Todd Holley will be with Moscow Tattoo Company as a guest artist until mid-August(ish). Although his stay is temporary (as he heads off on grand adventures), we’re honored to have him as a permanent member of the MTC family! In addition to being a phenomenal artist (and all-around great guy), Todd Holley has also worked along-side and has even mentored some of the greatest tattoo artists in this region.
Todd is a creative and very experienced artist. Todd started tattooing in ‘95 at Falling Moon after he got out of the Army. He later moved to Coeur d’Alene in ‘99 to work at Inkworld Tattoo. Todd then opened Triumphant in 2001 in Post Falls with a couple of partners and was sole owner by 2004. Triumphant had 2 locations in Coeur d’Alene until Todd moved to reconnect with his roots. Many of you probably know Todd for his stellar work at Triumphant in Pullman, WA. He recently closed Triumphant to pursue great adventures (and warmer winters).
Todd has a strong passion for tattooing. He spec...
It’s finals week at WSU, which makes for a quieter week in the shop, which also leaves time for sharing some introspection. So, you’re in for a treat!
This evening, a well put together young lady walks into the shop. She is accompanied by a few out of place and giggly friends. She asks if I have time to do a fairly simple tattoo. She says it is her first! Initially my eyes roll and my thoughts go to Pinterest, her friends giggle. I say “sure, I have time open tonight for a small tattoo. What did you have in mind?”
...She says, “well, I have been thinking about it a lot lately. I can’t always say it out loud...I’d like some script tattooed on me.” She explains that it can’t be visible because of her future profession (she’s in graduate school), She tells me what it is and we high five. After I ease any uncertainty (hers and maybe mine) by asking if she is sure, we get started. So here we go, a little “FUCK YOU” lip rocker for a hopeful future medical professional.