I love Calvin and Hobbes, thought this was fitting for me and since I love Asbury Park, I decided to get it done there.
I had to make an appointment well before my trip. I decided to get it my last night in town.
5pm, tattoo time at Old Glory Tattoo Company in Asbury Park! Marz, my artist, ended up taking me back at 5:30. Marz was an absolute joy! I was going to take a video, but I only managed to take a few selfies since I was engrossed in talking with Marz and watching him do my tattoo (since I couldn’t for the other two).
In Basque Spain, Hobbes is called Harold since Hobbes doesn’t translate. My choice made him nostalgic and it was happy chatter. He also taught me some of the Basque language as we listened to Basque and some Spanish punk rock. The shop was nice since they had their own rooms and he had control of the music. I also loved watching him create. At 6:30pm, I had Calvin and Hobbes and I was all smiles. I found my artist and every time I go back to Asbury Park, I will go to him.
Jared and Michelle, my host, were impressed. I shared the tattoo on Reddit and Reddit was impressed. I’m impressed, I’m verklempt and he charged me what was charged for my 2nd, with minimal work. With all the work that was done, I got a bang for my buck. I love quality at an affordable price. I’m just so in love with my Calvin and Hobbes tattoo.