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From Germany to Historic Prague

After one of the most incredible travel experiences on the Uniworld, Tattoo Themed, German River Cruise, Reese Hilburn, her apprentice Jackie and I continue on to Prague then north to Berlin and finally to Copenhagen (see map below) to attend 50 shades of Ink Copenhagen tattoo convention.

This will our first time to Prague, Czech Republic for all of us. Now it is now one of my favorite cities in the world.  I need to go back!!

Regensburg_Germany_to_Prague

Prague was never bombed

I was informed that Prague was untouched by war and never bombed because it is said that Hilter loved Prague, he wanted to save it for himself.  I just had lay eyes on a city so untouched seeping in history!!! Prague was established in 14th Century – Golden Age under the Luxembourg dynasty during the reign of Charles IV. At that time Prague became one of Europe’s largest and wealthiest cities. And the clock… that still works which is said was built by aliens.. whaaa??? Um ok..  I’m intrigued ..let’s GO!

We depart from Regensburg Germany  bus station, it’s close to a 3 hour ride to Prague and I slept the entire trip. Once we arrive in Prague, we check into “Old Town” Caruso Hotel Prague. The room is huge with shuttered windows overlooking the statues of the buildings next to us which is now almost eye level. Old hotels in Europe can have the tiniest of elevators! It took us 3 trips to get all our luggage up to our room.

hotel caruso prague

Old Town Square, Prague and Astronomical Clock

Caruso Hotel is a 5 minute walk into Old Town Square and the must see Astronomical Clock.  The clock is located inside the haunting looking Tyn Church (Týnský chrám). Gazing up at the church, you almost expect Dracula to swoop out of the Gothic upper windows. The Astronomical Clock is a medieval clock first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest WORKING astronomical clock in the world.  It has special mechanisms and dials to display astronomical information, such as the relative positions of the sun, moon, zodiacal constellations, and sometimes major planets. Groups of people surround it every hour and cheer when the clock chimes and the saint statues rotate and pop out the window. Some say the clock is cursed by the great clockmaker Mikuláš from Kadaň. In that anyone who may try to fix it would either go insane, or die. While this is only a legend, it stands as a testament to the extraordinary nature and haunting history of Prague. There are also cobblestones below the clock that are marked with 27 crosses commemorating 27 beheaded Czech noblemen. YIKES!

Old Town Square Prague

The square is filled with outdoor cafes, restaurants, street performers, Thai massage parlors, shops, etc. I stood in the middle of the square and slowly turned in a full circle and got completely dizzy and fantastically overwhelmed with architectural history, sights and smells! I loved Prague!

Prague astronomical clock

Charles Bridge and Absinthe 

Not knowing or caring what direction we are walking, we zig zag our way through cobblestone alleys and streets  making our way to The Charles Bridge. We round a corner and there it is! WOW I was excited to see a bridge lol! The Charles Bridge is a historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. It was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city’s Old Town and adjacent areas. The bridge is decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues, most of them baroque-style, originally erected around 1700.  Standing on the bridge I imagined kings and queens of other European cities crossing the bridge to visit Prague castle.

Charles Bridge Prague

It is time for a drink! Close to The Charles Bridge is an Absinthe bar called Absintherie. I’ve never tried this drink before. It is an anise-flavoured spirit derived from botanicals, including the flowers and leaves of Artemisia absinthium (“grand wormwood”), together with green anise, sweet fennel, and other medicinal and culinary herbs. Absinthe traditionally has a natural green color, but may also be colorless. I was later told that when drinking absinthe, you are “meeting the wizard” or the drink is referred to as the “Green Fairy” . And yes, it’s true! After a few sips I definitely felt a head rush and lightheaded when looking around. FUN!

Absinthe Bar in Prague

Day 2 – St. Vitus Cathedral of Prague Castle (Pražský hrad)

The second and final day in Prague (too quick! I need to go back!!)  we cross back over The Charles Bridge and begin the 121 steps, built in the 17th century up to the castle Pražský hrad, founded around 880. It is now the official office of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia and contains tombs of some of them.

