Florida tattoo artist Jayvo Scott visits Victoria to promote 'Ink Masters Rivals'
Aug. 21, 2014 at 7:33 p.m.
Updated Aug. 22, 2014 at 12:36 a.m.
A tattoo artist and reality TV show star will be in Victoria beginning Tuesday.
Tattoo fans will have a chance to get a new tattoo and visit with Florida tattoo artist Javyo Scott at In The Skin Tattoo and Piercing, said owner Shelby Kuchler, of Inez.
Scott will join the crew as part of a circuit to promote his episode on Spike TV's season five of "Ink Master Rivals."
Scott contacted her shop because he was impressed with the online reviews from their clients, Kuchler, 41, said.
"It's a big compliment," she said. "Most artists travel to the larger cities, and it means a lot that he chose to come to Victoria."
While he's at the shop, she said, he will work the typical shift just like the other artists at the shop.
Kuchler is taking appointments for his visit.
"He does really nice work, and he's not limited. He can do anything - he did say he loves to do cover-ups," she said.
When he's on the road, his goal is build relationships with the other artists and the communities they operate in. Keeping in touch with the shops he's visited is the highlight of his trip.
"It's what I do," Scott, 36, said Thursday in a phone interview. "I just want to meet new people and build lifelong relationships with colleagues. It's kinda like an extended family."
Scott, who is originally from Melbourne, Fla., said his circuit of guest spots has taken him all over the country and internationally. He's been to Ireland, New York, Washington, D.C., and will be in Mansfield on Sept. 2 for the premiere party of "Ink Master Rivals."
As a traveling artist, Scott will bring his own ink, machines and needles along with his expertise.
Kuchler hopes his visit will lure new people to the shop. She said the response has been positive so far.
"It may be a chance to get people not familiar with the shop to come into the door to see what we're all about," Kuchler said. "People are curious."
If Scott's visit goes well, Kuchler hopes to bring in other celebrity guest artists.
"Its an opportunity to put our shop on the map," she said. "It could be that (Victoria is) included in more circuits."
Scott will do tattoos by appointments and on a walk-in basis. Kuchler is expecting he'll be pretty busy.
"They run the shop very nicely, and it's clean. I am looking forward to it," Scott said.
To schedule an appointment or to learn more about Scott's visit, contact Kuchler at In The Skin by calling 361-576-2201, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting its Facebook page.