Hidden Hand Tattoo in Seattle’s Fremont district is, well, hidden. The casual passerby would likely miss it’s quiet alley entrance, despite the best attempts of a helpful sandwich board. Once inside, however, the atmosphere is clean, calm and welcoming; the staff friendly and open. This is where Saturday found me, breezing through hand-painted saloon doors to the back of the shop with owner/artist, Jeff Cornell.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. Of course I was. Someone was about to stab me thousands of times with a rather large needle. In the ribs. But they were surface nerves, easily reined in by excitement and knowledge of long planning. Better still, I knew I was in good hands. Jeff not only has an impressive portfolio and a wall full of national awards, but has inked a good friend of mine. I’m all about word of mouth.
Without further ceremony, … Continue reading