franco_vescovi Making progress on my good friend @tanks_travels sleeve. It's a skin-story of the "Roots of all his Evil". The temptations that almost destroyed a young ganbanger, but by fighting his temptations, he is now a world-trotting attorney. We all have choices in life that lead to either dark places or abundant life and light. #thankyou #bishoprotary @bishoprotary #rinsecup @rinsecup #nocturnalink @nocturnaltattooink #inkeeze #greenglide #purpleglide @inkeeze @vaticanstudiosoc #vaticanstudiosoc #youknowyoulikethissong 3d

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franco_vescovi Portrait Tattoo I did on a good friend and fellow tattoo arteest @alexis_vaatete using single needle, 7mag, 9mag @nocturnaltattooink @rinsecup @inkeeze @bishoprotary #portraittattoos #blackandgrey #singleneedle #bishoprotary #nocturnalink #thankyou 2w

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franco_vescovi #Repost @nikkohurtado with @repostapp.
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With only 2 spots left in my workshop I am happy to announce that my good friend - @vaticanstudiosoc and @bishoprotary owner -@franco_vescovi will be joining me both days at Black Anchor to teach students black&grey realism techniques. This means a lot to me and in super excited about this workshop. Of course shout out to all the sponsors too @bishoprotary @inkeeze @inkedmag @apoundofflesh @stencilanchored and @fusion_ink who will be giving students some great products. #blackonblackonblack @blackanchorbynikko @blackanchorcollective Last 2 tix available on www.NikkoHurtado.com
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franco_vescovi #Repost @fkirons with @repostapp.
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Over the past few years our industry has been rapped by companies that have no interest in the growth of tattooing. Yes, these are the counterfeiters from overseas and companies in our region promoting and selling knock offs of original products. These thieves keep getting better and better at copying every detail of a product: From packaging to the equipment itself. They will go as far as manufacturing emails, purchase orders and other items to make you believe they are the real manufacturer of a legit product. But don't let the neat presentation fool your soul. Counterfeiters don't know anything about tattooing,performance, customer service and/ or regards towards the art of creation. Always buy from official resellers. Don't give your hard earned cash to thieves. There are excellent companies around the world that offer original equipment to suit all budgets. Support the companies that support you and show these thieves that "stealing" doesn't belong to our tattoo industry. Share and repost to raise awareness. #tattooindustryagainstknockoffs #supportoriginality #saynotocounterfeiting #buyoriginal
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  •   theloniusprime Why would you want a fake product? 3w
  •   hd_tattoos They even copy the handmade signatures on machines...overhere we got a few fuckers making shitloads of money by selling look a like crap!!!! 3w
  •   hd_tattoos I dont understand why these assholes can get away with this!!! Iff you sell nike or bjorn börg or marlborro you will get a fine and jail time!! 3w
  •   franco_vescovi @hd_tattoos The only reason they get away with this is because there are certain artist out there that don't know how to spell respect. Therefore, the only way to beat these counterfeit assholes are to educate people as to why they should not buy. If they don't purchase, then there is no market, and they lose. 3w
  •   franco_vescovi @hd_tattoos it's sad to say that there are even professional tattoo artist that will even buy the copy machines just because they are cheap bastards and don't want to spend real money on real machines 3w
  •   fkirons At first they were copying the look. Now they are ripping off everything including to box, manual, logos and even using the name of the real creator to sell them. This is killing the remaining American industry and our country is doing close to nothing to stop them. I have a few Chinese friends and customers and I have to vouch for them that not everyone in Chinese is the same but unfortunately, counterfeiting is one of the biggest industry that fuel the Chinese economy. We got an email from one of our distributors where a company is claiming to be the creator of all our products and they even use photos from our site with our logo and my name. Unreal. Some of them go as far as creating fake POs, emails, and a bunch of illegal documents to get people bite the hook. 3w
  •   hd_tattoos @franco_vescovi thnx for your respond, so do you really think its 'real' artists is where that fake industry is based on? or scratchers and shitty starters making these supplyers sell fast and allot?!! (I hear nothing else but he or she started tattooing just like that and bought it from those assholes)...some even open a shop just like that all based on fake crap and shitty tattoos!! to be honest i dont know anyone "serious" who use those fakes, but i do know about a ton of scratchers using everything they can get there hands on CHEAP! Do you think educating those few is solving this? 3w
  •   eddieh2ocean Just don't copy me because I will win in court ... It sucks that people will think they can make a better product for skin and don't know anything about tattoos or the ingredients from a chemistry point #riseupagainst fakes @fkirons @franco_vescovi 1w

