Have you done sports-related tattoos?
I'm working on a couple of hockey pieces. One is of the Red Wings' Production Line with Gordie Howe, Sid Abel and Ted Lindsay. The other is for a gentleman from Oklahoma City who's also getting a hockey tattoo done on his back. It'll have a Bobby Orr portrait as a centerpiece, plus Bobby Hull, Gump Worsley and a number of other figures. I'm also talking to a client about doing a piece featuring baseball Hall of Famers.
Do athletes act differently from other customers?
Athletes are very respectful because I'm advanced in my field. They give me the same respect someone would give them. It's not a very painful process, but some get kind of queasy. But generally they're not any different from other people.