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  1. Painless13

    A Letter To Dick Blick

    As of now, Sears has pulled ALL tattoo related products from their website. Dick Blick has changed their retail policy to only selling to artists who produce a license at the store.
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    A Letter To Dick Blick

    I did get a response. They nicely told me to piss off
  3. Painless13

    A Letter To Dick Blick

    Didn't mention you at all Shocker, didn't even have you in mind when I responded. The health dept thing is something I hear many people say
  4. Painless13

    A Letter To Dick Blick

    At no point did I tell anyone what to do or how to do it.
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    A Letter To Dick Blick

    I see that many of you have completely missed the point of this letter. It was written to inform someone NOT in the trade. Some chose to dissect every line to try to argue specific points. That's great, but for what cause? I could have gone into great length in this letter but most people have short attention spans and would lose the point of the letter which was to inform about un licensed, un trained people tattooing with easily obtained good. I could care less about the poor artwork they are doing. I am concerned about the health of their customers. Where as I have taken the time to write this letter, knowing full well that it will fall on deaf ears, many "tattooers" chose to just complain about the problem or say "just let the health department take care of it. How's that working out for you? Many, if not all of you didn't even know about the fact that Dick Blick would be selling Skin Candy pigment and eventually tattoo equipment until you saw this letter. As a worldwide supplier to the trade, I take this seriously and do my best to review each and every customer. I know for a fact that many of the big names do not. So with that, I appreciate all the conversation this has created although no action of any kind will come from it. We tend to be a complacent group of people unwilling to solve problems just bitch about them.
  6. To whom it may concern, It has recently come to my attention the some if not all of your Dick Blick stores may be selling tattoo pigment along with tattoo supplies in the future. Having learned this, I am quite concerned. Tattooing is a profession in which an individual undergoes an apprenticeship for at least 2 years. In that time, he or she is taught the proper, safe way to tattoo. They learn all aspects of tattooing. The history, technical aspects, cross contaminations precautions, proper sterilization techniques, and proper set up and break down of their work stations among many other areas of the trade. Professional tattooers tend to purchase their supplies, i.e. machines, pigments, needles, tubes etc. from reputable, trusted suppliers who limit their sale to professionals only. This is done to protect the public from what is known in the industry as a "Scratcher". A "Scratcher" is someone who choses not to learn the safe practices that are constantly evolving. These people scar, disfigure and spread infection and disease to unsuspecting "clients". These people usually tattoo in their homes. They buy their supplies on auction sites or from unrepeatable suppliers from over seas who care only about making money. As you may or may not know, many true professional tattooer do in fact purchase their art supplies from Dick Blick. I myself spend quite a bit of money there myself. Having said that, we as a whole do not need you to provide tattoo supplies of any kind to myself or any other professional tattooer. We have plenty of sources as it is. By making these items readily available to the general public, my fear is that it will make it even easier for the average person off the street to acquire said items. Thus, potentially spreading disease and infection. This may sound irrational to you but it is a very serious problem these days. With the advent of many tattoo related television show on the air, people, mostly teens feel they can do what they see. They can not. Please help us as a whole to fight this problem our industry faces by not retailing ANY tattoo related goods. I thank you for your time and consideration in reading this letter. Sincerely Al Brodeur, Tattooer, 15 years
  7. Painless13

    Philadelphia Tattoo Convention

    My Stuff will be, I however will not
  8. Painless13

    Minneapolis Convention

    I will be there with goodie in hand!
  9. Painless13

    Big O Went To The Pain Factory

    My trails brothers and sisters are always welcome
  10. Painless13

    What I've Been Up To Lately

    You'd better freakin' use it!!!!!!
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    I'm on it, Find me under Al Brodeur
  12. Just a few of the new ones
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    Sailor Jerry Inspired Gypsy And Snake

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    Tatsoul Envy Needles

    Check Needle Runners. Not sure if Steve carries Tatsoul but Tatsoul carries Needle Runners
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    Remember Me?

    Ok, now I need to see a chicken shit a green apple