Interviews

Artist Travis Koenig on persistence, humility and why giving yourself a tattoo is a bad idea

If there's one thing Travis Koenig has learned over fifteen years as a tattoo artist, it's that persistence is vital to succeed in the industry. Koenig is the tattoo manager at Bound By Design and specializes in large, conceptual pieces. He advocates for education in the tattoo industry and emphasizes the importance of getting the best possible tattoos by doing research and finding the right artist for each client's needs. Westword recently caught up with Koenig, who shared his thoughts on being persistent, humble and educated in the industry.

See also: It's always a Nightmare Before Christmas at Bound By Design (photos)

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