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THE JOURNEY

Half the battle of getting what you want is getting there, and getting there seems to be a problem – especially in this day and age where technology makes everything quicker. Today, technology and texting has created a culture of impatience. We want everything instantly and all of a sudden the little things like traffic and distance have become obstacles. Nowadays, the simple things we used to enjoy have become a struggle and now sites like Amazon and Zappos, which have become our best friends.

So every time we get customers flying in from out of town, we feel not only blessed, but also thankful – and a bit childish for ever complaining about the little things in life like traffic. Sometimes we become creatures of habit, but then again it’s up to us to learn from each other, and there’s definitely plenty that we learn on a daily basis not only about about our clients…but from our clients.

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Just yesterday, Troy flew in from Florida to get a portrait of his father done by Robert Pho.

It’s not uncommon to have people fly in to get tatted, and in the past week alone we’ve had about half a dozen clients fly in from Australia. Now let’s not forget those that have driven from San Francisco, Arizona and Los Angeles. Those drive times alone would be enough to drive anyone crazy but then again we’re in Las Vegas, and there’s plenty of activity to partake in once you get here.

As always, we feel fortunate that our clients put in the extra work to get here and the bottom line is we’re thankful for any client, regardless if they travel from abroad or just a few blocks away. With many good tattoo shops in Las Vegas, it’s always blessing to be chosen and we’re forever grateful.

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Thanks to Troy for trusting us with father’s portrait. 

Troy’s father passed away nine years ago and he wanted to memorialize his father by getting a portrait done, so he had this piece inked by Rob. The reference photo used was one of Troy’s favorite photos of his father and the piece turned out incredible. Getting a portrait done is so personal and so meaningful and we take great pride in doing them. To see these pieces come to life is invigorating and powerful, and we’d like to thank Troy once again for coming down. We’re sure your father is looking down proud.

THE SIMPSONS TATTOO GUY.

Currently, the Guinness Book of World’s Records for having the “most tattoos of the same cartoon character tattooed on the body” is held by a gentleman by the name of Lee Weir. While he has a total of 41 tattoos, Weir may currently hold that record, but Michael Baxter from Melbourne is looking to strip him of his title and he’s in it to win it. In just under a year, Michael has completed what you see here and he’s already filed all the necessary paper work to capture Mr. Weir’s title. Even though all of Mr. Baxter’s tattoos are not of Homer Simpson, they are all from the same television show (203 characters in all) so it makes him eligible for entry.

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 At 52 years old, Mr. Baxter is a prison guard in Bacchus Marsch near Melbourne and says that, “his tattoos have inspired and entertained people of all ages.” With 41 Homer tattoos on his left arm alone, the Simpsons fan said, “I’m a huge fan of the show. I love the tattoo, and I know lots of other people, including my grandchildren, do too.”