Tattoo shop adds ‘grafitti-style’ mural on east wall
A new mural is going up on the east wall of West Side Tattoo, 2031 W. Colorado Ave.
The seven contributors to the colorful work include some of the same grafitti-style artists who spray-painted the business' west-wall mural last summer. Although at a glance it may not be evident what the mural depicts, West Side Tattoo co-owner Aaron Moore said it consists mainly of large, individual signatures by each of the seven artists.
“The signature is the art,” Moore explained.
After a small controversy over the west-wall mural last year - a few Westside residents felt it was out of character, but an ensuing tattoo-shop survey indicated strong local support - Moore had announced that the east-wall version would be more traditional, and work on a nature scene started late last year. But after the painter didn't show up for several weeks, Moore said he decided to give the grafitti artists the opportunity to work on another wall.
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