Working Life | Tattoo Artist | Easy Reader News

I’ve started up our “Working Life” column again by following around some local Hermosans during their day-to-day life. It’s fun to get to peek into somebody else’s life for a day or two, and it’s a great way to get used to my new beat. The best part is, it’s part of my job!

Cody Freckelton spends Saturday morning getting a tattoo of Johnny Carson on his leg. “I think he’s hilarious, he brightens up my day.” Freckleton also has a tattoo of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde done by Gonzalez to represent his struggles with bi polar disorder.

Cody Freckelton spends Saturday morning getting a tattoo of Johnny Carson on his leg. “I think he’s hilarious, he brightens up my day.” Freckleton also has a tattoo of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde done by Gonzalez to represent his struggles with bi polar disorder.

Gabe Gonzalez tattoos a portrait on a client’s leg. The tattoo took more than three hours to do. “[Getting a tattoo] feels a bit like running a finger on a hot sunburn,” said Gonzalez. “But I don’t feel anything, just the joy of tattooing.”

Gabe Gonzalez tattoos a portrait on a client’s leg. The tattoo took more than three hours to do. “[Getting a tattoo] feels a bit like running a finger on a hot sunburn,” said Gonzalez. “But I don’t feel anything, just the joy of tattooing.”

“It’s a pleasure and I’m a nervous wreck at the same time,” Gonzalez said about how it feels to tattoo somebody. “I enjoy doing it but I’m nervous because I know it has to be right the first time.”

“It’s a pleasure and I’m a nervous wreck at the same time,” Gonzalez said about how it feels to tattoo somebody. “I enjoy doing it but I’m nervous because I know it has to be right the first time.”

“I’ve always thought of tattooing as a blacksmith trade—you can’t just pick it up—you have to be trained,” said Gonzalez. “It takes time to learn, I’m still learning. And you should be taught by somebody who’s wiser—it takes a lot of dedication.”

“I’ve always thought of tattooing as a blacksmith trade—you can’t just pick it up—you have to be trained,” said Gonzalez. “It takes time to learn, I’m still learning. And you should be taught by somebody who’s wiser—it takes a lot of dedication.”

Leave a Reply