Chad said, " Someone told me I would never have two full arm Tattoo sleeves because I don't have flesh"
Global Tattoo Orthotic Prosthetic Innovations ( GTOPI )
A story from a fellow amputee cements why Dan Horkey's vision to be the first business of it's kind to create new technology by Airbrushing Tattoos and apply ing automotive colors onto prosthetic arms, prosthetic legs, orthopedic braces, cranial and TBI helmets.
Chad's story in his own words.
I have spent a good ten years searching for a way to tattoo my left (BE) prosthesis. I was thinking airbrush but could never find an artist that wanted to touch it. I am also missing most of my right leg and some fingers on my right hand from birth. I developed a weird humor about it growing up. Today at 39 I am a struggling comedian just telling my side of the story and sharing my odd thoughts with the world. I am doing alright and people tell me have what it takes to make it.
The funny part is that I was a shut in before I started doing comedy. I avoided the world as much as possible. It came to a point I was tired of not being able to take care of myself and making people laugh is all I am really skilled at. So I started chasing my dream and intend to keep following it as long as my heart still beats. Nothing in life has ever made me feel as good as I do on that stage.
I have a lot of confidence that this is what I was made for, but I still feel incomplete when I see a picture of myself and that bland lifeless excuse for flesh tone paint on my arm stares back at me. See I wanted to be a rock star growing up but it turned out you needed fingers to play an instrument or actually be able to sing. I have neither ability. I can do comedy and I have great potential at it, but what I cannot do is proudly wear a sleeve on both arms.
It has taken me 18 years to acquire the ink I have to date and I am just getting to putting the color to my right arm. I had a friend tell me I would never have two sleeves because I don't have an arm, and as much as I wanted to argue it I really couldn't. That bugged me and began my search which has brought me to you. Our paths met through a Google search of "How can I tattoo my artificial arm". I was amazed at your site and technique.
I would love more than anything to get this done to my arm. I could go far with the confidence boost this would give me. all the way to the top if I ever get my way. Keep up the good work you are doing!
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