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Pagoda City 2018

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August 3-5 at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Reading, PA
http://www.pagodacitytattoofest.com/

You know the deal at this point.

Let's get a semi-official list of who will be there and when. Maybe who's tattooing you if you know already.

Potential hangs?

Me - will be there Friday and possibly Saturday. Scott Sylvia appointment late Friday.

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I plan to be there but unsure if I am getting tattooded which is fine with me. My mom went into hospice last week, so I am on her timeline. I may end up doing the Love Hope Strength volunteer thing again but kinda slow rolling it...

Friday hangs!! 

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Yep, I'll be there. Driving down from NH Fri night so not sure when I will get there. I have an appointment with Marina Sat late. Nothing else planned at this point. Would be good to set something else from Scott. My daughters live in Oakland and I went to Black Heart during one visit and Cody Miller made a nice ship on my ribs, but then I felt bad about using visit time for a tattoo and decided I just need to catch up with those guys in other places. 

 

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On 7/1/2018 at 5:42 PM, suburbanxcore said:

Awesome! When? Whatcha gettin?

His first spot on Saturday. I really have no idea, I told him I might pick something out of his book of designs he's bringing along or he can draw whatever we feel like doing that day. Playing it by ear. I'm just happy to get anything by him, honestly.

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Nice. I'm in a similar boat. Both times he's tattooed me he's just drawn it on anyway, so I'm not too worried about it. I sent him three ideas I've been kicking around and then ended with "I don't know,  or you can just do some big ass animals fighting?" We'll see what we both end up with!! Excited to see what ya get, @Synesthesia!

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On 7/3/2018 at 7:25 PM, suburbanxcore said:

Jesus Christ, you are goin for it, @Bearcat78. I love how many of use are getting tattooed by Scott. 

Haha. Always going for it. Taking a month or so break and going for it again at Bay Area. Legs are almost done!

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Getting a ray gun from Grez to celebrate my radiation journey! I expressed my desire for him to channel his inner Higgs, if he felt it. 

Last year, the Spider Murhpys booth was next to Dan. Dan's banner had all these Russian-type porn photo's all over it. I stared at it for two days. If he can do a Kappa for me, I'll be over the moon!

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Long time lurker of the forum, but i figured i'd better start posting haha. I'll be at Pagoda! It will be my first time there since moving to the east coast from the Bay Area 2 years ago! Hoping to get tattooed by Dansin, Tim Hendricks and also grab another piece from Shaun Topper! Wish i could have gotten in with grez, i have a few cool spots saved for him. 

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