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Rejected

July 26, 2013

It was 1990. I’d gotten my first tattoo five years earlier, and it was then I finally decided to get serious about tattoos. Easyriders “Tattoo Magazine” was a bible to me at this point. It was the only accessible tattoo magazine out there, and I would memorize it cover to cover.

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And when they let it be known that they took art submissions, I saw this as my golden opportunity. This was my big chance and I wasn’t gonna blow it.

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Boy. Was I wrong.

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Yes I was devastated to say the least, thanks “Joe Flash”. But in reality…thank you for real Joe Flash. You took the time to reply (even if only a form letter), and better yet you sent my originals back. Nobody EVER did or does that. But you did.

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And best of all, this made me try even harder. Original pieces drawn for tattoo magazine submission in 1990, age 23.

Oh and about 2 years later I finally made it in. And yup, I was in the same magazine as Riki Rachtman.

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