Open for Business

September 3, 2014 by Carl Hallowell 0 comments
Open for Business


Tattooing is a seasonal business, a trendy business, a feast or famine business. Tattooing is a great partner, a cruel mistress, the actual sound of the pastimes of the gods. Tattooing is many things because it involves an ever-growing number of participants. Money, fashion, and fads dictate much of what is put on today.

Deep Traditions in Tattooing

However, deep traditions are also at play, underlying every action that is taken during the tattoo process. Picture the sound of the beating tribal drum. Listen to the tapping of the original tattoo. Like plugging into a Marshall stack, now picture the buzz of the modern tattoo machine, Oriental dragons, skulls, flowers, the shaking of the shop counter late on a Friday night. Desperate times, desperate measures. Are yours desperate enough? Step right up, step right up and be served. Always open, based on availability. It only hurts a little bit.

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