Born in Columbus, GA, Kelly Borders has been tattooing since late 2005. After completing a traditional tattoo apprenticeship in West Georgia, she spent a short time in New Orleans which led to spending a year in Charleston, SC. Wanting to do more custom, large scale work, she made her way to The Hostess City, finding her home at The Butcher Tattoo Studio and Art Gallery, located at 19 East Bay Street in Downtown, Savannah. Specializing in American Traditional and Japanese tattooing, Kelly enjoys doing tattoos with bold lines and solid color which lends itself to her extensive cover up work. In her free moments, you can usually find her spending time with her family or roaming about the city on her days off. Her schedule is ever changing so please call the shop at 912.234.6505 if you’d like to set up an appointment!
Bedknobs and Broomsticks illustration on my friend Thomas!
A Knife in the Hand
Guest Miguel Molina July 20 - July 31 2017
Miguel joins us all the way from Brazil, where he is a tattooer and a muralist. Check out his instagram at miguelmolina.art and call us ASAP to get on the schedule with him!
Chris Dolsen, July 1-3, 2016
Chris Dolsen will be joining us for the Independence Day weekend of 2016. Don't miss out on your chance to get work done by this exceptionally talented traditional tattooer! You can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach out directly to Chris at email@example.com. Also, check him out on instagram at @cdolsentattooer.
GUEST STEVE MARTIN: July 20-23 2016
Steve Martin is an artist/designer hailing from the great state of Pennsylvania. He works as a professional tattoo artist, exhibiting fine artist, while dabbling in freelance graphic design work, and screen printing apparel. He studied painting and graphic design at the Savannah College of Art & Design, both in Savannah and in Atlanta. It was there that he experimented and honed in on various practices from fine arts to commercial mediums. Steve’s start in tattooing came while in Atlanta 6 years ago, but is currently back up north in Philadelphia. His tendency for travel has found him guest tattooing regularly throughout the United States and in Germany. He enjoys creating custom black and grey, neo-traditional Americana, Japanese one point, lettering, dot work, and cover-up work.
Lui Renzo April 6th & 7th, 2016 @LiuRenzoTattoos
Help us in welcoming guest artist Lui Renzo. Traveling to Savannah from New Jersey for a few days of work and a few days of fun, Lui specializes in black and gray work, but truly loves and is excells in all styles! For more information, or to book an appointment, call 912.234.6505 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out Lui on: Instagram - @LuiRenzoTattoos Facebook - Lui Renzo Tattoos or e-mail him directly at email@example.com
Kevin Cutter Vandwaye March 18-20 2016
One of The Butcher's consistent returning guest artists, Kevin specializes in traditional style tattoos and custom script.
Chris Greenwald will be here from January 20th to the 22nd. He specializes in Traditional and Sacred Geometry tattoos.
GUEST SHAWN PATTON: July 21-23, 2015
Tattooing since 2008.
American Traditional artist, but well versed in several styles.
Focusing on cleanliness of linework, and creating timeless imagery that will continue to look good for life.
Fully Disposable supplies, no risk of cross-contamination.
Frequent traveler to Conventions and Shops around the nation.