We visited Emerald Empire Tattoo's grand opening during June's First Friday Art Trail and had a blast. There was live music and live glassblowing and everyone looked great.

Byron Wishmeyer's shop is beautiful, comfortable and impeccably clean. And award-winning tattoo artist Orlando Romo is a West Texas tattooing icon. I have two large tattoos from him that I love very much.

Emerald Empire Tattoo is Lubbock's newest place for not only tattoos, but also top-of-the-line laser tattoo removal. I lucked out and already have had two removal sessions on a particularity awful tattoo. Let's just say it was based on a pun and done by an apprentice. Hey, we all make mistakes! (More to come on my tattoo laser removal adventures later.)

Check out the video above to see Emerald Empire's big grand opening.


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