Sean Dowdell is known as the Tattooed Millionaire, which is also the title of his first book (2017). In addition to his role as founder and CEO of Club Tattoo, he is a drummer with Grey Daze. He’s a frequent speaker to a variety of audiences and has been featured in Entrepreneur, GQ, Billboard, and on CNBC, A&E and more. Thora Dowdell, who will be a guest in a few episodes, was formerly in marketing and sales before becoming a business partner with Sean, initially in the music recording industry and later in Club Tattoo. Thora is passionate about empowering women business owners through her story. Together, the husband-wife team have authored the new book, Brand Renegades: Our Fearless Path from Startup to Global Brand. Learn more at businessgamechangers.com, clubtattoo.com, and/or drinkedbar.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/responsible-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/responsible-leadership/support
Meet Sean Dowdell, Disruptor, Author, and the Self-Anointed “Tattoo Millionaire”
Monday Morning Radio
Sean Dowdell and his wife Thora are the founders of Club Tattoo, which currently has six locations, including a booming studio at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Over the years, the artists at Club Tattoo have inked or pierced hundreds of celebrities, including musicians Blake Shelton and Miley Cryrus, actors Ewan McGregor and Chrissy Metz, and athletes Héctor Sanchez, Amar’e Stoudemire, and Frank Trigg. [Listeners to Monday Morning Radio can now pre-order a copy of Dean Rotbart’s new book, “September Twelfth: An American Comeback Story.” Visit Gutenberg’s Store.] Sean, who dubs himself the “Tattooed Millionaire,” is a business disruptor, and in his and Thora’s new book, Brand Renegades: Our Fearless Path from Startup to Global Brand, the couple showcase the successes and failures that have rocketed them to the top of their industry. Host, author, and award-winning journalist Dean Rotbart confesses that he doesn’t have even one tattoo or piercing. Nonetheless, he says that Sean and Brand Renegades have left an indelible impression on him. Photo: Sean Dowdell, Club TattooPosted: August 2, 2021Monday Morning Run Time: 43:03
Branding, Marketing, Partnerships and Business – Branding Renegades – Sean Dowdell
A New Direction
If you are starting your own business or you have been in business for a period of time you need to check in with your branding. When it comes to business branding is everything. Branding is not so much about what you say it is...branding is what your customers say you are. So here is the question: "What do your customers say about your brand?" Have you literally asked them? Or are you like the majority of business owners who just assume they know how the customer feels about your brand. Branding is going to happen whether you are intentional or not. One wrong incident with the wrong influential customer and your branding is going to go down a wrong direction. It is best to be intentional about your brand. If there is someone who knows how to overcome all the obstacles when it comes to branding it is The Tattooed Millionaire Sean Dowdell founder of Club Tattoo and he joins us on this episode of A New Direction.Sean Dowdell and his wife Thora have written Brand Renegades which is not only a phenomenal story of success when it comes to entrepreneurship, but also weaves great practical wisdom that any business can use to build their brand and grow their business. Upon request from several listeners we spend a great deal of time talking about how to have the right business partner, and avoid the wrong business partner. We also dig into the customer perception and developing your niche and passion. Brand Renegades is a book that you will want to have on your shelf. It will be a great reference tool and also it will inspire you to know that in your ups and downs of being an entrepreneur you are not alone. You can learn more about Sean and Thora by going to Club Tattoo.Please Reach OUT and Thank our sponsors who support A New DirectoinEPIC Physical Therapy. There are a number of physical therapy places. And I have been to several, but I have yet to find one where both the professional athlete and the people like you and I can go and get the best treatment plan that will get us back doing before our injury. EPIC PT is the only place I will go. It is because they have everything from rehabilitation after major surgery to working with better nutrition. They have the latest in cutting edge equipment and their certified staff of therapists are second to none. Epic Recovery. Epic results. Check out EPIC Physical Therapy at www.EPICpt.comANDLinda Craft & Team, Realtors is located at 7300 Six Forks Road in Raleigh North Carolina, they have been serving the Research Triangle Park area for 35 years. In that time Linda created a culture of “Legendary Customer Service”. It is not a slogan it is part of their DNA. And in that time they have developed relationships with the world’s leading real estate professionals to help you find the best professional to help you sell your home or buy your next one. Why not head on over to the “Legends” Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS www.LindaCraft.com
Club Tattoo Founder Sean Dowdell on How to Become a Brand Renegade
Dose of Leadership with Richard Rierson | Authentic & Courageous Leadership Development
