I’M NOT FAT…I’M FLUFFY!
July 12 started off as an ordinary day at the shop. Being a Monday, a lot of us still had a bit of jet lag from the weekend that preceded us. Clients walked in and out of the shop, very content with the work they were getting, some their first. What our customers didn’t know was that the world famous comedian Gabriel Iglesias was going to stop by with the homie Memo Loco who was being tatted by Gustavo Lopez. Once Gabriel showed up, the vibe in the shop became electric, and our customers eyes lit up with disbelief.
“Oh my God, you’re Gabriel Iglesias!” commented a client with a huge smile on his face. He immediately jumped off his chair to shake the man’s hand. Gabriel extended his hand without hesitation and shook his fan’s hand. Everyone crowded around him asking him questions, getting to know him, and most of all getting entertained by his jokes.
Everyone soon grabbed whatever they could find so he could give them some autographs. Pieces of paper, bandanas, dvds, it didn’t matter, they just wanted his autograph.
Gabriel’s personality on stage and off stage are the same. The man bleeds comedy. Here he is joking around, pretending he’s behind bars.
When Gabriel stepped into Jose’s office, he joked around with him and Jose asked him to sign his door that many artists have signed before including Jack Rudy, Estevan Oriol, Team Pacquiao, Sick Jacken of The Psycho Realm, as well as many respected artists.
Everyone anxiously waited to get their picture taken with him and did not turn anyone away. He made sure whoever wanted to take a picture with him got at least 3. He’s very photogenic and loves the camera. Tattoo artists Gustavo Lopez and Johnny Opina had their picture taken with him, as well as Johnny’s client. Shop Apprentices Angel Antunez and Jose Villa were next in line, followed by the homie Twinks. He also gave us a huge shout-out that can be seen in the video below. Check it out.
Here’s Gabriel showing our boy OG Abel some love.
The rest of the night was insane. Mikey Doodles did a quick sketch of Gabriel and everyone gathered around him while he drew it. He gave it to Gabriel and he loved it so much that he’s going to have it framed.
It was a hell of a night filled with laughter and great memories that the entire shop and our friends and clients will never forget.
Until next time.
- Lowrider Tattoo
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