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Awards

AWARDS, MEDIA AND PUBLIC RECOGNITION
FOR The GYPSY and SKIN ART CREATIONS TATTOO EMPORIUM

WE ARE PROUD OF THE AWARDS WE HAVE WON. HERE ARE A FEW OF THEM:

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● TATTOO RENDEZVOUS – 1992, CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION  FOR  PARTICIPATION  PRESENTED TO THE GYPSY
● SKIN ART CREATIONS TATTOO SHOW – 1993, “BEST TRADITIONAL  TATTOO,” COLLECTOR – LINDA BEAVER, ARTIST – THE GYPSY
● SKIN ART CREATIONS TATTOO SHOW – 1993, “BEST BLACK & GREY TATTOO,” COLLECTOR – CHRIS FRIEND, ARTIST – THE GYPSY
● SKIN ART CREATIONS TATTOO SHOW – 1993, “BEST OVER-ALL TATTOO MALE,” COLLECTOR – NORMAN FISCHER, ARTIST – THE GYPSY
● TATTOO RENDEZVOUS – 1993, “BEST OVER-ALL TATTOO – MALE, ” COLLECTOR – BUBBA SCHMIDT, ARTIST – THE GYPSY
● TATTOO RENDEZVOUS – 1993, CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION FOR PARTICIPATION PRESENTED TO THE GYPSY
● THE GATHERING PLACE – 1994, CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FOR ARTISTIC TALENT PRESENTED TO THE GYPSY
● LION’S CLUB INTERNATIONAL – 1994, CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION AS GUEST SPEAKER PRESENTED TO THE GYPSY
● SKIN ART CREATIONS TATTOO SHOW – 1994, “BEST TRADITIONAL TATTOO,” COLLECTOR – MOTEL LEE, ARTIST – THE GYPSY
● TATTOO RENDEZVOUS – 1994, CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION FOR PARTICIPATION  PRESENTED TO THE GYPSY
● STURGINK – 1995, 2ND PLACE “BEST COLOR TATTOO,” ARTIST – THE GYPSY
● STURGINK – 1995, 3RD PLACE “BEST TATTOO OF STURGIS,” TATTOO ARTIST – THE GYPSY
● HAWG HAWLER – 1996, 2ND PLACE “BEST TATTOOS,” COLLECTOR – RICK MOORE, ARTIST – THE GYPSY
● SKIN ART CREATIONS TATTOO SHOW – 1997, “BEST FRONT PANEL,” TATTOO ARTIST – THE GYPSY
● 25th ANNIVERSARY REUNION CONVENTION – 1/19/2001, 2nd PLACE “BEST TATTOO OF THE DAY,” COLLECTOR – M.L. BRADY, ARTIST – THE GYPSY
● ABATE OF TULSA MOTORCYCLE & TATTOO SHOW – MARCH 2002, 1st PLACE “BEST PATRIOTIC TATTOO” COLLECTOR – DARREN HENSLEY, ARTIST – THE GYPSY
● ABATE OF TULSA MOTORCYCLE & TATTOO SHOW – MARCH 2002, 3rd PLACE “MOST REALISTIC TATTOO” COLLECTOR – DARREN HENSLEY, ARTIST – THE GYPSY
● Mayfit 2009 PAWHUSKA, OKLAHOMA – MAY 2009, “BEST OVERALL TATTOO” -COLLECTOR LESLEY JACKSON, ARTIST – The GYPSY

PUBLICATIONS WE HAVE APPEARED IN OR The GYPSY’S ART HAS BEEN FEATURED IN:

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● “STANDARD PERIODICAL” FEBRUARY 1974
● “TEEN TODAY” MARCH 1974
● “ABILENE MAGAZINE” JUNE 1981
● “SCOUT JAMBOREE PROGRAM” NOVEMBER 1981
● “PRONGHORN PRESS” DECEMBER 1981, FEBRUARY 1982, MARCH 1983, MAY 1983
● “ENEWS” JUNE 1983, JUNE 1986
● “EL PASO SUN TIMES” OCTOBER 1985
● “BAXTER CITIZEN” AUGUST 1992
● “TATTOO” OCTOBER 1992
● “TATTOO” MARCH 1993
● “BAXTER CITIZEN” JUNE 1993
● “SKIN & INK” APRIL 1994
● “PARSONS TIMES” APRIL 1995
● “CROSSROADS” SPRING 1995
● “PITTSBURG SUN” APRIL 1995, APRIL 1996 & APRIL 1997
● “JOPLIN GLOBE” OCTOBER 1996
● “ASC TATTOO DIRECTORY” 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
● “AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS” JANUARY 1999
● “EASYRIDER MAGAZINE” OCTOBER 2001
● “HISTORY OF TATTOOING IN AMERICA”
● “A COMPLETE GUIDE TO TATTOOING”
● “IMAGES OF 66 VOLUME 2: DIGGING DEEPER ALONG THE LENGTH OF HISTORIC ROUTE 66.”
● MUSIC CDS WE’VE BEEN FEATURED ON
● “ROTTEN ROLL” FEATURING THE MUSIC OF HANK ROTTEN JR. & ALLEN ROSS. RELEASED 1995
● RADIO STATIONS WE’VE BEEN INTERVIEWED ON
● “KOCD” RANDY RICHARDS SHOW. NOVEMBER 1992 – Joplin, MO.
● “KOCD” LIVE REMOTE. JUNE 1993, 1994, 1996 & 1997 – Joplin, MO.
● “BIG DOG 97.9” SEPTEMBER 1999 – Joplin, MO.
● “BIG DOG 97.9” STEVE & JIM IN THE MORNING. MAY 2000 – Joplin, MO.
● “KCAR 104.3” THE ROTTEN RADIO SHOW. JULY 2001, SEPTEMBER 2001, NOVEMBER 2001, DECEMBER 2001. – Joplin, MO.
● “ROCK 105” MORNINGS WITH CORIE. SEPTEMBER 2001, NOVEMBER 2001.  – Joplin, MO.
● “KIND 102.5” CRUISE NIGHT – NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2002, JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2003, MAY 2004 – Independence, Kansas