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franco_vescovi I have been an entrepreneur since I was a young kid, most of the time I always failed. I never gave up which was key, and learned from my mistakes. I also have been lucky to have some of the best mentors in my life for the past 15 years.
@agentsteven has helped me make proper decisions through his guidance and I would encourage you to download his e-book which has helped me get a better scope on what I am doing. It's a quick read and simple truths that I highly recommend. I would also encourage any young entrepreneurs to find a mentor, who can help you obtain your goals.
Give him a follow for some good tips on business and wealth. If your not seeing wisdom, it will never find you.
E-book www.agentsteven.com @agentsteven thank you for the friendship
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franco_vescovi Only 10 spots available and tickets go on sale Saturday, May 9th at 10am PDT at www.NikkoHurtado.com The last one sold out in minutes so you'll have to act quick. This is a really unique experience - you can read the wrap up of the last workshop and the details of this seminar on Nikko's site @stencilanchored @bishoprotary @fusion_ink @blackanchorbynikko 3w

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franco_vescovi I am always truly grateful when I get to tattoo fellow tattooers. Had the opportunity to sit with one of my favorite tattooers and friend @chente_rios and tattoo his fathers portrait on him while we talked about the past 23 years as a Tattooer and how it was. He is a true legend and OG artist. My piece was rigt in the middle of some really nice portraits done by @chueyquintanar @timhendricks @skindesigntattoos #robertpho #nocturnalink @nocturnaltattooink #rinsecup @rinsecup #inkeeze @inkeeze 4w

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franco_vescovi Never a bad thing to somehow end up on Olivera Street especially on Cinco de Mayo #LosAngeles 4w

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franco_vescovi Now is the time... Says @j_rudy_gtc and Rick @mithraneedles 1mon

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franco_vescovi I'm on the receiving end this time. Getting some fine line #blackandgrey by captain @j_rudy_gtc using the one and only @nocturnaltattooink using @travisbarker 's Bishop tattoo machine. Discussing business and more tattoo history. I never take these moments for granted. #NocturnalTattooInk ##bishoprotary #rinsecup #inkeeze #greenglide #purpleglide 1mon

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franco_vescovi #Repost @bishoprotary with @repostapp.
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Don't forget everybody! Today is the last day to repost this image and hashtag #fantomdisposabletubes for your chance to win FREE #fantomdisposabletubes FOR A YEAR!

@bishoprotary we look forward to having more contests this summer so stay tuned as we turn up the heat on our prizes and giveaways. #bishoprotary #rinsecup #nocturnalink #inkeeze #greenglide #purpleglide we will be pulling the winning name from a hat on video and will announce the winner tomorrow
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franco_vescovi Done with the new #Magi rotary by @bishoprotary and @nikkohurtado looking forward to the release of these beauties. There is a small batch available for purchase at the @ritesofpassage tattoo convention going on this weekend in Melbourne Australia at the @tatsupsupplyco booth. #rinsecup #purpleglide #inkeeze #nocturnalink #nikkohurtado #bishoprotary @rinsecup @nocturnaltattooink music:@psychowhite #fantomdisposabletubes #thankyou 1mon

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franco_vescovi Dinner with these guys. @mr_q_unique @fieldykorn talking advice about life. Good friends are a blessing. 2mon

