Thanks to their positive reviews and high standards, Black Pearl Tattoo and Body Piercing in Houston, Texas is currently expanding their shop with another 900 square feet, soon to accommodate a total of six tattoo artists with over twenty three years of combined tattooing experience. I spoke with owner Tim Crumley about his secret formula for success.
With a focus on stellar customer service and a unified goal to make people happy, The Black Pearl tattoo shop is a rare and sought out treasure.
Starting from home, Dustin Stewart of Eastside Tattoo in Athens, Georgia, took a big risk building his professional tattoo artist reputation. Despite the challenges of perfecting the craft all on his own, he followed his passion and learned the culture and history of tattooing along the way.
Now the lone artist at Eastside Tattoos in Athens, Georgia, he talks about old school tattoo artists, culture, and how the tattoo industry is slowly gaining the respect it rightfully deserves.