After climbing the 121 steps to where the complex of castles and churches are we enter the St. Vitus Cathedral. Little did we know we were about to climb 825 Steps to the top! It’s a narrow tower where 2 people are barely able to pass each other on cement stairs! Imagine climbing a spiral staircase that is about 7 stories high and 14 flights of stairs! We make it to the top and the sweeping views make it worth the climb! Here we stand in awe of the 360 degree views of Prague.

Prague Castle (Pražský hrad)

St Vitus Cathedral’s stained glass

We stop to rest after our climb before we explore The Royal Gardens and then inside St Vitus Cathedral. In 1344, Charles IV began the construction of this Gothic cathedral and it was built over a time span of almost 600 years. Inside, the nave is flooded with color from stained-glass windows created by eminent Czech artists of the early 20th century. These are nothing like I have seen anywhere before in any church! There are also frescoes and semi-precious stones, historic musical organs, life size bronze reliefs of kings, beautifully carved columns and more. The Cathedral of St. Vitus had a tremendous influence on the development of Late Gothic style characteristic for Central Europe. Just WOW!

The Cathedral of St.Vitus

We make our way back over The Charles Bridge and pass by some type of parade. People are walking dressed in traditional attire wearing clothing replicating; gypsies, Italian mothers,  middle-eastern women and more…. and then they are gone. What just happened lol! We are exhausted. Reese get’s a Thai foot massage, we eat dinner and are back in hotel ready for an early morning train ride to Berlin to meet up with Loz and Vanessa!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer Lee, president of The Jenn Lee Group – a full service advertising agency which was established in 2003. Specializing in logos, websites, SEO, digital social media advertising, Public relations, etc.  It is a boutique agency with acute attention to detail, technological knowledge and overall passion for all clients’ success. In 2012 she started working as a manager, booking agent and publicist for influencers from reality TV shows on Spike/Paramount and VH1.  In this role she coordinates and negotiates travel appearances and itineraries as well as media relations globally for tattoo artists, performers, and public figures. Jenn Lee says; “We listen closely to understand the target goal, future initiatives and overall brand message. From this we deliver unique and custom solutions, developed in industry standard digital software with exceptional customer service.”

Jenn Lee
Email: jennifer@jennlee.com
Phone: 1-401-249-1564
https://www.instagram.com/thejennleegroup


 

TATTOO U – German River Tattoo Cruise Part 2

U River Cruise

U River Cruise such a bonding experience 

We definitely had the sleekest, sexiest boat on the river! I love the above photo captured by Dan Howell one of the organizers of this trip. What made this a bonding experience is the constant communication between ALL the guests! Once we boarded we all were added to a WhatApp group message. It was great to see everyone’s photos and posts of their excursions if we weren’t all together. Plus, it gave us a lot to talk about over drinks each night too. We passed many other river boats each evening which seemed  to be practically empty. We learned that most river cruises cater to an elderly demographic so as we were dancing the night away the other boats had people in their rooms sleeping. This evening we had a party organized by U River cruises of a silent disco. A silent disco is an event where people dance to music listened to on wireless headphones. Blue color was for Rave style music, green was Dance, etc. Definitely funny to take the headphones off and watch everyone dancing in silence!

Silent Disco

Smoky Beers of Bamberg 

Our next stop was the charming town of Bamberg. Bamberg is a town in northern Bavaria, Germany, laid out over 7 hills where the Regnitz and Main rivers meet. We went through a few crazy locks in this section of the Main River. They said our boat was literally water lifted over one of the hills! We had a full day available for a brewery tour or just explore the town and walk around. Reese Hilburn stayed on the ship and worked on a tattoo and met up with us later.

