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By Wendy Shapiro
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Edmonds tattoo artist Bruce Rivera finds inspiration in paintings and masks


Last updated 1/26/2023 at 10:37am

Wendy Shapiro

Bruce Rivera runs Salvage Arts LLC from his studio at Graphite Arts Center.

Bruce Rivera's relocation was one shared by many: He moved his family from New Mexico, where he grew up, to Seattle to escape the extremely hot weather.

A talented tattoo artist since he was 19, Rivera carefully selected Slave to the Needle in Ba...

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Reader Comments(1)

Deborah Arthur writes:

Love this. You should do Tattoos there at graphite also. People could watch. In 1970 I went to New Port Connecticut. They had in a nice area a tattoo parlor that people watched others get tattoos thru a window. I went inside and I wanted a little rainbow on my L shoulder. No pot of gold or leprechaun just a very small rainbow. I was 18 years old. Now in 2023 the rainbow has a significance not even considered then. My rainbow has turned to a small red slash and very faded. Although I am straight(hope that's appropriate) I always have supported the LGBTQ+. So I want my rainbow fixed. How about it? A new rainbow. Think about doing this as an art form for others to watch. I wouldn't mind a painting of my shoulder with my old and NEW rainbow either. What do you think Bruce Rivera? Deb.


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