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   Hi.

My name is Cory Nelson.

   I was born in Tacoma, Washington and it was there that I was graced with the opportunity to go through a traditional 2 and a half year apprenticeship under the guidance of David Richmond. He is now retired after 32 years of tattooing. I fell in love with the art of tattooing at an early age and wanted nothing else but to learn the art of professional tattooing. After my apprenticeship, I moved here to Bloomington, Illinois where I started at ExquisitePiercing and Tattoo for the first 5 years of my career before moving back to the Pacific Northwest.

    Now I am back at this beautiful shop and I have now been tattooing for clear over 10 years and looking forward to putting clean, beautiful and bold tattoos on you.   I am proficient in many styles of tattoos but absolutely love doing watercolor style, Neo-traditional, floral, color or black and grey.

Thank you and hope to see you soon.

 -Cory