A friend recently sent me the cartoon above for the irony and unbeknownst to them, I had recently gotten a real estate related tattoo. Which makes it extra funny. Tattoo TV shows have led a lot of folks to believe that every single thing we tattoo on our bodies has to be profound and deeply meaningful. That there should be a narrative attached to each image just incase someone happens to ask you what your tattoo "means". I hate to be a bubble burster here, but sometimes a tattoo is just a tattoo. And if you want one, you don't have to wait for your great aunt Sylvia to buy the farm in order to memorialize her on your skin in a way she wouldn't have wanted any how. That being said, I still support a meaningful tattoo, and I even have some. I've marked a few milestones permanently and even have a tribute or two to loved ones who still walk this earth (or did at the time). The latest addition to my collection is the smallest tattoo I've ever gotten but as I'm thinking about it now... it packs the biggest punch if you're looking for meaning.
In 2017 I decided to leave my full time career in the tattoo industry to pursue my work in real estate full time. I worked in tattooing for 17 years, that's most of my working adult life! It was a difficult decision to make but it was the right one. To commemorate the transition I would obviously need a new tattoo. I decided to get a small key on middle finger (symbolism intended). But who would do it? Cue Justin Markure at Body Graphics Tattoo in South Windsor, CT. Justin and I have been connected through work in tattooing for years, and in 2017 he and his wife became real estate clients when they bought their first home with me. So now he's my client, I'm his client,
Justin is wildly talented and even though I don't have a lot of room left, I'm looking forward to getting a much larger tattoo from him next. Check him out!
Check him out!