I Just talked with Mario Barth’s event Rep.http://lasvegastattooshow.com/
He told me the cost of a one day admittance is still $45.00 a day, or $100 plus- for all three days. This is a RIP OFF DELUXE. DO NOT PAY THIS RIDICULOUS PRICE or support this event in any way. This Event takes more than $835,000 dollars from the tattoo community before the Tattooers even have a chance to talk to the potential Clients. Add the $300-500 thousands dollars the Gypsy Tattooers do take from the 3 day event and you can easily see that this show takes approximately $1,000,000,to $1,250,000 – that is right. 1 million 250 thousands dollars from the tattoo market for the benefit of only 200 tattooers and one greedy Promoter.
These types of events need to be stopped. Do yourself and the Tattoo Profession good and Boycott this event forever.
I was there 2 years ago when Mario went for the Geniuses World Record. Even though he claimed more that ten thousand attendees were in the room at one time, it never happened. Total bull shit.
But if it would have happened, Mario would have taken $450,000 dollars out of the tattoo profession for one day entrance fees, and another $160,000 for booth space for a total of $610,000 dollars out of the Tattoo Profession in one day. Add the other 5-8 thousand entrance fees paid at $45,00 each for the other two days of the event and you can easily see that this event takes approximately $835,000 dollars, that’s right, Eight Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand Dollars from the Tattoo Profession, and not one cent generated for, or returned to the tattoo Profession, only the Gypsies benefit.
There are over 130 tattoo events scheduled for this year in the USA. 95% of these types of events are a Tattoo Profession rip off that only benefits the Gypsies and the Promoters. If you times 130 conventions by an average of $500,000 dollars each event you can see these convention/events take more than $65,000,000 65 million dollars from the tattoo profession and the local markets for the benefit of only a few. Most tattoo related events are nothing more than a corporate rip off.
To continue this rape of the Tattoo Profession is totally unethical and disrespectful to Tattoo Artist and Craftsmen everywhere. These Tattooers turned Promoters, including Mario Barth, Durb Morrison (Hell City) and a few other tattooers turned promoters needs to take another look at the damage being done to their Professional Colleagues and stop this carnage they are responsible for. You people are killing the natural progression of the tattoo profession and ruining the value of the local markets every where.
And stop lying. There was never 10,000 attendees in the room at one time at any tattoo event in the USA.And your 2010 event was not bigger than your 2009 even. Marios statement about 10,000 people in the Room at one time, and his support of the 2010 Tattoo Magazine artical was nothing but unethical hype bull shit.
And he never paid me for the Seminar I gave at that show. If you have plans to give a seminar at that show, good luck getting your money or anything else Mario tells you to expect. He never paid me for the attendees to my seminar.
Event though the The greatest show on earth was reported in TATTOO MAGAZINE that the 2010 event was bigger than the 2009 event, that was total bull shit too. Look for the actual Tattoo magazine issue at, http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://magzainereviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Tattoo-Magazine.jpg&imgrefurl=http://magzainereviews.com/%3Fp%3D226&usg=__AGtEJNZjhOMVGB3l-PMXjN_tJwI=&h=448&w=326&sz=53&hl=en&start=1&zoom=1&tbnid=Q7rTeouPayxxYM:&tbnh=127&tbnw=92&ei=v3xrTpL1C-_YiALfzqC_Dg&prev=/images%3Fq%3DTattoo%2Bmagazine%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26sa%3DX%26rls%3Den%26tbm%3Disch&itbs=1
In 2010, The Greatest Show on Earth was only half the size it was the year earlier in 2009, which is a good sign that the call for this Boycott is working, and the serious Tattooers are, in fact, supporting this movement to slow down the flow of money going to these Promotion companies that are skimming the profits from the Tattoo Profession.
This financial loss for the Tattoo Profession is driving the Tattoo Profession into a permanent Profession wide Depression that will not change or get any better until these types of Tattoo skimming events are not supported by the true to the profession Tattoo Artists and Craftsmen.
Send Mario a message at http://lasvegastattooshow.com/ and Boycott this event
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