December 7th, 2015 - With great pleasure, I will be joining the crew of Evolved Body Art. Please stop in the new studio and say hello!

November 25th, 2015 - An unfortunate turn of events has occurred.  Scott Sims, Ben Ervin, Alison Reber, Eric Adkins and myself have decided to leave Short North Tattoo.  We feel that the shop no longer represents the artistic vision that we all worked hard to present over the years.  New ownership has changed the environment to the extent that we all feel it is an unhealthy environment, and left together.  We all strive to be positive individuals, and are happy to see what the change will bring.  Alison Reber can now be found at American Crow Tattoo.  Eric Adkins will be splitting his time between Evolved Body Art and American Proverb.  You can find Ben Ervin decompressing at Big Fun, with tattoo announcements soon.  My cosmic brother, Scott Sims, and I will be also be making announcements for our friends/clients soon...  Please stay tuned!

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
’My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
— Percy Bysshe Shelley