Pink Fire Pointer 2012

Welcoming 2013

As I stand (actually I'm sitting down) or the threshold of yet another year I can't help but to think about what has transpired over the last 12 months.

I moved back to Philly alone. I've now taken public transportation 4 sometimes 6 days a week back and forth (with the exception of some gracious friends who have driven me) for a whopping 5 hour round trip. I attended the Philadelphia, Tampa (which was not in Tampa), Wildwood and Atlantic City conventions.. I had a vacations to Boston, NYC and I also attended my first Fantasy Fest in Key West. I again returned to the PA Ren Faire and found an amazing restaurant which has quickly become one of my favorites.

In 2011 I wanted to get into magazines and started a successful campaign which got my work in over a dozen magazines. Not bad for never having sent a single thing into any magazine before. But 2012 was my year to do conventions. First was Philly and it was a big one! I've been to the Body Art Expo in Pomona California and that was probably bigger, but not by much. There were so many really talented artists in attendance this year and I was lucky enough to be fairly busy the whole weekend. Then came Tampa... This was a nice get a way type convention, too bad it wasn't IN Tampa. Needless to say it was kind of a bust. We even broke down Saturday night and headed up to Tampa for a day of fun in the sun before we had to head back. It wasn't a total loss as I met some really cool people. Then at the end of summer was the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash, a small venue but still a great time. Met some super awesome people and won my first ever trophy from a tattoo convention and discovered Menz's restaurant. The final convention was Atlantic City. A convention plagued with bad rumors of ever lacking attendance and poor planning. I can't say much good about it. Fellow up and coming artist Nicole Thompson (who took first place) and I collaborated on a set of color flash sheets that brought home our second trophy, so it wasn't all bad.

2012 saw me visiting Boston with renowned piercer Dave (idermal) Hurban. It was a short visit but we saw some amazing sites in such a Historic town and we enjoyed some amazing food. I can not wait to go back and do some more exploring. My son and I had a couple of trips to NYC. It is one of my favorite cities and I love taking my son to explore everything that the city has to offer. My last adventure was with fellow artist and shop owner Randi Polillo where we attended our first (and not last) Fantasy Fest in Key West Florida. We did get a little side track when we missed our connecting flight and had to stay overnight in Atlanta. But, we made the best of our time there and visited the Atlanta Aquarium where I saw my first Whale Shark. Five of them to be exact! Then it was off to the Keys for some adult fun. Wow. That's about all I can say, that, and that I'm looking forward to going back next year.

Come and gone are Hurricane Sandy, the Mayan "end of the world" calendar scare, a reelection of President Obama, legalization of marijuana, and a bunch of other news worthy "events".  

So just what is 2013 gonna have in store? I for one am going to refocus on my art. I'll be getting a car and license soon thus my commute will be shorter giving me more time to get some things done. I hope to get back to submitting photos to magazine, redesigning my website and building my body painting portfolio for next years Fantasy Fest! I look forward to strengthening bonds with my some friends and letting go of frienemies. Its time to focus and have fun. Its time to get more tattoos and live a live worth living!

So be safe and I hope to see you when we welcome in 2014 which will be here before you know it...

Tis the season....

Well its that time of year again. The Holidays are here and everyone is running around looking for that perfect gift to give someone special. But maybe you have forgotten something. Remember when you stopped into the tattoo studio this past summer and talked to an artist and they told you that if you were gonna be out in the sun that getting a tattoo in the summer was a bad idea? Well summers over! The time for sitting on the beach roasting under the sun has past. NOW is the time to get in and get that awesome new bright and vibrant tattoo! If you get it now you wont have to avoid the sun surf and sand. It will be completely healed before you run out having to find that new swim suit thats gonna make everyone else notice you. And if you are thinking that you don't have the cash right now think again!

Most tattoo studios including Dynasty Tattoo are running some sort of specials. Either they have discounts on gift certificates or are collecting for Toys for Tots or perhaps they are even collecting like we do for one family who is in dire need. So a $20 investment can get you a $300 gift certificate! Tell me where you are going to get a better deal then that? What better way to give AND get? That surely will give you that warm tingly feeling and by warm tingly feeling I mean the feeling of tattoo needles across your skin.

So while you are out and about doing your part to boost the economy why not swing by Newfield and stop into Dynasty Tattoo and drop off a $20 gift (must bring a receipt) and maybe win a sweet gift for yourself? See Ya There!

Help Restore the Jersey Shore!

