Yes, he does. But actually he's a very nice guy. They’ve got a very cool place here. This is the only tattoo parlor on Main Street (that I'm aware of), and possibly the only one in the entire Madison Historic District. They do custom work, cover ups, and walk-ins are welcome.
The bouncer model T-1000 poised and ready. His secret code name is Scarecrow. I'm sure you didn't see that one coming.
Happy guests are always a good sign in a business where customers are intentionally stuck by needles. While you wait they have checkers to play, fireplace, and big screen flat panel TV. Here in the background you can see some of the art on display, and for sale, by local artists.
With a hair cut like that he must have served in the United States Marine Corp (see his T-shirt). Service men, women, and especially veteran's appear to be welcome here.
They’ve got BIG screen TV, fireplace, magazines, checkers, and other cool stuff on display, including works by local artists like Cheyne at 801-5730 or 274-2081.
What’s more they have actual fine art from local artists on the walls. So when you visit here, you can tell your friends I didn't just get a tattoo, but also toured a fine art gallery. And if you see something you would like to decorate your home with, the art is for sale.
All these tattoos were done in-house right here at the Indiana Gun and Tattoo Shop in Indiana’s Madison Historic District. There working on putting a collection of hundreds of such photos of their work together for display. Here I've included photos of just 3 of frames, but they’ve got much more to come.
You’ll have to come to the shop to in person to checkout some of the more intricate details of the tattoo work.
I was given permission to enter and observe Shane in action while he worked on a tattoo.
One may not think of this occupation as particularly dangerous, but consider the hazards associated with failing to make customers like this happy.
A close up look at the tattoo in progress and the finished state of the tattoo (shown when the mouse is over the image).
It is important to note, tattoos and mistakes are permanent. So you obviously want to go the best.
I would also like to point out it’s important to never enter the bull pen without getting permission first. Startling the tattoo artist could cause serious harm to the artwork and customers may be more dangerous than they appear in the mirror. There’s also a lot of delicate expensive equipment and the need to maintain safe sterile conditions which makes this area sacred ground.