Back in 1991, Kevin McKinley was in the middle of his last day as a banker, his future career path uncertain. Just before punching out, he found himself in conversation with a customer sporting an array of piercings. The man told Kevin about each of his piercings, where he got them, and what they meant to him. An admirer of free-spirited creativity, Kevin was immediately intrigued by the piercing philosophy.
"It's all about feel," he explains. "With change, there's pain. With pain, there's clarity."
More than three decades after piercing his first client, Kevin helms a team of 30 tattoo artists, piercers, and laser technicians at Body Piercing Unlimited. He calls the team a collective “jack of all trades,” with the ability to craft or alter virtually any tattoo or remove unwanted ink altogether. His studios combine modern inks, needles, and lasers with a vintage atmosphere that displays antique bicycles and wall panels bearing artistic works. The black-and-white checkered floors reflect Kevin's reverence for tradition, harking back, he says, to the East Coast tattoo parlors of the 1970s and their legendary face-offs between Garry Kasparov and a computer.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I offer Professionalism and creativity and a sterile environment where you will be getting tattooed
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I was always good at drawing and i decided to take myself more seriously and pursue a tattooing career.
What do you love most about your job?
that everyday is different and my clients come with different personalities and all shape and sizes and all have a story
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"You are going to be MY Artist from now on!!"
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