Thursday morning filtering out my email drink my coffee. Came across and interesting, press release labeled Tattoo Event.
Looked the link and gave them a ring on the phone. Jack Skorochod, has put together an event in support of Autism. I’m in total support of anything like this, good people doing good things… circles back the at random acts of kindness. April 2nd is world Autism Day. Check out the story for the tattoo event in Canada and the US. Read More >>
Dead City Studios Ribbon Raiser in support of the Cancer Society in June – Read More >>
I hope to show just as much support for these type of events as the come in… so send in your info so we can do just that.
Today is a funny day… people spending cash on stuffed toys for women, chocolate and flowers.
I love muscle cars, motorcycles, tattoos (and my Tordiff).. I’m not much of a ‘Hearts and Flowers’ kind of girly girl. I tend to share the love in different ways… doing random acts of kindness. Being friendly with people.. like helping a obviously lost man in the shoe else at the department store trying to pick up slippers for his wife, hope she likes them
Never needing a thank you just do it because I can.
When I get an email to help a writer for the Toronto Star with an interview about tattoo trends.. of course I would helped out..
We are sharing the love with French Canada as well… most recent interview with Baronmag.com ...
I have been getting a few notes of people liking my blog…and adding tidbits about myself along the way… glad your along for the ride…
As we once again cast the pebble into the pond and set off another ripple.
- thanks to baronmag.com translated – Avril Croix
Wonders amazed… seem we are getting great responses to the magazine. Artists are contact us to be featured and steady stream of subscribers wanting more of the magazine.
Emails arriving to my inbox – “We just got your magazine in our shop, and I love it!!! It’s so much different than any other tattoo magazines I’ve seen…”
The exclusive interview with Chris Nunez from Ink Master posted today. Check it out - Read more >>
Summer editorial line-up ready to roll. We are are looking or an photographer in Halifax, Vancouver.
Have you see the Premiere Issue? The last page of the magazine is reserved for our readers, to share there “Heart and Soul”, by sending in your photo of you with your tattoo and story behind it.. send it here >>
So with thoughts of warm summer nights and a cold beer in my hand… we move forward… hell ya!
I’ve never been a person to really be worried about what other people say. I remember being 16 years old and at the beach late one night with my girl friends… you know doing what you shouldn’t be at that age.
A large group of boys sitting on a picnic table and one yells out “ya baby were you been all my life?” My response was “Not looking for you”. I have always been totally conformable in my own skin.
I like being different… not a screaming different. My first ride an 18 year old 1974 CM400T Honda (motorcycle) my senior year of high school, pinna piercing at home at age 18 (okay totally drunk and not the cleanest thing to do)… not that am bragging, really not that type of person… more like factual info. I love having fun and laughing and ‘OUT LOUD’. Anyone close to me knows… I don’t hold back when it comes to this… it is loud and contagious.
And when your different it scares some people, they don’t know how to react. So fear or jealous are usually the first responses. It’s in our human nature self-defense so to speak.
So today was my first flaming email from someone afraid of the magazine. Which I figured was bound to happen as part of our human side we don’t always like everything.
One thing I do know is that we are all people and just making our way in this world. And if you are so hung-up on things you don’t like… do you ever take the time to enjoy the things you do like?
Head and eyes down in the back, yes I know been busy efing of at the back here…Slacker… not writing my blog. But figured I spent the past 7 month with my laptop growing out of my arms… couple days down time is well deserved.
Love the roller derby stuff…thanks Jeff Hayward for taking pics and submitting a story for the website… posted it yesterday and already over 200 hits on that page alone. (Read it). Can’t wait for the full feature in the magazine!!!
What’s next the Spring Motorcycle Show – March 17 & 18th. We are hoping that Taylor Marie our cover girl is into coming down and signing a few magazines for visitors that drop by the booth… Keep you posted on that one.
And in the next day or so be posting our story with Chris Nunez from Ink Masters… woohoo.
Great responses from people getting the magazine into their hands. Was recently asked “why produce a printed magazine as the print industry is starving”. When you want something that is your passion you take chances and put your best foot forward. And that what Xalt is all about. The response was super positive when the research was done before we planned to print. Thanks for the support…
“I think its amazing that there will be a Canadian Tattoo Magazine coming alive this year! About time if you ask me!”
“Congrats on the launch of your new magazine. I am a tattoo artist at a shop in Halifax and we received your magazine today… looks good!”
Xalt Magazine is heading into the planning for the summer issue… which is going to be a good one, for starts:
Human Canvas Artists -
Vince Wishart, Calgary AB
Kirt Silver, Elmsdale NS
Russ Foxx, Vancouver, BC
Alt stories -
Canadian Roller Derby
BDSM 101 lace to leather
You know when something strikes you as omg funny. Seems our western social network sees beauty as a number. Some try a million things to look young - cream, gupe, mud, wax, lotion, peels, laser, ultrasound, etc. – what every it takes.
Well guess it might help – rocketing the most popular pick-up line in bars this year as ‘you got a pretty mouth’…
Yup, my mind dove right down. Make me look young – really what the ef? More like is the number one selling product for Valentine’s Day?
You might be able to find this product on shelf right next to the lube and pocket pussy… not sure if the eye make-up and lip stick will be right there also?
Couldn’t sleep today… not sure if it is because of the huge list of things to do… So up at 5:30…and I always read my google feeds each day about tattoos and body modification. What is happening in the world…. sometimes good and sometimes bad. Today was lots of good, as I see it.
Amsterdam Tattoo Museum is dedicated to the art, history and preservation of tattoo culture. Occupying 21,000 square feet of two beautifully restored 19th-century buildings, the collection is a wide-ranging one that documents the history of tattooing, from the prehistoric era to the present day. Founded by Dutch tattoo artist Henk Schiffmacher. Good stuff.
More good stuff – And there seems another ripple in the puddle… Masthead on-line has put up a little piece about the magazine. – Full Details
Nice to see people are liking the magazine and all our hard work to bring it to them. Requests for subscriptions, contact from photographer and the artists themselves, wanting to be featured in the magazine. Also received notification from Heritage Canada our application for Canada Periodical Funding was accepted and in the review works… sweetness.
Launch party out of the way now we work on what we are doing at the Toronto Spring Motorcycle Show… going to have a very cool Katana Sword to giveaway for sure. Have to put a bug in our Cover model Taylor Marie to come to the show and sign the magazine…
Well as the day goes on and the research to work on the magazine. I decided to put together a list 10 things tattoo. So here goes.
- Xbox Avator tattoo… real money for a non-real items – Marketplace
- Lip tattoos – real item from Violent Lips
- Tattoo artist Ed Hardy headphones
- VAN HALEN‘s new single will be titled “Tattoo”
- Spike TV new ‘Ink Master’ tattoo reality show
- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie is going to receive a sequel
- 20 Crazy Hello Kitty Tattoos
- Free Tribal tattoo designs
- Guinness World Record for the most url tattoos
- Tattoo Etiquette 101 – love this one!!!!
Have any to add? Sure there are millions of links….