A Sandusky tattoo company is going strong after 5 years.
With new gray flooring featuring the name and logo of the company and new art on the walls, Sandusky Tattoo Company is ready to greet those looking to be inked.
Owner Bobby Aceto has been tattooing people for 15 years. He does all styles to give customers the tattoo they want.
“I have a great staff,” Aceto said. “We are not high priced. You actually get a great tattoo instead of something overpriced. A lot of shops charge way too much.”
The veteran tattoo artist at the shop is Jsin Decker, whose canvas has been people's bodies for 21 years. The new gun slinger on the floor is Dustin Rochowiak, who has been tattooing for three years.
“I do realistic tattoos,” Rochowiak said as he tattooed a butterfly freehand on the left shoulder of Alex Abbott, 22. “The secret to a realistic tattoo is shadowing and highlighting.”
This is Abbott's third tattoo from Sandusky Tattoo Company in two months.
“He does great artwork. I love him,” Abbott said as Rochowiak worked on her tattoo.
Soon the "realistic" piece was unveiled. The tattoo looked like a real butterfly perched on her shoulder when it was done.
“On my god. I love it,” Abbott said as she looked in the mirror.
Decker does body piercings and modification at Sandusky Tattoo. On Monday, however, he was tattooing an elegant nautical compass onto the left arm of 18-year old Tyler Kouts.
This was not his first tattoo but it was his first time from a Sandusky Tattoo artist.
"My buddies have gotten tattoos here and I came in here with them. I liked these guys,” Kouts said.
Someone working in a tattoo shop has to be versatile as to the style of work they do, Decker said.
“But I would say I like Neo Traditional style, that is a bolder style tattoo with bright colors,” Decker said.
No matter the taste of the customer, Sandusky Tattoo Company can fill the bill without breaking the bank.
Sandusky Tattoo Company
4428 Milan Road Suite C, tucked between Birds Unlimited and the Lake Erie Shores and Island Welcome Center
Hours: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
By appointment or walk-in.
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