began dancing two years ago, auditioning on a dare from
some girlfriends. They said she wouldn't do it. So, always
up for a challenge, she went to Bad Attitude (a local
sex shop), and bought her first pair of dance shoes, made
of red satin with four-inch heels, along with a little
black dress and, most importantly, a tiny black thong.
her three weeks to get up the nerve to go audition. She
had chosen The Viewpoint club and then spent countless
nights there watching the girls; one night, she decided
it was time.
the stage in her new outfit; the crowd immediately loved
her, and she loved them.
at The Viewpoint for about a year, as well as performing
every Sunday night at Dante's Sinferno Cabaret, where
she belly-dances to drums with a live snake decorating
her body. Last October, Exotic Magazine hosted the first
Miss Ink-N-Pink contest, an event for tattooed alternative
dancers. She walked away with the title, as well as awards
for Best Performance and Best Tattoos.
then, she has moved on to The Acropolis and is now entering
her second Miss Ink-N-Pink competition. Only this year,
she is the reigning Championess and will be the Co-MC.
She will also be gracing the stage at each of the events.
time for another venture into the dark side, boys and
girls. I warned
you last month to be afraid...be very afraid, when in
fact it was I who was trembling over the fact that another
Ink-N-Pink was upon us. Will Halloween ever be the same
in Portland again? Not bloody likely.
are still those of you that have yet to experience what
awaits you when you step outside the conventional doorways
and journey into the unexplored territories of what lies
beyond. The cast of characters assembled on this page
share a common bond of the flesh. Together, we will draw
you into our world. Don't even think about trying to escape...because
just when you thought it was safe, Ink-N-Pink 2001 cuts
into your skin and makes its mark.
virgin adventure, there were those who had serious doubts
whether an event of this nature would (or should) ever
take place. But I had a dream, or maybe it was a nightmare.
of Ink-N-Pink was originally born in California, where
Erotic Art Productions sold the artwork of Olivia at tattoo
conventions. These travels eventually took me to Portland,
Oregon, where I discovered a whole new arena of possibilities
within the decadent world of exotic entertainment. After
letting the idea simmer on the back burner for a year
or two, Ink-N-Pink was launched last October to record-breaking
attendance and outstanding acceptance and appreciation.
put, "You ain't seen nothing yet." This year's festival
of fire and flesh is an absolute funhouse of insatiable
entertainment that will grab hold of you like a predator
and won't let go until November. Enjoy the ride, Portland.
is said that a rising tide lifts all ships and the growing
interest in the post-industrial sound of hard rock and heavy
metal should bode well for Rorschach Test. But, let it be
known that Rorschach Test have been plying trade in the
hard rock/electronica genre since the early '90s--Rorschach
Test are not newcomers to the scene, and it shows in the
band's confidence and ease with the post-industrial style."
independent spirit and tireless determination, Rorschach
Test will certainly be among the last men standing in the
insane game called the music biz."
that branch into the worlds of metal, industrial, rock and
techno, and influences as dark and driven as Ministry, Treponem
Pal and Skinny Puppy, Rorschach Test carries its heavy-handed
mechanics to inspired heights."
Gargano, Metal Edge
is an award-winning magician who has performed at the world-famous
Magic Castle in Hollywood. He is current president of the
Portland Society of Magicians and is the resident magician
at Dante's Café & Cocktail Lounge. His expertise
in the art of Close-up Magic has led to the development
of his special one-of-a-kind program. Reed takes you into
his world for a few wonderful moments and shows you things
that just can't be explained. For a memorable experience
at your next gathering, whether it be a business luncheon,
meeting, corporate trade show, or a private party, you can't
go wrong with Reed's unique style of performing miracles
right before your eyes.
Fat Luv began in September,
1996, at a jam session in the basement of guitarist Jason
Neikes. Neikes and a long-time friend, drummer David Pannell,
joined forces with singers Dylan Yeates and Jay Getsinger
as well as guitarist Greg Flynn to create a style of funk-punk
and rap-metal that formed the roots of Fat Luv. Soon after,
bassist Dougie Doug was added, and the band was complete.
After four months of intense practice, Fat Luv made their
debut in December, 1996, at Satyricon. They have since
played at the Roseland Theater, the Paris Theater, and
the Lake Union Pub in Seattle. They won the 2001 Battle
of the Bands sponsored by Guitar Center. Their upcoming
CD release is titled "Pornacopia." For some fast-paced,
high-energy, in-your-face entertainment, join us in some
A TATTOOED REVIEW
COMPETING FOR THE COVETED TITLE OF
1. ARIEL (Jody's)
2. ATHENA (Union
6. IVY (Mary's
7. MISSA (Cocktails
8. ROXY (Sassy's)
11. FLAME (Magic
13. LADY LUX
15. LOTUS (Union
Circe Rose was lucky
enough to be trained by a friend in the art of the finger
torches as part of a budding underground circus family
a raw, sensual, elemental sense to the untamed passion
of the fire. In her own words, "The light of the fire
pulls me into a trancelike dream state, creating a certain
sensual intimacy with the audience. Together, we join
as one into this dream of meditation. It is important
to me that I am able to share this experience with others.
People need this, in a time like this, to inspire the
spirituality within us all form all of our tribes."
As a child,
Safire was the sweet, innocent type. As this wild flower
bloomed into a young woman, she befriended an exotic entertainer
who educated her in the art of fire-spinning, which she
often practiced at the Burning Man festival. As the legacy
of fire was passed on, her mentor abandoned Safire and
moved to Europe. Without the aid of her teacher, she pursued
a self-taught development of her talents and became the
Goddess of Fire that she is today. Fire is the fuel that
drives her passion and feeds her hunger. You can see her
as a regular performer at Dante's Sinferno.
PERFORMANCE ART OF LOLA
AND THE RAW
SENSUALITY OF PORTLAND'S
VERY OWN DECADENT DUO--THE
Would Like to Thank Our Sponsors for Their Support:
/ TEMPLE TATTOO / ADORNED BODY ART / MILLER GENUINE DRAFT
KNRK / IMMORTAL IMAGES TATTOOING
2001 Road Demons of Destruction:
JOHN VOGE (aka
& PROMOTIONAL DIRECTOR
ONE SEXY BITCH
KNEEBREAKER & BALLBUSTER
OF SOUND & SATAN'S
HOSTESS AND MOMMA TO THE MINIONS