april 2012

Thursday April 12, 2012

April 2012


Thanks once again to all the great people at the Worldwide Tattoo Conference this week in Chicago. I had a good time, and I'm sorry about the voice troubles!  I didn't feel 100% while taking the stage for my presentation, and managed to forget what I was saying once or twice during the talk while speaking with an increasingly hoarse voice.  It wasn't the easiest thing to do while suffering from some untimely sinus and throat problems, but the positive attitudes of everyone there helped me push through it before my voice completely gave out. I sincerely hope you all found some benefit and insight from it despite the minor difficulties!


At the end of this month I'll be in Melbourne, Australia for the amazing Rites Of Passage tattoo convention. I'll be selling my painting books there, but unfortuantely I'm already booked for tattoo appointments.  












This ambitious event, organized by Claire Reed, really comes from the heart and aims to be more than just tattoos and commerce.  Proceeds are donated to various charities, and through the entertainment at the event, a strong focus is placed on important issues such as environmentalism and indigenous rights.  Kudos once again to Claire and her team for thinking outside the tattoo industry box and connecting what we do to the importance of life as a whole.