There is a new place in town to get inked – Lucky Devil Tattoo and Piercings. The shop opened on December 1 and has been literally leaving its artistic mark on Fernie customers ever since.
Owner and longtime tattoo artist Brad King relocated from Ontario to start up the Fernie location of the Lucky Devil franchise.
“As soon as I heard that they were opening up one out here I packed up all my stuff and moved,” said King.
Now that he has had a chance to experience his new town, King couldn’t be happier with his decision. “It’s beautiful, I love it out here. The people are really friendly. I don’t have any plans on going anywhere anytime soon.”
With around 60 tattoos of his own, King got into the art form when he was just a teenager.
“I’ve always been into art. I’ve been drawing since I was a kid,” he explained. “When I started tattooing I was 14. A couple of my buddies and I learned off of this older guy from back home. One thing led to another and I ended up getting into a shop when I was about 16 or 17.”
King has worked in roughly 13 different shops across Canada and said he’s open to tattooing just about anything. He remarked, “I prefer to do portraits and realism stuff as far as style goes, but I’m pretty versatile. I can do whatever somebody throws at me.”
While Lucky Devil has only been open for a few months now, King believes things are off to a good start.
“It’s been fairly steady. Like with any new business you kind of have to sit back and wait for the business to actually come in, but we’ve actually been doing quite well.”
Lucky Devil offers tattoos and piercings and is located in downtown Fernie on Second Avenue. For more information visit their Facebook page – Lucky Devil Tattoo & Piercings Fernie.