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It's always a pleasure taking advantage of visiting so many different places as a perk of this job. This is the 3rd time we have exhibited at the Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention, where there are hundreds of tattoo artists and unique vendors.

My flight arrived in Chicago on Thursday, the day before the event, so I had plenty of time to check out my area to set up our shop. This is always great because I don't have to rush. I was going to go around and check out the area but I really didn't feel like it so I just went back to my hotel room.

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Event, Music Festival, St. Patrick's Day -

Here are some of our video footage from the Shamrock Fest where we had a pop-up shop! Coincidentally, the event landed on St. Patrick's Day so it was a great way to celebrate the occasion.

There were so many great bands and we met so many new supporters for our brand. It was a little chilly for the day so we obviously sold out most of our hoodies! Haha...

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Fukitt, Gold Medal, Grateful, Gratitude, Olympics, Snowboarding, Suicide Awareness -

I don't know about you, but I have always had Olympic fever!  Completely obsessed with the games from minute one to the very end! To watch the entire world come together peacefully for sport, regardless of political or religious differences...While there are dozens of inspirational stories of athletes overcoming a possible career ending injury, and fighting their way back to win the gold medal, I'm going to write about one in particular today. You probably already guessed it... the adorable ginger, Snowboarding Olympic 3 time Gold Medalist, Shaun White!

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Convention, Eagles, Event, NFL, Philadelphia, Philly, Tattoo -

The Philadelphia Tattoo Convention is probably one of the biggest and busiest tattoo conventions on the East Coast and I have a strange feeling this one will be even bigger than the rest due to the Sunday's Superbowl win! This will be our 6th year at this convention and we cannot wait to see all the familiar faces and hear the stories of repeat customers who wait all year to see us there.

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Grateful, Gratitude, Italy, Marriage, New Year, Regret, Travel -

My husband and I have been talking about going to Italy for about 2 years now. I've been there 3 times already, but my husband hasn't. Last year, we just couldn't find the time between events and the business.

This year, I decided was the year we were definitely going. I didn't want yet another year to go by with saying, "well, next year we will go"...because you know what happens, next year happens again...  I found cheap flights to Italy so I'm going to book them, OK"?...his response..."OK"!! And boom! About 30 seconds later, the flights were booked!

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