TLC Tattoo Girls


Springfield, MO…  Yeah not really there..  If I was, there would be me, sitting outside Ink Ink wondering, “How can a local business that depends on its city and surrounding area basically take a crap all over it?”

Reality TV, trying to get views, anything for the money…  Yeah, those could be some of the reasons for saying what they said, but then again, do you bite the hand that feeds you?

Kelsey stated the following in their show promo clip (which can be viewed HERE), “Springfield’s very close-minded and very religious, Everyone in Springfield has kids already … Nobody tell anybody in Springfield I said that!”

Well… Kelsey… They have heard and they are not happy.  Apparently from Comments and users on Facebook, they are not to happy about your work or your show either.

She calls on Brad Pitt to come into her shop to get some work done. I plea that he does not.  Personally, if I was Brad Pitt I would go to town and announce that you are looking to get a tattoo, then casually walk down the street, pausing for a minute in front of Ink Ink looking around… Thinking out loud, “I though there use to be a good shop here?”, then continue on.

One thing is for sure, people do not like how Ink Ink has treated the local people, at least through the promo.  Reality TV has drama, stirs up communities and requires people to understand that it is a business that is driven by viewers who watch and sponsors that pay.  So go ahead and be upset about how they talked about your city and those that live there.  Remember though not to watch the show.  For watching only gives them fuel and power.

Another side note to remember, this show and this shop will bring people to the city of Springfield.  Prove dollars flowing into businesses that are around the area and keep the economic growth in an upward manor.  Time will only tell how this plays out.

UPDATE:  FaceBook and Google are having fun with this topic as well.  Here are some images of the fun:



Lets hear what you have to say in regards to this Springfield and World!!!  What should TLC do about Ink Ink Springfield??? VOTE!!!

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Your Thouhts?

So I happened to be scrolling through social media today. You know the usual, FaceBook feed, Twitter and just scanning to see if there was anything interesting going on. Nothing to much was happening until I came across a picture that just did not strike a good chord with me.

So, I wanted to know what people thought of the picture that I had found. Do want to make note that this picture does not represent my views or beliefs in any manor. This is a picture that I found on Social Media.

Here is the picture, what are your thoughts on it?


Need Your Help!

Two Words!

Today, people think that by talking and talking it will make a difference.  Yes, in some cases it can make the difference.  In most, words are only lost.

The other day I happened to be at work, actually I was working.  I just don’t randomly go into my work (30 minutes away) just to see people. I am not mean, I just do not need to be at work any longer than I have to. I work at a hardware store (actual name will not be released). I am an Assistant Manager of a department. A co-worker of mine from a neighboring department was not having the greatest day.

She is a great person, a divorced mother of two who has a heart of gold. She loves her daughters so much. She turned into a kid this Christmas season with Elf on the Shelf. Everyday when I asked her about what the Elf was doing, she would get a glow in her eyes.

On this one day she was doing alright. During her shift she had to leave to deal with a situation that arose. I could tell immediately it was something that was upsetting her. She was gone no more than 30-45 minutes before she got back. When she got back she had a sad, upset look to her.

I saw her when she got back, though I was able to talk to her. Another hour had passed before I was able to say anything to her.

When I saw her I said, “You’re Awesome!”

She looked at me, facial expressions not changing, though her look in her eye said it all. Her eyes smiled and glowed. Hearing those two words changed her day and turned it around. It even brightened my day. Knowing that someone else was having a better day because I took the time to say something, two words.

People need to realize it is not about how much you say. It is about the meaning and appreciation of the person you are talking to. Two words, just two words changed someones feelings for the rest of the day.

Remember, whatever you say should be done with honestly and confidence!

Your Choice!

Each morning I wake up and say to myself, Mike, you have two choices today; You can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose to be in a bad mood.

I choose to be in a good mood.

Each time something happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to learn from it.

I choose to learn from it.

Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or I can point out the positive side of life.

I choose the positive side of life.

When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. you choose how people will affect your mood.

You choose to be in a good or bad mood.

It’s your choice how you live your life!!!

What are you going to choose???