Actor Dave Bautista opens DC Society Ink in Tampa
The “Guardians of the Galaxy” star has partnered with his personal tattoo artist to open a high-end tattoo studio on Kennedy Boulevard.
On busy Kennedy Boulevard across the street from the University of Tampa athletic fields, three tall black flags with “Tattoo” emblazoned on them flap in the wind outside of a nondescript building.
Once inside, the name is revealed: DC Society Ink.
The name DC Society Ink comes from Bautista’s childhood home (and his motto “Dream Chaser”), and also their hope that they create a space where tattoo artists and people who love tattoos feel comfortable hanging out.
Bautista said. This is a personal investment. It’s not going to be making me big money, I know that,” “But I have an investment in this because this is my community and this is what I love. These are my people.”