Play Live Radio. O'Rourke cut his teeth in Kansas City with other punk-rock kids eager to learn the art of tattooing.
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Search Query Show Search. Four out of every 10 people born after have at least one tattoo, according to the Pew Research Center.
Show Search Search Query. Although new shops are appearing all the time, Hopeless says she isn't threatened by the competition.
Jessie Hopeless legally Jessie Hallum is known for photorealistic tattoos that span huge portions of her clients' bodies. The more, the merrier. Grimm legacy Grimm Tattoo at 39th and Broadway is like a museum.
Wes Grimm owns the shop, which has been in its current location for six years after moving from 38th and Main Streets. Next Up:. Available On Air Stations. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn .
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He worked mostly on bikers. And my grandfather lived here in the Midwest. Today, she says, "people are more open to having something drawn for them and coming in with a loose idea and letting someone really run with it, which is great for me because that's exactly what I wanted to do.
Even a few years ago, I feel like people were mostly using Google or Pinterest," Hopeless says. Once the bane of parents and bosses, tattoos are now everywhere.
Anyone that's my age, a lot of them are from punk rock. When the shop first opened, he was one of only seven artists working in the area.
The walls are covered in antique tattoo des, some of which date back to before World War I. Although Grimm Tattoo has only existed as a brick and mortar shop sincethe Grimm name has been around for more than years.