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Dear Gorgeous,
Tis a sad day around here at Makeup University.
I was out at the Urban Art III shop on Main St. in Mesa Arizona to do a PSA for the upcoming AZ Tattoo Expo.

Shop owner Sage O’Connell was not able to make it at the last minute to record a service announcement about all the exciting events going on.

So this fine gentleman from Hesperia California who is a guest artist at the shop and attending the AZ Tattoo Expo stepped up and in to fill Sage’s video shoes.

Big Gus volunteered to help me with the video and he also designed the collectible tshirt that is sold at the expo. Be sure and buy your expo tshirt first thing because they sell out fast!

Now, here’s the reason for tears: Big Gus was busy and just had moments in between clients. We rehearsed once and then recorded one take. That’s all it took! Gold in the can on the first take.

I have NEVER lost footage in my camera. Ever. Until today. That wee 60 second clip full of pure comedic gold is gone. I do not know how-but it happened. The original file got deleted on accident some how and the recycle bin was not enable on the camera so delete means delete!

All I have from today is this one photo because it was taken by accident.

So-take my word for it, visit to buy your ticket online, get directions, find out where to park, look up the artists you want to book ink with and then wash your car and get ready to have some pin striping applied by master striper Bug of Bugs Auto Art.

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Friday the 13th: not in Coachella-get new ink at Urban Art Tattoo
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Hello Gorgeous!
So are you getting ready and packed to be at the
Coachella Music Festival this weekend?

Did you pack sunscreen?

Did you pack hand sanitizer/baby wipes?

Did you pack Colgate Wisps disposable toothbrush?

Oh-not going? Well then come to Mesa AZ and get new ink!

There are several specials for piercings and tattoos at the 3 Urban Art Tattoo locations-just pick one close to you and call to make an appointment.

There are few guidelines to getting the $13 tattoo or piercing, so be sure and read the fine print.

Enjoy yourself on the upcoming “lucky” Friday the 13th!

Now go put some sunscreen on!

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No. 14: TIGI Bed Head 1875W Active Ionic Dryer, $69.95 average reader rating: 8.4

“The comb attachment is the best part of this product. I have wavy/kinky hair so the attachment saves me from having to straighten my hair after I blow dry it.”

No. 13: Remington Wet 2 Straight, $29.99 average reader rating: 8.4

“I haven’t used a blow dryer since purchasing this amazing straightening iron. It really does dry and straighten in one step.”

No. 12: Vidal Sassoon VS624 Universal Finger Diffuser Attachment, $5.99 average reader rating: 8.7

“It did fit on my dryer and it dried my hair quickly. I use it to help enhance [the] natural curl in my hair — works great.”

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Hi Gorgeous!
Prom time is here and if you want a really glittery look-here’s a short video to show you how!

Special thanks to:
Ian Faith | GCG for video production

LuLu for modeling (*contact me for her info if you would like her to model for you)

Urban Art III in Tempe AZ for studio space

Sophia Loren look in 3 easy steps for NASCAR at PIR or Spring Training games in Mesa AZ
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Hello Gorgeous! Arizona weather is at it’s best right now! So get out to a Spring Training baseball game in Mesa AZ or head over to the Phoenix International Raceway for NASCAR. When you go-try this easy 3 step Sophia Loren look!

Special thanks to:
Ian Faith | GCG for video production

Amy for modeling

Urban Art III in Tempe AZ for studio space

Toys for TATS-give the gift of tattoos, piercings & a new toy for Christmas to a child in need
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Hi Gorgeous!
Tis the season and I love it! Get up and get over to Urban Art Tattoo ( 3 locations to serve you!) because from now until December 14th-when you drop off a new, unwrapped toy in the TOYS FOR TOTS program sponsored by the great men and women of the United States Marine Corp you will get a discount on the purchase of your tattoo or piercing.
Sage O’Connell, owner of Urban Art Tattoo runs thhe Toys for TATS program yearly to help support children’s charity and I think it’s a great way to give, and give! Call Urban Art Tattoo II at 480-644-0812

Get all your details on the tattoo special at
Now-check out this video of Cookie Monster gettin’ one for the team!

p.s. you are going to love the new Urban Art Tattoo website!
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Celebrate Veteran’s Day with a new tattoo from Urban Art Tattoo
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The economy is rough and with unemployment still at a record high, every little detail counts. Tighten up that resume, polish those heels, and make sure your hair and makeup are flawless. Watch one recent college grad get a total makeover that helped her stand out from the rest.

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Thank you Veterans for all of your sacrifice! Celebrate Veteran’s Day with a new tattoo from Urban Art Tattoo. There are 3 shop locations-so get in there!
p.s. I love seeing old guys with there faded sailor girls and anchors on their forearms. They are more than tattoos, they are badges of courage and honor!

Visit to book a visit at the location near you!
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AZ Tattoo Expo in Mesa, AZ-tattoo removal, permanent makeup & more!

Hello Gorgeous!

Need someting to do in Mesa Arizona tonight?

The Arizona Tattoo Expo is in it’s 11th year!
The doors are open til 11 p.m. too!

Mancub and I went today after work and had a look around.
Lots of merchandise to supply your tattoo shop with plus other fun vendors to shop with from classic Dia De Los Muertos art to fancy hair flowers. Which I bought!

The show is hosted by Sage and Liz from Urban Art Tattoo.

Though tattoo shops from all over the country are represented by their best artists-some big like Club Tattoo and some small.

Now if you love classic black and grey work-world renown and pioneer tattoo artist Tony Oliveras from Sacred Heart in Tucson Arizona is at the convention and taking appointments. I did take a picture but forgot to ask and guessing by the look on his face-he was not to happy about it. So I’m choosing not to post that one!

As always-Mancub and I had a great time and I hope you to will go out and enjoy the expo and support your local artists!
To learn more and get tickets visit:

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