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We didn't realize their was this much zeal for ink. Famed tattoo artist and industry advocate Mario Barth is expanding his empire. A lot. He's moving a 1,250-square-foot Starlight Tattoo studio into the Mirage. It'll be located in the retail area on the way to the pool, inside the former Impulse gift shop. Contractor records value this as a $368,000 remodel. Fancy. Mario has worked on a roster of tatted celebrity clients including Lenny Kravitz, Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe and bunches of pro sports stars.
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Considering your first or next tat? As we've documented before, ink inspirations comes in different strokes for different folks. If you haven't been flushed with royal inspiration, aren't flush with Laura Croft money, don't want Caesar to stay here or Bill's closure didn't strike the same chord as Sahara's did, downtown's Commonwealth wants to tickle your fancy with a tat idea.
Ok. So, really, there's not much more to say about this story other than to repeat -- some guy hit a Royal Flush at Fiesta Rancho and got a tat... of Fiesta Rancho!
Station Casinos, Fiesta's parent company, is so amazed that it can't even tell us how much the Royal Flush paid out quite just yet. We're pretty much in awe, too. We've often dreamt of what we would do with a big win, but getting a tattoo honoring the casino it happened in didn't make the first, second, or 15th page of our wish list.
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There's a lot to cover in Las Vegas and your faithful VegasChatter crew aim to bring all that's worth printing to the web on a daily basis. Except weekends when we're out collecting even more Vegas tales. We like to listen as much as we like to talk about Vegas so we always want to hear from you, our readers. Not because the site would otherwise be a black hole devoid of content but because VegasChatter readers have great stories to share! What should you share with us? We've got ideas for that.
No one ever forgets their first time. Once the pain and shame has healed, tell the world about that awesome f'ing time spent breaking your Vegas cherry.
Earlier today, Hollywood tattoo artist Jeffery Page tweeted a shot of an Instagram page of a, ok, we're not sure but, bottom line, he put EBC on blast for turning him away after he stopped by for some relief from the heat. (Note: while not calling them out specifically, Page did refer to the venue as a "pool party at the Wynn" so dot-to-dot-to-dot.) The reason for his denial? Page reports he was told "excessive tattoos":
What do you get when 30,000 bikers, biker chicks, motorcycle enthusiasts, locals, tourists, and tattoos converge on Fremont Street? Other than a supersized Friday night downtown, it's the annual Las Vegas BikeFest weekend.
The big boy rides motor onto Fremont Thursday to Sunday for a few days of bike envy, leather, bikinis, art and competitions. Come for the bikes, including the Artistry in Iron competition amongst the world's best custom bike builders, and stay for the World’s Strongest Biker event. We're picturing grainy ESPN coverage of a huge dude named Magnus pulling ten Harleys with his teeth.
The other month we were stunned to see that Chippendales was selling hand sanitizer but it's not the only beefcake show in town selling all sorts of random gear. This here's a snapshot of some of the wares for sale at the Thunder From Down Under show at Excalibur. Simma' down now!
Aside from the calendars and posters and DVDs, there are some other funny things to purchase to commemorate your night with nearly naked dancing men.
A $5.95 keychain could be a fun memento to pick up without going over budget and even the license plate frame at $9.95 would be funny, too. (But, only if it said this instead.) The mousepad ($8.95) would be a great gag gift for a coworker as would be an assortment of pens and playing cards. However, the cowboy hat ($24.95) might be a little too much.
If a friend's buying, we'll usually let them call the shots for just about anything - red versus white, Italian versus burgers, LOVE versus Fator. Wait. We wouldn't go that far. We also wouldn't go as far as @chasingkadie on Twitter who told @lauracroft83 that she would get a crappy tattoo if she'd pay for it. Oh, sorry. We meant a tattoo of a crapper. Yes, a toilet.
For reasons that surely warrant a story of its own, @lauracroft83 (yes, that Laura Croft) loves the porcelain shrine, at least according to @chasingkadie. So during a "night of drunken extremes," the twosome ended up at what Kadie thinks was Starborn Tattoo and it was there that the "shitty kitty" was born:
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Some may be more fascinated by the word with the "i" in it, but we're fascinated by the one with an "a."
Every time we see a tat it enthralls us. We're mesmerized by what disappears under a sleeve, what you can barely glimpse beyond the swing of a ponytail, what can be seen partially creeping down a leg. Just as fascinating as the tattoo for us is the story behind it. Was the birth of a tat, especially a Vegas tat, from a moment of pain? A time of joy? A night of drunken excess?
This VegasChatter member is still waiting for the right inspiration before we get ours, but we know for complete certainty that it will evoke our overwhelming love for our son. It won't be simple, obvious or whimsical. It will be deeply personal as most tats are. Just as @Juliab's is to her. She's bid us farewell for now here at VegasChatter and has journeyed back over the seas to the UK. Before she left, tho, she shared the story behind her Vegas ink:
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And you thought the most interesting things to be found on the Strip were the
escort vans Bellagio fountains. On the contrary- the thing that’s given us the most pause for thought in the past week is this ad we saw on a taxi.
Sluts r people too. R they? Even if they can’t spell? Ok then.
Anyhoo, obviously we had to Google this Precious Slut Tattoo Company, and a looksie on their website tells us that not only do they have a tattoo parlor at 1013 E Charleston (at Maryland Parkway), but they’ve just opened a brand new one on the Strip – at 1141 Las Vegas Blvd S, just up from the Viva Las Vegas wedding chapel. So now you can seal in the love for each other after your special ceremony with some thorny roses or a fairy or the like. How very poignant.
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Many people got trashed in Vegas this weekend, and lots of them told the world about it. So, every Monday we’re bringing you our favourite tweet of the weekend. And don’t forget to follow us at @vegaschatter.
Do Vegas stereotypes actually ever happen? Like, how many people actually get so drunk that they get a tattoo on their ass and develop a gambling habit on a weekend visit?
Well, looks like we’ve found one by the looks of @k0ko’s tweet yesterday:
Goodbye Vegas, thank you for getting me drunk, the tattoo on my ass and my new gambling addiction.
We’re really hoping that’s no exaggeration.
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Only in Vegas could there be a way to get drunk off Vince Neil tequila before getting tattooed at a Vince Neil tattoo parlor. That's right. The Motley Crue frontman is opening his Tres Rios Cantina at the Las Vegas Hilton this Saturday.
Vegas Deluxe reports the tequila bar will feature Neil's own brand of tequila, Tres Rios, and "memorabilia and photographs from his extensive collection of awards, costumes and instruments from his storied career." We're actually more excited about the bar's two daily happy hours which serve half-priced appetizers, Mexican beers and house margaritas from 2 to 5pm and then again from 9 to 11pm.