Some of you heard rumors that I was opening a tattoo/piercing shop and those rumors are true. I built the shop in April/May of 2009 with a tattooer as a partner but before it opened up, things with the partnership fell through. Regardless, I got a new partner/owner as well as a partner in life and it’s now his shop. I built it with blood, sweat and a whole lot of tears (you drop a tatsoul chair on your big toe and see how it feels!).
Now that Norm has the shop “looking like a tattoo shop” and not like a fancy hair salon, he’s put up a help wanted flyer on his myspace. I figured that I would help spread the word, as I’ve done in the past for other shops looking for new hires. The shop is beautiful and Fairfax has basically become the “new Melrose” as far as alternative areas of town. We’re next door to several art galleries, Supreme, Hall of Fame, RVCA, Diamond, The Hundreds, and several other great stores, including the world famous Canter’s Deli.
It’s a great shop, on a great street with a great owner. The look and feel of the shop is amazing. One could spend a day oogling the amazing flash collection, the art on the walls from hundreds of amazing artists and tattooers from around the world and the set up is amazing. I can toot my own horn a little bit on this as I designed and planned the shop.
If you have a portfolio or would like to send this out to a friend that might be interested, feel free to pass along the flyer. Send your portfolios or a link to them to Norm via his email address if you’re interested. There are currently only 3 booths available and Norm will be splitting his time between Will Rise Studios and Spotlight Tattoo. We’ve got an amazing list of guest artists who will be coming and going as well as if you’re lucky you can catch Bob Roberts hanging out. BMEshop is still located in the back warehouse area of the shop and will be staying there.
I hope that everyone has been happy with the volunteers who are donating their time to keep modblog updated while I’m busy working on the new site and keeping the old version updated as well. Thanks to Sean, Jen, BlueStar, Lilly and Lexci for their hard work. I’m glad you guys don’t miss me too much!