Posted November 3rd, 2011 by Amber Stankis
I started getting inked when i was 17 years old. Getting my first while serving in the military in Gulfport, MS. I met Matt Stankis when I was 25, from the first time I talked to Matt you could just tell he cared about his work. The first tat he ever did for me was a special one, I got (at the time) all 4 of my children’s names on my shoulder complete with flowers and ribbons. I knew that day I would never let another person tattoo me. Now here we are 15 years later and i have a new son and was wondering how to add his name with the other kids. It took Matt all of 5 minutes to come up with an idea and I got it done that day. Currently he is working on a half sleeve for me, I would guess we are about half way done (roughly 15 hours in) and i always look forward to my next sitting. Even though I moved to Baltimore, Maryland and there’s about 25 tattoo shops between me and Northside Tattoos now but I gladly drive past every one of them to get to the BEST! I guess what I am trying to say is, if you want a tattoo that you can be proud to show your friends and done by someone who takes EXTREME pride in their work then Matt at Northside Tattoos is who you want. –Jim D.