Located in Jacksonville, Florida, owner and artist Jack Flores of InkStainz Tattoo Studio, disusses his business, art and the meaning of a tattoo.
How did you become a tattoo artist?
I learned from a biker who was also a tattooist. He did freehand work that just looked amazing, I was taken aback by how real tattoos could look. So I started working at a shop and learned the old school way. It wasn’t a traditional apprenticeship like we see now.
Currently one of the most popular requests that are showing up in tattoo shops across the nation, Carolyn Hawkins, artist and owner of Shelton Tattoo in Fairfield, Connecticut offers her opinion and advice on the tattoo lettering trend.
"Writing tattoos are very popular right now. I do not want to encourage them.