Ed Akers owns the Farmers Insurance in St. Charle’s Frenchtown. He loves New Orleans and music, so a majority of his tattoos tie back to that.
Tune in to hear Ed talk about balancing business and ink. And listen right until the end, because the best tattoo story – which starts off with a blind date – is saved for last.
Akers combined his love of pizza and St. Louis by creating a slice of Imo's and various toppings into the STL flag. Photo by Kayla Drake
When Aker's grandpa was 87-years-old, he got a matching tattoo with him. His grandpa already had the tattoo from his sailor days in the Vietnam war. Akers decided to add color and a sunset, but the design is from the exact same flash sheet.
Akers went to college in New Orleans - and as a tribute, he got the city's signature drink: the hand grenade.
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