Back from the Convention
So the Tattoos and Blues convention in Santa Rosa was pretty good. My boss and i were there saturday and sunday, and we were busy the whole time. There were probably 40 tattoo boooths and about 10 vendors there, plus many bands and dozens of motorcycle gangs- yay!
Any way, several clients from home came out to get work done from us, and we did a few walk-ins as well. All in all it was very succesful. I stayed in a classicly cheap motel nearby. It was pure comedy. I could hear every truck zoom past on the nearby interstate, and there was some crackhead bitch in the room next to me screaming on the phone(maybe it wasnt crack, she couldve been a mormon or something, but she was nonetheless imbalanced) all i needed was some cockroaches and it would've been picture perfect. what do you want for 50$ ? I've stayed in worse places.
So, among the conventions i've been to, i give it a solid 5.5. As compared to the conv. in SF on halloween which was a 1.0(lame) Many artists said it wasn't as busy as last year, claiming that it hadnt been advertised well. It seemed busy enough to me though. There was no loudsdpeaker announcemets concerning contest times, events etc. so we were all just kind of winging it. there was no tattoo of the day contest, and no art fusion. All in all pretty disappointing. But hey! we were the first shop to secure our booth for next year. And I hope im not getting us kicked out with my big stinking opinions. Hey i give it a 5.5! thats great, comparitively.
I've posted some bloody pictures of work done there at:
go check it out. thanks for having us guys. See you next year.