Saturday, September 26, 2009
Every once and awhile I get inspired to do a little painting, by inspired I mean Shawn Hebrank lit a fire under my posterior. The new issue of I want your skull is coming soon and with a few friendly reminders from Shawn we will hopefully have everyone in the shop in the next issue. I really enjoyed painting this and am looking forward to the getting back in the swing of painting on a semi regular basis.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I have to say that this last weekend was definitely a very proud moment in my life. I have spent the last four plus years building a business that was always a dream for me. It is now a reality and It really sunk in this weekend at the Minneapolis Tattoo Convention. Ben Rettke and Shawn Hebrank not only took the ropes for the convention but brought the thunder. It was a great feeling to see the shop take home a good number of trophies, from best of show as well as two tattoo of the day trophies, but most of all to see the showmanship and teamwork that went into this weekend. They guys brought their A game and showed what the shop is all about. I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have such great guys to work with and to keep the pressure on each other to continue to push one an other to continue to up our game.
A special thanks to Kyle for keeping the guys in what they needed, even when it included the military crawl between underneath table and between massage table. Also a special thanks to all of our clients that make the whole thing possible. Without the support and loyalty these things could never happen.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this place possible
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Thanx to Seth Ciferri for building me these two money magnets. They may be a little obnoxious but they have proven to be two of the best running tattoo machines I have ever used. Gold is truly an amazing conductor of electricity and with that kind of money inside the magnetic field, lets just hope there is some truth to the myth, if you place money within a magnet field it would attract more money.
On another note the shop got a face lift with all new vinyl on the windows and the pavillion sign out front of the shop. I also had them added to my truck. I just cannot seem to get enough of that army green.
The shop will be working at the kingpin tattoo convention all weekend. If you have work from us come show it off, and hang out. Ben Rettke and Shawn Hebrank will be tattooing all three days
friday2-12 saturday 12-12 and sunday 12-8