Sunday, July 4, 2010

Texas Tattoo Showdown, El Paso TX. Day 3

 Day 3

My client Rick came back to finish his piece from the previous day.
He was in pain but it was worth it.

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I made some time to get a few small tattoos in.


Danny De La Paz AKA "Chuco" and "Puppet"
of a Boulevard Nights and American Me

He later stopped by the booth and purchased a Mr. Siego, Official Blind Sider Print

The booth was packed all weekend... but where is the Ghetto Bird been?

No thats not him.

Making time for the fans...

Public relations someone's gotta do it...

With some some homies...

Back stage with Baby Bash!...

On stage...

... with MC. Magic?

Ghetto Bird, VIP everywhere he goes.


I was getting chased by a Rhino!

haha.. jk

Despite all the hard ship, The Tattoo Showdown was a success, we live and we learn.

Here we go again...

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Texas Tattoo Showdown, El Paso TX. Day 2

Day 2

I stayed up all night,  preparing for the client that had booked me for the whole day, just to get a call that he wouldn't be able to make it.  I was exhausted and very disappointed another day was wasted but
fortunately, some guys from day one came back to put me to work.

"Live & Learn"
Thats what I was doing all weekend.

Due to my early cancellation and wasted time, I didnt get to finish ...
To be Continue...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Texas Tattoo Showdown, El Paso TX. Day 1

 Texas Tattoo Showdown
Day 1

We finally arrived and the place was packed.

 Its a small world and I happen to run into the infamous,Victor Fuentes.  We continued our on going project and did some showing off  for the last few hours of show.

Tattooing him, turned alot of heads and I was quickly booked for the next day.

I cant get rid of this guy, he's everywhere!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Road to the Texas Tattoo Showdown Day1 and 2

Thursday July 1, 2010

Tough first day on the road to the Texas Tattoo Showdown in El Paso, Tx. We thaught we were off to an early start until we had a minor setback. A routine stop by a State Trooper got one of the Blindsiders a nice cold cell in Blanco County. After a few hours of harassment the kind officers finally bought the story that a few heavily tattooed guys were actually going to a tattoo convention.
My truck was impounded and we cracked some "My Cousin Vinni" jokes until we were let go. 
So much for an early start. 

Ghetto Bird, arrested and charged with suspended liscense, even though he's never had a license?
Blanco County jail, inmate population 2 prior to his release.

Day 2
Friday July 2, 2010 

G-Bird released and we continue the mission to the Showdown in "Chuco"town!


This was our first time to El Paso but something told us we were on the right path.

Our friend Victor Fuentes was already in El Paso, and left a smoke trail for us to follow.

Tattoo show or Juarez, Mexico?
Decisions, decisions, to make...

The first day of the show was almost over but Mr Siego and the Ghetto Bird finally made it!