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The Great Falls man breaks new ground in the tattoo business

GREAT FALLS — Chad Taylor is a graphic designer, most recently working as a designer for Benefis Health System, and is now breaking new ground with the opening of Digital Karma at 410 Central Avenue in downtown Great Falls . It will open in late July, with a grand opening on August 20th.

“I definitely believe in karma, which is why I named my company Digital Karma,” says Taylor. “What comes around comes around and life becomes good for you. That’s kind of the mantra I want to live.”

“Finally, I was given the chance to do a tattoo, something I’ve wanted to do for 20 years,” Taylor said.

As for location, “It’s a secure building, so no walk-ins, which might not be very desirable. You know street level,” Taylor says.

For Taylor, this place takes him full circle. “I worked in this building after high school, so it was probably 1998 or 99. I worked for a dispatch call center that dispatched tow trucks. We actually made a gal across the street logo and her vinyl graphics in my autograph shop. Said it was the perfect place for

Chad calls his studio a friendly, upscale, family-friendly shop.

“People want it. A lot of people told me they wanted something different in Great Falls,” says Taylor. “I have nothing against other shops. I’ve probably had tattoos in most shops in Great Falls my whole life, so I have a lot of respect for them. But they wanted something a little different and That’s what I want to offer.”

Chad Taylor

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Chad Taylor, Digital Karma

He’s new to inking skin, but he credits his years of freelancing design experience with helping him. “This gives me the background to do something a little different than many traditional tattoo studios because I can use my background in design to design tattoos digitally and come up with something better.” ‘he says Taylor.

Chad is currently the only artist on board. He wants to add more, including the possibility of a traveling artist. He continues to run a successful sign business called CMC Signs with his two businesses his partners.

“I also do a lot of community work and police departments through sign shops.

He thinks his price is comparable. He may be a little cheap because he’s tattooed and he’s new to the game.

So far, he has no regrets about his new venture.

“It’s kind of scary when you’re jumping into something like opening your own business and driving it, that things aren’t completely known,” Taylor said. It’s also the freedom to set yourself up, do your own marketing, market yourself the best you can, and make a name for yourself and your family.”

Digital Karma is open Monday through Saturday from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM.For more information, call 406-315-2996 or click here Visit our Facebook page.

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