Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My First Tattoo – Perewitz Style

by Craig Glab, Central Regional Manager

Dave Perewitz and I went to Acme Tattoo the Saturday of Donnie Smith’s show in St. Paul, MN last month. Nolan, the owner of Acme Tattoo, measured my arm with wax paper. When that was complete he handed it over to Dave, the King of Flames.

Dave began to draw out the flames on the paper that would eventually make it to my arm.

But it didn’t happen that Saturday because Nolan was pre-booked with all the Hamsters that were in town. Nolan is known all over the United States for being the best. A lot of the Hamsters will only have Nolan tattoo them. Dave got a new tattoo as well as Susan, Kory and Jody.

I had to come back Tuesday, April Fool’s Day. There was non-stop joking in the building. It took three nights to complete. On Tuesday night I sat for 2 hours, Wednesday night I sat for 1 ½ hours and Thursday night Nolan finished it in 1 ½ hours.

Don Shipman sat with me for a couple of nights. Talk about team support.

Tim Remus was there Tuesday and Wednesday night, too. He was shooting for a new tattoo book that he’s doing. I think mine will make the book!

When I left Nolan’s his wife gave me a bunch of temporary tattoos for my boys. We had a great time with them this past weekend. They had tattoos all up their arms, too.

I love my first tattoo. Right now it is scabby so it doesn’t look as bright and vivid as it did those nights, but it will be ready to add to it when I go back up that way in June.

Photos by Craig Glab, Don Shipman and Tim Remus


Donna T. said...

Smart guy for wearing your Team Kryptonite shirt when being shot for a book, Craig!

C'mon, fess up, did you faint? Cry? What's the REAL story?

Seriously, cool tattoo. Nolan does great work. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the club!

Anonymous said...

Thanks All....

Dwight said...

Holy Moly! That's one heck of a tatoo. Craig Glab aka "Man of Flames"

Anonymous said...

Like in the world of sales ....I am ONFIRE ...Craig

Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...


Nice ink brother. Now I'm itching for more again... thanks.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Awesome tattoo.
But of course with Nolan doing it, and Dave's flames, who could go wrong!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much..... Maybe a one off Masi custom flamed bicycle is in order. This could me my first bicycle since is was a child. Back then I guess we all had Schwinns. I had a Yellow banana seat one.