Destination: Tattoo
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Destination: Tattoo

When I first decided that I wanted a three-quarter sleeve tattooed on my arm, I didn’t go to just any old shop. I spent over two years trying to find someone who was not only an artist, but someone who specialized in the style I was interested in. I Googled tattoo shops all over Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Canada — until one day I stumbled upon Justin Ormiston’s website. His business, Electric Uprising, was located in Whistler, British Columbia. I lived there while I was in graduate school working on a student travel visa, and still frequently visit to go mountain biking and skiing. After falling in love with Justin’s beautifully detailed and shaded drawings, I sent him an email to set up an appointment. This is where things were different from any other place I had been tattooed. Justin responded by saying that yes, he would love to meet me to discuss the possibilities of working together, and that we would decide our next plan of action from there. What makes Justin one of the best is his drive to connect on a deeper level with every person he tattoos. This connection coupled with his talent is what […]

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