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.
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.
They have many, many photos of examples of their 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.
Painstaking diligence and attention to detail, in addition to steady hands, sharp eyes, and a williness, if not a desire, to poke others with needles and cause general pain. Oh, and of course no fear of blood.
These are just a few of the qualities a good tatoo artist must have.
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 the best.
It’s important to never
enter the bull pen without getting permission first. Startling the tattoo artist could
harm to the artwork and customers may be more dangerous than they appear in the mirror.
There’s delicate expensive equipment and the need to maintain safe sterile
conditions which makes this area sacred ground.