Tattoos

Brian Thurow on growing up conservative, tattoos as accessories and social consequences

Growing up in Little Rock, Brian Thurow never thought he would become a professional tattoo artist. But after six years in the Air Force, he decided to part from his conservative background by getting tattoos -- and he's now been tattooing professionally for almost ten years and is one of the owners of Dedication Tattoo. Westword recently caught up with Thurow, who talked about his conservative upbringing, the social consequences of getting tattoos, and the image of tattoos as an accessory in the media.

See also: Artist Scott Ferguson talks about the tattoo experience and lifestyle

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