CAREER HIGHPOINTS:

● 2005 – 2006 DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR THE KANSAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT #12

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● TATTOO RENDEZVOUS 2008 KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – JULY 2008, CERTIFICATION: ALLIANCE OF PROFESSIONAL TATTOOISTS TATTOO MASTERY TEST.

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● SEPTEMBER 3rd, 2009 – APPOINTMENT FROM KANSAS GOVERNOR MARK PARKINSON TO THE KANSAS BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY.

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TELEVISION INTERVIEWS WE’VE DONE:

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● “KODE – JOPLIN, MO. 1992
● “KSN-TV – JOPLIN, MO. 1993 & 1996
● “KOAM – PITTSBURG, KS.” 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002
● TALK ABOUT TOPEKA – WIBW TV- TOPEKA, KANSAS 2014, 2015

TELEVISION PROGRAMS WE’VE BEEN FEATURED IN:

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● “A CRUISE DOWN MAIN STREET” DOCUMENTARY ON RT. 66 FOR THE “TRAVEL CHANNEL.” 1996
● “THE GREAT RIDE” DOCUMENTARY ON THE 60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE STURGIS RALLY AND RACES FOR THE “TRAVEL CHANNEL.” 2001
● “MY GHOST STORY: CAUGHT ON CAMERA” EPISODE #60 SEGMENT: ‘SPIRITS OF ANARCHY’ FOR THE “BIOGRAPHY CHANNEL”. 2013
MOVIES WE HAVE BEEN IN:
●  “A ROTTEN LOOK AT STURGIS” DOCUMENTARY ON BIKE WEEK IN STURGIS, SD. VHS HOME RELEASE. 1998
● “THE GATHERING: CODE OF THE WEST” – CO-STARRING CREDITED APPEARANCE. 2002

STAGE APPEARANCES:

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● 24 HOUR PLAYS – WM. INGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS – 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
● INSPECTING CAROL – APPEARING AS LARRY/SCROOGE – WM. INGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS – 2005
● HISTORY OF BODY ART LECTURE SERIES – INDEPENDENCE, COMMUNITY COLLEGE, INDEPENDENCE, KANSAS
● BODY ART LECTURE SERIES – ACCELERATED SCHOOLS OF OVERLAND PARK – OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS 2010

MUSEUMS WHICH HAVE OR HAVE HAD EXHIBITS IN WHICH “The GYPSY’S” ART HAS BEEN FEATURED:

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● SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION “YOUNG AMERICAN ARTIST EXHIBIT” 1963 – 1964
● BAXTER SPRINGS, KANSAS HISTORY MUSEUM – “FIRST COW TOWN” ORIGINAL SIGNED & NUMBERED PRINT ON DISPLAY.
● THE AUSTRALIAN TRAVELING MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND CULTURE. “BODY MODIFICATION EXHIBIT.” 2000 – 2002

HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE EXPERT

I can accept questions on proper tattooing and piercing procedures, including but not limited to, licensing, sterilization, studio promotion, safety, what to look for in an artist/studio, aftercare, apprenticeship, studio management and proper design/piercing placement. I can also rate artistic quality. We also can answer questions on tattoo/piercing resources, ie; books, videos, studios and artists/piercers.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING BEFORE ASKING YOUR QUESTION:

I will NOT answer “How To” questions. If you want to know how to tattoo or pierce do the right thing and seek out a formal apprenticeship. Tattooing and piercing are not a “Learn On Your Own” professions.
ALSO: Please DO NOT ask me about tattoo or piercing prices. Rates vary from region to region. You will need to check with studios in your area for their current rates.

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MILITARY AND FIRST RESPONDER DISCOUNT
Thank You For Your Service.