Don't care too much to work TOO hard for a living, you know? And really would rather work for myself and my wife than for the State of Texas, eh?? So that's why I left GSS and started doing what I love -- selling tattoo equipment!! My wife (in photo below) loves it too, and really likes not having me working at the school, pulling all those 12's+ and putting myself in danger for a paycheck and nothing more. Working for ourselves isn't THE MOST secure way to make a living, but it sure beats putting up with the crap I used to.
We have reclaimed our relationship as married partners, and, business partners as well. It's a good feeling.
Do I look surprised? I was!! Irene snapped this picture of me. Do I look happy? Well... it might be hard to tell, but I am. When I was getting ready to leave GSS and kept hearing my co-workers say things like "I just can't quit here... I just can't. I need a job. There's nothing else for me to do" I knew they were just making excuses or were LAZY. I didn't have a lot of money to get started in this tattoo business, but we started small and have been doing well enough to keep the wolf from the door. I firmly believe if you are reading this and are sick and tired of being treated like crap at a State School -- there IS an alternative. I'd be happy to offer some advice and guidelines... if we can do it, so can you!