Bamberg Germany

Heather Moss, Bobby Moss, Steven Tefft and I had authentic German food at Hofbräu.  Heather ordered Coq au vin (Hahn mit Weißwein & Wurzelgemüse geschmort) – chicken in wine sauce which we all had to try!  I ordered the Bratwurstteller mit Sauerkraut & Kloß2 – different kind of bratwurst with sauerkraut & potato dumpling. Bamberg is known as Bierstadt with many breweries. We tried the local brew named, Schlenkerla Rauchbier “Smoky beer”.  yuk.. Not for me …  Certain breweries maintain this “smoked beer” tradition by continuing to use malt which had been dried over open flames. We walked and explored more trying to find tattoo studio which unfortunately took us farther away from the boat and it was closed! At this point we had to make our way back to the boat ..  did you know Uber is not allowed in Bavaria? We ran…

Bamberg

After finding a unicorn (seriously.. I found a unicorn statue) and lighting a candle for my mom at a beautiful Baroque church we made our way back to the boat. It was a gorgeous, warm evening so we all went up to the upper deck for the sunset. The Ice Bar upstairs was open!  One of the guests, Mo, purchased beer pong in town which launched competitions on the upper deck until dinner was served.

Bamberg Churches

Tattooed with Fraktur letter G 

I think it was Steve’s idea around almost midnight that we should all get the letter “G” tattooed on us to commemorate this awesome trip in Germany. 12 of us got the letter G tattooed on us to forever bond our time together.  Steve choose a German, “Fraktur” font.  The name comes from the Latin fractus, meaning “broken.” Fraktur is a Blackletter typeface — or a gebrochene Schrift in German, which means “broken font.” Reese tattooed my ankle. Steve taooed Heather, etc. This went on late into the evening…

Tattooed in Germany

Part 3 coming up is of Nürnberg, itself the center of Nazi propaganda activities.

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer Lee, president of The Jenn Lee Group – a full service advertising agency which was established in 2003. Specializing in logos, websites, SEO, digital social media advertising, Public relations, etc.  It is a boutique agency with acute attention to detail, technological knowledge and overall passion for all clients’ success. In 2012 she started working as a manager, booking agent and publicist for influencers from reality TV shows on Spike/Paramount and VH1.  In this role she coordinates and negotiates travel appearances and itineraries as well as media relations globally for tattoo artists, performers, and public figures. Jenn Lee says; “We listen closely to understand the target goal, future initiatives and overall brand message. From this we deliver unique and custom solutions, developed in industry standard digital software with exceptional customer service.”

Jenn Lee
Email: jennifer@jennlee.com
Phone: 1-401-249-1564
https://www.instagram.com/thejennleegroup


 

 

 

TATTOO U – German River Tattoo Cruise Part 1

December 2018,  I received an email from a magazine editor and photographer I have worked with for years; “Hey Jenn.. do you have any tattoo artists that would want to join us for a Tattoo Themed River Cruise from Frankfurt Germany through Bavaria to Regensburg Germany? With stops daily in quaint towns Miltenberg,, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Kelheim and Regensburg this August? ” …… My response, “Of course I do! What a great and unique idea!

7 towns have to create a few blogs

Since our River Cruise stopped in 7 incredible towns and each day and evening was a new adventure with clients and new friends I am going to break this blog out into a few different segments. PLUS, Reese, Jackie and I continued on to Prague then met Loz and Vanessa (Ms Flakiss) in Berlin Germany before ending in Copenhagen.

Uniworld River Cruise Part 1Main River Uniworld Cruise

 

Tattoo Artists BOOKED!

I happily placed long time clients on this cruise. I brought season 2 Ink Master winner Steven Tefft and Tattoo Nightmares Miami & Black Ink Chicago cast member Reese Hilburn.  On August 16th, 2019 we all arrived in Frankfurt Germany not really knowing what to expect. This was the first tattoo themed, river cruise ever! Personally, I had never even been on a traditional Caribbean Cruise or cruise of any kind. I was familiar with river cruises all throughout Europe but I was under the impression they catered to a more conservative, older clientele. I found out that Uniworld was trying out their B ship to a younger demographic with edgy themed cruises.

