“You’ve handled their blood… there’s really nothing more personal than that,” says Jay Wells, owner of Red Koi Tattoos And Piercings. That statement alone reflects perfectly the dedication, commitment, personality and uniqueness that shines through Wells’s artwork, his personal life, home life and pretty much everything else he chooses to pursue.
Owner of the Red Koi Tattoos And Piercings, father of four and a personal friend, Wells has found how not to separate business, family and friendship, but how to perfectly incorporate all three into his every day life. Whether it be taking care of his kids, hanging out with his friends or dealing with disgruntled members of the public, I have never witnessed a more consistently real and awesome dad, friend and mentor.
Red Koi Tattoos And Piercings had its grand opening in April 2011 and it meant serenity for Jay Wells, as he finally has his own artistic sanctuary where he can perpetuate the true meaning behind tattooing and what it means to be privileged to have one.
“Once you get a tattoo, you’ve evolved… belonging now to a new tribe of people, you’ve taken the risk and made the commitment,” says Wells.