Sean & Thora Dowdell | Entrepreneurs | Speakers | Authors | of “Brand Renegades, our fearless path from start up to global brand” (2021) and “Tattooed Millionaire” (2017). Founders and owners of Club Tattoo, a multimillion dollar empire. One of the largest and most successful tattoo and piercing studios in the country. Co-Founders of drINKED a tattoo lifestyle bar in Las Vegas. The couple saw a massive opportunity to create something upscale and unique and capitalized on the untapped tattoo & body piercing industry. Working side by side since 2000, the power couple became titans of the tattoo and piercing industry creating a business model worth $30 million dollars. Club Tattoo currently has six locations, with three on the Las Vegas Strip, at the Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes, at Planet Hollywood and inside The LINQ Hotel and Casino and 3 in Arizona. Sean and Thora turned the tattoo and body piercing business model on its side when they avoided the typical unapproachable environment of average tattoo & piercing studios and instead took a high-end, modern, and customer service-focused approach to their studios, bringing the business of tattoos to the mainstream in the process. Utilizing their individual strengths Sean serves as the CEO, while Thora serves as the COO.
EP202 is with special guest Sean Dowdell of Grey Daze. Grey Daze was Chester Bennington's first band before Linkin Park. They recently released "Amends" which features Chester's original vocals and an EP "Amends...Stripped" which features acoustic revisions of those songs. We talk about putting all that together with his family, their other business Club Tattoo, tattoo culture, putting together another album with original recordings from Chester and more! Cheers! Follow him: @sean_dowdell Follow Grey Daze: @greydazeofficial Follow Club Tattoo: @clubtattoo Listen to the new EP "Amends...Stripped" with animated videos here: https://youtu.be/c0nx6TZa2Gw For all things Grey Daze: https://greydazemusic.com/ Intro: "Soul Song" by Grey Daze Outro: "Shouting Out Stripped" by Grey Daze" Don't forget to like, share & subscribe and follow us on social media Instagram & Twitter: @RRBGPodcast RRBG is a proud member of the Podbelly Network! Check out all the great shows on our network here: https://podbelly.com/ PLEASE check out the Patreon page. Support the podcast and earn exclusive content like full audio interviews from Psycho Las Vegas from acts like Andrew WK, Red Fang, CKY and more. www.patreon.com/rrbg Sponsors! Sheath Underwear The best underwear ever created for active humans. Especially if you have a big ol' sack like myself. They come with a separate pouch for your genitals! See why everyone is talking about them! Order a pair today! https://www.sheathunderwear.com/ Kill Cliff The premier recovery & energy drinks come from Kill Cliff. Their Mango Tango comes with 25 MG of CBD and it's the perfect way to recover from a hard work out or to work on your yoga practice. Check out their variety of flavors and styles. https://killcliff.com/ Saint Joints Check out our friends at Saints Joints providing the Pacific Northwest with carefully crafted Mixed Strain Joint packs. Featuring artwork from artists such as Skinner.
Grey Daze / Sean Dowdell - Remembering Chester Bennington and Finding His Lost Vocals
Anne Erickson on Audio Ink
Before Chester Bennington was a world famous rock star in Linkin Park, he cut his teeth in Grey Daze, a cutting-edge band out of California with an edgy alternative sound. In this episode, Sean Dowdell (@seandowdell) from Grey Daze (@therealgreydaze) joins Anne Erickson (@AnneErickson) to talk about the memory of Bennington, the band's new "Amends...Stripped" album, a new Grey Daze album on the way and much more. Dowdell and Bennington were best of friends, so this is an insightful episode for any Chester fan. Link up with Anne on socials at http://ItsMeAnne.com, and follow Audio Ink at http://AudioInkRadio.com! XO
Musician, author, and businessman Sean Dowdell joins IUF today to talk about his latest work with his band, Grey Daze. Grey Daze are an American rock band formed in the early 90s – best known by being fronted by the late Chester Bennington, who at the time went on to join one of rock's most prominent bands, Linkin Park – which also resulted in Grey Daze breaking up in 1998. Sean, who is a founding member and drummer from Grey Daze, was also one of Chester's most beloved friends. Sean talks about the legacy of Chester, and how the two planned to keep the band going shortly before his passing in 2017. After a couple of years of recuperation, Sean decided it was important to fulfill Chester's wish not only for himself, but for everyone who loved him. This then transcended into the back-to-back releases of “Amends” (2020) and “Amends...Stripped” (2021), where the latter is an acoustic EP of its predecessor. Sean, and the rest of the remaining members of Grey Daze, got back together and hand selected a compilation of tracks while re-recording them along with Chester's vocals from the past – completely re-imagined as if Chester were still alive today. Aside from his desire to play the music he has so much passion for, it doesn't stop there for Sean - as he also talks about his successful tattoo business and his own books which were published throughout his career. A powerful episode to digest in this edition. Tune into our conversation with Sean now and make sure to buy/stream Grey Daze's latest EP, “Amends...Stripped” out now on Loma Vista Recordings.