We arrived in Frankfurt 

Departing Frankfurt on Uniworld Tattoo Themed Cruise

It was raining and cold in Frankfurt when we all arrived and sat through a safety meeting from the captain. Then the fun began when host, Heather Moss took the microphone to inform everyone tattooing was available during the 7 days we were cruising. Plus, the cruise line had daily, excursions available for the guests and tattoo artists or you could just explore each town on your own.  Also planned while cruising were some fun tattoo themed contests with the guests and staff. After an evening off the boat and exploring Frankfurt about 15 of us stopped at a Cider Festival. Back to the boat and off we sailed… Little did I know how much this cruise was going to bond me to new friends and how the experience we all had together on this incredible journey would set into motion more group tattoo themed travel.

Frankfurt friends

Most evenings and some days we set sail and made our way through locks  to woke up in a new Bavarian town ready to explore.  I did not know there is something called “collecting locks” while cruising on a European river. Lock gears either empty or fill a chamber with water. No photos taken. You’re in a cement chamber while the water increases or declines. We collected a total of 16 locks to be exact. The first 2 nights we were all up far too late due to jet lag and night 2 was MY BIRTHDAY! Many of us danced the night away the first evening while the boat was moving to our next town and destination!

Mildenburg and it’s Castle

Our first stop was the adorable town of Miltenberg Germany.  Steve and I seemed to be on same schedule for excursions as two absolutely FUN travel, health and fitness influencers Rizzo and Serena. We set off on our own to explore the little town of Miltenberg which only has a population of a little over 9,000. We explored through the streets filled with adorable buildings and started our hike up to the Mildenburg Castle.  The first document mentioning the castle Mildenburg dates back to the year 1226!  Short stop, small town.. great way to start the trip! It was time to get back to the ship before it departed and cruised over night to our next town! Midnight… my birthday… shots… up until 3am no photos of the debauchery.

Miltenberg Germany

My Birthday in Würzburg

While Steven Tefft and Reese Hilburn tattooed some of the guests while cruising calmly down the Main River to Würzburg, Rizzo and I joined the tour of The Residenz  an incredible Baroque Palace. No photos allowed inside.. let me create the picture  for you: The interiors are considered masterworks of Baroque/Rococo or Neoclassical architecture and art include the grand staircase, the chapel, and the Imperial Hall. Plus, I’ve never seen frescoes this ornate and detailed! The Venetian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, assisted by his son, Domenico, painted frescoes in the building. You’ve GOT to make the time to visit this Palace!

Würzburger Residenz Baroque Palace

Würzburger Residenz

Thankfully the Uniworld/U River Cruise was dayes in getting to where we were in town to pick us up. We had the chance to join in a summer nightly tradition on the old bridge “Alte Mainbrücke” sipping a glass of Franconian wine watching the sun set. The bridge was erected from 1473 to 1543 replacing an old Romanesque bridge. The characteristic 12 statues of saints were added around 1730.

Alte Mainbrücke

Reese Hilburn & Steven Tefft

After a full day exploring Würzburg we walked back to the boat to enjoy dinner with everyone. The breakfast and dinner meals were traditionally German and fantastic on the ship! Nothing like a German Pretzel!  The staff of  Uniworld found out it was my birthday and brought me a cake! After dinner about 20 of us ventured  into town to find a bar we’d all enjoy. After some shots of absinthe some people went back to the boat to sleep while myself and some incredible new life long friends decided the evening should not end just yet … We stumbled into a hookah bar and announced it was my birthday and another evening lasted until about 3am. I can honestly say I met some amazing people on this trip!

Birthday Hookah bar

We awake the next morning in a new town.. the adventure continues.

New blog post soon.

Next few days/ next towns coming soon!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer Lee, president of The Jenn Lee Group – a full service advertising agency which was established in 2003. Specializing in logos, websites, SEO, digital social media advertising, Public relations, etc.  It is a boutique agency with acute attention to detail, technological knowledge and overall passion for all clients’ success. In 2012 she started working as a manager, booking agent and publicist for influencers from reality TV shows on Spike/Paramount and VH1.  In this role she coordinates and negotiates travel appearances and itineraries as well as media relations globally for tattoo artists, performers, and public figures. Jenn Lee says; “We listen closely to understand the target goal, future initiatives and overall brand message. From this we deliver unique and custom solutions, developed in industry standard digital software with exceptional customer service.”

