Tattoo Parlor Wedding – The Only Way to Get Hitched
So, here's the story of the coolest wedding I've ever been in.
It was the 4th of July at The Sutton Tattoo Company at 4110 W Broadway. They were open doing small patriotic tattoos, serving up fresh BBQ, having water balloon fights in the parking lot and more family fun.
At 3 p.m., we gathered inside the shop for the wedding of my two friends Trey and Robin. Trey is a longtime Harley rider and part of Rolling Thunder Chapter 6. Several biker friends and couples were present as were the Sutton Tattoo crew who had tatted up the bride and groom on several previous occasions.
I stood with Trey, who I have known for about 15 years or more. Ben Herrmann, a piercer at the shop and an ordained minister via the Internet, performed the ceremony.
The couple exchanged vows, which they had written and worded to match their biker lifestyle. I seem to remember the line, "To the gravel!"
Once the brief ceremony was over, the bride and groom headed back into the back of the shop to get their rings tattooed on.
It was a unique and special day... and a type of wedding I had never seen the likes of before. It was great.
Ben told me I could become an ordained minister for $30 on the Internet.
I then drifted off into my own little world thinking how much money I could make as an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church.