Sean Dowdell (Grey Daze band & Tattooed Millionaire book)
Chuck Shute Podcast
Episode 103- Sean Dowdell! Sean has accomplished a lot of great things already including starting Club Tattoo and writing a book about his experience titled “Tattooed Millionaire.” His band Grey Daze has a new album out titled "Amends." It features original vocals of Chester Bennington plus members of Korn, Bush, Breaking Benjamin and others. This was a great conversation about business, music and much more! 00:00 - Intro01:12 - Family Background05:01 - Starting Music & Playing in Bands06:15 - Chester Bennington Audition07:13 - Grey Daze Early & Phoenix in the 90s 10:10 - Starting Tattoo Shop - Club Tattoo 13:49 - Opening Up a Second Shop & Fighting City15:45 - Band Breaks Up & Chester's Success 20:15 - Guitarist Brain Tumor & Making Amends 23:50 - Chester Passes Away & Suicidal Thoughts 28:00 - Bullied & Insecurities 29:22 - Learning from Failures & San Francisco 34:35 - Teaching Employees WHY 36:30 - Problems with Employees 38:50 - What if No Business? 40:44 - Grey Daze New Album 43:15 - People Unhappy With Grey Daze Album 45:59 - Producers 46:33 - Future Projects 48:04 - A New Leaf Foundation 49:05 - Wrap Up Sean Dowdell Website:https://seandowdell.comA New Leaf Foundation: https://www.turnanewleaf.org/about/foundation.htmlChuck Shute Website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
New Episode Out Now Setting The Tone, proudly present Setting The Tone’s Interview with Sean Dowdell I was recently lucky enough to get to sit down with Sean from Grey Daze to talk about their current album Amends and an in depth look into their early days, as well as the bands upcoming release, Amends Stripped a five track ep Amends Stripped offers a completely different take on the songs you know and is due for release digital release 29th January 2021 and then available on limited vinyl on the 28th April 2021. If you loved Chester Bennington and his body of work, then Grey Daze is a band you should be checking out as this is where it all began for Chester. This is an episode that offer Grey Daze fans and Chester Bennington fans a different insight into Grey Daze. Grey Daze links are below https://greydazemusic.com https://www.facebook.com/realgreydaze https://twitter.com/therealgreydaze?lang=en https://www.instagram.com/greydazeofficial/?hl=en https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdYrTQhR-sRriEcnTxQJYuA pre order Amends Stripped https://uklomavistarecordings.ochre.store/release/213762-grey-daze-amendsstripped get your copy of Amends https://uklomavistarecordings.ochre.store/release/173728-grey-daze-amends Thank you once again to Sean for his time, please go and check out Grey Daze if you have not done so already. You can find this episode and previous episodes from Setting The Tone in the below links Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6Jj9SsrXxve44839dptihN… Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/setting-the-tone/id1499390718 Google https://podcasts.google.com/?q=setting%20the%20tone podbean https://Settingthetone2.podbean.com Thank you to our sponsor @The Guitar Ninja Academy, the best place to become a guitar master. To get started the Guitar Ninja is offering 3 months for the price of 2 on membership for a limited time only hit the following link https://theguitarninja.co.uk/holidaydeals/ For more information our sponsor then hit the below links https://theguitarninja.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/theguitarninja