's been a gofundme set up to help him out, i'm sure any donation will be hugely appreciated. Here's the gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/help-just-good-tattoos-after-arson

And here's a facebook post from Marcus on the subject, i've copied the text as i'm not sure if the embed feature will work here:

"ITS been 24 hours since someone i dont know who or why.burned my tattoo shop down eleven days after i opened it...I put all my savings into it and frankly cannot afford to build it again..i have no insurance...was just in second week open..it would cost another 15 to 20 thousand to redo it and replace everything...as it stands now it was months i was not earning while building the shop and i put everything in there..i will not be able to eat or pay rent as my savings will be gone in a matter of days..this was a blow i dont think i can recover from...i built every corner of the shop with my own hands for three months using salvaged lumber and begged borrowed and scrounged all the pieces..all the money spent on planning applications and permits and blueprints and the trips to raise money to get it done and now its all gone and after 32 years tattooing and trying to contribute to the betterment of tattooing with gypsy gentleman films this is how i get repaid...I am tired of struggling to feed myself and duke and keep a roof over our heads..thank you to the people who have sent messages of solidarity..its very heartwarming but i cant live on good vibes alone..at the end of the day im alone broke and without recourse...dont know why someone would do this but whoever you are you suceeded in destroying the life of someone you dont even know personally..i hope you have a really good reason ..."

Please note i am not in charge of the gofundme and i do not know Marcus personally (i've met him and chatted tattoos for a bit but that's it).

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Hey guys, haven't posted in a while but i had to bring this up.
 
Marcus Kuhn's Just Good Tattoos in Bath, England was basically burned to the ground a couple of nights back. Looks like it was deliberate and it's been hugely damaging to Marcus who is one of the nicest guys you could wish to meet.
There's been a gofundme set up to help him out, i'm sure any donation will be hugely appreciated. Here's the gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/help-just-good-tattoos-after-arson
And here's a facebook post from Marcus on the subject, i've copied the text as i'm not sure if the embed feature will work here:
"ITS been 24 hours since someone i dont know who or why.burned my tattoo shop down eleven days after i opened it...I put all my savings into it and frankly cannot afford to build it again..i have no insurance...was just in second week open..it would cost another 15 to 20 thousand to redo it and replace everything...as it stands now it was months i was not earning while building the shop and i put everything in there..i will not be able to eat or pay rent as my savings will be gone in a matter of days..this was a blow i dont think i can recover from...i built every corner of the shop with my own hands for three months using salvaged lumber and begged borrowed and scrounged all the pieces..all the money spent on planning applications and permits and blueprints and the trips to raise money to get it done and now its all gone and after 32 years tattooing and trying to contribute to the betterment of tattooing with gypsy gentleman films this is how i get repaid...I am tired of struggling to feed myself and duke and keep a roof over our heads..thank you to the people who have sent messages of solidarity..its very heartwarming but i cant live on good vibes alone..at the end of the day im alone broke and without recourse...dont know why someone would do this but whoever you are you suceeded in destroying the life of someone you dont even know personally..i hope you have a really good reason ..."
Please note i am not in charge of the gofundme and i do not know Marcus personally (i've met him and chatted tattoos for a bit but that's it).

That's awful. I saw the pics on IG. Surprised he didn't have insurance. Poor guy.


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Mike had been my favorite artist for a while now and I was finally able to get tattooed by him in November while he was briefly in Philadelphia. Our encounter was short, but he seemed like a really genuine guy. No "cool guy" bullshit from him either. It was very easy to see why he was such a highly respected tattooer. He was also very funny and had me laughing the whole time. I had planned more work from him next time he was in town. Gone way too F***ing soon.

https://www.gofundme.com/mike-fite-family-fund

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