It is finally happening! I am opening my own tattoo shop!
In honor of the man who taught me how to tattoo, Web Blair, and the shop that he and I opened while I was apprenticing under him, I am naming the shop Donno's Higher Ground Tattoo. It is in Bryson City, NC, and it's in a fantastic spot at the corner of Main St and Everett St- the literal heart of downtown Bryson City.
My family and I are VERY excited about this!!! I've been tattooing for 15 years, it's about time I started working for myself!
There is a WHOLE lot of cleaning and painting and other similar work to do before the shop is ready to open, so I have my days cut out for me this coming week. PLUS there is all the legal red tape- business privilege fees, insurance, health department inspection fees, etc, etc, etc- which leads me to my next point- KICKSTARTER!
Yes, I have set up a crowd funding page to get my start up costs covered. I have included all sorts of cool rewards for anyone willing to kick in as little as $5, with rewards all the way up to the $8,000 level, and at all points in between! There's stuff like temporary tattoos, limited edition prints, t-shirts, custom paintings, and of course, real tattoos.... They're all listed out for you on the Kickstarter page.
Any contribution that you can make would be immensely helpful- and even if you CAN'T contribute, you can STILL HELP, just by passing along the link to your friends, family, co-workers, and exceptionally wealthy but possibly mentally unstable acquaintances looking to become patrons of the arts!
The link to the Kickstarter is https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/681476671/donnos-higher-ground-tattoo
Please check it out, watch the video, look over the rewards I'm offering, and contribute if you can! And again, even if you can't- please tell your friends!
Thank you SO much!!
PS_ I can add more incentives as the project goes on- if you have any cool ideas for other incentives I can offer, let me know! I'm always open to suggestions!!