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franco_vescovi #Repost @teenangelsarte with @repostapp.
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The Legendary and Iconic Artist "TEEN ANGEL" R.I.P. Teen Angel Passed away yesterday! THE ORIGINAL "TEEN ANGEL" WAS FOUNDER OF TEEN ANGEL MAGAZINE, NO WORDS CAN EXPRESS THE IMPACT HE HAS HAD ON THE CHICANO, LOWRIDER AND TATTOO ART CULTURE. THE LEGENDARY ARTIST WAS FROM CALIFORNIA WHO BROUGHT TO LIFE THE VARRIO AND LOWRIDER LIFESTYLE WITH INK. HE HELPED CREATE AND MOLD LOWRIDER MAGAZINE, BUT LONG BEFORE THE PAGES OF LOWRIDER MAGAZINE, THE LIFE OF THE LOWRIDER WAS BEING INFUENCED BY "TEEN ANGEL". FROM LIQUOR STORE MURALS, TO TRUNKS OF CARS TO PACHUCO CROSS AND BEAUTIFUL ROSE TATTOO'S. "TEEN ANGEL" WAS ALSO A SOLDIER WHO PUT HIS LIFE ON THE LINE IN BOTH KOREA AND VIETNAM WAR. EVEN THOUGH NOT KNOWN BY MANY PERSONALLY, HE WAS TRULY AN EXTRAORDINARY MAN. NEVER SEEKING PERSONAL FAME OR ATTENTION, HIS GOAL IN LIFE WAS ONLY TO BRING HAPPINESS TO THOSE WHO SAW HIS ARTWORK.HIS WORK WAS OFTEN A MEMORY OF SOMEWHERE HE HAD BEEN OR EXPERIENCE, OR HAD IN LIFE, THAT HE WANTED TO SHARE WITH OTHERS. UP UNTIL HIS LAST DAY'S HE ALWAYS HAD A PENCIL OR PAINTBRUSH IN HAS HANDS, STRUGGLING TO DO WHAT HE LOVED MOST IN LIFE CREATING ART. HE'S DEFINITELY HELP PAVED AWAY FOR ARTIST "NEVER FORGOTTEN" TEEN ANGEL R.I.P. C/S MUCHO RESPETO #TeenAngel #TeenAngelrip #davidholland #comptondavid #cpt #compton #comptone #chicano #chicanopride #chicanostyle #cultura #Culture #heritage #westcoast #mexicanamerican #lowrider #teenangel #teenangels #teenangelsarte #teenangelsmagazine #ripteenangel #ogteenangel #mrteenangel #lowridermagazine #chicanoart #chicanoarte 2mon

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franco_vescovi This was what I would look like if I was wearing a #luchalibre mask, while tattooing @comptondavid with a gold @bishoprotary he wears the Blue Demon mask, and a pimp striped suit!! sneak peak art project @miculturaentertainment @nixon_now @vaticanstudiosoc His real dome tats were done by my good friends @carlostorresart and @alanpadillaart 2mon

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franco_vescovi Late night photo shoot going down at @vaticanstudiosoc with the extremely solid family members @comptondavid and @teefunknasty387 photo: @miculturaentertainment @bishoprotary 2mon

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franco_vescovi Sneak peek at the new FANTOM ROTARY cartridge machine In production now. In use by @25ftphantom years in the making, and proudly releasing in a few short months. Smallest machine yet for a cartridge and very powerful 9v 5 watt motor that feels lighter than a "pen" machine. Because "pens" are made to draw!! This is the New machine of the future. More Picts and updates to follow.....stay tuned!! #fantomrotary #sneakpeak #bishoprotary thank you to everyone who's been prototyping this machine for me since last year, your feedback was key. Estimated retail will be around $395 >> All questions will be answered, 123 go!! 3mon

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franco_vescovi #TBT tattooing the homie @travisbarker at the casa. I have a lot of respect for those that have a passion to collect full body suits. A lot of pain and dedication goes into this task and I'm blessed to be a part of so many collections. Thank you to all the serious collectors out there spending all your money and time In the chair to help us feed that passion, especially my close friend and black n grey tattoo historian @comptondavid who's been collecting since the early 70's #respect #thankyou 3mon

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