So says Jack Cunningham, a tattoo artist from "everywhere" who's in Cal Anderson park right now—next to the basketball courts—tattooing Loyalty and Betrayal onto the forearms of a gentleman. Cunningham says it's his first time tattooing on Capitol Hill. And in a park. He doesn't have a tattoo studio—just a gun, some ink, and a cd on the ground (which he's dumping the ink onto)—but says he's in Seattle today "representing Tacoma and all of the suburbs."
Jack Cunningham, tattoo artist.
"The parks should be honored to have us," he says when I ask why the fuck he's tattooing a man in a public park. "It's a beautiful day for tattoos in the park."