Best Of 2012

Best Tattoo Artist: David Bruehl

Tattooist David Bruehl gains inspiration simply by walking through the front doors of the shop where he works. In the profession for more than a decade, his tastes lean toward designs that incorporate the natural world with birds, flowers and animals. He is also inspired by folk art traditions, and often he’ll intentionally take a non-realist approach to subject matter. The end result is stylized and illustrative and always 100 percent unique. Bruehl is highly sought after and appointments fill up fast. So the next time you have an inkling to “put a bird on it,” he’s your guy! RedLetter1 Tattoo, 217 S. Cedar Ave. Tampa; 813-253-3331, davidbruehl.com.