Robert Fiore, an artist from Lansdale, who has been tattooing for 22 years, recently made weddings his whole business. He started the Wedding Tattooer last June, and since then, has gotten more than 2,000 inquiries for his services.
For these events, Mr. Fiore creates a set of four to six small designs, each about the size of a golf ball, from which guests can choose. He’ll tattoo on legs, arms or shoulders. Chests and other more risqué body parts, he says, are generally off-limits, writes Alicia Kennedy in the New York Times.
Mr. Fiore started this business almost by accident. “In November of 2016, my cousin was getting married, and a few months prior, he called me to say he wanted to have something ‘awesome’ at the reception,” Mr. Fiore said. “We were going over ideas and I said, ‘What if I just came down there and tattooed?’”
His most extensive package costs $1,250, which covers as many guests as he can tattoo over four hours. Each design takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete, and he brings an assistant who places the stencil on each client and bandages the tattoos after they’re complete.
Mr. Fiore is not just called upon by the heavily tattooed. “Couples and guests who wouldn’t generally seek out a tattoo, when they’re amongst their family and friends, they’re feeling the moment,” he said. “That would be the one time that someone who has no interest in getting tattooed would.”
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