FROM TRAVELIN’ MICK
Our dear friend, globetrotter and anthropologist Travelin’ Mick (Michael Laukien) has sent us a handful of wonderful artist features that we are looking to post on MORE TATTOO GOODIES on the tattooroadtrip.com website. Which ones should we post on TATTOO GOODIES first? So much great stuff, yes?
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It’s always a pleasure to see work from our tattooroadtrip.com Tricks of the Trade columnist, Larry Brogan, from Tattoo City in Lockport, Illinois. Here’s some ghoulish samples that we received in yesterday’s mail.
LOWERCASE J FROM TATTOO MARK’S, STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA
What to do? It happens so often: I get a diskette with only four different photos. One photo was taken at an awkward angle (the one on the top row, right) that foreshortens and distorts the image. The other three are fairly interesting, but that’s it. No letter. No phone number. Nothing written on the diskette. So, please, next time, remember to take the same amount of care you took in making the art as presenting it to others. Respect what you have done and others will respect it, too. My suggestion: send a dozen images and include a short bio, a business card and an artist’s photo. Label everything clearly and include appropriate contact information. That way, we can showcase you and your work to the best advantage. By the way, love the tiger.
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BACK TO N.J.
More from Johnny “Thief” DiDonna and Matt Lukesh at Seppuku Tattoo in Bloomingdale, New Jersey. The top three rows are Johnny’s and the bottom three rows are Matt. To read their story and see more images on the Tattoo Road Trip website , click here.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY BERNARD CLARK
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I’m back in the Carolinas taking a rest. I got out of Oklahoma, after I was stung on my big toe by a scorpion in the ranch house. It was a very a painful sting. With a series of intermittent surges that included intermittent pulsating with a painful throb thrown in. It was a real surprise, but I did manage to mash the little bastard. It was all gone in the morning when I woke up. Not a mark. Needless to say I walked around with a lit flash at night, from then on. The “then on “ was only a couple of more days, as I killed three more wandering around in the bunk house. The rest of the cowboys there managed to kill several more bringing the body count up to over a dozen or more, so I left. Interesting, as each day passed they got slightly larger as they were growing.
When I was in Thailand, I encountered a very large black scorpion at three a.m. lying on the floor in a circle of moonlight, as it shown through a window. Well, I killed that one on the spot and left it on the kitchen table for all to see in the a.m. No one paid any attention. The next a.m., on the way to the bathroom, I met a very large black centipede. This one was lying in the moonlight on kitchen floor. No one commented on that one either. They had packed up lunches and were walking off to the rice fields to work. Turns out the rice fields have cobras running all over the place. My father-in-law told me that the snakes were tolerated, as they kept the rat population down. They, the cobras, also kept the tourists away. Later, I caught the train back to Bangkok and took a taxi back to Pataya Beach, rented my nice hotel room on the seventh floor overlooking the beach and enjoyed the rest of the summer. Roughing it in Thailand has a whole new meaning. I don’t recommend the marriage, though. It was worse than the scorpion sting !
—Your Friend Zeke (email@example.com)
KIRT SILVER RETURNS
On August 21st, less than a week ago, we published a handful of images from Kirt Silver from Silver City Tattoos in Nova Scotia, Canada and, to date, 93 percent of voters in our Poll said, “More, Kirt Baby!” With response like that, we can wait no longer. Here’s more photos from Kirt. Let us know what you think. And how do you do that? Easy… Leave a Comment (at the bottom of this post).
Check out Kirt Silver’s Silver City Link on www.tattooroadtrip.com at DESTINATIONS/OTHER.