Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Sales Spike For Tattoo Parlor

STURGIS, S.D. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One tattoo parlor in Sturgis, South Dakota, is drawing their weapons for the country’s biggest biker rally.

The 67th Annual Sturgis Rally storms into town August 6th through August 12th, and 600,000 to a million bikers are expected to attend.

Richard Otten, owner of The Tattoo Cellar, brings in five extra artists to work during the rally, but besides the spike in customers, it’s business as usual.

Otten says, “It’s usually eagles, wolves, and Native American tattoos they want, because bikers equate this stuff with freedom.”

But don’t think about drinkin’ and inkin’ in Otten’s shop.

Otten says “If you’re stumbling drunk, I won’t tattoo you. It’s against my ethics, and the alcohol will make you bleed a lot.”

With so many Harleys halting at Otten’s door, Otten says looks – and ink – can be deceiving.

He says, “One guy wanted ‘Powered by Harley Davidson,’ on his chest, but in the middle he passed out. When he woke up, he told me he peed himself.”

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