I’ve known these guys for several years now. I worked with Mark Hartenberger a while back at a tattoo shop here in Colorado Springs. Great artists, very personable, very professional. Just good, laid back dudes… They’re right in between Old Colorado City and downtown off Colorado Ave. If you’re in the area and wanna get some great artwork, stop by and check these guys out. Ask for Mike Culley or Mark Hartenberger.
CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN TATTOO
729 COLORADO AVE
COLORADO SPRINGS.CO 80905
I was downtown Colorado Springs the other day taking photos under the Colorado bridge when I ran across this gentleman (his name is John but everyone calls him “Soda Pop”). I asked him if he was homeless, he replied “No, I may be houseless but it’s the people I meet and the friendships that develop that make me feel at home”. Some times we let opportunities in life pass us by but it’s our character that keeps us going. I’m so happy to have met so many great people in my life. I’m sure that my family is just as dysfunctional as the next but it’s a great one; so much love, so much compassion and their arms are always wide open. My brother is a pain in the butt but I wouldn’t trade him for a can of snails and boy do I love snails! Keep those you love close and tell them everyday how wonderful they are. Hope you like the picture, his face has such a story to tell…
Since I moved to Old Colorado City, I’ve been cruising the Schwinn between there and downtown. During a ride last week I came across some old graffiti from a few years ago. Still vibrant as ever. It may be illegal but this is great work. Let me know what you think…