Print Taylor’s tattoo shop breaks common preconceptions
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 26 June 2014 14:28

Chip Taylor keeps a nice clean tattoo parlor in Cottonwood that bears his name.Chip Taylor runs a tattoo parlor in Cottonwood that bears his name. Taylor served in the 82nd Airborne, and it was then that he first got interested in becoming a tattoo artist. While at Fort Benning, Ga., Taylor said he became friends with the owner of a local tattoo shop who encouraged Taylor to get into the business. He’s been at it now for 26 years.

“My first mentor said ‘put your name on your shop,’” Taylor said, “and that’s what I did. I think it makes it more personal so people know who they’re dealing with.”

He also keeps his shop bright and inviting as a matter of business.

“I don’t want skulls everywhere or anything like that,” Taylor said. “I don’t want people to be intimidated. I want to keep it kind of homey. I want someone to feel comfortable bringing their grandma in here. She can sit over on the couch and do her knitting or whatever.”

The room where Taylor applies the ink to customers has its wall covered with pictures of him, his family and memorabilia from his time in the Army.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, June 25, edition of The Camp Verde Journal.