SEAN ♥♠♦♣

Tonight I worked at the Texas Rollergirls bout, and the half time show was none other than Charlie Horse out of Los Angeles, CA. They totally rocked their half time set. The first set of knuckles I got were from the lead singer, Sean Wheeler, who you may also recognize from Throw Rag. They were busy tearing down, so I didn’t get a chance to talk to him after the set. Maybe down the road I can catch up to him again. Keep rocking hard man!

Fleur de Lis and Hurricane

These are on the hands of Jarrold. He was living in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina this time last year. He evacuated the day before Katrina hit, and now is living in Austin, Texas. The Fleur-de-Lis is the symbol of New Orleans.

Now he is working as a tattoo artist here at True Blue Tattoo in Austin, and has made a new home with his kid. He says that he lost everything in the storm, but in coming to Austin has got it all back and more. I think he’s going to be with us for a while.



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Evan McMichael

For those of you who don’t read Roman, that’s six hundred and sixty six. Evan McMichael is a tattoo artist at Atomic Tattoo here in Austin, Texas. He says he got the idea while reading the Earth Chronicles books by Zecharia Sitchin. Now you all know that 666 is the number of the beast. But did it ever occur to you that man might be the beast? The Earth Chronicles are all about this idea: that 666 is the number of man, that man is the beast set on this earth, and that earth is actually Hell itself.

Evan didn’t want to be be totally blatant, so he went with the Roman numerals instead of the straight set of sixes. He says he gets asked what they say all the time.