August 29, 2018
What a weekend. When you toss a good buddies bachelor party in with a tattoo convention things can get crazy. But I had a blast start to finish! Let’s dive into the Tattoo You Convention. My good buddy Adam Chiodo hooked me up with the event coordinator. They put me on the cancelation list and I found out I was getting a booth like 2-3 weeks prior. Did not leave much time to get ready, but I hammered out all the prints and the two albums. Also had to get a banner made too, which I made to look like my business cards. Keep in mind, this is my first time every having a booth or showcasing my work. I was so damn excited to see people reactions, make some sales, and get my name out there. The opportunity was huge and I didn’t want to pass it up. Thankfully, my buddy was totally understanding about it all, given I did make it for the first and last night of the bachelor party.
So everything was coming together quickly and I have to say the prints turned out amazing! The details and quality is second to none, thank you White House Custom Color. I went with 2 larger photos, 3 medium, and a bunch of smaller print. That way people were able to see the differences between a canvas, standout, metal, and fully customized print. At the same time, I made two amazing albums people were able to flip though, which everyone loved! They really were a huge hit! Many asked if they could get one, which I can/would do that but they are not cheap. Then again, art is not all that cheap in general and it was nice being around artist that understood that. The smaller photos were paper prints, again showcasing the different kinds of paper (luster, metallic, and deep matte) with 4x6, 8x10, and a few random sizes. I was selling those at $5, $10, and $20 which people really loved those prices and the prints, given the next show I am going to bring more Norway photos (big hit). Smart call on my part to have smaller takeaways like that though.