“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 breastbone 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
Chris is THE 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 fifteen years now I have asked, begged, pushed and shoved, and then finally one day in 2016, I get approval! Thanks, 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. An 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 parlor” tattoo shop right off the Ft Lauderdale beach. For me, it seemed the last ten years of getting inked were everyplace but! Small underground clubs 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!
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 co-worker 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.
You can see it on my face!
I only had one day to get this done, and the pain was not going to win.
I must admit, I am all bone. Next comes some muscle, then mostly skin, with only about four percent body fat.
TATTOOS HURT MY ASS!
So five hours of that shit and I’m done!
Chris is the man!
Lighted fast and precision skilled.
In memory of my boy Griffin Kelley