Jenn Lee
Email: jennifer@jennlee.com
Phone: 1-401-249-1564
https://www.instagram.com/thejennleegroup


 

 

Mandinga Tattoo Convention – Argentina 2015

In 2015 I coordinated my first trip with popular tattoo artists outside the US for Reese Hilburn, Clint Cummings, Steven Tefft and Gentle Jay. I realized they had a HUGE fan base from TV shows InkMaster and Tattoo Nightmares Miami in South America. We set off to attend the Mandinga Tattoo Convention in Buenos Aires, Argentina located in the Palermo Soho area.

Our arrival to Palermo

After a 10+hour overnight flight we all arrived a bit hung over and very tired. We were shuttled almost an hour away from the airport to our hotel Esplendor Palermo Soho. This is a fantastic, clean hotel, with on street balconies, an easy walk to many bars and restaurants plus down the street from the tattoo convention which we were there to attend. That evening we were treated to a traditional Asado (BBQ) dinner at El Corralon  This is where we all tried our first blood sausage and tripe (beef intestines) and thankfully some of the best steak I have ever experienced! Argentina is famous for its high-quality grass-fed beef. The country boasts more cattle than humans within its borders, and it’s the third-largest consumer of beef per capita.

El Corralon

Day Excursion to Bond Street and La Bocca:

Day 2 we had a private tour of the Galleria Bond Street . This is an awesome alternative, graffiti style, mall setting that contains skateboard swag, tattoo studios and all types of art and retro memorabilia for sale.  After Bond Street we bused to La Bocca where Clint decided to try the Tango. I was just sitting with him drinking wine and the next thing he was striking this pose. I’m so happy I captured the moment. Tango is performed in the streets of La Boca while you sip wine and watch. Proper Buenos Aires society considers tango an indecent entertainment associated with violence, illicit sex, and the lower classes.

Clint Cummings doing Tango

Touring Buenos Aires

Speakeasy and Strip Clubs

After a full day touring downtown Buenos Aires Capital, we continued to bar hop all around Plazoleta Julio Cortazar where we ate Pizza with green olives, more steak plus plenty of beer and wine! We then met up with our new friend Flor who brought us to Frank’s Speak Easy. We sampled some incredible mixology cocktails and enjoyed the unique environment while trying to speak and understand Spanish. I blame Frank for what came next .. Sometimes when traveling with tattoo artists the evening can end at a strip club. This trip did not fail! What was unique is the club had male and female dancers! No pictures .. no more words needed.
If you were there.. you know and remember.

Franks speakeasy in Buenos Aires

Mandinga Tattoo Convention Weekend

Finally it’s convention day and we walk less than a mile to La Rural Convention Center to attend the 10th anniversary of Mandinga Tattoo Show. We had NO IDEA what to expect from the fans. Thank god for the amazing security from Mandinga because Steve, Reese, Jay and Clint were the visitors favorites at the show.  To give you a visual, this meant the fans stood 10 people deep completely surrounding our booth!  One person from my group said.. “now I know what it’s like to be in a Boy Band” as security shuffled us through the crowd. Click to see video  I’m often so impressed with my clients. On this trip they spent hours tattooing, taking photos, signing autographs and kissing tons of people each Friday, Saturday and Sunday  Never a complaint. And it was HOT!

Crowds at Mandinga Tattoo Show

Final Days in Buenos Aires

After a long few days at the extremely busy convention we all woke up early to go to TruTV studios to film InkMaster and Tattoo Nightmare’s Miami TV promo’s. To end this incredible trip we were treated to a private Argentinian BBQ at one of the oldest churches in Buenos Aires, currently used as a back drop for many TV shows and movies, yet boasts the Pope has stayed over night there.  We ate more beef, pork, chicken, chorizo, and morcilla which were cooked on a grill, called a parrilla, or an open fire. Soccer was played in the heat and the most epic group shot was taken just before we were shuttled to the airport.

