Chad - Artist & Owner

Chad LockhartI attended CT Institute of Art in Greenwich Connecticut on a scholarship and graduated Valedictorian of my class in 1996. I began tattooing in 1998 and my previous studio experience includes Rainbow Body Art, Waterbury, CT and Immortal Ink, Southington, CT. Some of my influences and idols are Big Daddy Roth, Norman Rockwell, Boris Vallejo and Wendy Thornley- my high school art teacher that pointed me in the right direction. Thanks go out to my Mom also- if it wasn't for her I wouldn't be where I am today.

I just love art and see tattooing as just another medium. I also enjoy working in marker, color pencil, oil, acrylic and pastel. I feel tattooing to be the most challenging and rewarding of all mediums. There is nothing better than finishing a tattoo and having the person say that it is better than they ever imagined it would be. Not to mention that I get to meet lots of interesting people. My other hobbies and pastimes include listening to music (from Heavy Metal to country), riding motorcycles and working on classic cars. The best time though is just spending time with my family.

I would like to thank all of my friends and family who helped take Hartford County Tattoo from a dream to a reality- You know who you are!

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