After the book signing Brenda Finnegan and I went to The Cheese Cake Factory for supper. I told myself, imagine if I went back and saw Paul. Well, Brenda and I did just that. I noticed that Paul had not yet left the signing area but the doors were locked with fans waiting outside to get stuff signed. I went into the Barnes and Noble and asked a rep, with whom I was working with throughout the day for my KISS Army Nation video and asked her if it would be possible to have Paul sign below my KISS tattoo. She said she couldn't ask him directly but will make an indirect comment to that effect. She asked me to wait outside the doors. As I came around the corner she ushered me into the room. My God, Brenda and I were ALONE with freakin' Paul Stanley. I said when I walked in, "Paul, are you serious, are you really going to do this for me?" He said "sure" and carefully signed my arm!!!
After thanking him about a million times I asked a staff member for the nearest tattoo parlour. She had no idea. Brenda and I walked aimlessly around the mall not knowing what to do. We then came across a random woman wearing a tattoo and I ran to her asking her if she knew of a parlour close by. She happened to work at the mall, and she was kind enough to go back to her office and print out addresses to several tattoo parlours in the Boston area. Brenda and I jumped into the car and raced towards the first address. It was OPEN. The guy inside was cleaning up and locking up and I begged him to do my tattoo, explaining how I got it and that it was my only chance being that I'm from Canada and the signature may fade by the next day.
His girlfriend was waiting outside for him and I begged her to wait a little while longer so her boyfriend could do my tattoo. They both agreed. I really don't believe that things happen for a reason but the circumstances that lead to Paul signing my arm, to meeting a random woman with a tattoo who happened to be working at the mall to finding a tattoo shop which was late closing because the previous client went long cannot be a coincidence. A higher power was at work here. I don't know who or what I have to thank but THANK YOU for making a dream come true!!!