As with the innocence of a child or an old rerun of The Love Boat, there are some things you want to last forever. Adorn yourself with perfect permanence with today's Groupon: for $59, you get $150 worth of tattoo services at Tattoo Garden in Everett.
Virtuoso ink artist Michael T. Gardner wields an artistic eye and 16 years of experience to embellish bodies with captivating masterpieces at Tattoo Garden. Clients can peruse his collection of past pieces for inspiration or bring in an original design to emblazon an arm or shoulder with the tribal band, koi fish, or canned-meat product of their dreams ($130/hour for large designs; $150 tattoo minimum). Memorialize a loved one in elegant Old English lettering, or get a subtle yet stunning design with a smaller tattoo. Check the website for the artist's tips on tattoo care, including proper cleansing, sunscreen application, and 2-D flower watering.
Michael T. Gardner has been a prolific artist now for more than 15 years. His work can't be found in a gallery, though. Rather, it can be seen on arms, hips, backs, legs, and necks all over the city. That's because he renders his art in the form of tattoos, covering skin in countless designs. To save everybody the hassle of scouring bars, rock concerts, or biker knitting circles, Gardner conveniently keeps a record of his work on a Facebook page. Here, customers can spur on their imagination by perusing his latest pieces, such as an orange phoenix hip tattoo or a geometric tribal design that wraps around biceps. Of course, he or Scott Hale, an apprentice, happily work off of brought-in designs, as well as consult closely with clients to create something new. Once they have finished working, they share several tips for post tattooing care, such as avoiding swimming pools filled with permanent ink.
5205 S 2nd Ave.
Everett, Washington 98203