I don't really use this thing as a journal, but I noticed the last one I posted was about being out of work. That's at least a year out of date.
I wasn't out of work long before I got a great place in another local shop. I won't even go into my hours or percentage, cause it'll just piss you off. The last shop I was in begged me to come back (yelling "please" in the middle of the meat dept at walmart). I'm not sure how this is happening. I make no claims to be a great tattooer. I don't even consider myself a great artist. I am, however, the only artist in the area with any training whatsoever. I just wish I could work with someone who challenged me to be better.
Anyway, no more problems with my career. My kids are happy and impressing me more everyday (they're currently trying to learn how sketch like Da Vinci, so I gave them sketch books and conte pencils). Married life... well, you can't win them all. At least it's a peacefull seperation.