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A tattoo shop and art gallery for new, unusual, and outsider artists to get exposure and build community up here in the mountains!
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The short description would be, "I'm building a tattoo shop and art gallery in a beautiful little town in the mountains!"
The more involved description would include things like "building my dream", "creating a new cultural and artistic highlight for Bryson City", and "fulfilling the vision of my late mentor, Web Blair, who wanted his own first shop to bring artists from all different disciplines together, and provide a space for creating community."

Make no mistake, this will be first and foremost a GREAT tattoo shop, with great customer service, where a person can feel comfortable and confident either getting their first tattoo, or their thousandth tattoo! I have over 15 years experience tattooing, and can not only offer good, clean, artistic, and sanitary tattooing, but I can also offer my clients guidance tempered by the wisdom gained over the past decade and a half. I won't let you walk out with a tattoo that you regret... But I also want it to be MORE than just a tattoo shop... The shop location, in Bryson City, NC, is situated within easy strolling distance of several art galleries, frame shops, book stores, museums, restaurants, bakeries, and even a community theater. It also has a fantastic lobby area that would serve admirably as a gallery space for up and coming, young, local, and non-mainstream type artists. One of my goals would be to have a new artist display their work there every month, and, in cooperation with the other business owners in the area, create a monthly "First Friday" event, like so many other cities have in their art districts. Emerging new artists, as well as art students from the local university, colleges, and even high schools, would have a venue to display their work to whole new audiences, and hopefully we can bring together different people from our community who may otherwise never have had opportunity to get to know one another.

And in the end, everything we do will be in furtherance of bringing more art into the world!

NEW BACKER REWARD JUST ADDED- Incorprate your name (or ANY NAME YOU WANT) into a tile, and that tile will be used to rebuild the front counter of the shop. You will be a part of the shop forever, starting at only $35!
NEW BACKER REWARD JUST ADDED- Incorprate your name (or ANY NAME YOU WANT) into a tile, and that tile will be used to rebuild the front counter of the shop. You will be a part of the shop forever, starting at only $35!

Risks and challenges

The biggest advantage to the location that I have selected is that it has already been used as a tattoo shop, so it meets all the requirements of North Carolina for tattooing. Getting Health Department certification shouldn't be a problem at all. I am also licensed to work in another shop in the area, and am very familiar with all requirements to get licensed in my own shop, as well.
That said, surprises can always lay in store... If I encounter any Health Department related delays, I am confident I can correct them expediently.

The other main obstacle is simply the physical labor needed to open the shop. New flooring needs to be put in in certain areas, LOTS of cleaning needs to be done, and individual tattoo and piercing stations need to be partitioned. And, of course, the painting. There is always tons of painting to do in a new space. I have LOTS experience doing all of these things, and know first hand that unexpected hold ups can make the process frustrating. However, I also have the support of family and friends, and between us all, we can overcome any obstacles.

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    Not only will you receive my eternal gratitude, but everyone who donates to this campaign will have their name and photo incorporated into a collage that I will assemble for permanent display in the shop, thanking everyone who made Donno's Higher Ground Tattoo possible. All you have to do is email me the picture of you that you would like used- or come by the shop and let me take a picture to include!

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    Temporary tattoos!
    Not cheap generic ones from the grocery store bubble gum machines, either- cool ones, designed by me!

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    Stickers!
    Everybody loves stickers! Especially cool ones, for cool tattoo shops! So I'll send you a couple you can stick on your skateboard, or your car, or in the restroom at your favorite dive bar. Heck, you can stick 'em just about any place you can reach and would benefit from a cool sticker.

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    11x14 signed print of the infamous "I Turn Jackasses Into Zebras" painting.

    Based on Norman Rockwell's "Tattoo Artist" painting, with stencils of Owen Jensen's flash in the background, this image sums up the day to day life of the modern American tattooer, and will make a perfect addition to any tattoo shop, man cave, home, dorm room, or... well... anyplace you can hang a framed print!
    Each print is signed by the artist and will include a Certificate of Authenticity suitable for framing in and of its bad self.

