I got into the service when I joined in 1995.
I already had some tattoos and started getting tattooed at a young age and just loved the art of it.
And being an artist since I was a kid,
Drawing, it was fascinating to see people you know put permanent art on skin.
And love Blood Ink Tattoo just came to me.
I could stay in Fort Campbell.
I could still be a part of soldiers life and mentoring.
And you know these these guys trust us, you know, with their skin.
The theme that Im working with with Dizzy is a Tim Burton sleeve.
I love all of Tim Burton‘s movies.
So we just picked out a few of the iconic ones.
Today we are doing Jack from Nightmare Before Christmas.
Set you an appointment shade and color.
Then set you an appointment shade and color.
Then we can talk about fill.
You want to do that?
When I was first looking for a tattoo artist here, everybody said if you want American traditional, you come to Dizzy?
So its not gonna be nice okay?
So you know.
I just tattooed a guy last week and I got in his armpit a little bit,
and you would have thought that like I ruined his life.
He was so distraught, and so like,
I think in the 30s and 40s when tattoos and the military were really coming together.
I think that the sailors were you know they were missing home,
Very popular was mom, mom heart.
You know a lot of young sailors and soldiers missed mom,
first time away from home.
I feel like my art is inspiring and I think that to put it on a body to be viewed by millions of people throughout the owners life is truly a blessing.
You know people will look at paintings and look at drawings and they‘ll forget about them.
To look down at your arm and remember, you might not remember my name but youll remember 25 years from now,
you were sitting in this shop having a talk with some dude they called Dizzy.
So that that’s why Im a tattoo artist.