Sunday, March 17, 2013

IS IT SPRING YET?? HST news for march 2013

Well! We have quite a few changes going on around HST, and as the proud owner of the studio, I couldn't be happier! It has been a while,(as usual) since I have updated this blog, but I must say, It goes to the back burner when we become so overwhelmed with new clients and returning friends! By the way, A big thanks to all of you that continue to support HST and our amazing staff! I'm just going to put these in order of how they pop up in my head and hope I don't miss anything... 1. My first and longest standing contractor, and good friend of HST and all who visit, DUSTIN HYSELL, has left HST to pursue a new opportunity in Columbus tattooing. He was a great part of the staff for almost six years, and sometimes as an artist, you need to be around new people to feel like you are still learning, and to refresh the old creativity. With that, Dustin can now be found at Fate tattoo. We were sad to see him go, but he remains a friend of the studio, and we wish him all the best in his new venture. Those clients that wish to follow Dustin will be missed, but we welcome and encourage clients that wish to continue collecting from HST to check out our other great artists, and I assure you that you can still expect the best service and tattooing that Columbus has to offer. Thank you Dustin for a being such a stellar part of my staff for so many years, you have my great respect and I and the crew at HST truly wish you all the best. 2. When a position is available at HST for a new member, I am lucky to receive applications from some of the industries best. With that in mind, Please check out our new artists, ERIC ADKINS and ZACK WOLF! We welcome these two powerhouses to the HST crew, and I am sure that you will see why I was so happy to have them as new additions to the HST family. ERIC has a unique, intricate style which looks absolutely fluid on skin, his black and grey work is amazingly smooth, but don't overlook his color work! He is a well rounded, experienced artist that comes to us from one of Columbus' legendary studios, Bodystain! I'd like to personally welcome Eric to the HST crew, and look forward to a long time of having him on staff. PS, a special thanks to the owner of Bodystain, Carmello Albierto(sorry if I butchered your name buddy) for letting Eric make the transition to the HST crew after a long career at Bodystain. ZACK WOLF comes to us from lovely, scenic Dayton Ohio and I could not be happier! His work is both versatile and eye-popping, he can do everything from portraits to new school and everything in between! He has just joined us recently, but we look forward to seeing him be a staple of the HST staff for a long time to come! 3. I have been lucky to have made some of the best friends I have ever had through the ownership of this studio, and it gives me great pride to see them grow and achieve in their live, both personally and professionally. With that, I am proud to announce the marriage of one of my great friends and HST's favorite son, JOEY KNUCKLES! Joey will be tying the knot with his lovely lady on Tuesday and we at HST wish him all the best in his new life! way to go homie!! 4. Periodically, I am lucky to be offered interesting opportunities within the Columbus business community. In the last year, I have used my culinary background to revamp the menus and processes of a Columbus restaurant, owned a food truck, gotten a real estate license, gotten married, and numerous other ventures. All the while the HST staff and our amazing manager, Joshua, kept the studio running like clockwork! I would like to personally thank each of my staff, and especially Joshua for maintaining the standards we have set while I pursue these unique opportunities! I would also like to let all my clients know that I am back (for now) to tattooing full-time, and look forward to seeing you all again soon! I think thats everything for now! Please remember to support those who serve our country and our community, and remember that HST does as well! we always offer fire, police and military discounts to show our support! as always, if you have a charitable function that HST can help make great, feel free to contact me directly ( and we look forward to seeing you soon! Come see why HST offers "The mark of distinction that lasts a lifetime!"