    (Image can be seen at: http://mfdas.weebly.com/uploads/5/3/5/1/5351931/7174869_orig.jpg )

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    "Donno's Higher Ground Tattoo" Official Shop T-shirt!
    What the heck is a tattoo shop without T-shirts?
    This one will feature artwork by me, advertising the shop you're helping me build! As you probably expect, it will be available in any color you want, as long as the color you want is black!
    Let me know your size, up to XXL, and we can hook you up!

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    Just Added: "Gotta Dolla?" original 4x6" watercolor and tattoo ink on cold pressed paper. I did this one WAYYYYY back in June of 2005. It's been in an Ikea clip frame ever since, and has hung at several tattoo stations where I have worked since then... It can be yours for the LOW LOW pledge of $35!
    It can be seen here:
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    Just Added- Have your name included in a flash design painted on a tile, and incorporated into the shop's front counter! I'm decorating a mess of large 'subway tiles' with old school flash designs- hearts, daggers, skulls, revolvers, roses, swallows, boxing gloves, etc... I'll put YOUR NAME, or ANY NAME YOU WANT into a banner, and it will be a part of the shop forever!
    I'LL ALSO DO A DESIGN WITH TWO NAMES FOR $70! (Go to the $70 pledge for that option)

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    Limited Edition, Signed and Numbered "Sepia Rose" Print.

    The rose. One of the staples of American tattooing. I painted this version to cheer me up one day, and guess what? It worked! It still makes me happy every time I look at it! Adding a few drops of sepia paint to the red, blue, green and yellow paints gave it a swank, old timey warmth that will help you feel happier, too, every time you look at it!
    Includes a certificate of authenticity that is, itself, suitable for framing!

    (Image can be seen at: http://mfdas.weebly.com/uploads/5/3/5/1/5351931/9372308_orig.jpg )

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    Limited Edition, Signed and Numbered "Unikitten" Print.

    The Unikitten... I painted her when I worked at Armadillo Red's in 2011... Now in 2014, The Lego Movie has released a VEEEEEERY similar looking character, with a VEEEEERY similar name... While my highly trained team of ethically questionable lawyers examines my options in this matter YOU have the opportunity to snatch up one of the 5 remaining prints from a limited edition of 10. This is the single most requested image in my portfolio- and you can be the first person on your block to own this beautiful print! AND, at no extra charge- (s)he has a freakin' cupcake! With a cherry on top!

    MY GOD MAN, LOOK AT THOSE EYES!! HOW CAN YOU RESIST THE POWER OF THE UNIKITTEN?!?

    (Image can be seen at:
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    Mystery Print... If I told ya bout this one, you should sign up for this one.
    Limited edition, with COA.

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    Limited Edition Signed and Numbered "Guitar" print.

    11" x 17" high quality print on 110 pound paper. There only 3 left from this limited edition of only 10 prints, each signed and numbered in silver by yours truly.

    Wouldn't this make a fantastic gift for the music lover, guitar enthusiast, or art aficionado in your life? Heck- wouldn't it look great in YOUR house? The standard 11x17 size means there are ready made frames widely available, but a trip to your local custom frame shop will make this a truly spectacular, one of a kind item!

    As with all my prints, it comes with the best Certificate of Authenticity you will ever lay eyes on- in and of itself, suitable for framing!

    (Image can be seen at: http://mfdas.weebly.com/uploads/5/3/5/1/5351931/2197692_orig.jpg )

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    Limited Edition Signed and Numbered "Electric Guitar" print.

    Painted as a companion piece to the tattooed acoustic guitar, below, so I'll say the same stuff I said about that one:
    11" x 17" high quality print on 110 pound paper. There only 7 left from this limited edition of only 10 prints, each signed and numbered in silver by yours truly.

    Wouldn't this make a fantastic gift for the music lover, guitar enthusiast, or art aficionado in your life? Heck, wouldn't it look great in YOUR house? The standard 11x17 size means there are ready made frames widely available, but a trip to your local custom frame shop will make this a truly spectacular, one of a kind item!

    As with all my prints, it comes with the best Certificate of Authenticity you will ever lay eyes on- in and of itself, suitable for framing!

