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Over the last few weeks, Substance has been awash with proposal writing, quoting and conceptualising.  The saying is so true, there is indeed a time to reap and a time to sow.  And we are sowing furiously!

Amongst all of this, we have also done some “real work”, as our tattoo documentary starts to take shape in the edit suite, under the watchful eyes, ears and fingers of Jessica.  Originally the documentary was going to be entitled “SIX Skin”, but I’m leaning towards the title “Common Ground”.  The phrase comes from an interview with legendary tattooist Paul Booth, who says of meaning in tattoos “there are things that come up to be common ground, not matter if you are a lawyer, a doctor or a machinist…”

Another favourite quote of mine is from tattoo historian, Lyle Tuttle.  When I asked him what he thought of the tattoo reality shows, he replied: “they’re a finger down the throat to me!  Its a bunch of silly asses, being silly asses…”

These are just a few of the highlights I can’t wait to share with the world when “Common Ground” is all done. Its still a little while a way, but I’m excited!

And, back to the proposal writing I go!

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