Artist Feature: Frank Armstrong
Frank’s Bio, by Frank
I was born in 1985 in Oklahoma and when I was 7 we moved to Western Kentucky to a rural county 70 miles north west of Nashville, TN. My dad and uncles grew up swimming in the Guadalupe River in Texas visiting family and fishing for speckled trout, reds, and pompano off oyster beds and sea grass while my grandpa was stationed in the Florida panhandle. I grew up seeing photos of my dad and uncles in far off summer places I’d have to find on a map like Lake Of The Woods in Ontario where they would hire out a float plane and catch pike and musky while they wore their Atlanta Braves baseball caps. I was lucky enough to grow up fishing for smallmouth bass on small water all over the state of Kentucky. Over the last 20+ years I’ve tried to refine my approach to catching smallmouth bass every year in every season. The last 5 years I’ve been chasing musky with my fly rod. It has never gotten old. In my early 20s after working carpentry, construction, and factory jobs I apprenticed for 2.5 years to become a tattooer. For the last 15+ years I’ve been lucky enough to make all my income on tattooing , selling antiques, folk art, and painting. My work relies heavily on my interest in fishing, camping, kayaking, and hunting so I’m thankful to have a job where I do have enough time to fly fish for smallies, musky (when the water temp is cooler) and stripers almost 150 days every year and be able to hunt hard for deer and turkey season. I currently live and work in Bowling Green, KY with my wonderful girlfriend, step son, and all our animals. I book tattoos and accept painting commissions and can be reached at frankarmstrongtattoos@gmail.
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