Carrie and Jimmy Clark stand in front of a flash art display wall in their tattoo parlor, Liquid Flesh Tattoo, on Yampa Avenue. The Clarks reopened the shop at the new location Feb. 12, after closing a parlor operated out of Bad Axe Custom Cycles more than a year ago.

Photo by Shawn McHugh

Carrie and Jimmy Clark stand in front of a flash art display wall in their tattoo parlor, Liquid Flesh Tattoo, on Yampa Avenue. The Clarks reopened the shop at the new location Feb. 12, after closing a parlor operated out of Bad Axe Custom Cycles more than a year ago.

Craig couple turns tattoo passion into business, Liquid Flesh Tattoo

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Jimmy Clark gives Tucker Vestal, 18, of Hayden, his first tattoo Thursday at Liquid Flesh Tattoo. Vestal is a senior at Hayden High School and described the process as a different kind of pain than he had felt before.

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Jimmy Clark works on adding wind bars to accompany Justin Donnel’s stars tattooed on his side Thursday at Liquid Flesh. Donnel had Clark do two of the three pieces on his body and said he will never go to anyone else for tattoo work.

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Jimmy Clark fills the sharp points of the lettering on Tucker Vestal’s back Thursday at Liquid Flesh Tattoo. Clark then switched instruments to fill the remainder of the tattoo with black and red coloring. Clark also uses rubber gloves, disinfectants and cleaners to guarantee a sterile working environment.

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Jimmy Clark uses a rare tattoo machine made of Gibeon Metiorite while working on Justin Donnel’s wind bars Thursday at Liquid Flesh Tattoo.

This edition of Communities At Work concentrates on a pair of local residents reuniting passion with work.

Two things become quickly apparent when visiting Jimmy and Carrie Clark — they are passionate about one another and tattoos.

After operating a parlor out of Bad Axe Custom Cycles for three years, Jimmy hung up his ink gun and turned to the mining business for work.

More than a year later, he is back to adorning bodies with ink at Liquid Flesh Tattoo, which opened Feb. 12 on Yampa Avenue.

Jimmy handles all the tattooing while Carrie takes care of the books and other business matters. She also has another job at the Tin Cup Grille.

So if you already know what tattoo you want, or just want to kick around and pick up ideas, drop by Liquid Flesh or call 824-1964 for an appointment.

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