Thursday, March 24, 2011

Returning props!!!!

I have to admit I was more than a bit apprehensive about getting a tattoo at Willie's during Bike Week. My lot ladies wanted to all get them, so I stepped up. I love going to Willie's for the Bike Show, definitely, consistently a highlight of the week. BUT, to get a tattoo at the tiny shop at a time when you can barely move in the parking lot because of all the beer swilling fools and the bar to bar bikes, never mind the shop. I could totally see some drunken fat ass hitting the artist's needle hand and me having a stripe across my foot. Or better yet, a needle buried in bone. So, the bravest of the girls actually got theirs done the day of the show and made me an appointment for the next day with Scott Alvarez. I saw how theirs turned out....very detailed and skillful, so I was much more down. When I met with Scott the next day, I realized this cat knew what was up. I wanted to get somethin' southern and was also about to launch a lure inspired jewelry line, so I decided on a crawdad. When I said I wanted it blue, Scott didn't believe that they actually existed in nature. As he was looking up images on line, he was like, "That's a Yankee crawfish!" Well, I guess mostly southern. But anyway, Scott made a gorgeous facile drawing and I was confident. The more I talked to him, the more comfortable I felt. This kid has such a wealth of musical knowledge, specifically of my era (god I sound old!!) complete with the little known bands before the little known bands. He asked what I wanted to hear (awesome). My experience has been that artists usually play what they want to hear as they are the ones doing the work and you are on their turf. Not that I don't think most ink slingers wouldn't change it if you asked them to, but it was nice to be thought of first....
So, I am super satisfied with my piece. Thank you Scott!!!! Scott also has a blog with Roadside Marty called FLat Broke. If you haven't checked it out, it's worthy.

Willie's Bike Show 2011 stolen from Cryil Hyze's blog


  1. Thanks for da shout out sexy thang!!! I'm sure diggin that "Yankee" mudbug!!!

  2. WHOOP WHOOP! We are inked fo life now son!!!!! MUAH!