No I'm not trying to bring back the dumb mind numbing show that made morons famous for no reason. I'm talking about helping out a good cause for those who truly are in need of help due to the devastating destruction hurricane Sandy caused. Since Dynasty Tattoo is located in South Jersey many of our clients have been affected by this unfortunate turn of events and since we weathered the storm and emerged unscathed we wanted to organize something to raise money to donate to the southern New Jersey chapter of the Red Cross. So for one day only, November the 12th from 2pm until the last person is tattooed or pierced Dynasty Tattoo will be offering 50% OFF ALL piercings & $50 NJ tattoos where 50% of the proceeds will be donated. Also taking place will be a sale of original artwork from the staff and local artists of which 75% of the profits will be donated. And that's not all! We will also be hosting a chinese auction where you could win a gift basket generously donated by one of many amazing local businesses. Or just show your support by purchasing a "Restore the Shore" bracelet. There truly is something for everyone so please pass this along, tell everyone you know and lets raise some money for those in need because every little bit helps.

Also this November I will be offering exclusive deals to help those in need of my services save some cash for the holidays yet still scratch their itch for some new ink. So starting November the12th-16th you can take 25% off any new cover ups. Here is your chance to get that hideous piece of shit covered up. Why rock some shitty home made tattoo when a real artist is willing to cover it up at 25% off his normal hourly rate? During the week of November the 19th-23rd I will offer a discount on all tattoos I've started but have yet to finish. $100 dollars and hour. Thats $25 dollars off the normal hourly rate! So get that piece finished so you aren't looking at just an outline anymore!! And lastly November the 26th-30th I will be offering a discount on all sketch book designs (I'll make an album on my facebook fan page so you all know where to look). This discount will vary depending on the design and size etc but trust me I will make it worth it I promise. So there you are three weeks of discounts good only on people who actually book an appointment! Get in on it now because these time slots could be gone fast!

Hottest Tattoo concepts For Men - Arm, barrel and Sleeve Tattoos

                               The best accessory a man can have is probably a tattoo. Tattoos have long been affiliated with masculinity and strength. When it comes to getting a tattoo, most of the work done is in selecting a design. Your tattoo will become a representation of who you are so you better find a design that you decisively resonate with. Arm When it comes to arm tats, the old school concepts that are often connected with sailors are on a comeback. Think about nautical stars and anchors. The only distinction with boat crew designs then and now is that you can have these symbols look 3-D. But the classic male ruggedness is still there. Tribal designs are furthermore popular as arm tattoos. These ink creative pursuits look mysterious but at the identical time the monotonous use of very dark ink make them gaze amazingly sleek. The best tribal concepts to draw inspiration from are from the Maori and the Samoa tribes. Chest The chest is a flawless canvass for getting a tattoo. The cause for this is because there is more flesh to work with so the creative person is free to recreate the design that you desire without having to concern about not having sufficient space. With a barrel tattoo, men are allowed to be more perceptive when it comes to the conceive since it is seldom glimpsed by people (unless you're a lifeguard by profession). emblems like the heart or the traverse are selected for their implication. Putting a crown of thorns round the heart can depict a man who does not desire to be bothered by love, or a pebble heart can signify an avowed bachelor. For guys who aren't scared to let their sentiments show, having the name of a wife or a girlfriend is a large way to show one's affection. Animals are very old emblems of power. The scorpion is one of those animals. very old mythology narrates that scorpions are dreaded by mortals and gods alike, and that its likeness is supposed to convey protection. Sleeves Sleeve tattoos are not for the faint-hearted. fundamentally, the entire top arm is the canvass for such kind of tattoo. Because of the size and visibility of the tat that you will be getting, a great deal of considered should go into the design. Japanese concepts are the most well liked. A dragon covered around one's upper arm will not only accentuate well-defined biceps and triceps but furthermore exude power and wisdom.

