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Nick Colella  Chicago's Favorite Tattooer ------------------- Hustler of Culture $Books Never Close$ ------------------- Great Lakes Tattoo


Keeping the memory of Ralph Johnstone and South State St alive and well here in Chicago.


Super fun Johnstone gorilla with some Coleman butterfly wings. Thanks Carlos great catching up.

New flash added daily! This kid makes some tough designs.

My love for Chicago tattoo history is something most know about.
I’ve always wanted to be able to just be at State and Van Buren in the 1950s and see the shops and arcades hear the train and trolley go by and just smell the city .
To be able to walks the streets where my tattoo lineage began would be a dream to me.
Today I received a project that I had commissioned to help bring State St a little bit closer. This is a miniature done by @what_thehell it is hands down absolutely AMAZING this will be on display @greatlakestattoo for everyone to enjoy.
This is Tatts Thomas State Street shop. This is where Tatts and Ralph worked for years.
Please take a look at the immense detail and work that went into this project. I couldn’t be more happy.
Thanks @what_thehell

19 year old me was super stoked to end my week with this @screechingweez tattoo!!
I was asked if this was the best Weasel tattoo I’ve ever done. I said it better be the last one I did was around 20 years ago!!!!

Today marks one year since my father past away. We had a rough go the last couple years prior we stopped talking and its been a rough last year trying to sort through it all. It’s been a year of a lot of hard firsts for me and my family. The days sneak up on you and the memories come without warning. My kids ask questions I have no answers to and have a way of telling me they knew what was going on even though I tried to protect them from it. My father was raised rough, he made his own way, he did what he could with the tools he was given. I learned a lot from him he taught me how to look someone in the eye and properly shake a hand, how to swing a hammer, how to work hard, how to respect people and how to receive it, when to speak and more importantly when not to speak and just listen. He also had many many demons and he could only run for so long from them. He thought he could beat em forever, that if he could just come up a little bit things would turn but he couldn’t, and they didn’t. My father is part of this opioid nightmare. He couldn’t shake it. It was more powerful than he was or we are. He past away too young he past away without us. We couldn’t handle it any longer. It was rough but on this last day of firsts I wanna remember the good firsts. The first walleye of the season in Cass Lake. The first 4 Inch mortar salute on the Fourth of July and the first Pall Mall of the day. I miss you.

It’s that kinda feel today.

Everyone’s a gangster until a gangster walks in the room.
Always my valentine even though she could give a shit cuz she’s a gangster.
@sarahcolella 😍

Available for all you Valentines needs today from 12-8.
Walk ins show that you care!
Tattoos show that you are true!

Drawn to fit walk in roses. Post and you shall receive. Thanks Katelyn!

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