    (Image can be seen at: http://mfdas.weebly.com/uploads/5/3/5/1/5351931/s142922468949335646_p12_i1_w517.jpeg )

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    Limited Edition Signed and Numbered "Love Kills Slowly" print.

    Love Kills Slowly, a classic tattoo motif. Renered here in wonderfuly bleak and minimalist sepia, it's ready to frame and depress your friends or co-workers.

    This is 11"x14"- standard tattoo flash size- and printed on heavy 110 pound paper.Ships with the best Certificate of Authenticity you will ever lay eyes on- in and of itself, suitable for framing!

    As this is a numbered edition, the lowest number still available will be shipped to you, so don't wait, order soon!

    (Image can be seen at: http://mfdas.weebly.com/uploads/5/3/5/1/5351931/4145896_orig.jpg )

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    Limited Edition Signed and Numbered "Joe Jack Talcum, Now You Are 50" album cover artwork print.

    This is the artwork for a tribute album to Joe Jack Talcum (of The Dead Milkmen, The Low Budgets, Ornamental Wigwam, etc...) in honor of his 50th birthday. I'm pleased to offer the remaining 6 prints from this limited edition of 10. It is a 7.5"x15" print on 100 lb card stock, and, as you can see, features an acoustic guitar with the sound hole shaped like the famous "LOVE" statue, and some Monarch Butterflies, in recognition of Joe's fondness for butterflies...

    (Image can be seen at: http://mfdas.weebly.com/uploads/5/3/5/1/5351931/5431991_orig.jpg )

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    A Hundred Dollar Tattoo!

    Yup, that's right, you can buy tattoos for half price! I'll send you a voucher and you can come get tattooed in the shop once we open!
    I'll be offering these in $50 increments. Be the envy of all your friends!

    The only restriction here is that you have to come to me for the tattoo. I'll give you all the info needed to schedule the session with your voucher.
    The Voucher won't have an expiration date, but if you don't come get the tattoo, that's on you...
    And, of course, you must be 18 or older, and both legally and physically capable of getting tattooed (not pregnant, etc...)

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    T-Shirt AND your name on a tile in the front counter! (see the $35 pledges for details!)

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    Just added: "Beware All Ye Pirates!" original 5x7" watercolor and tattoo ink on cold pressed paper- also includes line copy! I did this one in late October of 2005, and had it hanging up in my house on Beaumont Ave up until we moved... It's been in a box since then!
    It is also a medically accurate image of EXACTLY what I would look like without skin.
    If I was a cartoon.
    It can be yours for the Low Low Bid of only $65!
    It can be seen here:
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10583847_10204386154312193_9160303915000753032_n.jpg?oh=b3fe873908e6b093e73d4d937cb80c3c&oe=547240A7&__gda__=1417637809_92b32d28579d9f6fc487c5a4418852e7

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    Just Added- Have TWO NAMES included in a flash design painted on a tile, and incorporated into the shop's front counter! I'm decorating a mess of large 'subway tiles' with old school flash designs- hearts, daggers, skulls, revolvers, roses, swallows, boxing gloves, etc... I'll put YOUR NAME, or ANY NAMES YOU WANT into a banner, and it will be a part of the shop forever!
    I'LL ALSO DO A DESIGN WITH ONE NAME FOR $35! (Go to the $35 pledge for that option)

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    "Donno's Higher Ground Tattoo" Official Shop HOODIE! What the heck is a tattoo shop without hoodies? This one will feature artwork by me, advertising the shop you're helping me build! As you probably expect, it will be available in any color you want, as long as the color you want is black! Let me know your size, up to XXL, and we can hook you up!

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    Original Painting Just Added: The original 4"x7" painting for my Turtle's Tattooz business card. This is painted with tattoo ink and tattoo stencil, on Strathmore cold pressed watercolor paper, and can be yours for the low low pledge of just $75! (And "No Cents"!) (OK, go look at the picture to get that joke...)
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/10639528_10204358659304835_7333624708432376779_n.jpg

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    Just Added: I found one last copy of my last set of flash! 8 sheets- Stuff with teeth, Guns, old school pork chop stuff, roses, obscene and bizarre things, Sailor Jerry tribute page that I painted after seeing "Hori Smoku" in the theater, some old school Pirate Pin-up Girls, and some "Old School Shit, No Bull Shit" stuff with blades... I thought I had sold all of these, but found one last one- I sold all the other sets for $80 each, so for the original asking price of $80, it can be yours!

