This weekend Frank and I attended the Villain Arts Chicago Tattoo Convention. Not only was it a great networking event for artists but we were able to get some work done and I was able to meet the extremely talented Kelly Doty.
For those of you that don’t know her, Kelly Doty is an extremely talented tattoo artist who recently was a finalist on Ink Masters. As a tattoo enthusiast and “collector” I have watched Ink Masters since the very first episode. But it wasn’t until Kelly was on the show that I was so awed by someone’s work that I anticipated every week so I could root for her. I won’t even lie.. when she didn’t win I was bitter. I just really thought she deserved the title and find her work to be incredible. So when I found out she was going to be at the con I decided to make her one of my Dead Girl Skullerfly Decay Barrettes… completely inspired by her.
When I met her I told her I made her something and when I told her it was a barrette she said “Girl you are speaking my language” and dug into the gift bag. She loved it and ripped the rose out of her hair.. threw it to the side and said “stupid rose” and immediately put my barrette in it’s place ha ha. She was an absolute delight to talk to and when I told her I loved her work she pointed at her new barrette and said “I love your work”. When I said goodbye and thanked her for rocking my barrette right away she said “try to stop me from wearing it” ha ha ha. Here is the photo a friend at her booth took of us during our meeting..
And the day just got better because our tattoo artist, Dave Togtman (of Black Devil Tattoo) was working the event and reserved time for both Frank and I to get more work done.
Frank got the netherworld priest added to his wrist as a part of his Beetlejuice sleeve and I got my Neo Traditional style Captain Spaulding skull on my calf next to my Baby Firefly pinup. These pics were taken right after each piece was finished. He did an amazing job on both of them and we couldn’t be happier with them.
On top of it Dave also gave us this amazing art piece he had on display at the show. It will definitely be getting framed and hung up in our tomb sweet tomb!
If you look at my Freaky Fanatic Slideshow you can actually see my god daughter Ava growing up through out all the photos ha ha. Needless to say since she was 1 she has rocked numerous Aunt Nicole “fairy goth mother” creations. This year she turned 7 and her mom/my best friend Regina got her a grey and lavender butterfly dress for her to wear. She was so excited about the dress that I couldn’t help but make her a matching barrette for her special day. She is also at that fun age where she likes to play dress up so when she saw it she immediately wanted to wear it. She loved it along with the Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy dolls we got her. Here are a few photos from her special day.
Ava’s Special Birthday Barrette!
Ava rocking her new barrette!
Ava opening her Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy Dolls we got her!
Regina, Me and Ava
Check out more of the barrettes I have made for young girls as well as babies under the Batling Section of my Dead Girl Decay page! Contact me to do a custom order for the special little lady in your life.
Check out these awesome Freaky Fanatic photos sent in by Clint and Cathy. These are items they purchased at the Hardcore Hearse Club show from my vending table.
Clint loves his “Eat Your Heart Out Barbie” Jennifer Tilly/Tiffany custom decorated/framed print and Cathy loves her Dead Girl Decay Polka Dot Eyeball Barrette. They also are now displaying one of my Skullerfly Wall Hangings up in their home.
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It’s time for some spring slashing! I need to clean out some of the old products to get supplies to make new creations! There are 12 items that have been clearanced and moved to the Slasher Sale section of my shop! Get them before they are gone!
View Slasher Sale items by LivingDeadGirlNicole on Etsy
Thank you to Freaky Fanatic and returning customer Christine, Senior Editor for Horror News Network for her recent purchase in my Etsy Shop.
Christine commissioned me to make her a Dead Girl Skullerfly Decay Barrette she can rock to some upcoming conventions that went with the color scheme of Horror News Network. We collaborated with our ideas and visions and this was the end result…
Christine also purchased my Linda Blair/Regan Dead Girl Portrait Decay Barrette and because of this purchase I have donated $3.00 to the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation.
Anytime a Linda Blair related item is purchased in my Etsy shop a donation is made to her foundation. Just another way I like to give back with my work.
Want to purchase an item in my shop that will benefit this foundation? Just CLICK HERE and check out the remaining items.
My latest creation – Dead Girl Skelefly Decay in black and fuschia and lots of glitter.
Stay Spooky and Sparkly!