Thursday, March 11, 2010

i got picked!



Wow, exciting news!
After dropping off Irene at the airport I came home to an exciting email, I got picked to be one of the contestants at Miss Tattoo USA, in Dallas in April!

So here I am, I want to yes, and please and thank you, I would love to go, but, I don't know if I can afford, or justify spending $300 on a plane ticket, plus the cost of a hotel for the weekend, when I haven't had an income in the last 9 months. What do you think? Sure, it's a once in a lifetime experience, and sure it would be so much fun, and who knows what it could lead to. What do you think? Rent, and food vs. tattoo pageant? hah!

Cecily, who I was lucky to tattoo in KC, super cute girl, and full of great ideas suggested I should ask for donations, as it is common for pageants. So I'm taking this pretty girls advice, and I am asking you to please donate a few dollars if you can, it can be as much, or as little as you want. Of course I will pick 3 of the people donating, after the pageant, and send out some super cute thank you packages.

If you wanna help me compete in Miss Tattoo USA, Dallas, please click the donation button at the top, right side of this page. If you do donate, please leave a note so I know what it's for, that way it will be easier to pick 3 people for the packages. <3

You are all so wonderful <3 And who all of you live in the Dallas area? Maybe we could meet up? I'll be there all weekend, April 9-11.


The internet at my house is currently down, so I am at a coffee shop across the street, sipping on the worst iced vanilla soy latte ever, haha. I have some cute pictures of some crafty stuff I've been working on lately that I wanna share, it will have to wait though as I have limited internet access. Hopefully it will only be a few hours, or a day or so till I am back, and up and running! :)

I hope you all had a wonderful week <3
xoxo


edit, $474 raised so far, you ladies are truly wonderful <3 Thank you!


I also made a fan page on facebook for friends and people who want to show a little support by becoming a fan :)

xo.

22 comments:

Amy T Schubert said...

Congrats!
You ABSOLUTELY need to go ... if only because you design gorgeous tattoos and you can meet all kinds of girls who love (and maybe need/want) tattoos.

good luck!
xo

theyarngeek said...

Congratulations! You may never get a chance like this again so I hope you get to go!

--Amanda

emalie said...

I donated a little something! i hope it helps get you to Dallas because I would looove to meet up!

A-me said...

Good luck!!

Sarah said...

Congrats! You have to go, you'll win for sure!

Amy said...

Congrats! I will def. send you a donation - I'm in the middle of doing my taxes and need to see how I'm getting back first! ;)
I live in the Dallas area and will be glad to help you with any thing I can! I will email you later and give you my phone number and such!
How exciting! I've never been to a pageant! Will be exciting to see!
Amy

Pinkzombies said...

i gave a little little something, i hope it helps. Good luck, you are beautiful. This is a chance to enjoy, no matter what the results.

you could also make a tiny cheap something and post it to your store as a "thank you" gift with purchase of donation.

Like having a posting for $5 to your "cause" and explain in the listing that to follow the Etsy guidelines you will be sending a little handmade wonder. Just a idea, that I've seen before and worked. Good Luck.

Ill add this to my blog too, btw.

Kristin Ryan said...

oh congradulations!! How exciting! Ahh, I'd donate but I just had to transfer colleges (unexpectedly) and had to pay nearly 700 that I had saved up. If I wasn't broke and a complete college kid, I'd definitely help out! I hope you go, imagine the doorways that will open up!!

ParentesFantomet said...

Hei Silje, sendte en liten donasjon, antageligvis ikke så veldig stor, men får håpe at mange flere sender også slik at du kommer deg til Miss Tattoo.

Hilsen fra Stavanger

Jeanie Aurora said...

Like Nike says, just do it.

xo

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kelly* said...

i wish i could contribute too! but unfortunately i have no income either...but i think it is awesome in general that they have a tattoo pageant so i think you HAVE to do it...
<3

Taylor said...

Aw Silje I wish I had an income so I could help you out! You have to go! This is a once in a life time opportunity. You're so gorgeous and you have the prettiest tattoos I've ever seen, which is saying a lot because I have never been a huge tattoo fan. You changed that. I think you can do amazing things with this! Good luck dear!!
xxxoo
Taylor

Marie/Mison said...

Of course you shuld go! It´s a once in a life thing - and I´ve pushed the button...!

Trine said...

hey there, just donated 12 bugs, that was all that was left on my bank account, but i hope it helps!

xoxo trine

AJ said...

Congratulations. I really hope you can come up with enough money to go!

dk said...

So exciting!!! Can't WAIT to see you win!

kulabeth said...

There are nice people in the world as the kindness of strangers shows! So glad I could help, all you have to do is be your awesome self and you'll win! xxx

Lacey said...

Good luck! I didn't know it was in Dallas, so I just might have to check it out. Maybe I will see you there :)

Anita said...

First I would like to say i love your blog. Second you have to go to the Miss Tattoo thing in Dallas. If you go I will probably see you there, not as a contestant but a spectator.

Jenny said...

That's wonderful! Good luck! In my opinion, you are definitely one of the most beautiful tattooed women I've ever seen. You'll go far!

Lilly Marshmallow said...

hey sweetheart, it is just a little something but finally I managed to give a donation, too! I am so glad you're going and can't wait for pictures and everything about it :)