Syndrome- a disease that almost took my life. After years of being horribly sick, struggles with the healthcare system, losing 100lbs and a head full of waist-lengthed dreads, and an eventual stem cell transplant - I was left all but wasted away before my disease was finally kicked into remission.
After a couple of years, I gradually gained my health and strength (I'm working on the dreads) and finally became strong enough to again travel- and decided I deserved a vacation. To commemorate my travel after the years of Hell and torture, I decided a tattoo was in order. I did a bit of research, asked a bunch of questions, and was lead to Joe Bass.
I sent him an email, discussed ideas with him, and decided that he was the man for the job. When we finally met, it was like talking to an old friend. Not only because Joe is possibly one of the coolest people I've ever met, but because the tattoo he designed for me was EXACTLY as I had imagined in my head. Before I was tattooed, I had planed on it being my last. But it came out so beautifully that I'm now planning on traveling back to Joe to get more work done.
If you take nothing else from this review- know that Joe Bass, as an artist and a person, is worth coming back from Hell and traveling from Washington, DC to Portland, OR to see. I would travel anywhere he was to get him to do my ink, and any shop that houses him is one that deserves your patronage.