ShawnPorter

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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from J.Stell in Preferential Treatment   
    This isn't preferential treatment, but I blew a tire once on I-95N and pulled into the PA Welcome Station to wait for a towtruck. (someone had borrowed my jack).
    I was sitting by the car grumpy, and this older gent came up and started hitting me up. Given that it was a rest stop, I assumed he wanted a little roadside fun and cold shouldered him a bit... until he showed me his full DON FUCKING NOLAN backpiece that he got back in the day. We ended up talking for two hours, traded info and all that, but I never heard back from him. Shame I never got pics.
    I always said tattoos were passports; sometimes they take you to Tahiti to sit on the beach and lounge and sometimes they take you to some god forsaken hellhole, but if you sign up for an adventure, you're likely to get it.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from Kingdomhearts25 in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    Color added.
    Robert Ryan, Electric Tattoo, Bradley Beach NJ
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from Kingdomhearts25 in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    When I was in Vegas for the APP Conference, my old friend Ron Garza and I decided to get matching 'bro-tats' courtesy of his wife Nakota who tattoos out of Outer Limits. We've known each other since 1995 and have an amazing surreal friendship. Earlier this year one of our good friends (who goes back to 95 with us as well) killed himself, so we decided on Skulls in Party Hats. Little two minute dealies to commemorate our friendship.
    The "party tats" label was tongue in cheek.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from Kingdomhearts25 in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    David finally colored in the outlines on my ribs. There's still a background to get done, but.... not bad for one sitting of color.
    - - - Updated - - -
    PS: I blurred out his tallywhacker for our more sensitive viewers.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from Kingdomhearts25 in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    Getting tattooed by Scott Harrison was an absolute pleasure.

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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from Kingdomhearts25 in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    Finally getting around to posting the skullbee that Deno did on me...
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from Freddie in Plainskins say the darndest things...   
    im going to be the grumpy old curmudgeon who offers nothing to the thread on topic save for mentioning my absolute hatred of the term plainskin. My friend Shannon tried to start that as a phrase years ago, not sure if this is the ripple from that, but its like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.
    Sorry for interrupting.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from Machcekborrach in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    I'm getting tattooed by Robert Ryan on Monday and Deno on Tuesday.
    Both are in hellish (inner thigh and armpit) spots that I expect to leave me crying like a wee baby. This whole painting myself into a corner thing was dumb. I should have started with the shit spots and ended up 36 years old and making appointments for my forearms.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from polliwog in art ownership   
    I did find it interesting that that kid got shot down so inappropriately harshly while Ursula's embroidery was so well received.
    Both were non-tattooers offering tattoo imagery for sale.
    That other kid ended up typing out his life story to appease people, which is a shame. I would have went with a 'hey, fuck off, sport'.
    And Gouge- no one will think you're an outsider because folks seem to like you. It's all about who you know... didn't you know that? :D
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from Fala in "Tattoo Collector" ?????   
    True enough.
    I hate when people say "but tattoo artists HATE it!!" about something.
    Here's something: Some tattooers are douchebags. Them being a tattooer, even a GOOD tattooer, doesn't make them right or profound. It makes them another asshole with an opinion and there's nothing special or unique about having one of those.
    If you think you're a collector, you probably are. It's a way to describe what you do- collect tattoos from people you dig. I collect toys. I collect dvds. I have a lot of passion when it comes to my collections; I think about which swatches to buy, know when some obscure film is going to be released on dvd, read articles about toy production.
    I guess if you looked at it like that, I collect tattoos too. I find myself interested in the whole culture of it, not just "gettin' a new tat'.
    Verdict:
    It's not bad to be called a collector/call yourself a collector.
    It's not bad to not WANT to be called a collector/call yourself a collector.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from polliwog in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    Color added.
    Robert Ryan, Electric Tattoo, Bradley Beach NJ
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from irtattoos in I had these goofy things made.   
    Must have. I keep greensoap in my washroom to wash my hands with, because the smell makes me happy.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from irtattoos in Tattooing in Action (1970s, silent)   
    Im in the process of restoring this footage- originally shot on 8mm film in the 1970s, converted to VHS in the 80s where this rip comes from. Doing me best to color correct it, but the VHS is suffering digital rot. Shot at Ken Myers Kissimmee shop.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from polliwog in "Tattoo Collector" ?????   
    True enough.
