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Paid my Debt to Mr. Barnhardt!

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by EJ, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. EJ

    EJ Proud Member of: Unaffiliated, Free Agent

    After consuming untold amounts of Bud Lite at the 07 World Show in Reno I told Chris Barnhardt if he would let me work with him and help me improve my taxidermy skills if and when I won my first blue I would have the piece Tattooed on me...Well!...It was the Year of the PIG!...So this past Saturday Chris and I went to see his artist Shady Grady at Anything's Possible Tattoo Studio in Mooresville, NC along with my better half who went to try and control the size of the finish product, But anyway my debt has been paid. ;) As promised heres some pictures.

    Getting ready...Hell Yeah I was nervous!

    Honey is this to big?...Followed by her giving me her best eye roll!

    Chris offering to do it old school with his pocket knife! (Yep that really helped to calm my nerves!)

    Let the games Begin!

    I brought some reference pic's from the Ken Edwards Collection

    After about 2 hours of jack hammering my shoulder it was break time!

    A coke and a Smile, then back to it!

    Well 1 more hour and the job was done!

    Me and Shady

    It wasn't near as bad as everyone had me believing. At one point I almost took a nap.
  2. Ken Edwards

    Ken Edwards Taxidermy.Net Administrator Staff Member

    EJ, you know that's permanent, right?

  3. EJ

    EJ Proud Member of: Unaffiliated, Free Agent

    :eek: They didn't tell me that! ???
  4. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    So did you ask the artist if he had much experience in "hog" tattoos?
  5. Rick Carter

    Rick Carter Administrator

    WB-122!!!! Rub it with some stop-rot and it'll quit stinging.lol
  6. I can't see the pics. :mad: Can you email them to me EJ? ;D
  7. inkyspal

    inkyspal Member

    You're a brave soul, EJ. Don't you know not to make such deals while you're under the influence?!?! Nevertheless, it looks good...the artist did a nice job!
  8. EJ

    EJ Proud Member of: Unaffiliated, Free Agent

    It healing good! ;D A lot of the white highlights are starting to show up after 2 days.

  9. James Parrish

    James Parrish Tundra Swan...Its What's For Dinner!

    Looks good... Maybe you could get the P-Head tattooed on the other arm!
  10. I am not one for tattoos but that is a nice little piece...looks like even though you lost a bet you still won all around
  11. Becky P

    Becky P One must believe the glass is half full.

    ROFLMAO, good thing he didn't make that bet.

    Does look good but no tats for me.
  12. Uncle Harley

    Uncle Harley New Member

    The words of Red Foreman come to mind.............."You Dumbass!!!!" lol
  13. Mike B.

    Mike B. New Member

    Where's the WASCO Award!! I think you need to go back and get the tatoo finished. ;)
  14. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    That hog has a very soft schield on it. Nothing hard on that shoulder at all! ;D
  15. pberry

    pberry Member

    come on EJ we need the base up there too finish it almost there
  16. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    ROTFLMAO!!!!!! Now you tell him! ;D

    That oughta get Tom Voyer rattled......remember thwe last time George said that, he had to wind up threatening Voyer with something along the lines of a "Barbed wire dildo meets a Bobcat!" :eek: :eek:

    Hey Nickie, your deer on your back calf is NEXT!! ;)

    Looks good E.J., if I win the Pennsylvania Presidents challenge i'll get a lifesize pidgeon tattooed on my butt cheek! :D LMAO
  17. RDA

    RDA Well-Known Member

    OK!! YOU HEARD IT HERE!! pidgeon on butt cheek...Now, to bribe the pres ofthe Penn associatoin, just to make sure..... ;) ;D ;D ;D
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    Looks good E.J., if I win the Pennsylvania Presidents challenge i'll get a lifesize pidgeon tattooed on my butt cheek! :D LMAO

    That's a quote.
  19. artwildcreate

    artwildcreate Don't look at me.....

    That looks better than some the women I see tattooed on the messkins around here!
  20. D.Price

    D.Price Well-Known Member

    So pigboy, how much did this debt set you back. This hog is getting more expensive all the time. It looks real good though, Im just glad its own your arm and not mine. :D