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PaperCity Dallas November 2023

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115 The bathroom sink is carved from a solid block of calacatta viola marble. Custom Douglas fir mirror fabricated by Raum Industries. Italian 1950s sconces from Round Top. French 19th- century bucket from W. Gardner Ltd. Turkish rug from Carol Piper Rugs. Walls painted in Sherwin Williams' Bohemian Black. A former loading dock, the lounge is furnished with a vintage de Sede sofa, custom table, and vintage Rudolph Schindler chairs, circa 1920. Leather- wrapped 1930s Swedish floor lamp. Mohair rug from Carol Piper Rugs. Jack Perrenot photograph of Johnny Beavers' tattooed back. illuminates an antique drafting table where Beavers sketches out his tattoo designs on a tablet. On the wall behind, he used charcoal to draw a large-scale botanical specimen reminiscent of one of his tattoos; it took him less than 10 minutes, a liberating contrast to the painstaking needlework of tattooing. Beavers is mulling the idea of adding other kinds of art to his repertoire, maybe teaching himself ceramics, which he'll offer for sale at the studio. "Tattooing is a special form of art," he says. "Clients travel to see me, and if we do a full sleeve or a large part of their body, I end up spending 20 or 30 hours working on them. Then the artwork flies home, and I never see it again. I want to branch into something I can hold onto tangibly until I'm ready to let go."

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