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Sometimes you just have to go get those unfinished tasks and finish what you start. That list WAS long.  On to better things now.  Stay tuned…

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Go to our pages and check out the goods from way back in the day

when we were straight up traveling fools..

 Pimpmytattoo Adventures

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Bringing the tattoo show comes with a price before we ever do a tattoo

Pimpmytattoo is a compilation of our personal experiences on the road at shows , shops, events, and our favorite of all tattoo conventions. Usually by the time the holidays have past us by we are eager to get back to work. The cost of such endeavors gets up there and someone has to cover that expense so most tattoo artists will band up into groups that get along of course and some learn the hard way. Any way we slice it we all are trying to save a buck where we can because when the tattoo show comes around every agency and vendor gets in our pockets somehow. People wonder why tattoos are so expensive so we aim to explain a bit of that over the next few blog posts but this will give you a taste for why.

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To tattoo at a tattoo expo first we have the booth cost that also comes with some health fees, sharps disposal, motel room, travel ( flight, taxi, luggage,fuel )  food, tattoo supplies, disposable razors, trash receptacle or lamps electricity at some events is not free. So we have a magic number that was the ever present total after several years of traveling to shows we wound up with a well rounded $1000 bill cost per event. The advantage to doing a 2 or 3 day show is a few things and it’s mostly the booth cost but the profit margin is sometimes decided by friday’s turnout and whether you landed a tattoo or not on friday night. To my surprise and experience if I did not land a friday tattoo or be slammed busy the weekend was not going to be a good one.

There are many factors in having a great turn out at a event. The bill or event lineup sometimes will draw a great crowd and keep everyone busy that’s there to tattoo or compete which brings us to the next subject in this blog. Award winning artists are usually focused on awards and awards only so the crowd kinda suffers some because they mostly bring clients from home they are tattooing a few times a week for shows and presentations. They donate many hours and discount those clients that make a effort to be involved with the award winning process. Ambition is a big deal in tattooing because everyone wants to get what they are worth in the end.

Tattooing has evolved from being a backstreet alley entrance or a private hush hush thing to a widely publicized phenomenon landing many lucky talented artists careers on the silver screen. Everyone has come to the conclusion that being a tattoo artist is a dream job for any eager and talented teenager these days. there are state certified schools that offer guidance as do we to those that ask. We do offer a limited apprenticeship to those already tattooing that want to go to a much higher level.

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The tools we use to do this work is not cheap by any means so it takes some time to save for a apprenticeship and we have a answer for that also. Most mentors that teach tattooing will have a budget set aside to take from those fees they charge to hand off a complete tattoo set up once set free from a apprenticeship. So there a long road to reach that point in any artists career and some want to skip that and just be a prodigy but that works in reverse so we don’t want to do that. It’s like wanting to learn the restaurant business  and own one some day. There is a process to running a operation so you have to learn all the jobs in that place from the nastiest one to the easiest and best paying one. or you will fail or stumble along the way.

So the reason for this post was to show some legitimate reasons why tattooing is so expensive for us artists that work this industry on the road or in a shop. We have expenses that are being added to all the time by the agencies that govern our trade and those that make the tools we use. Most forget this is our job not a hobby that for some starts as one but even as a hobby still costs to operate . We continue to have the problem with people coming to shop and haven’t had a tattoo in 30 years that are floored to find out the cost. the cost in the 80’s was not far off from today because I was there so the artist has basically gone a quarter century taking the hit at every turn of the market and have not exactly raised the worth of a tattoo other than at a exposition or tattoo convention where the cost to do business is high. Mind you the artist that come across 10 states to attend a show are leaving home , family, their business and paying in advance for the opportunity to tattoo you and hope you will stay long enough to enter the piece in a contest and try to send them home as a award winning artist for their trouble.

This point is only understood when someone lays it out for them and they really see the trouble we traveling tattoo artists endor to bring you the love of art.

I will update this with some info In a few.

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Pimpmytattoo show registered as a web series now with WGA

 

Our little promo video..

Our back up..  Music by inhale

New Tattoo Song by

 Our adopted lil brothers..

          Clips from our adventures is what you get and we never have a script it just happens.

What you see is what you get.  This particular song came to us in a bundle of 4 that all had their qualities but as I said this one hit home like no other.  It truly tells our story and as you’ll  find in the clips it kinda tells a story.  Hope you go check out the show and add yourselfs to our pages.  Just search for “pimpmytattoo show or Victor delosAngeles on almost any major social media but we will add a list of links all landing you to pimpmytattoo content. Help get us noticed get involved with the show come be on it as a tattooee..  Everyone is welcome to come buy some chair time.

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Likes and views are just numbers, Love and war is life

In todays standings and there are many ways to look at this for any one thing. We all love to have our social media posts and blogs to be liked and read. However if you don’t express your view on those things how are we to know what you think, so if you read this blog post please take a moment to like the post and definitely let us know how they make you feel or if you actually liked it or agree to disagree.. It’s all good just say something to us if you do stop in. We thank you for that.

Now if you would like to interact with me, I could use some material to cover here so any ideas or inquires are appreciated. Current events are fun to write about, but were still dealing with every day life and if we leave the really big issues to those that have power to right a wrong I feel they should handle those. Were in the tattoo business so I like to address those things or any marketing or advertising concepts are good to play with as well.

The number game is just that it has a way to tell a story about who what and where. These numbers have a way to control how we live and think. So anytime there are numbers you are depending on to get ahead make sure you read all the rules of that engagement because numbers don’t lie and they will always support your ideas. We use each other to get notoriety and social placement with our intellectual thoughts and posts but what we really are saying is “Hey I’m right here.”

Sometimes we have many things to cover but of late it seems that war and people being hurt are filling the news lines these days and I can’t seem to cover those types of stories because I want to go do something about it and I’m far from a law keeper. I may have some ideas for lawmakers but the eye for an eye rule went out long ago.

Just keep on doing you and not worry about what others are trying, but pay attention because it could effect you in some way. Look at the 9/11 incidents. They were on the east coast and it effected every human being in the world in some way. All for numbers and awareness is what they say but we know its a statement to be on guard and watch your back and the backs of those we love.

I’m not one for war, but do believe “We must fight for what we believe is right or be indifferent in the world.”

Mr. Pimpmytattoo

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