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Friends, beautiful morticians, squirrels, squashes, and safety pins :

Having been referenced on the magic 8 ball-like livejournal (why won't PubMed be so kind?), I have once again remembered that I was supposed to find a tattoo place and go do tattoo place things once I moved here.  Which is now almost 3 years ago.  I found a piercing place, but frankly who gives a shit about a piercing place because I have like 10 unused scalpels and a dozen needles just languishing in idle dwindle in a trick box next to my Blacksad books (en francais quel joie). 

But I guess when it comes to that other latex glove and petroleum jelly-based industry, I'm like my grandmother looking through the grocery store squeezing green peppers and sighing disinterestedly, wondering why there aren't nicer peppers in this big fancy supermarket, what with their ethnic food section and non-skid rubber mats in front of the shitter.  By this rate I'll have a back with nothing to show on it but a fine berber carpet of hair and the invisible weight of being the sexiest two-fisted bastard on this island. 

So, I guess I'll eventually have to put on my walking boots (secretly, they're also my sandwich-eating and hair-combing boots) and go looking around again in the "houston and south of it" area for someone who's willing to elaborate, someone who's up to the rigors, someone who's not got a fucking TAZ on the walls.  I'm not giving up the search yet, true believers.  Even if I can't find all of those business cards I stashed somewhere in this derranged decimal system I've got on the bookshelf (but at least I've got the scalpels and comic books organized), there's another tattoo convention in June or July, complete with jugheads and hairgrease!

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vespavago
Apr. 21st, 2005 05:40 am (UTC)
2 words...
Amazing Tattoo. Theres one on Richmond (the ghetto site) and one on 1960 (dvd, high speed, cable, huge). All the artists are big nerds with real time under the gun and some impressive portfolios. They gobble up custom work like Sally Struthers on a ho-ho. Its the only place I recommend.
floyd_mephit
Apr. 21st, 2005 09:27 pm (UTC)
Re: 2 words...
So you like the one on 1960 better than the richmond one? 1960 is pretty damn far to drive for what would undoubtedly be dozens of trips, but, if they're that good (and their prices aren't ribbed for their pleasure), I'll have to seek them out.
shockwave77598
Apr. 21st, 2005 09:45 am (UTC)
I know of three tattoo places on Nasa Rd 1 in Clearlake. Can't say a thing about their quality; you'll have to check em out for yourself.

One is just past Kobayashi, on the left by a gas station as you go from the frwy.

Another is between the Texaco and the Bicycle shop, again on the left.

The third is across Hwy 3 not far from Mcdonalds. It's on the left side also, but I don't think you can turn left there. You'll have to go past it and do a uturn.
floyd_mephit
Apr. 21st, 2005 09:20 pm (UTC)
I just drove down there tonight, but I didn't think to look for the places until I'd already passed them up. I'll have to stop around there one day and look inside. Thanks for the info.
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