The 3rd Annual Cape Fear Tattoo & Art Expo
The 3rd Annual Cape Fear Tattoo & Art Expo wrapped up today in beautiful downtown Wilmington, NC. It was held at the Wilmington Convention Center right on the water across from the USS North Carolina. So not only did you get to see great artwork from tattoo artists from around the country but great views. The Expo had vendors such as Lucky 13, Hardnox Clothing, External Ink, King Pin Tattoo Supply and H2Ocean to name a few. You had two of our favorite Pitbull advocacy groups, Pinups for Pitbulls and Sugar Heart Magazine onsite educating the public on Pitbulls and B.S.L. (Click this link to learn more about Breed Specific Legislation as this is not the answer)
This was a great Tattoo Expo and we will be attending next year for the 4th Annual.
See more photos of the event below.
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Asheville Tattoo Fest -2013
The 2nd Annual Asheville Tattoo Fest wrapped up on Sunday; well until next year. We were left with some great times and of course new INK. We wanted to thank all the sponsors for making this a successful convention. We also wanted to give a special thanks to Daron James of Diamond Thieves Body Piercing & Tattoo and James Vaughn of Straight A Tattoo for organizing and hosting this event.
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Need to find a shop?
Recently moved and new to town? Need to find a shop? With tattoo shops popping up on every corner in America, how do you find what shop is the best for your needs? Another Tattoo caught up with Daron James owner and piercer of Diamond Thieves Body Piercing & Tattoo. They have two locations in Asheville and Marion, NC to serve all your needs.
Here is what he had to say:
I know personally from moving around a lot from state to state the best way to find a new shop or artist is by word of mouth. Most collectors love to show off their ink and will give referrals to local shops.
Back in the day “Google” was a great source but recently other shops have used it as a weapon to publicly slander other shops and try to paint a bad picture of them. These days I would say find a local magazine (i.e.. mountain express) check their website for who has been voted number 1 or even for ads ran by local shops. Usually, legit shops are the only ones who have a strong enough clientele to afford legit advertising. Look at shops websites! Usually, all the artists at that shop have their work on their sites be sure to match that work with their in-house portfolios to make sure they are not stealing others photos. All in all though yes , word of mouth is the best form of advertising , always will be. Continue reading Need to find a shop?