~THE GHOST OF XMAS PAST: DASH SNOW
ok. this being NYC, I recently had occasion to drop by a doctor’s office on the Lower East Side, and being such, instead of PEOPLE MAGAZINE lying around for bored waiting clients – the mag of choice was – INKED !! a tattoo chronicle.
with nothing better to do – and bored out of my mind – I flipped through and what do I see on page 30 – the Ghost of Xmas Past !!
a young Dash Snow. no mistaking the face – nor – the DAY OF THE DEAD ink.
it was used as a ‘stock’ photo in an ad – for tooth cleaning utensils for hipsters !!
the good people of INKED were totally clueless as to who they had in the photo.
there was no name, there wasn’t even a photo credit. Dash must have sat for some ink photog who sold his image – I guess without permission – duh – to shill electric toothbrushes. or maybe they just lifted it off the net.
watch out – maybe your Facebook photo will be – ‘orphaned’ – next.
he is wearing a grill set – get it ?
of course the ink – is the best drawing ever seen on skin, no doubt.
but one good thing, he is face-to-face – in mag world ghost life – with a hot babe – forever.
it’s on page 30 – someone else can dig for the dirt.
it was more than – enough, to stumble upon the ghost, for me.
though if the DIA FOUNDATION ancestors actually set their high-priced lawyers on the trail – yeah – I’d like a finder’s fee. duh.
kind of like Dash’s way – of supporting the site – from afar. fat chance. but you never know – so I’m putting it in writing.
they actually asked for my archival pix – for use – for free. another stingy story. what else is new.
see: INKEDMAG.COM !!
it was just sitting there. waiting to be set free.
INKED JUNE/JULY 2009.
and, then a little further on, at the corner of BOWERY & SPRING, this new tag work – has to be for DASH.
D.S. R.I.P. 09
and, what’s that . . .
NEW YORK NEW YORK.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH – DEC 4, 2009
LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC.
read more about: IRAK & DASH & SNOW & DEATH/GAWKER !!
GAWKER has a bad habit – of not posting photo credits.
so, sorry no can do, as well. dudes, that’s how you end up with ‘orphaned’ pix – shilling electric toothbrushes,
down the road.
funny. how they think electric toothbrushes will go down well with ink aficionados !! must be that drill sound.
want more pix – IRAK – the website – has been co-opted, but this is still a good link.
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR.
and, dudes. don’t eat the snow. white or yellow. bad fer ya.