Feature Artist: Justin Harris

Feature Artist: Justin Harris

March 13, 2017

1. Where did the name Green Bay Bully come from? Do you have super powers?

A. The bully name came originally from the broad street bullies, a rapper by the name of beanie sigel went by the nick name "broad street bully." Green Bay was one of the streets I grew up on hence, "greenbaybully".

2. How old were you when you got into tattooing? How did you get started?

A. Oh man, I originally got into tattooing at a young age. My uncle tattooed when I was younger, I was always fascinated with the process. Well, let me tell a story quick. When I was 14 years old my uncle through a tattoo party on New Year's Eve, of course me being into the idea of tattoos I kept asking him to tattoo me. He kept saying, "No, if I tattoo you your mom will kill me." I persisted and kept asking until finally he said, "Alright, I'm not gonna tattoo you, but I'll leave my shit out and if you end up with a tattoo in the morning, I'll tell your mom you stole my shit." I of course was down, he preceded to ask me what I wanted, at the time tupac's "hit em up" was playing, I had said "I want 2pac," he then asked me if I had a reference? My response was "I know what that motha fucka looks like!" That is the first tattoo I had done and received on myself. Haha you live and learn. I first started really getting into shops around my early twenties. I guess I started more of a traditional way by going in and showing artwork to see if I could get an apprenticeship, haha I guess it's a bit of a long story. We might have to save that for another time.

3. You have a pretty sick style to your designs, do you have pre-drawn pieces or tailor clients ideas into your style?

A. Thank you, I appreciate the compliment. As for the style I do, a lot of times people give me ideas and I just kind of role with it and see what comes out. I also try to draw everyday to grow as an artist, so I always have pre-drawn ideas ready to go. I think it is good to have both at the ready.

4. What are your thoughts on Jar Jar Binks?

A. Haha not a question that I expected, but as for jar jar in an entertainment aspect I can see how it can be appealing to the masses, but as for me I always had hoped Darth maul would have beheaded him. So I got a tattoo on my leg dedicated to that vision haha.

5. Will you be attending any conventions in the next couple of months? If so, where at?

A. I am traveling a little over the next couple months, I will be doing the villain arts Tampa tattoo convention and the west Chester tattoo convention in October.

6. How did you get involved in the Sketched Out project? How many designs do you have in the book?

A. I have been involved with projects with memento publishings and out of step books in the past, it's always an honor to be asked to be a part of something with so many talented artists. I have a few that people can laugh at when they compare mine to the real artists in the project.

7. When are you coming back to Detroit? 

A. The dirty D will be seeing my in October, #letsparty.

PA appointment inquires please email greenbaybully@gmail.com


Originally Published: Wed, 02 Sep 2015 19:03:05



Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in #myinkaddict blog

Trust Your Artist Series: Alisha Huskin
Trust Your Artist Series: Alisha Huskin

October 17, 2017

This week we chat with Detroit Illustrator Alisha Huskin about her new 'Rise Again' design for the IA Fall Line, her process for designing a tee, what inspires her, and tattoos (of course!)

Read More

Trust Your Artist Series: German Ferreiroa
Trust Your Artist Series: German Ferreiroa

October 09, 2017

This week we sat down with German Ferreiroa of The Ink Factory in Dublin, Ireland to talk about his new 'InkAddict Blood' design for the IA Fall Line, his journey in tattooing, and the difference between designing a tattoo, vs designing a t-shirt.

Read More

Trust Your Artist Series: Ryan Campbell
Trust Your Artist Series: Ryan Campbell

October 02, 2017

We sat down with Ryan Campbell of American Crow Tattoo in Columbus, OH about his new 'Keep It Bottled Up' design for the IA Fall Line, his journey in tattooing, and how he collaborates with his clients to make unique tattoos for each one. 

Read More

This Month Only