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Great Lakes Tattooing

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  • Biography
    Over 12 years tattooing. Marine. Owner and sole tattooer at Great Lakes Tattoo since 2012.
  • Location
    Madison, Ohio
  • Interests
    motorcycles, horses, chickens, dogs, women
  • Occupation
    Tattooer/shop owner
  1. Lost Soul Skull and Rose
  2. Aces and Eights, Skull and Rose half sleeve
  3. I think the thing to remember is that everyone who is tattooing as a career got into it differently. There is very few tattooers I know that had a real apprenticeship. Most worked for free as shop help first. Learning to tattoo is a lifetime commitment and it takes years just to understand the basics. All the good tattoos posted on here are more than likely executed by people who are more than seasoned. Its easy to look at this industry from the outside and think it would be great to be in. You know, tattooers are on tv and at celeb gatherings, they look like they have lots of money and
  4. Of course the craft of tattooing must live on through new blood...pretty sure there is plenty of young tattooers with another 40 or 50 years ahead of them. Seems a good shop helper is what most tattooers really need, but why pay someone when you can get free help from an apprentice?
  5. With the tattoo world saturated with tattooers, do we really need to bring anyone else into the fold? Is every shop incomplete without a "yoshi" of their own? Are most tattooers too lazy or busy to help with general stuff around the shop or is bringing new blood into tattooing necessary? How good do you have to be qualified enough to teach this?
  6. If you are getting what they are drawing and painting during that time, Its a safe bet they are being genuine.
  7. he would be better off playing the game. that way when it looks like crap healed, he will have a reason other than picking out a bad artist.
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