#MyInkAddict Fifth Dose: Hope, Chris Taylor, Luke Manke, Jason Putnam

#MyInkAddict Fifth Dose: Hope, Chris Taylor, Luke Manke, Jason Putnam

July 07, 2017

REAL LIFE. REAL STYLE. #MYINKADDICT

We’re more than a tattoo clothing company, we are an all-encompassing lifestyle brand that aims to connect our culture with the community. To help promote the culture we’ve brought together a collective of tattooers, creatives, musicians, and many more to represent InkAddict worldwide. Our IA Nation members are out there doing awesome things to positively engage their communities and we wanted to share them with you .


HOPE | @sicgrrl

Hope is another face you will recognize as she sends us killer pictures in our favorite designs. This 26 year old from Sacramento first came across InkAddict in Inked Magazine and was drawn to the diversity in the people we post and the many options we offer. Hope currently works full-time managing retail claims but would love to eventually get into some style of tattooing. Her first tattoo at 19 was on her wrist and she admits it was awful. It was a matching tattoo with a now ex boyfriend. Though she covered it up as soon as possible, that didn’t go well either. Since Hope has been the victim of bad tattoos in her time, her advice is to do your research, it’s worth waiting and saving for the artist who is right for the job. Thankfully she found the right artist for her sleeve and they were able to conceal a lot of the previous cover up. Hope is currently working on a full sleeve, she also has a headpiece and plans to start on her neck and back in the near future. Biomech is her favorite style as she loves the complexity that always draws her eye in. Hope’s hobbies include drawing, painting, playing with her two pit bulls, and of course, getting tattooed. Follow her to see modeling photos, her adorable dogs, and random things she finds funny.

Hope is wearing the INK Script Sleeveless Hoodie

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CHRIS A.TAYLOR | @inktherapy

Chris is a business owner in Plainfield Indiana. This 39 year old not only owns and tattoos at Ink Therapy but is also the co-founder and host of Days of the Dead Tattoo Expo with partner Scott Medjesky (@smedjesky_avfx) Chris first heard of InkAddict 5 years ago while opening Ink Therapy with his partner, Melanie Brinegar, who was also a sales rep for us. After 25 years in the industry, Chris is covered from the back of his head to his toes. There are pieces he loves and some that he hates, he’s had several covered up and even had an entire sleeve lasered off and then redone. His tattoos represent his love of the art and the evolution of tattooing. Chris started early, getting his first tattoo at 15 by his mentor, James “Rabbit” Sanders. It was an Indian girl on his upper left arm which he planned to hide from his mom until he was 16. However, he was so excited about it that that plan lasted about 20 minutes before he spilled the beans. Chris has many hobbies that include traveling and riding his Harleys. Follow him for pictures of not only his work but all the other artists at Ink Therapy as well.

Chris is wearing the INK Men's Black/Grey Tank

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LUKE MANKE | @luke_manke_

Luke is a banker from Hillsboro Wisconsin who loves working with the public and showing off his ink. Luke stumbled across an InkAddict sticker while getting tattooed and decided to check us out online. Needless to say he fell in love. He got his first tattoo at 18 of a Maltese cross with three nails inside of it, after that he was hooked. Most of Luke’s work is Neo-Traditional but he has a lot of different and random pieces to complete his sleeve that includes his hands and fingers. He’s been going to the same shop since he started getting tattooed so he fully trusts his artists and they know him well enough to come up with artwork that he’ll love. Luke’s hobbies include getting tattooed, going to car shows, and attending concerts. Follow him to see a variety of things, he likes to keep things unique and artistic to represent the person that he is.

Luke is wearing a discontinued design.
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JASON PUTNAM | @stayawaketocreate

Jason is a 29 year old entrepreneur from Livonia, Michigan. He not only works in sales with us here at InkAddict, but he owns his own clothing company, Eternally Nocturnal, and works in the local music scene hosting multiple annual concerts. Jason is on his way to doing what he loves for a living, and he’s gaining a lot of experience while promoting shows and managing a band as well. He has always admired tattoos and knew when he was old enough he would collect plenty himself. When he hit 18 his first tattoo was of a bleeding heart with a skateboard going through it on his shoulder. Tattoos can be a lot more than just artwork to some people, Jason felt shy and antisocial growing up, getting tattooed gave him a new sense of confidence. He first heard about InkAddict through friend and co-owner, Jim Doyon, who later hired him after a couple years of knowing each other. Jason also prints his line with us through our custom printing division, Woodward Movement Creative. He enjoys hiking, skateboarding, video games, and adventuring. Follow him on social to get a glimpse into his personal life, InkAddict, Eternally Nocturnal, and of course, a lot of local bands. 

Jason is wearing the Gianna Men's Tee.

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