Buenos Aires soccer and Dinner

Tattoos to Memorialize the Trip

Typically during our trips we all find a closer bond with each other because our travel experiences together.  Tattoos are often completed to memorialize the time we shared together. Pictured below is Steven Tefft’s Mandinga logo/icon. This trip was so successful that I’ve sent Tatu Baby and Jime Litewalk and Reese Hilburn again.  This first trip outside the US for the artists in attendance was an incredible journey where we now have life long friends in Buenos Aires. This also was the catapult for continuing to book travel for many artists all over the globe! Ck out more of my epic travel blog posts!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer Lee, president of The Jenn Lee Group – a full service advertising agency which was established in 2003. Specializing in logos, websites, SEO, digital social media advertising, Public relations, etc.  It is a boutique agency with acute attention to detail, technological knowledge and overall passion for all clients’ success. In 2012 she started working as a manager, booking agent and publicist for influencers from reality TV shows on Spike/Paramount and VH1.  In this role she coordinates and negotiates travel appearances and itineraries as well as media relations globally for tattoo artists, performers, and public figures. Jenn Lee says; “We listen closely to understand the target goal, future initiatives and overall brand message. From this we deliver unique and custom solutions, developed in industry standard digital software with exceptional customer service.”

Jenn Lee
Email: jennifer@jennlee.com
Phone: 1-401-249-1564
https://www.instagram.com/thejennleegroup


 

 

International Travel Tips for Tattoo Artists

1. Call your cell phone company – know your plan & get DATA. Many plans have cheap “Passport Plans” you can add. Do not rely on WiFi at conventions (too spotty) and avoid going over data by adding cheap coverage plans to your phone. Then you can go LIVE and show us your adventures!

2. Download Google Translate. This app is GREAT! allows you to us the microphone to translate a client tattoo request. PLUS, use the camera setting to translate menu’s and printed text.

3. Download currency exchange. After a few times of loosing money because language barrier, jet lag, or not just not knowing better… I like to use “XE Currency” app. It allows numerous currencies to load all at one time.

4. Bring Dual Voltage power strips and proper adapters. Too many times artists bring older power strips that knock out power to other artists. Make sure you have researched which adapters are best and countries voltage and frequency. There are extremely cheap options on Amazon. DO THIS!

5. Learn some basics of the language. Learn how to say, Thank you, Sorry, Excuse me, where is bathroom, etc. This takes minutes to do while waiting for your flight and goes a long way!

6. Customs – When you land you may be asked, “why are you here?” ANSWER: tourism. “Where are you staying?” ANSWER: Have your hotel/lodging details handy. You may be tired but be nice to customs and aware of their questions. If you have anything on your record, do your research or call us to inquire about the country you are visiting. More questions may be asked. If you have concerns email us and we are happy to help.

 

Knowing these Tips and doing these Travel TIPS will help you be prepared will let you travel without stress and ease at airports.

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer Lee, president of The Jenn Lee Group – a full service advertising agency which was established in 2003. Specializing in logos, websites, SEO, digital social media advertising, Public relations, etc.  It is a boutique agency with acute attention to detail, technological knowledge and overall passion for all clients’ success. In 2012 she started working as a manager, booking agent and publicist for influencers from reality TV shows on Spike/Paramount and VH1.  In this role she coordinates and negotiates travel appearances and itineraries as well as media relations globally for tattoo artists, performers, and public figures. Jenn Lee says; “We listen closely to understand the target goal, future initiatives and overall brand message. From this we deliver unique and custom solutions, developed in industry standard digital software with exceptional customer service.”

Jenn Lee
Email: jennifer@jennlee.com
Phone: 1-401-249-1564
https://www.instagram.com/thejennleegroup


 

 

South of France with Reese and Tatu Baby

We are off to the South of France

It’s June 2016 and I’m at Heathrow Airport ready to meet Tatu Baby and Reese Hilburn . From London we are to board a plane and together to Marseille, France to attend the Cezanne Tattoo show in Aix-En-Provence. Informally known as “Aix”. I’m so excited because this is the birthplace of Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne. Never a dull moment.. Reese calls… passport and credit cards were stolen while at the gym. You have GOT to be kidding me… Bartender more wine please ……

We land in the beautiful south of France city of Marseille and meet up with organizer Pitou. Marseille was the remains of the city’s ancient Greek port (which eventually became a Roman port). These ruins, dating back to as early as 600 BC, were discovered during a construction project in the 1960s.

