Dean Mitchell

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    I've been tattooing since 1999. In 2002 I founded Electric Voodoo Tattoo in San Angelo, Texas. Being an immediate success, EVT has been home to many artists. I still tattoo there every other week and have been sitting in at Keith Underwood's Austin Tattoo Company by appointment when home in Austin. Please email me for appointments at Skate or Die, PMA, DOGT!
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    Austin, Texas
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    Making Tattoos and everything that goes with it.
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  1. No call, no shows for appointments that assume their deposit is still valid when they show up to reschedule, then put in a complaint to the BBB after being told the process starts over. We have a large readable sign that says deposits are non-refundable, yet 2 people in the last 10 years of being a BBB member have put in complaints, lowering our score. This is an inconsiderate and selfish as cruising 10 miles under the speed limit in the passing lane.
  2. 5 1/2 hours of color blending on my neck by Will Lollie was brutal back in 2001. This was before he was killing it with scratch your eyes out cool Japanese stuff, back when "New School" was the big thing still. The longest I sat was with Damon Conklin back in 2000, 9 hours on my forearm. He's a lot faster now. It wasn't near as brutal, as I knew I was going to sit for a long time and ran 2 miles a day and drank a gallon of water every day for two weeks prior to be physically sound. The longest I worked straight through on a client was 10 hours a day, two days in a row. He was in town for 3 days only on holiday from his tour in Iraq and asked if I could do his sleeve in that time. The first day was planning and drawing. It was tiring on us both!, but like Calvin Sewell always said, "when the eyelids are heavy, the pockets are too."
  3. It's always beneficial to research an "artist" in the industry, as there is no quality control. Some people like to get tattooed by their friends regardless of the outcome and that's respectable in the sense that it is a personal decision and art is subjective. After getting my first tattoo I compared it to others on my friends and realized it could look better. Still being under the assumption that going to a tattoo shop meant a "professional" piece would be done I had it worked over. Disappointed again, understanding I hadn't figured it out the first time, I researched artists before having any thing else done. This was in '93, before the power of google. It's nice to not have to pay for the same tattoo 3 times. On a humorous note, when looking for Sean Degan in San Antonio at Perfection Tattoo in '94 to get something done well, I didn't know who Chris Trevino was. Because I didn't know who he was, and my previous disappoints, when he told me he had time to do my tattoo I told him, "that's okay, I'll wait for Sean, but thanks." haha!
  4. His first tattoo, Angel with sword
  5. Dean Mitchell

    Devil Dog

    Marine Tattoo
  6. Hunter's Backpiece for his family
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    Humming bird

    Humming bird and flowers
  8. Military driven piece
  9. Skull and Dagger
  10. Tattoo for my friends Grandpa
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    Angel Wings

    Angel Wings and Quote
  12. Cherry Blossom Tree