I have completed Wendi Ramirez’ web site. As many of you know, Wendi is my tattoo artist who has some amazing skills behind the needle and behind the brush as well.
This all started back in October when Tom (tdhartist) was getting his pinup piece completed, the conversation about web sites came up somehow, and Tom ended up “pimpin my skillz” hardcore. He was doing this because wendi had indicated she really needed something out there on the web, and wished she knew someone who could help her.
In all honesty, I tried to get out from doing it. I am not confident in my skills as a web designer and didn’t want to disappoint my tattoo artist (seriously, you DON’T mess with your artist, otherwise you get shit tattooed on you forever that you have to explain to mom… like why you have a cowboy lassoing a flying penis and on your forearm…). But back to the story: I reluctantly gave Wendi my info and the addresses of the two sites I have designed previously and said, “Take a look at what I have done and if you still want me to try and do something for you, let me know.”
I was fully expecting to never hear from her again until I needed more tattoo work done. To my surprise she followed up. We chatted a bit and I committed to helping her out. I ended up getting her the hosting package as well as doing the web design, but only took cash for my expense in setting up the server hosting package. After that, we agreed that bartering for time would be the best way to go, at my instigation. (I HATE taking money from friends.) When all was said and done, it looks like I’ll be getting around 3 hours of her time in exchange for my time developing the site. This, in my grand scheme, should make us both feel like we got a good deal out of the relationship. I get more ink, and she gets a new website! You gotta love the barter system 🙂
Well, there ya go. There’s more to the story, but really, not much more. rather than boring you all with the minutia, I leave you with this:
Ladies and Gentlemen. Boys and girls. People of all ages! I now, humbly, present to you….
Please click the image above and take a look around Wendi’s brand spankin new website. Have yourself a good looksee and enjoy Wendi’s tattoo and fine art portfolios. If you like what you see, and you happen to be in the Fullerton, California area at any point, give her a call. I know she’ll be happy to sit you down and tattoo you till your heart’s desire. And let her know Jason sent ya. For some reason, she likes me and tends to treat my friends really well.