My world has been somewhat of a whirlwind lately, but a good whirlwind. Both areas of how I make my living are really picking up and presenting me with great opportunities in both realms....
In the fight realm, I have 3 fights tentatively scheduled between now & the end of January 2012. The first will be October 29th in Monterey for www.cagevscons.com in a 5000 seat venue. I saw the production quality of their first show, and after seeing that, as well as the message and method behind the promotion, I am very happy to be working with these guys.
In the tattoo realm, business has been solid now that I have found a way to balance my training and tattooing schedules. I am back at Legacy Tattoo which has a SOLID team of artists that are sure the help me push my creative limits even further. Being around these guys for the past few days has been inspirational and I am glad to be back in the building.
In January 2012 am going to be opening Coastal Tattoo Co. on Highway 1in the tourist rich, Pacific Coastal town of Half Moon Bay. I am working on putting together a SOLID roster of artists who will likely rotate through my doors as well as their own respective shops. So far, these artists include Butch Felix, Brandon McAfee & Alex Garcia (If you are an exceptional artist yourself, and looking for a relaxed, motivational work environment to do your thing at, send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org). The shop will feature a full art gallery as well as retail merchandise made for and by artists.
Great things are on deck for me and I feel truly blessed. So many things are falling into place in my world at this time that it is nearly overwhelming, but in a GREAT way!!!!
Be on the lookout for updates and info on my upcoming fights as well as the opening of my tattoo shop. I'm thinking of kicking off the Grand Opening with a New Year's party. I will keep you posted as plans progress. Anyways, stay tuned & I'll make ya proud!!!!