Everyone knows Busy Beaver loves buttons, but we also love tattoos! We see tattoos as just a more permanent form of button— we jokingly refer to them as “skin pins” in the office. So we were psyched to see this recent Button-O-Matic order from Great Lakes Tattoo:
Nick Colella, one of the artists at Great Lakes Tattoo, said of his recent button order, “We decided to purchase a Button-O-Matic for a few reasons. We wanted to support a local business and we love seeing Busy Beaver’s Button-O-Matic machines around town and we wanted one in the shop. We thought it would be a great feature.”
“Secondly,” Colella continued, “we wanted to showcase some of the hand painted flash designs that hang in Great Lakes Tattoo so we each chose one of our designs to use as a limited edition pin. Then I chose a picture from my collection of antique tattoo ephemera for the 7th design. We are offering these pins in the shop only and when they are gone they are gone. It’s a nice little marketing idea and hope it brings people in to try and collect all seven buttons.”
To get one of these collectable buttons, be sure to stop by the Great Lakes Tattoo shop at 1148 W. Grand Ave. in Chicago.
For more button inspiration, check out our collection of customer tattoo-themed buttons.