Monday, February 27, 2017

Tattoo Artists from Ohio

Meet David!

And, meet Jonathan!

They run 3 different stores in Ohio.   And, as I recall, they were enjoying their time in tropical Minneapolis.

Nice meeting you guys!

Friday, February 24, 2017

An Artist not Far from Me

Meet Casey!

She is apprenticing with Ink Kings in Otsego!   What a great place to apprentice!

Thanks Casey.  It was very nice chatting with you.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Nearly Local Artist!

Meet Courtney!

Courtney hails from Wisconsin.  We are like neighbors!!  She is very outgoing and was having a  wonderful time at the convention.

Thanks Courtney.  It was lovely chatting with you.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Not only an Arist, but a Manufacturer and Distributor

Meet Eddy Munster

I LOVE that name!   Eddy is from NeedleJig.  He sells tattoo supplies and makes tattoo machines.   He was visiting form central California.

It was great meeting you, Eddy!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Local Support!

Meet Renee!

Renee's niece is an artist from California.  She comes to work the tattoo convention.  So Renee, a local from Orano, comes to help!

Nice chatting with you, Reneee!

Monday, February 20, 2017

A Local Tattoo Artist

Meet Matt!

Matt is the manager of Uptown Tattoo.  Any visit to Minneapolis isn't complete without a swing through Uptown!

Thanks Matt!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Another Artist from Outstate

Meet Heather!

Heather is from Urbana, Ohio.   She has 4 children.   She grew up in tropical Duluth, Minnesota.   And, she hates the cold.   I didn't point out that Urbana, Ohio isn't exactly known for being tropical, either.    But, it is a damn site warmer than Duluth!

Friday, February 17, 2017

An Artist from the Badger State

Meet Beata!

She was from Milwaukee.   And, she was thoroughly enjoying being in Minneapolis.  

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A Long Term Tattoo Artist

Meet Tim!

Tim is from Rockford, IL.   He is  father with 4 kids, the oldest is now 21.   And, he's beein the piercing business for 16 years!

Thanks Tim!

Monday, February 13, 2017

An Artist from Chicago

Meet Matt!

He was no stranger to Minnesota.   His great grandparents and a house "up north".  And, he gets up to visit 2-3 times a year. 

Nice chatting with you Matt!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Retail Clothing Was Also There

Meet Sherry!

She was there representing RudeChix from LA.   It was lovely chatting with you Sherry.  Sorry about the cold weather.  But, it was January in MN. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

A Trio!

Visiting from Roscoe, IL were the following three lovely ladies.

Meet Louryn:  She was along to help the artist.

Meet Niki, of Niki Hughes Tattoo.  Yup...she is the artist.

And, meet Kayla who was also helping!

Lovely meeting all of you, ladies!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Local Assistant!

Meet Sunny!  

She is from the Minneapolis area.  And, she was there helping the Electric Dragon team!

It was lovely meeting you Sunny!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Another Local Artist.

Meet Chuck, from Electric Dragon!

He's been an artist for 19 years.  And, besides doing tattoo's, he is passionate about motorcycles!

Thanks Chuck!  Love the sense of humor!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Local Tattoo Artists

Meet David Wick from Blaine, MN.  He owns and operates Wick Tattoo!

And meet Emily.   Emily has been apprenticing with David.  She's working on her 200 hours!

Finally, meet Donna!   Donna was  patiently waiting for me to finish chatting with David.  She was there to have some work done.   And, as she said, David is the only artist who she trusts!

I guess that's a pretty good reference!

My thanks to you all!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

And a Local Artist!

Meet Nagi, from New Prague, MN

She works for Lucid.  She said she said it takes about 3 yrs and  200 hours to do free lance work.   She's in her second year.  This was the first time I saw a gum piercing.  She let me take a close up of it.   But, I didn't like the clarity.   So, I am not posting it.    I asked what her dentist thinks of this.   He isn't very supportive of it!

Thanks Nagi for the visit!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Another Peer from Bismark!

Meet Sampson!

He works with Chris and Ashley in Bismark, ND.    He had a book of his work for sale!  Nice work, Sampson!

Thanks for taking the time to chat with me.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Happy Birthday to my Dad

Dad turns 89 today.  The party is tomorrow night.

Happy birthday Dad!

May you have many more.   You did well. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Neighbors to the North....North Dakota!

Meet Chris

And meet his co-worker, Ashley!

They travelled to tropical Minnesota from Bismark, ND.  January 9th was the first anniversary of their shop...or their marriage.  I can't exactly recall!  If you are in Bismark, make sure to stop by the Alchemist and wish them a happy anniversary.   Leave the rest vague!

My sincere thanks to you both.