    You can see it here:
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    T-shirt and TWO names added to a counter tile flash design! (see the $70 reward for tile details!)

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    I will paint you a custom 5x7" watercolor!
    You pick the image, I do the painting!
    Keep in mind my style- you're gonna get a much cooler painting if you ask for an object of some sort (eg, "monkey with a yo-yo", "pink AK-47", or "flaming jackhammer") than if you ask for something more... esoteric (eg "happiness", "class struggle", or "man's inhumanity to man")
    I'll document each stage of its creation with photos, and- of course- will include a certificate of authenticity that is, in and of itself, worthy of framing.

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    A Two Hundred Dollar Tattoo!

    Yup, that's right, you can buy tattoos for half price! I'll send you a voucher and you can come get tattooed in the shop once we open!
    I'll be offering these in $50 increments. Be the envy of all your friends!

    The only restriction here is that you have to come to me for the tattoo. I'll give you all the info needed to schedule the session with your voucher.
    The Voucher won't have an expiration date, but if you don't come get the tattoo, that's on you...
    And, of course, you must be 18 or older, and both legally and physically capable of getting tattooed (not pregnant, etc...)

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    HOODIE and YOUR NAME ON A COUNTER TILE!
    See the $35 level for the tile description!

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    Original Painting Just Added: Looking through some stuff I found my original painting for my first Friday the 13th promotion- I made prints of these to sell at the shop while doing bargain tattoos all day... Now the original 8x10 watercolor and tattoo ink painting on cold pressed Strathmore paper can be yours for the seasonally appropriate pledge of $130!
    https://scontent-a-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t1.0-9/10599508_10204358659384837_7599931157743811856_n.jpg

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    HOODIE and TWO names on a shop counter tile!!
    See the $70 tier for a description of the tiles!

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    A Three Hundred Dollar Tattoo!

    Yup, that's right, you can buy tattoos for half price! I'll send you a voucher and you can come get tattooed in the shop once we open!
    I'll be offering these in $50 increments. Be the envy of all your friends!

    The only restriction here is that you have to come to me for the tattoo. I'll give you all the info needed to schedule the session with your voucher.
    The Voucher won't have an expiration date, but if you don't come get the tattoo, that's on you...
    And, of course, you must be 18 or older, and both legally and physically capable of getting tattooed (not pregnant, etc...)

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    I will paint you a custom 8x10" watercolor!
    You pick the image, I do the painting!
    Keep in mind my style- you're gonna get a much cooler painting if you ask for an object of some sort (eg, "monkey with a yo-yo", "pink AK-47", or "flaming jackhammer") than if you ask for something more... esoteric (eg "happiness", "class struggle", or "man's inhumanity to man")
    I'll document each stage of its creation with photos, and- of course- will include a certificate of authenticity that is, in and of itself, worthy of framing.

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    A Four Hundred Dollar Tattoo!

    Yup, that's right, you can buy tattoos for half price! I'll send you a voucher and you can come get tattooed in the shop once we open!
    I'll be offering these in $50 increments. Be the envy of all your friends!

    The only restriction here is that you have to come to me for the tattoo. I'll give you all the info needed to schedule the session with your voucher.
    The Voucher won't have an expiration date, but if you don't come get the tattoo, that's on you...
    And, of course, you must be 18 or older, and both legally and physically capable of getting tattooed (not pregnant, etc...)

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    A Five Hundred Dollar Tattoo!

    Yup, that's right, you can buy tattoos for half price! I'll send you a voucher and you can come get tattooed in the shop once we open!
    I'll be offering these in $50 increments. Be the envy of all your friends!

    This will most likely need to be done in two separate sessions, as I try not to go over 4 hours in the skin in one sitting, but exceptions can be made in extreme circumstances.

