Name: Matthew Sherlock
How old were you when you got your first tattoo and what was it?
I was 22 or 23.
My wife and I had been dating for a while and she had a bunch of tattoos. I had been wanting to get one for a while and one day while we were walking around Seattle we decided I should get something small just to see how it felt. I was hooked after that.
What is your employment status/occupation and do your tattoos effect it?
I am a crane operator at a boat building company. And my tattoos have no effect on my job.
What is your favorite piece? What is the meaning behind it?
My favorite piece is for sure my sleeve (in progress). So far I've had two sittings and its about 3/4 done. There is a lot of meaning behind the tattoo. I am the oldest of 5 kids so the lighthouse at the top of my arm represents me lighting the way for my siblings. the rest of the water scene is just because i love water and the ocean.
Do you have a favorite artist who you go back to or do you collect different artists work? Why?
Tony Hundahl is my favorite artist for sure. He owns Rock of Ages Tattoo in Austin TX. He is the best by far.
Have you faced any specific discrimination due to being tattooed?
Nope. Look at me, who would mess with me?
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