I worked all weekend, but I did get to be out and about for a quick minute!
I successfully managed to secure a ticket to the Elm Street Music and Tattoo Convention hosted by Oliver Peck and Reverend Horton Heat. Definitely didn’t have the time to go, but I love me some tattoo fun. It was an experience and a few lessons have been learned:
1. You cannot switch purses to downsize. You need change that is in your big purse and the coin purse you carry. Or else you end up with a parking ticket and having to make change to feed the meter.
2. Feel free to shop around until you think of (a) the perfect tattoo and (b) the first tattoo artist to make decent conversation with you even if you look like a square without sleeves. Wait for the artist who will take a chance, you may even surprise them with your other tattoos.
3. Wear a dress so you don’t flash your hidden gems. That’s what I did. I knew if I would’ve worn leggings like I originally planned, I would’ve spent the entire night showing off all my tattoos. Must leave something for the imagination!
4. Don’t go to a tattoo convention with the intention that you will not get a tattoo. You are lying to yourself.
5. Creep on all the crazies that are out and about. It’ll make you feel better about life!
Bonus: Meet any and everyone! Oliver Peck, Chris Nunez, Forrest, and Luke Wessman were all very there and it was nice to
I had a damn good time schmoozing with Luke Wessman (as this obnxious drunk crazy stood there). I stalked a nice gentleman by the name of Derek from Austin as he got a tattoo from Bubba. It was a true masterpiece and definitely not my tattoo to show off. Check out Bubba on Instagram to see Derek’s sick panther. I mingled, stared at numerous tattoos, purchased t-shirts, and people watched. It was a good night and worth it.
The sheer willpower that I’ve had keeping this tattoo a secret from the masses has been just beyond me. I did share it with a select few that I knew would be thrilled that I finally caved and got some new ink. It’s totally me and I am thrilled to share it!
To another work week!