Thursday, November 29, 2012

Rise to the Masses

In today’s entertainment industry exposure is key. Showcasing your act, brand, sound, visuals, and specially your voice it is very critical. Having a platform where you can expose all of your talents and products it has become the focus for the industry. 
In 1987 someone came up with this concept in showcasing everything in entertainment under one roof, one place, one community. Austin, Texas was the birthplace for South by Southwest a multi-production festival. Now in their 27th Annual Festival, South by Southwest has evolved from a conference about entertainment to a world renounce entity.

South by Southwest also, known as SXSW brought all genres of music, films, media and technology together through their annual festival. In SXSW an artist, producer, designer, director, programmer and any other creative position in the entertainment industry can display their work and network through the worldwide community that attends the events. Over 2,000 musicians, producers, directors, marketers, fashion designers, and many other sides of the industry from all over the world collide here.
Having the chance to show your passion for photography, tattoos, music, video and the many trades for your career, this is the place. “The SXSW Trade Show is the heart of the converging industries experienced at SXSW. The four-day show celebrates the organizations that define the ever-evolving relationship between media, technology, creators and consumers” (About.

For the Tainted Visions projected idea for our audience, this is one of the best platforms to step on. Putting a giant network of art and entertainment lovers together will spread the concept and love for the lifestyle that many have been living in “secret” or not to the fullest because of the so called mainstream society rejection. 
SXSW gives a stage to stand and yell to everyone that loves the alternative lifestyle that there are more of us out there. 
We are all creative, we are all artistic, we are all fanatics, and we are one. Joining this event and be part of Tainted Visions will give you a place to express your passion and talent with others. If you enjoy music, art, photography, design and any other part of the entertainment and tattooing, this is where you belong Tainted Visions.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A New Mission

Welcome to another post from Tainted Visions.  
This time, I will talk a little bit about our men and women in the military and what happen to some of us after our return home.

Through life, we pass by in many diversified ways. For instance, some of us go through life as we have been told too, others find a way to express, some just give up, but others join the military to find their way and purpose. 

The ones I call brothers, served and still serving our nation protecting our families, what we believe in and our freedom. We gave everything for what we believe in. Praises, applauds, hugs, thousands of gratitude for what we did was given to us, but when we came back home... 

The same ones that used to call us heroes and patriots forsook us and shoved a cold shoulder to our chest, disapproval, hatred was and is given to us. As we return from one foreign hell, fighting for our freedom we come to our own hell right at our footsteps. Many of us lost the sense of self-worth, the ability to trust others and some of us try to end our lives.

 Jake Wood, former US Marine expresses this problem. How some of us have a hard time re-integrating back to our community. Jake talks about his friend Clay Hunt and describes why he took his own life... "Clay kill himself because of what he lost when he came home. He lost purpose. He lost his community and perhaps most tragically, he lost his self-worth". 

This is a problem that many of us have encounter after the military lifestyle. Thanks to Jake and his foundation Team Rubicon, there is help on how we can effectively contribute to disaster relief responses and in the process we can regain purpose, community and self-worth (Wood,

Here is the full speech from Jake at

Extend your hand to a veteran, we were there for you and we are still here for you.

If you want to help a veteran, check on some of these sites for information. Here is the Veterans Affairs main site Here you can find information about health benefits and many others that could be very important to you or a veteran you know.

"Fair winds and following seas and long may your big jib draw!"