TATTOO August 2009 TATTS ON TOUR THE GREAT PIT BALL PALMS CASINO LAS VEGAS
On March 14, All or Nothing Tattoo's owner Brandon Bond staged the largest tattoo-related charity event ever- The Great Pit Ball- at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event went to Villa Lobos in Canyon Country, California, the largest pit bill rescue organization in the U.S. Scheduled festivities at The Palms included an art show featuring work from prominent tattooers and other artists, an 11-course vegetarian meal, and the premiere of the film, Vicktory to the Underdog. Dinner was prepared by New York City chef Mike Perazzo and some of Sin City's top chefs including Gino Bernardo, Barry Dakake, Rick Moonen, Joe Elevado and Kerry Simon.
At the conclusion of dinner, a cash auction was held, hosted by seductive adult film star Tera Patrick, who was "assisted" by the notorious Heckles and Twitch. The art on display went to the highest bidder.
The red carpet movie premiere was hosted buy one of its stars, Danny Trejo and the movie's director Brandon Bond. The film takes an in-depth look at efforts to rescue pit bulls, particilarly Michael Vick's fighting dogs. Rather than focusing on the dog fighting problem, the movie sheds light on solutions for all underdogs-tattoo people, pitbulls, parolees, and others. Among the cast were Debbie Trejo, Michael Berryman, Pixie Acia, and Donald Logue.
After the movie, everyone relocated to the House of Blues in the Mandalay Bay Casino for the after party and concert featuring music icon Evan Seinfeld, plus Sick of it All, Madball, Spyderz, and ToeTag. When all the fun was over, Villa Lobos was presented with a hefty check, making the great Pit Ball a huge success.