It’s impossible to escape tattoos nowadays. Tattoo shops are opening constantly everywhere, and it seems more people have them than not. Once considered taboo and dangerous, now they’re a totally normal thing for pretty much anyone. I remember when I first started getting tattooed, my mother would warn me to make sure that I only get tattoos that I could cover with a dress shirt, to ensure that I was employable. Ten years later, and with more tattoos than I can count, it now takes a little more than a dress shirt to cover up all of my work, and I turned out just fine. I graduated college, got a job, and even have a nice girlfriend.
With the higher demand for tattoos comes higher demand for people who do them. In an overcrowded market, it’s gotten harder and harder to find a quality tattoo artist, but I’d like to introduce you to a guy who I think is one of Chicago’s best, Josh Howard.