    The only restriction here is that you have to come to me for the tattoo. I'll give you all the info needed to schedule the session with your voucher.
    The Voucher won't have an expiration date, but if you don't come get the tattoo, that's on you...
    And, of course, you must be 18 or older, and both legally and physically capable of getting tattooed (not pregnant, etc...)

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    Custom painted 11x14" sheet of tattoo flash. When I paint it, I will then make one and ONLY one copy, which will be displayed in the shop. You and I will be the only two people in the world with this flash- and YOU get to pick the theme! What do you like? Pirates? Furbies? Thimbles? Firecrackers? Waffle Irons? Dragon Dice? Whiskey? You pick a theme, and I'll paint a sheet of flash for ya.
    It'll include line copies, too, never fear!
    I'll document each stage of its creation with photos, and- of course- will include a certificate of authenticity that is, in and of itself, worthy of framing.

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    A Six Hundred Dollar Tattoo!

    Yup, that's right, you can buy tattoos for half price!

    I'll send you a voucher and you can come get tattooed in the shop once we open!
    I'll be offering these in $50 increments. Be the envy of all your friends!

    This will most likely need to be done in two separate sessions, as I try not to go over 4 hours in the skin in one sitting, but exceptions can be made in extreme circumstances.

    The only restriction here is that you have to come to me for the tattoo. I'll give you all the info needed to schedule the session with your voucher.
    The Voucher won't have an expiration date, but if you don't come get the tattoo, that's on you...
    And, of course, you must be 18 or older, and both legally and physically capable of getting tattooed (not pregnant, etc...)

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    I will paint you a custom 11x17" watercolor!
    You pick the image, I do the painting!
    Keep in mind my style- you're gonna get a much cooler painting if you ask for an object of some sort (eg, "monkey with a yo-yo", "pink AK-47", or "flaming jackhammer") than if you ask for something more... esoteric (eg "happiness", "class struggle", or "man's inhumanity to man")
    I'll document each stage of its creation with photos, and- of course- will include a certificate of authenticity that is, in and of itself, worthy of framing.

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    A Full Thigh Panel Tattoo!
    You know what question I hate? "How much is a full thigh?" It depends on a million variables- but now, for the first time ever, I will put a flat price out there for ya. For your contribution of $600, we will sit down and brainstorm your thigh panel idea, I will do the research and find the references needed to draw preliminary sketches for you to approve. When that is complete, I'll draw up the full outline. We will then do as many sessions as it takes to complete your tattoo- and by "full", I mean as big as you want to go, from the tops of your pelvic bone, to the bottom of your knee. When we are done, you will have a completely original, totally bad-ass thigh panel tattoo, with which you can dazzle the world. Restrictions: This will require a few sessions. You will have to get yourself to and from the tattoo shop. Other than that, I got you covered. Must be 18 or older.

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    A Full Chest Panel Tattoo! You know what question I hate? "How much is a full chest tattoo?" It depends on a million variables- but now, for the first time ever, I will put a flat price out there for ya. For your contribution of $750, we will sit down and brainstorm your chest panel idea, I will do the research and find the references needed to draw preliminary sketches for you to approve. When that is complete, I'll draw up the full outline. We will then do as many sessions as it takes to complete your tattoo- and by "full", I mean as big as you want to go, from the tops of your shoulders, to the bottom of your ribs. When we are done, you will have a completely original, totally bad-ass chest panel tattoo, with which you can dazzle the world. Restrictions: This will require a few sessions. You will have to get yourself to and from the tattoo shop. Other than that, I got you covered. Must be 18 or older.

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    Manly Man Day with Donno! (Including a new tattoo!)

