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Tattoo Road Trip Daily Blog Has a New Address

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS by misterroadtripper on February 16, 2011

Not to fear. The address is new but the site is the same.

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WE HAVE MOVED!

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS by misterroadtripper on February 9, 2011

BIG CHANGES!

SAME BLOG… NEW ADDRESS (all 650+ posts are on the new site)

We have made big changes to our Daily Blog and Website. This is the final post at this address. So, if you are an email member, please sign up again on the new Blog site. Otherwise… simply click the new address bar and… whoosh! Welcome to our new site!

PLEASE  GO TO THE NEW BLOG PAGE

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WELCOME A NEW SPONSOR!

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS by misterroadtripper on February 8, 2011

SPOONY’S… MADE IN THE THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Welcome! Here at Spoony’s we offer the finest American hand-blown glass pipes from Chameleon Glass, as well as other various artists, mainly from the Pacific Northwest. We have something for everyone’s taste and budget. Our selection is quite extensive and continues to grow. We are constantly on the lookout to bring you the latest and greatest products and original designs, so check back often! We appreciate your business and we hope you enjoy your shopping experience with us!

VALENTINES DAY TATTOOS

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS by misterroadtripper on February 2, 2011

Here’s a heartfelt collection of tattoos celebrating Valentines Day (February 14th). How about sharing yours? Email your Valentines Day tattoos to me at baxter@tattooroadtrip.com and I will post them… on Valentine’s Day!

SAD NEWS

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS, Human Interest by misterroadtripper on January 31, 2011

Merlin (left) under the neon.

Bob,

I got this email from Kevin. Don’t know if you heard.

Regards, Bill DeMichele

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Hi Bill. Not sure if you know who I am, but we have met at many conventions in the States. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that Merlin from Miami died last week, after a long illness. He was the former owner of the original Miami Ink tattoo studio. Maybe you can spread the word around. He was a good guy from the old school. I will miss my old friend dearly.
Take care, Kev Heath

40-31 JUST POSTED!

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS by misterroadtripper on January 30, 2011

THE 101 MOST INFLUENTIAL

PEOPLE IN TATTOO LIST

Tattooing has undergone enumerable changes over the last few years. An infinite number of shops and products have flooded the market. The fact is, this ancient art form just ain’t what it used to be. Old-style, toss-the-dirty-needles-in-a-bucket tattoo shops down by the waterfront have been replaced by artfully conceived showplaces, complete with rugs on the floor, TV monitors and state-of-the-art sound systems. No more bricks through the windows of competing shops. Las Vegas, Nevada, for example, once off-limits to expansion, is now home for over two hundred purveyors of the art form. So, what with new shops still opening every day and the road leading farther and farther away from its sources, what holds the industry together, in these times of watered-down overabundance ? The people on this very list, that’s who. Each person, here enshrined, has made a significant contribution to the relevance and historic importance of the 5,000-year-old art form. From Number 101 to Number 1, may their importance never be diminished and their contributions never be forgotten.

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NEXT WEEK IS CANADA WEEK!

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS by misterroadtripper on January 28, 2011

Tune in NEXT WEEK for exclusive convention coverage….

Photos of the ALBERTA BOUND TATTOO & ARTS FESTIVALS…. EDMONTON AND CALGARY!

C’MON, EVERYBODY. IT’S FOR A GOOD CAUSE!

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS by misterroadtripper on January 27, 2011

BID ON THESE BOOKS!

***Winning Bid: $200

These two, wonderful books were won by Gary Stanley from Birmingham, England in our Edition Reuss Japanese-style Tattoos Contest. Gary thought it would be a great idea for us to auction off the prizes and give the money to our favorite charity. Great idea! Our favorite charity is Friends in Deed, “The Crisis Center for Life-threatening Illness” in New York City. So, to win these two books (valued at $275) from Edition Reuss (“Tattoo in Japan” and “Black Tattoo Art”), simply email your silent bid to me at baxter@tattooroadtrip.com (it’s tax deductible!), and I will post the high bid every day, at the top of this page. Keep bidding higher, until the books are yours. Some lucky bidder will end up with these two terrific tattoo volumes and help a great cause, at the same time!

A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR…

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS by misterroadtripper on January 24, 2011

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BID AND WIN!

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS by misterroadtripper on January 22, 2011

BID ON THESE BOOKS!

***Highest Bid so far: $200

These two, wonderful books were won by Gary Stanley from Birmingham, England in our Edition Reuss Japanese-style Tattoos Contest. Gary thought it would be a great idea for us to auction off the prizes and give the money to our favorite charity. Great idea! Our favorite charity is Friends in Deed, “The Crisis Center for Life-threatening Illness” in New York City. So, to win these two books (valued at $275) from Edition Reuss (“Tattoo in Japan” and “Black Tattoo Art”), simply email your silent bid to me at baxter@tattooroadtrip.com (it’s tax deductible!), and I will post the high bid every day, at the top of this page. Keep bidding higher, until the books are yours. Some lucky bidder will end up with these two terrific tattoo volumes and help a great cause, at the same time!