I am not sure if anyone knew but I was recently selected to be cast for LA INK....Cool Shit Huh!
After they interviewed me they called to say congrats you have been chosen to be on the show and get your tattoo by one of the artists. Ofcourse I was hoping for Kat but I mentioned to the producers that I thought Cory would do a great job on the piece.
The piece was going to be on my back of the La Riqueza vista. Beautiful art and a perfect tattoo to celebrate the new line.
I am not sure if anyone here watches the show but they have a lot of stories of reformed drug addicts, peoples memories of passed family members or survivors of illnesses. My story would have been more of a success story about how I built my company. I didn't feel I needed to tell them I had cancer cells cut out of my leg 6 years ago that left a 9 inch scar.
They make you pay for the tattoo and put down a deposit. When I brought them my deposit, I decided to bring a couple of mags with me for them to look at so they got an idea of who I was and what I do. Maybe base the story line on it. I told them about my company when I was interviewed so no big surprises for them when reading the articles.
About a week after I put my deposit in, I got a registered letter from LA INK producers. Cool! NO! They sent my check back with a letter saying they decided to pass on my TV time with no real reason other than "after careful consideration".
I realized than, that I am not a product for TV and that I am not the reformed drug addict or a feel good story. I am the Drug Pusher and they didn't want to promote the drug pusher. Damn, I just wanted another tattoo.
F TV Producers.......