The ink on Tom

                                 Tom from Maine

Where did you grow up?
In Maine.

How was it growing up there, would you say that it influenced you?
No, don’t believe childhood influenced me. Something inside of me did.

When did you start getting tattoos?
I was 19 or 20.

How would you describe your style?
It's a Mixture.

Do you consider tattoos as a serious art form?
Yes I do.

How do you see the tattoo culture right now?
It is Excellent.

What has been your inspiration for getting them?
A need for them from inside somewhere.

What’s your favorite piece?
The faces on my right side.

Do you catch people starring at you because of your ink?
Oh yeah.

In your opinion, do your tattoos change your mood often?
No they don't.

What’s your most significant tattoo and why?
Probably the face ink. It’s the most out there as can be. No reason or meaning other than I needed it and with the artist drawing it and trying things out this seemed to work best.

What’s your next tattoo?
I don’t know.

What advice would you give to someone wanting to get their first tattoo?
Plan carefully.

What is one thing that life has taught you?
Keep believing.

Will you be getting anymore?
YES I will.

Do you have a favorite quote?
“He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man”, Dr. Johnson.