May 28th, 2010 by Benn

First Look at the New Dial

Keep in mind that this is just a demo of the dial by complete novices, this is not an effort to demonstrate how to put on a tat.

May 3rd, 2010 by Benn

Using Skype with FreeConferencing.com

It’s no secret that two of our favorite products here at TatStore.com are Skype and FreeConferencing.com. Fortunately, you can now call in to FreeConferencing.com using Skype, which means that it’s a free call from anywhere in the world. Awesome.

*Note: Seasoned Skype veterans need not watch this video, just know that their skype username is freeconferencing.

April 13th, 2010 by Kirk

TatStore Forum Update 4-13-10

As announced, here is an update from Kirk.

April 6th, 2010 by Benn

Double Your Sales / Triple Your Profits

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April 5th, 2010 by Kirk

The Second Law of Persuasion (4-5-10)

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March 25th, 2010 by Kirk

I Am Serious (Affiliate Video 3-24-10)

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March 5th, 2010 by Kirk

Affiliate Video, Mar 5, 2010

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February 25th, 2010 by Kirk

Affiliate Video, Feb 25, 2010

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October 15th, 2009 by Bonnie

What Have You Been Doing with Those Hands?

After applying tats all day long my fingers would look like I had been working in the garden all day long and forgotten to wash my hands. This was embarrassing enough but being away from home and having to go to a restaurant and eat dinner afterward was even more so. Some of the looks I would get from the other patrons while dining, made me feel like hiding under the table. I really felt like standing on the table, lifting my hands above my head and screaming “They’re clean! I’ve been using rubbing alcohol all day and there isn’t a germ alive on these fingers.”

Latex or rubber gloves did not work for me. I found them to be too hot and cumbersome to work in.

An item that I used and was so enthused about fizzled with the rest of our customers. I found finger gloves to be the answer to my problem. These were little rubber covers for the tips of your fingers. You would roll them on over the tips of your index finger and thumb and they fit snuggly on your fingers. They went past the first knuckle on your finger, stayed in place and I thought, worked well for applying tats. They kept your fingers clean too. We provided a package to each customer who purchased a system. In all the years that we carried them, no customer ever reordered them so we quit offering them and did not reorder. I guess I was the only one who liked them.

I do have some suggestions that helped me keep cleaner looking hands while applying tats. First of all, start with clean hands. Keep your finger nails clipped short. Next, apply hand lotion generously to your hands and fingers. When you get a break, wash your hands and use a scrub brush to clean as much ink off of your hands as possible. Don’t forget to reapply hand lotion each time you wash or sanitize your hands.

By following these simple steps I have found that most of the ink comes off the first day. By the second day my hands looked pretty close to normal. They were not as clean as they were when I used finger gloves but a close second.

September 30th, 2009 by Ellyn

Wednesday Spotlight: Micki and Jiji Sturkey

Writer’s note: I would like to thank Micki & Jiji Sturkey for their patience with me while I start a new school year. I apologize for the delay in this post.

Two and a half years ago, Micki and Jiji Sturkey opened OceanViewBodyArt in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and they haven’t looked back since. Atlantic City, known as the second Las Vegas, provides the couple with numerous beach resorts and events throughout the summer months. After five years of searching for an activity, Micki and Jiji stumbled across airbrush tattoos and Atlantic City. Surprisingly enough, no one else had yet made the connection. They decided it was a match made in heaven, bought an Entrepreneur System, and the rest is history.

The Sturkeys started working at fairs, festivals, and their own mall kiosk, and were amazed at how fast the business took off! Of course, success does not happen overnight, but the Sturkeys were ready for that. “We have so much fun doing this and making people happy. Even though some of the days are long, and there are a few stumbling blocks that tend to get in our way, we keep our heads up and keep going!”

The best part of OceanViewBodyArt’s location is that they have the good fortune of doing their events directly on the beach next to the ocean and the boardwalk. This weekend, for example, they will be working at a Monster Truck event, held right on the beach.

Micki and Jiji certainly know what they’re doing when it comes to airbrush tattoos. They’re not afraid to try some different effects or use a little creativity when applying tats because they know that the goal is to make the customer happy. Their attitude is, “Anyone who has the desire and the will can and will be good at this if you work at it,” and they work at it every day.

“All the Right Things for All the Right Reasons – One Day at a Time”

To learn more about Micki and Jiji, visit their website at www.OceanViewBodyArt.com.

If you would like to be featured in a Wednesday post, email ellyn@tatstore.com with “Wednesday Spotlight” in the subject line.