Leur de lis: Kill Louisville Style: Art by Griffin Kelley: Ink by Chris: The Tattoo Gallery

Like a Champ!

That’s one of the few words this guy Chris stated during this serious “get her done” ink session!

YOU ARE A CHAMP MY FRIEND..!  Takin it right in the breast bone bro. Like no other!

This makes my second time to visit The Tattoo Gallery in Ft. Lauderdale.  Have a read about my Tattoo Gallery: Lip Job

Chis is a Champ!  This guy cleaned up the image, got it all lined up on my twisted body, and laid it down all in just short of 5.45 hours. That including a few smoke breaks!

I have always wanted a piece from Griffin Kelley. For some 15 years now I have asked, begged, pushed and shoved, and then finally one day in 2016, I get approval! Thank you Griff!

Once I got permission, the mission was one! I shouted out to a few of half-dozen tattoo artist to see who responded first. Mostly the choice comes down to where I was heading to next.  Odd destination for odd reason is my path; requiring an inker and or an artist in my black book is a no-brainer for me.

It was a bad ass half day.!

Chillin in the back of a good old fashion “store parlour” tattoo shop right off the beach. For me, the last 10 years of getting inked was everyplace but! Small underground shops in Hong Kong, conventions in Kathmandu, Nepal, pimped out loft-apartment-tattoo shops-homes in Beijing, China are my favorite! Just can get your privacy on. Half naked, dancing, smoking! Brilliant!

anyways

Like the good ol days which brings back some of my first memories of getting ink. Clarksville, TN pops into mind.  Can’t remember much more than that.

Fun times with the crew, and the customers. Chris and his ink buddy are no exceptions from this great memory; for they kept me in stitches the entire time. From talks of hummingbirds and watermelons tatts, to being drilled on the breastplate. I only had one day to get this done, and pain was not going to win.

I must admit.  I am all bone! Next muscle, then skin, and only about 4% body fat.  TATTOOS HURT! So 5 hours of that shit and I’m done!  Chris is the man! Fast and skilled.

Tattoo Gallery 

In memory of my boy Griffin Kelley

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