well liked Tattoos For Men & Women

                               When you stroll into a tattoo parlor, you are instantly greeted with eye-catching concepts topped up with hue and complexity. Unless you have currently determined on a conceive, it can be very tough to choose one on the location. Even if you have a chosen conceive currently in mind, the artist may present you with varying possibilities that will present you with a difficult conclusion. Before reaching for your tattoo, it is a good concept to have a assortment of concepts that you are involved in. Men and women will naturally select distinct images whereas the gentleman may favour a masculine and powerful tattoo and the woman may favour certain thing dainty and pretty. For demonstration, a polite man may prefer a large tattoo with a alallotmentment of hue or certain thing that symbolizes the love that he portions for his wife or woman companion. It is advisable that tattoo recipients give very cautious concern to personalized tattoos. Why? If the connection ends later, the tattoo will still stay except it is surgically removed. thus, many gentlemen are voting into office to have symbols that recall them of something that they relish, such as a vocation, a interest or a emblem that means something special to their life. Women who conclude to have a enduring tattoo will often choose a dainty image, such as a heart, butterfly or floral depiction. These are little and can be put anywhere, but most routinely are located on the hip, ankle joint or back of the shoulder locality. Women normally choose a lesser tattoo in an effort to make a declaration of attractiveness and yet something that draws vigilance to a certain locality, such as the leg or hip. Even with these thoughts in mind, a tattoo is a very individual thing and should be a reflection of certain thing that is important to the recipient. Therefore, there actually isn't a universal 'man' or 'woman' tattoo. Upon considering diverse choices with the creative person, a tattoo recipient will gain a better comprehending of choices and conceive alternatives. In supplement, they will be adept to browse through an image publication or folder that will display a number of different tattoo alternatives, which will endow them to better decide which is right for them. This item is to be used for dataal reasons only. The data comprised herein is not intended to be used in place of, or in conjunction with, professional health recommendations or recommendations for tattoo placement. Before deciding on getting a tattoo or having one taken, the patient should confer a permitted health medical practitioner for health recommendations and/or to work out the best course of activity for his/her individual healthcare needs.

Tips to Pinpoint a Great Tattoo For Guys

                         You can spend weeks and weeks scouring the web for a good great tattoo for guys and not find any. It's not that the internet lacks quality artwork, though. It all boils down to the tools 95% of us use to locate tattoos, which search engines. They are horrible at showing you where good galleries are. Well, here is an easy way to find tons of quality galleries that should have a great tattoo for guys. If you truly like generic, cookie cutter tattoos, then you should continue relying on search engines. You can easily find any generic tattoo for guys this way. Most people aren't after cookie cutter designs, though. The sad part is that many men will end up settling for one of them, because this is all they see and figure that they need to choose the best one they see. Most of the time, they end up getting tattooed with artwork that they don't 100% like, which should never happen. When you are looking for a great tattoo for guys, you should take as much time as you need to find the exact one you want. There is an easy way to locate tons of the superb artwork that you've been missing out on while relying on search engines. To locate a great tattoo for guys, you can use internet forums to find the tons of hidden galleries on the web, which tend to have the best artwork that the web has to offer. The bigger forums are always packed with topics revolving around tattoos and you can use them to find out exactly where other folks have uncovered superb designs. If anything, it gives you another outlet in order to find exactly what you want, without having to settle on tattoo for guys that you don't truly like. No matter where you wind up looking for a tattoo for guys, take your time to find the perfect one, because you'll thank yourself in the future.

Atlantic City Convention and November!

Hell yes the Atlantic City Convention had its ups and downs but I consider it a success. This was the second convention that Nicole Thompson and I had worked together since she graduated from apprentice to artist, and she made the most out of it by winning her first trophy for her colored flash sheet. Her and I also collaborated on a series of flash sheets that won us another trophy as well. That is two trophies in two back to back conventions! Two words, hell yes! And I don't know if you've heard but Dynasty recently was awarded the 2nd best overall tattoo studio in Philadelphia. Yes, you read that right, Philadelphia. No we didn't move, we are STILL located in Newfield. WAY down in south Jersey, but our work is so awesome that we out ranked most every single Philly based studio except one. So with three new trophies and a 2nd place ranking in a city we don't even work in I only have one question for you. Why haven't you booked your appointment yet?

I can see you are working on some lame excuse like like the lack of $. Well, with all of the specials we offer it's hard for me to take such excuses seriously. Yes, I know we don't charge $20 and a six pack, but if you know anything about tattoos in the first place then you know that those type of tattoos suck. So if you want quality work you have to pay a little more. So now it comes down to priorities, and you gotta decide if you want to spend hundreds on the new iphone, clothes, car parts etc which break, wear out, go out of fashion or get destroyed when you wreck you car or if you want to make an investment in one of the only things you actually take to the grave; your own flesh! Hmmm, hard choice right? Not really.

