This is a healed photo of a portrait of Johnny Cash that Will did at Cardinal Tattoo almost a year ago. He prides himself on creating artwork of lasting beauty, as does everyone at Cardinal Tattoo. Many artists publish photos of their fresh work, but never healed. The reason for this is that fresh work, with additional pigment trapped in the top layer of skin, will always look better. Even overworked pieces, with damage to the skin too drastic to heal properly, can be mistaken as a good tattoo by the untrained eye. If you want to get a good idea of the quality of your artist's work, ask to see healed photos of their work. If they don't have any healed photos, or if the healed product doesn't look as good as you'd expect, remember Cardinal Tattoo is open seven days a week from noon to 10pm!