Exploring Aix-En-Provence

We drive about an hour to Aix and check into Adagio Aix-en-Provence Centre which is centrally located in town. We check in and head out to dinner with Tatu Baby, myself and Pitou. Alli Baker from Oxygen’s Best Ink and her assistant Wendy joined us as well. Rosé wine is known in the South of France, Provence area and thankfully it was flowing. One of the great things about Rosé wine, besides the deliciousness, is that it’s affordable. A good bottle of Rosé in France should cost no more than 15 euros. We are enjoying an evening dining at a historical Provence restaurant. It originally opened in 1792, called Les Deux Garcons. Wait.. a minute.. text from Reese.. she is getting a passport and heading to the airport! She arrives TOMORROW! Pour me another Rosé please to celebrate!

Aix En Provence

Tattoo Convention at Pasino Casino

The welcome party and expo were held in a great casino called Pasino d’Aix-en-Provence.  “One of the most organized events I have ever attended” said Tatu Baby (Kat). Kat is non stop and tattoos 7 hour pieces Friday, Saturday and Sunday from people who booked with her before we arrived. There is a great MC of the event, traditional dancers, contests and performances. Fantastic convention!

Cezanne Tattoo Show

Inked Magazine France Photoshoot

We wake up early morning on Saturday because I organized a photoshoot with Tatu Baby and Reese Hilburn to run in Inked Magazine France . I could not thank Sarah Lechat Price, the beautiful fire performer and reporter of the Cezanne show, enough for the insanely sick shoes she provided for the girls.

Tatu Baby

Off to Cannes

After a busy convention weekend, we left our hotel at 8am that Monday morning and traveled 2 hours to visit the gorgeous seaside town of Cannes.  Cannes is a city located on the French Riviera.  The city is known for its association with the rich and famous, its luxury hotels and restaurants, and for several conferences such as the annual International Cannes Film Festival. We dine on the beach and after lunch find a little trolley train. The Cannes’ Little Train, which takes you through both of the city’s sides, from the famous Croisette seaside boardwalk with its beaches and luxury hotels to the Old Town district of Suquet and its maze of picturesque narrow streets and 180° views. That evening we ubered over to the most decadent hotel champagne bar, Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc, which is a place Kim K, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Angelina all stay during the Cannes Film Festival. It was FANCY!  Tuesday we head back to Aix for the final dinner with everyone in Marseille, France.

South of France

 

Cannes

Marseille, a port city in southern France, has been a crossroads of immigration and trade since its founding by the Greeks circa 600 B.C. You can feel the history or maybe it was because I was exhausted with dinner starting at 9pm and ended at 12:30am.  You must be on guard in Marseille compared to Cannes. But overall this was a great experience exploring Marseille, Aix and Cannes. Happy to say I have sent clients back to this convention annually. Pitou and family are incredible hosts.

Click here to see the official show video. #CezanneTattoo2016

 

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer Lee, president of The Jenn Lee Group – a full service advertising agency which was established in 2003. Specializing in logos, websites, SEO, digital social media advertising, Public relations, etc.  It is a boutique agency with acute attention to detail, technological knowledge and overall passion for all clients’ success. In 2012 she started working as a manager, booking agent and publicist for influencers from reality TV shows on Spike/Paramount and VH1.  In this role she coordinates and negotiates travel appearances and itineraries as well as media relations globally for tattoo artists, performers, and public figures. Jenn Lee says; “We listen closely to understand the target goal, future initiatives and overall brand message. From this we deliver unique and custom solutions, developed in industry standard digital software with exceptional customer service.”

Jenn Lee
Email: jennifer@jennlee.com
Phone: 1-401-249-1564
https://www.instagram.com/thejennleegroup


 

 

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