    Male or female alike, who WOULDN'T like to spend a day with me doing all sorts of Manly Man stuff? We'll start with a trip to the shooting range, where you can shoot a .40 caliber GLOCK, a .44 magnum revolver, 12 gauge shotgun, and even an AK-47! Never fired a gun before? Don't worry! I'll teach you! Then I'll cook us both lunch over an open flame. After we eat grilled meat and veggies, we can adjourn to the tattoo shop that YOU HELPED BUILD, where I will spend a solid couple of hours putting a bad ass new tattoo on you. What's the best thing to do after you get tattooed? Why- go have a drink, of course! And it just so happens that the tattoo shop is around the corner from a fantastic local brewery! Now, by kickstarter rules, I can't offer adult beverages as incentives, but we can go have dinner there, and what you order is your own business! I can also not offer tobacco related incentives, but after dinner I will probably smoke a cigar on the deck. You are welcome to join me. Of course, I wouldn't expect you to drive home if you had been drinking, so I'll put you up for the night at the bed and breakfast at the top of my mountain! What's that, you say? A bed and breakfast doesn't sound super manly? Oh... Did I mention that it is in an (allegedly) haunted FORMER INSANE ASYLUM? Well it is. And they serve a kick ass breakfast in the morning. This will be a day you will long remember, and every time someone asks you about your tattoo, you will have a great story to tell them!
    Restrictions: transportation to Whittier, NC and then back home is your responsibility. I'll provide transportation to the range, shop, brewery and B&B. You must be 21 or older, and not legally prohibited from touching firearms.
    I'll be as flexible as possible with you with scheduling this, but there are certain times (holidays, etc) that will not be possible.

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    Manly Man Day with Donno FOR TWO! (Including a new tattoo for each of you!) Male or female alike, who WOULDN'T like to spend a day with me doing all sorts of Manly Man stuff? Now you and a friend or loved one can do exactly that! We'll start with a trip to the shooting range, where you can shoot a .40 caliber GLOCK, a .44 magnum revolver, 12 gauge shotgun, and even an AK-47! Never fired a gun before? Don't worry! I'll teach you! Then I'll cook us both lunch over an open flame. After we eat grilled meat and veggies, we can adjourn to the tattoo shop that YOU HELPED BUILD, where I will spend a solid couple of hours putting a bad ass new tattoo on you. What's the best thing to do after you get tattooed? Why- go have a drink, of course! And it just so happens that the tattoo shop is around the corner from a fantastic local brewery! Now, by kickstarter rules, I can't offer adult beverages as incentives, but we can go have dinner there, and what you order is your own business! I can also not offer tobacco related incentives, but after dinner I will probably smoke a cigar on the deck. You are welcome to join me. Of course, I wouldn't expect you to drive home if you had been drinking, so I'll put you up for the night at the bed and breakfast at the top of my mountain! What's that, you say? A bed and breakfast doesn't sound super manly? Oh... Did I mention that it is in an (allegedly) haunted FORMER INSANE ASYLUM? Well it is. And they serve a kick ass breakfast in the morning. This will be a day you will long remember, and every time someone asks you about your tattoo, you will have a great story to tell them! Restrictions: transportation to Whittier, NC and then back home is your responsibility. I'll provide transportation to the range, shop, brewery and B&B. You and your guest must be 21 or older, and not legally prohibited from touching firearms. I'll be as flexible as possible with you with scheduling this, but there are certain times (holidays, etc) that will not be possible.

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    Full Back Piece Tattoo!

    You know what question I hate?
    "How much is a back piece?"
    It depends on a million variables- but now, for the first time ever, I will put a flat price out there for ya. For your contribution of $3000, we will sit down and brainstorm your back piece idea, I will do the research and find the references needed to draw preliminary sketches for you to approve. When that is complete, I'll draw up the full outline. We will then do as many sessions as it takes to complete your full back piece- and by full, I mean as big as you want to go, from the tops of your shoulders, to the bottom of your butt cheeks. When we are done, you will have a completely original, totally bad-ass back piece tattoo, with which you can dazzle the world.
    Restrictions: This will require quite a few sessions. You will have to get yourself to and from the tattoo shop. Other than that, I got you covered. Must be 18 or older.

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    Lifetime Tattoos!
    I'll do the rest of your tattoos for the rest of your life for a mere 8 grand! You could become the next Tattooed Woman or Tattooed Man sideshow attraction! THINK ABOUT IT!!
    You need a tattoo? You come get a tattoo. It's all prepaid... How cool would that be?

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