Steve Darnell – Tattoo Artist

stevenSteven started his art career painting sets for various local theater guildes. In 1997 he was introduced to tattooing. He soon found that his unique cartoon style of painting translated well into the medium of tattooing; so much so that by 2001, Steven won an award in Detroit’s motor city convention for most unique tattoo and has been published in International Ink Magazine. After working in Tattoo studios in both Indiana and Illinois, Steven settled in at Bugaboo Tattoo in early January 2014. Experimentation in styles and mediums keeps him current with popular art trends while also inspiring him to take on all styles of tattoo from realism to tribal and script. While tattooing is Steven’s full time career and passion, he still finds time for his first love of painting. He produces multiple pieces a year and is also the main organizer of “The Tip of the Lake” art show in lake county IN.

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