So to give all of you who live at home, (not paying child support, or a mortgage, still going to school, living with mom and dad yet still seem to have no money but go to AC and get a room, gamble and drink utnil you make bad decisions) a little kick in the ass I am offering these specials next month. From November 12th-16th 25% off new cover ups. Here is your chance to get that hideous piece of shit covered up. Why rock some shitty home made tattoo when a real artist is willing to cover it up at 25% off his normal hourly rate? During the week of November the 19th-23rd I will offer a discount on all tattoos I've started but have yet to finish. $100 dollars and hour. Thats $25 dollars off the normal hourly rate! So get that piece finished so you aren't looking at just an outline anymore!! And lastly November the 26th-30th I will be offering a discount on all sketch book designs (I'll make an album on my facebook fan page so you all know where to look). This discount will vary depending on the design and size etc but trust me I will make it worth it I promise. So there you are three weeks of discounts good only on people who actually book an appointment! Get in on it now because these slots could be gone fast!

Fall 2012 Conventions/Trophies/Magazines/Free Tattoos!

OMG its been a while since I've updated my blog! I apologize if anyone is actually reading this...

So what have I been up to? Well, I recently captured my first ever convention trophy at the last Wildwood Beach Bash Tattoo Convention this past Sept. Sure I've won other tattoo contests held at various bars, but this win makes me feel like a much more legit artist hahaha. Next up is the Atlantic City Tatttoo Convention otherwise known as the Drawin the Wildcard Tattoo Convention Oct. 12th, 13th, and 14th where I hope to bring home even more trophies. Also this October I will be taking some time off and heading down to Key West for a little R&R. Should be a good time. And at the studio we are again doing the Dynasty Tattoo coloring contest for all the kiddies stop on in and grab a coloring sheet for your little ones and participate for some awesome Halloween grab bags!

In other news I am now taking appointments for November and offering a discount to anyone who has unfinished work started by me. This offer is only good if you set up an appointment and will NOT be honored if you are a walk-in, so book those appointments now and get yer ish finished!

In case you missed it I also had a full page spread in Ink Pushers magazine, check it out here.

AND of course there is the absolutely FREE tattoo sleeve/backpiece giveaway going on, only available on my website. I've seen other impostors posting about free tattoo giveaways, an idea they stole from me so now I had to up the ante and am offering a full sleeve or back piece! Check my site for details.

Lastly, if you are like half the American population and have a smartphone you probably have an Instagram account so why not follow me @ SCOTTDOESTATTOOS

Tattoo conceives For Men - Tattoo conceive US

Tattoo Design US is set up distinctly to other tattoo conceive websites. It is not setup on a constituents site like others your concepts come to you in a zip folder. I admired the fact I got all the designs so I could take them and browse where ever I went without the need for internet. Having the information at your to hand is appealing to some while other ones like the concept of logging into a website to access the info.

The download gives you over 3000 designs conceived by professional creative persons in forty classes. Getting a sneak peek at the concepts before you put your hand in your pouch is a nice concept. The translation widget that arrives as a bonus is bright and converts English into Chinese, Hebrew or Arabic. proceed ascertain out Tat concepts US for the best saying translator out there.

The other two bonuses that are included with your buy are an audio book and the Got Ink ebook. For first time ink getting their first tattoo the audio book will give you some large information about where to your tattoo securely and how to choose your conceive. Tat conceive US is a very good buying into for both skilled and new enthusiasts liking value conceive concepts and some great devices and assets. I powerfully suggest you take a gaze at Tat Design US if you are gazeing for quality tattoo concepts and if you are interested in having English sayings converted into various the transformation device is the best I have come over.

Tattoo For friends - Picking the flawless concepts For You

Pin pointing at. The other thing it can do is make you select certain thing on impulse, which is not ever a good idea. Here are the reasons this occurs, as well as a tilt to help you find the flawless tattoo for guys and the galleries that have thousands of them.
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There are way too numerous men settling on tattoos that they aren't 100% snug with. We already conversed about how long it can take to find the right one for you. The other half of men are making rushed conclusions and picking the first half way decent tattoo for friends that they glimpse. This is a horrible way to proceed about selecting the tattoos that will be on your body for the rest of your life.

I have glimpsed it happen too many times before. Men will get stimulated about finding a decent tattoo for friends and run to get it inked. That exhilaration shortly wears off and they desire they would have remained a bit longer to find certain thing that fit them better. Long article short, you should habitually, habitually take as much time as you need to find the right artwork for your particular flavours.

Tattoo Galleries - Accessible Ways to Acquisition the Best Boom For You

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