    I hate when people say "but tattoo artists HATE it!!" about something.
    Here's something: Some tattooers are douchebags. Them being a tattooer, even a GOOD tattooer, doesn't make them right or profound. It makes them another asshole with an opinion and there's nothing special or unique about having one of those.
    If you think you're a collector, you probably are. It's a way to describe what you do- collect tattoos from people you dig. I collect toys. I collect dvds. I have a lot of passion when it comes to my collections; I think about which swatches to buy, know when some obscure film is going to be released on dvd, read articles about toy production.
    I guess if you looked at it like that, I collect tattoos too. I find myself interested in the whole culture of it, not just "gettin' a new tat'.
    Verdict:
    It's not bad to be called a collector/call yourself a collector.
    It's not bad to not WANT to be called a collector/call yourself a collector.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from Kurgana in Ink Masters   
    Pretty much every time he opened his mouth.
    Hibbard was created and encouraged by the producers- believe it.
    For Nunez to call him out re: "real" tattooers implies that he (Nunez) isn't selling out tattooing as well. But hey. S'long as the check clears, right?
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from Kurgana in Ink Masters   
    I think that Nunez made an absolute ass out of himself on the finale.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from lucyb in "Tattoo Collector" ?????   
    True enough.
    I hate when people say "but tattoo artists HATE it!!" about something.
    Here's something: Some tattooers are douchebags. Them being a tattooer, even a GOOD tattooer, doesn't make them right or profound. It makes them another asshole with an opinion and there's nothing special or unique about having one of those.
    If you think you're a collector, you probably are. It's a way to describe what you do- collect tattoos from people you dig. I collect toys. I collect dvds. I have a lot of passion when it comes to my collections; I think about which swatches to buy, know when some obscure film is going to be released on dvd, read articles about toy production.
    I guess if you looked at it like that, I collect tattoos too. I find myself interested in the whole culture of it, not just "gettin' a new tat'.
    Verdict:
    It's not bad to be called a collector/call yourself a collector.
    It's not bad to not WANT to be called a collector/call yourself a collector.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from polliwog in slang terms that make you cringe?   
    I knew a kid in florida who made an appt with Eddie Deustche for "one of them elephant headed buddhas" back in the day. I wish I could have been there when he asked for that.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from Dan in Tattooing in Action (1970s, silent)   
    Im in the process of restoring this footage- originally shot on 8mm film in the 1970s, converted to VHS in the 80s where this rip comes from. Doing me best to color correct it, but the VHS is suffering digital rot. Shot at Ken Myers Kissimmee shop.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from Boiled Dove in Tattooing in Action (1970s, silent)   
    Im in the process of restoring this footage- originally shot on 8mm film in the 1970s, converted to VHS in the 80s where this rip comes from. Doing me best to color correct it, but the VHS is suffering digital rot. Shot at Ken Myers Kissimmee shop.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from TrixieFaux in Tattooing in Action (1970s, silent)   
    Im in the process of restoring this footage- originally shot on 8mm film in the 1970s, converted to VHS in the 80s where this rip comes from. Doing me best to color correct it, but the VHS is suffering digital rot. Shot at Ken Myers Kissimmee shop.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from bongsau in Tattooing in Action (1970s, silent)   
    Im in the process of restoring this footage- originally shot on 8mm film in the 1970s, converted to VHS in the 80s where this rip comes from. Doing me best to color correct it, but the VHS is suffering digital rot. Shot at Ken Myers Kissimmee shop.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from hogg in Tattooing in Action (1970s, silent)   
    Im in the process of restoring this footage- originally shot on 8mm film in the 1970s, converted to VHS in the 80s where this rip comes from. Doing me best to color correct it, but the VHS is suffering digital rot. Shot at Ken Myers Kissimmee shop.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from bedoktime in Tattooing in Action (1970s, silent)   
    Im in the process of restoring this footage- originally shot on 8mm film in the 1970s, converted to VHS in the 80s where this rip comes from. Doing me best to color correct it, but the VHS is suffering digital rot. Shot at Ken Myers Kissimmee shop.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from The Tig in Tattooing in Action (1970s, silent)   
    Im in the process of restoring this footage- originally shot on 8mm film in the 1970s, converted to VHS in the 80s where this rip comes from. Doing me best to color correct it, but the VHS is suffering digital rot. Shot at Ken Myers Kissimmee shop.