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July 19, 2014 12:00 AM Popular Today
SOMERSET — You can find the artwork of Dennis Correia on the arms, legs, backs and other parts of the body on many people. He has made pretty extravagant designs of eagles, Frankenstein, tigers, demons, a samurai warrior, sports teams logos, the Joker from Batman and many others on people’s bodies in his studio.
Correia, of course, is a tattoo artist, and he opened a business, called Forbidden Flesh Tattoo Studio, in Somerset in January.
"I had gotten a couple of tattoos back in the day," Correia said. "Me and my brother, were both artistic. We thought we could do better tattoos than what we were receiving. He did them for a couple of years and then through watching him, I picked up the trait and started my own. You’ve definitely got to have artistic ability to do it. Some people can get away with doing the small tattoos through just tracing them out. But that’s all stuff where you don’t need artistic ability. You just need a steady hand."
Correia said he can do custom tattoos of any kind and also does walk-in tattoos. He has been tattooing since 1992. He has another studio in Coventry, R.I. Correia opened up his Somerset studio to be closer to his home in Dighton so that it is easier for him to attend the activities of his children. The Somerset tattoo studio is located at 2789 County St. in the Indian Spring Plaza.
Correia has won awards at tattoo conventions. He said he has met quite a few celebrity tattoo artists. Correia said did a tattoo for retired baseball player David Justice, who played for the Yankees, when he was in Boston.Correia said a lot of people want skulls, flowers and anchors for tattoo designs, which he can do, but he can also create much more elaborate tattoos. He has done tattoos of famous […]