Artist Spotlight: Larry Brogan
There are many reasons to spotlight Larry Brogan: his ability to create tattoos in different genres and make many different people happy; his focus on promoting fine art; his drive to further the artistry and also help other tattooists become better business people; and he's also just one down-to-earth cool guy.
Last month, Larry celebrated the opening of his new studio & gallery in Lockport, Illinois, Tattoo City and Flower of Life Art Gallery. Check photos of the gorgeous new space here. Over two hundred people attended the opening, including the Mayor of Lockport, and other city officials. I spoke with Larry while he was working on opening the new place and dealing with zoning issues. In effectively pursuing his right to do business within the city, he was not only able to open up the new shop, but he was able to change officials' minds about tattooing and show them that it really is an art form. He's also working closely with the community by holding quarterly art shows that will benefit local charity organizations, particularly working for art education in schools.
The new tattoo shop houses four other great artists: Jessica Weichers, Chucho Rodriguez, George Zabala, and Steven Middleton.
Check out all their work on Tattoocityskinart.com.