It's really very gratifying when we receive messages from supporters because it really lets us know that we are accomplishing our mission of inspiring and motivating people to really live life and take more risks. This article is about this French guy who discovered us about a year ago when we attended the Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth, a tattoo convention in Las Vegas, NV.
He actually caught our eye on Instagram because he was tagging us in pictures where he was always wearing some kind of Fukitt gear. After a couple of months, he actually submitted a sponsorship form, where he provided a very inspirational story about how he left his country to completely change his life and chase his dreams. We get a lot of requests for sponsorships and we ignore most of them because they don't really show us any support...and worse...some of them don't even own any of our gear?! How can you expect to get sponsored when you don't even own any of our apparel?!
We weren't sure how he would be able to really help us so we told him that we have received his application for a sponsorship and that we will get back to him if we decide to sponsor him. Instead of being discouraged, he just kept on posting pictures and tagged us in them to notify us. Then he emailed us again with the message below and it is such a pleasure to know how passionate he really is about our brand...and helping us to inspire as many people as possible.
Anyway, we have decided to sponsor him after a whole year of support and persistence! After you read his message below, I think you will agree that he truly deserves a sponsorship with us because he exemplifies the mentality that we're always promoting...
(I am sorry for my bad English but I begun to learn it when I came here from France.)
My name is Xavier Moreux, I am a French guitarist of the band "Speakers Of Infamy" and I live in Los Angeles.
I discover your brand a little bit more than a year ago at "THE BIGGEST TATTOO SHOW ON EARTH" in Las Vegas and since then, I never live any day without my Fukitt Cap on my head. As you can see on my instagram: http://instagram.com/xaviermoreux
I am a big fan of your brand and not just because of what it says but what it means to me. Let me tell you a part of my story...
A year ago , when I discover your brand in Vegas , I was there because I was modeling for one of my friend tattoo artist but few days before , I was in Los Angeles doing my audition at The Los Angeles Music Academy. I was , back in those days, an Ingeneer in a big company and living in the south of France . I always wanted to be a professional musician and touring all over the world with a band. That's why, one day, I woke up and decide that was enough. I quit my job, went to china during 3 months at the Shaolin temple to try to find what I really wanted in my life an trained with the shaolin monks who teached me kung fu . After that, I took my decision to change my entire life forever and begun to live my dream. I train so hard with my guitar and left the country to try to audition for this Music College.
It was something really big to me, I wasn't even sure about where I was going. And about 10 months ago, I receive a letter which told me that I was accepted and The Music College was waiting for me. Then, without even locking behind me, I left my country, my family, my friends, my fiancee and all the things that I had to come here in Los Angeles and begin to try to leave my dream.
And today, 8 months after arriving in L.A., I am living here with my fiancee, who join me in this adventure 3 months ago. I am playing in an awesome metal band that I built 6 months ago and we re on our way to do big things by working with Epitaph Record. So, you're gonna ask me why am I telling you all of that. It's simple... YOUR BRAND helps me everyday to stay motivated and follow my path and for what I want so thank you so much.
I applied for a sponsorship from FUKITT on your website and I want to tell you why:
I want to spread YOUR MESSAGE everywhere I go. I already have some tee shirts, sweatshirts and hats from FUKITT , so I don't really want any free gear or discount. But I want to be sponsored by you because I am already advertising your brand a lot on my Facebook, the one of my band and my Instagram. As you can see, I have a lot of people and kids who ask me to buy your hats and tee shirts. For example, at my college, my entire school is calling me "MR.FUKITT" . It's just because I am always wearing your gear.
One more thing, today, because I am French, I have a Work visa for another year and a half, and getting sponsorships will help me to get an artist visa after this deadline, and I hope that you guys would be able and like to do that for me.
I want people to be ready to do what I did In my life and stop thinking about all the small bad things that can happen to them. Life is beautiful and it has to be living 100% and I think your brand is a good way to remind people to follow their path and live their dream. I hope this wasn't too boring to read and I hope you'll read it until the end. I would like to thank you to helping me to change my life and make it better and live my dream .
And thank you for your future answer.
Take care to all your family and you Mrs Fukitt, you guys are awesome together.
Photo by: Diane Sagnier, http://dianesagnier.com
Black & White Photo by: David Haas, http://www.davidhaas.book.fr