I received a phone call on a busy Saturday afternoon at the shop. My daughter, Jordyn answered the phone and looked at me with wide eyes as she said, "Red with National is on the phone for you." I couldn't believe Red, the president of NTA Cruisers was asking me if I could send him some photos and write up a bio on our shop, Redemption Tattoo Parlour.
We're a family shop in downtown Macon, GA. Chris and I opened the shop so we could have a place to do what we loved with those that we loved in an environment that didn't feel like work. We're not all related by blood, but we are a family. We believe in learning, teaching and sharing the tattoo history and holding onto as much tradition as we can. We hold those before us in high regard. Which is why I'm still in awe as I write this. I'm one of those that walks the floor of a National show like a kid on Christmas, both excited and humbled not quite believing that I get to be a part of it. The last show, Red called and told me that he'd put Chris (splitting the booth) with Shahn Anderson. We get there to setup and there sits Shahn on one side and on the other side was Mike Martin. I couldn't believe it. Here we were, Redemption in between and surrounded by the greats, the legends. That's what NTA is to me, the great, the legend and we're humbled and grateful to be a part of it.
NTA Proud, Stephanie Dorrough
With the rolling in of the New Year, the NTA Cruisers are pleased to be launching exciting, new things like
the release of our NTA Magazine. Let me point out that while we still refer to this publication as a newsletter,
our goal is to elevate the format to become an online magazine or ezine. It is our desire that this new format
will connect you, our members, with our world of Tattooing more immediately and closer than ever before.
We hope that our Online Magazine will be as swift or at least more informative than social media.
WE commend Peggy Sucher for tending to our Facebook Page and Anna Funk for our Instagram Page. They are
our social face and a liaison between the public, this newsletter and our members. Applaud and support them.
With these many changes taking place, we often look to cling to a secure rock and that rock is us,
Members of the NTA Cruisers. We remain a happy band of misfits and pirates [some things never change] and look toward a new horizon and new adventures. Please join us, follow us and help lead us into the future.