“Part of the appeal of the tattoo business to me is seeing how people are transformed after getting their first tattoos. There is the fear building up to it, a bit of anxiety, but then I have seen it transform people. It is empowering for people, it makes them more confident and if they are getting art that is meaningful to them it really boosts their self esteem.”
Lucky Monkey Tattoo Parlour in downtown Ann Arbor is owned and operated by award-winning rocker and PR doll, Dana Forrester, who says that she’s continually inspired by the creative spirit and talent emerging from our great state. While Michigan has long been known for Detroit’s Motown music legacy, the Mitten is also a hot bed for some of the nation’s most skilled visual artists – including tattooists!
Since opening in 2002, the Lucky Monkey has inked clients from Egypt, Germany, Brazil, Japan, Australia, including numerous high profile clients including Eddie Spaghetti (The Supersuckers), Darren McCarty (Detroit Red Wings), Jazz drummer Terri Lyne Carrington (Herbie Hancock/Arsenio Hall Show), Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge/Crud/The Orbitsuns), Spike from channel 955′s Mojo In The Morning show, Wrestler Eddie Venom, and thousands of other satisfied customers.
Talented tattoo artists Brian Massey, Steve Flores, and Finn, and “the coolest shop guys ever” – Sam Felix and Casey Jones, are dedicated to performing the highest level of customer service and artistry. Lucky Monkey Tattoo is an officially licensed body art studio, and all Lucky Monkey Tattoo artists and staff are certified in Bloodborne Pathogens (Disease and Infection Control).
For their giveaway which will be awarded next Wednesday, November 2, they will give our winner a Lucky YOUR Monkey prize pack which includes a $50 Lucky Monkey monkey gift certificate (good towards the cost of a tattoo), a Lucky Monkey Tattoo Tshirt and full color sticker! To sign up, just make sure your email is on our list – form in the blue box at the top of the article!