Y’all are amazing! We are once again nominated for best tattoo shop in Charleston through the City Paper AND our very own Glenn Collins is nominated for best tattoo artist again! This is a huge deal because it is completely motivated by you, our clients! We are humbled, we are flattered, and most of all we are inspired. We need your help to take it a step further. Now it is time for you to vote! It is down to six shops and five tattoo artists, with your help we win best tattoo shop and Glenn can repeat as Charleston’s best tattoo artist. We would like to also give a shout out to Chris Jones who was also nominated, but as a shop we have decided to collectively pull behind one artist. For your continued support we want to say thank you, so we are giving you two ways to win some free tattoos!
Up for grabs is THREE $300 tattoo gift certificates. Here is how you can win, vote for us Broken Lantern Tattoo on the Charleston City Paper website you can also vote for Glenn Collins for best tattoo artist, Click here to access the voting page. Send a screenshot of one or both of your votes to BrokenLantern77@gmail.com to be entered. The entire process is very quick and takes less than 5 minutes. For a small business like us this is a huge chance for exposure, help us get there!!!!
Broken Lantern Tattoo Family
We are very proud of the team of artists we have managed to put together here at Broken Lantern Tattoo. Building off the momentum of our very own Glenn Collins being voted the best tattoo artist in Charleston, we now have now been recognized as a shop, becoming the Charleston’s Choice Best Tattoo Parlor. It is an incredible honor to receive this type of acknowledgment as, once again, this contest was run completely by you the population of this amazing city we call home. We are humbled that our clients and Charleston has decided to support us. Our team at Broken Lantern wants to thank you for appreciating the effort put in to make this the best tattoo shop possible, passing that experience on to you to give you the best tattoo possible. We can not thank you enough for recognizing us are the best tattoo shop, in the best city, with the best clients. We look forward to continuing to grow with you. Thank you!
After a very busy summer we finally got the chance to catch up with Glenn and chat with him about winning the Charleston City Paper’s Best Of award.
What does it mean to you to be voted the best tattoo artist in Charleston?
It is a culmination of a lot of hard work. People don’t typically see what goes on behind the scenes, but I’ve been grinding at this in Charleston since 2007 and tattooing since 2002.
For those that are not familiar with you as an artist, what would you say is your style?
I pride myself in being quite diverse, though my true passion lies in Japanese, Bio-Mech, Traditional, Lettering and Gangster Sh*t, but like I said I’m quite diverse.
What inspired you to become a tattoo artist?
I have always been driven to live outside the typical 9 to 5, and not partake in the rat race. The artform of tattooing has an undeniable feel for me. It’s Magical, it’s ancient, and has sacred appeal that drew (and kept) me in. I love doing this day in and day out and hope to keep providing people with the Truth!
What are some of your favorite things about Charleston?
Port city with great food with laid back clientele that have allowed me to express myself as an artist and grow.
Where do you hope to be in the next few years?
Right where I am at. Working with incredible clients to turn out timeless pieces. Also I would like to have my Black Belt, shout out to Malachy and American Top Team.
What do you think will happen as a result of winning the competition?
Hopefully it brings more attention to the brand of Broken Lantern. We have a shop full of talented artists and any exposure for me shines light on them as well. We are a family here looking for clients to grow with us.
How would someone go about getting an appointment with you?
The best way is to stop by the shop. We like to meet and talk with the clients before setting up an appointment. Tattooing is an incredibly personal experience and we want to make sure everyone is on the same page. If you live outside the area just give us a call.