We had the good fortune of connecting with Rusty Thornhill and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rusty, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I really wanted to start my own business to be able to push things in the direction I want to go instead of working for someone else. I created Tattlogic with the idea that we would bring something new to the tattoo industry. We really aim to change people’s perceptions about tattooing. It’s not a hole in the wall shop with artists that are late to their own appointments. It’s not a studio that doesn’t follow up with clients. Tattlogic is a space clients can feel
comfortable in. The space has a mature, classy feel. Our artists will take time to answer clients’ questions and make sure they are receiving professional care during their appointment. We also support the community in which we are a part. We offer art classes and life drawing sessions and we will be launching a YouTube channel soon that will talk a lot about different aspects of tattooing and art in general. We want to see artists grow, we want artists to share ideas
and we want people to feel comfortable walking through our doors any time.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
What sets us apart is the strong artistic and educational background of all of our artists. Along with boasting a top shelf portfolio, we also incorporate a lot of modern digital tools into our work flow. We engage with clients in a professional manner. We are not afraid to share ideas and help each other grow. The shop itself is sophisticated and spacious allowing for both comfort for the people working in it and the clients who visit us.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
When my friends visit LA I usually give them the rundown of the typical tourist spots; Venice, Hollywood sign, Griffith observatory etc, but some low key spots that I think people should check out is the comedy and magic club in Hermosa beach or the arcade bar downtown called 82.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The Army for adding structure and discipline to my life.
Erik Gutierrez and Hollywood Stars Tattoo for kickstarting my tattooing journey.
My friends and family for supporting me along the way.