tattoo shop owner set a national precedent that guarantees freedom and legal protection to tattoo shops across America. By all rights, Johhny is a hero in the tattoo community and we thank him.
In this episode, we drop-in on Johnny making some new permanent impressions at his shop. First, Johnny’s repeat client Greg gets a dagger with the quote “without struggle, there is no progress,” symbolizing both his sobriety and ongoing battle with addiction. Next up is Carla’s emotional tattoo journey, as she trusts Johnny to turn a painful reminder of her radiation treatments into a thriving, beautiful lotus, symbolizing her rebirth and victory in her battle with breast cancer. These are both badass tattoo stories that will touch your soul.
As Johnny 2/3’s says so perfectly, “The beauty of tattoos is their ability to summarize and symbolize our complex and heavy burdens.” Our thanks to Greg and Carla for sharing their stories, and thank you to Johnny for being an incredible human!
Rock n roll dudes,
-Drew Plotkin (Chief Dude Officer)