The longer I tattoo the more my gratitude increases. I get to cross paths with so many individuals whom I might never come into contact with under any other circumstance. There are a lot of talented and interesting individuals out there, a lot of inspiring people, a lot of stories, smiles, and thoughts. Most every day I get to have a conversation with someone I barely knew before, I get to learn, I get to share. In the end we're there to tattoo but more often than not we both get to walk away with something new; be it artwork or ideas, we all benefit. Vancouver, you've got a lot to offer and I'm glad to gain insights into lives I may never have encountered otherwise.
While working on a piece for Laura her partner Matt took some time to wander around the shop snapping a few photos. As it turns out he's a talented fellow. Here are a few images he sent my way.