|"Spartan", our half English Mastiff/half Timber Wolf, enjoying|
our North Tahoe Indian Summer
In addition, we had our former apprentice nut up - break his contract and quit during the July 4th weekend. That holiday is the busiest week of the year. This left us woefully short handed the entire season. We were disappointed and somewhat bitter for putting our collective "all" into his tattoo training and giving endless emotional support, then, when we are counting on him to be a team player, we ended up with just another "Generation Me" youngster who didn't honor his end of a traditional tattoo apprenticeship.
|3 Dermal Anchors arching with the contour of clients curvy-ness|
By Kindra Henry @ Lucky 7 Tattoo & Piercing
|Double Deuce wrist dermals by|
Kindra Henry @ Lucky 7 North Lake Tahoe
|3 Point Ear Project |
By Kathleen @ Lucky 7 Tattoo- Tahoe
|Lucky 7 Tattoo artist Russell Fortier enjoying catch and release fly fishing|
in North Lake Tahoe "Shoulder Season."
One change I want to make for Lucky 7 is to no longer have Fall be slower in Shoulder Season. To have it match Winter and Spring in client visits. I know that in a resort economy -and having my shop located on the boarder of the two "slowest states" to recover from the recession, this is a tall order. But I want that change.
I am not going to let the nations economic issues I previously mentioned hold me back from achieving my vision of change. A Positive Mental Attitude, Focus and Drive mixed with a solid plan of action is what my "change" needs to succeed. Wee bit of luck never hurts either. Change is good! That's what I tell myself anyways......plus sitting around being mad at change never helps anyone deal with it. Being in CHARGE of change, or being the CAUSE of change feels much better than having it dumped in your lap, as far as I can tell.
|A big change on the face, a "MEDUSA" piercing|
by Kathleen @ Lucky 7 Tahoe