“By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.”
Eddie Stacey is at this very moment barreling east from Bakersfield towards Atlanta with his beautiful family in tow. Ink&Dagger Tattoo Parlour couldn’t be more pleased to announce his permanent position and relocation.
“I’m very excited to have Eddie Stacey starting at the shop this month. I’ve known Eddie since we worked in adjoining booths at Ink & Iron in Long Beach California a few years back. I remember being really impressed with his Star Wars meets Japanese iconography paintings he was doing.” said Russ Abbott.
”He excels at both drawing and rendering so it’s hard to say which style I like best from Eddie. I love his use of value. I also love when he does Japanese style imagery. To me, his mix of traditional imagery with just a hint of style and illustrative technique is a great recipe.”
Mr.Stacey is bringing a moving van full of experience, drive, and an enduring love for the craft of tattooing. The 12-year veteran tattoo artist began on the road– painting flash and selling it to tattoo shops from Louisiana up to Seattle and back down the coast and asking for advice along the way. With a background in graffiti and later design he would say “If graffiti was my first love, tattooing is my soul mate.”
When we asked him what he loved about tattooing as he was powering through Amarillo with his family. He said “Tattooing is a craft that raised me out of my circumstances and brought me to a place I never dreamed being, it gave me my wife, it fed and clothed my children and let me make my art on my terms, it’s my life. I have to give to tattooing as much as she gives to me. If it’s symbiotic or you become a rockstar that feels tattooing is there for you, she will only give back what is put in.” he said.
Eddie Stacey is looking forward to joining the Ink & Dagger family in Decatur, GA and is excited to contribute his unique perspective to the table. “I want more REAL experiences and a future for my family beyond what I feel California can provide. I want to make my name respected by those that have already earned a respected name. I feel that Atlanta is a place I can discover this.”
“Ink & Dagger is an example of how I feel tattooing can be respected and appreciated on many levels. The work speaks volumes and I am honored to be a part of it.” he added.
“I’m sure our clients are going to be as impressed with Eddie Stacey as I have been. I’m looking forward to great things from him.” said Russ Abbott.