photo and story by Pierce Baker
Anthony Stewart, a tattoo artist at the Body Graphics Tattooing in downtown Reno, works at the vintage shop established in 1976.
The owners, the Martynuik family, have lined the walls with colorful knick-knacks, pictures of tattoo examples, and a ceiling filled with dollar bills on which customers are encouraged to write profanity-filled messages.
Stewart was quick to praise the family-owned parlor, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
"Everybody in here is our family. We're very old school and try to keep things traditional. This shop is still trying to keep the real heart and soul of what it used to be back in the day," Stewart said.