Last Day of TB Festivities-Mini Meet up @ the Tattoo Shop and Dick's Last Resort
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Yikes....the day was finally here!! Melanie and I had made tattoo appointments back in July now that Living Dead was open!!! I'd been waiting for Nickhole to open the new shop as I had a cover up piece I wanted her to do and ironically, Melanie had the same tattoo artist in mind - talk about great minds think alike!!! We went in back in July to visit her and make sure she could do a cover up on my leg easily before I started planning and got my hopes up. Well, Nickhole had said there wouldn't be any problem doing it and we discussed doing a Jack and Sally / Nightmare Before Xmas scene which is something I've been wanting for years. In talking with her today that I wanted to incorporate more of the Haunted Mansion Holiday / ride in it.
Nickhole is one of the coolest and most awesome tattoo artists ever. Mel and I had such a blast hanging out with her when we looked up and in walks Joe (vimessir) from Australia!!! He wanted to come watch us get our work done and Louise wanted to swing by too.
There were so many hilarious moments of the day, I am not sure I can remember them all. Nickhole warned me if I got her sick I'd have hitchhiking porn stars on my leg instead of ghosts. Some analogy of saran wrap and condoms. And then it was time for me to hop on the chair. Yikes...I really haven't had much work done in the last few years...other that the color retouch on my Pooh Bear the last time I was in the shop in July which wasn't that much. This would be my biggest and most detailed tattoo yet. I am a trooper, it won't faze me, right??? WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Uuuugh, it was time for a break and for Melanie to hop on up!!! She had been so indecisive on what she was going to get for sure and where.....typical Melanie! LOL. She finally decided on Pon from her favorite cartoon - Pon and Zi. In this particular cartoon, he's holding a cookie.
Next, Mel wanted a cupcake instead of Grey Goose to nurse the pain of her ankle. My leg at this point was swollen like the size of a house and it hurt to even walk. Joe was laughing at us moaning and groaning as we made our way into Cupcake Lane Bakery. Priorities baby!!! We then went back to Mel's house to kill a little time before picking up Louise for our last night hanging together. We decided to take Joe and Louise to Dick's Last Resort for a little last minute embarrassment before sending them off!! My friend Qiana from work ended up being able to join us which was awesome since I haven't seen her since my last trip out in July.
Uhhh, Dick's Last Resort was interesting to say the least. Louise figured out where we were going and was a great sport about it.
Me: I use these for flotation devices (Two Arrows pointing down)
Qiana: I've swallowed more seaman than the Titanic
Louise: I've slid down more poles than a Las Vegas stripper
Melanie: I've been tea bagged so much my name is Lipton
Joe: Joe's was great...he had a checklist!!! Eat at Dick's (Check) Get a lap dance (check) See Tom Jones ; Buy a wig from a hooker store
These were great and we tried to get Louise and Joe to continue wearing them outside of Dick's but I think they wanted to kill Melanie and I both!! LOL.
We got back to NY NY and Louise decided to call it a night as she was tired and had an early flight. Joe hung out with us for a bit at the piano bar because we wanted to get him in on the embarrassment a bit. I knew Kevin who was peforming there that night and Al ended up being on too (Al was playing at Harrah's on Sunday night when we took Louise and the gang). We knew we weren't going to stay long as Joe had an early morning drive and I was headed back to Cali with Michelle as well to start my whirlwind tourguide stint for the weekend!
Can't thank all the TB's enough for a wonderful week and looking forward to crossing paths with everyone again - some I will be seeing sooner than later and can't wait!!!