CANTON, Ohio -- When asked about his time in the Navy, Steve Walker describes it as a pivotal time for him, which is precisely why he chose to pay homage to it in his second and most proud ink.
Walker's tattoo, done at Hammer's Tattoo and Piercing in Canton, is one of five finalists vying for the title of Best Tattoo in Greater Cleveland. You are invited to vote hourly through Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. in the poll below.
A live reveal announcing the winner will take place on cleveland.com's Facebook page next week.
Name: Steve Walker
Tattoo parlor: Hammer's Tattoo and Piercing in Canton
Tattoo artist: Patrick Buckohr
When was your tattoo done: September 2016
What was the inspiration for the tattoo: Walker is a veteran of the United States Navy and wanted to pay tribute to the ship on which he served. He saw a flag tattoo and it sparked his idea to get his tattoo.
How many tattoos do you have: 2
Was getting a tattoo what you expected: "The pain isn't bad," said Walker. "It's like getting pinched." He also noted his more intricate tattoo took significantly longer.
Do you plan on getting any more: He has no immediate plans but is open to the idea.
What advice would you give someone getting their first tattoo: "Definitely consider it, sleep on it, don't do it impulsively, you're going to live with it forever," said Walker....Read more