21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Childhood dream

Hard work pays off. This is a successful landmark store in Philadelphia. A friend of mine started working there when he was a young artist. He put in many hours of training, asked questions, watched, learned and picked up clients. He continued to improve his craft, continued to draw, and his internet reviews increased. Word of mouth led more people to the shop. He wound up purchasing the shop, updating it, hiring more artists and continues to tattoo local Philadelphians as well as tourists. He fulfils their dreams of getting traditional style ink, memorials to their lost loved ones, horoscopes, sports teams, bicycle and motorcycle clubs, song lyrics, psalms, nature inspired tattoos, and ribbons of significance (breast cancer, autism, etc).

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2023
Date Uploaded: 10.2023
Photo Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX B500
Copyright: © Amy Spiegel