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Beneath the skin: Local tattoo artists reveal their most meaningful, quirky, or just plain worst tattoos

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Robert Smith, owner of Black Mountain Tattoo, got the face of Jesus covered up by the Statue of Liberty.
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“Self Made” is scrawled on Matt Blachley’s fingers.
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Getting tattooed near his fingernails was the most painful tattoos Joshua Barela has experienced.
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A member of the band Mastodon gave Flip Martinez this snail tattoo on his hand.
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Some of the most meaningful tattoos Flip Martinez has are on his neck.
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Bill Peoples, co-owner of Animas Tattoo & Body Piercings, shows off his tattoo sleeve.
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Robert Smith got a tattoo of a gumball machine in honor of his son.
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An artist who goes by Tech9ne gave Robert Smith what he refers to as his coolest tattoo, this skull.
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A Japanese wishing jewel tattoo on Robert Smith’s leg.
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An unfinished piece on Robert Smith’s leg.