ABILENE, TX – Seven-year-old Alicia Gutierrez wants to be a tattoo artist. She’s already trying her hand out and learning the ropes at her father’s tattoo parlor in Abilene.
And for a 7-year-old she’s not bad, actually staying in the lines.
Her dad, Patrick Gutierrez, has been practicing the art of tattooing since he was 14.
He believes his daughter could start doing tattoos on her own even earlier.
“I want her by the age of 12 to just be rocking out bad tattoos,’ says Gutierrez. ‘I mean, good tattoos, you know what I mean, awesome tattoos. And if she keeps up with what she’s doing now, she draws a lot and she watches me a lot, by the age of 10 or 12 she’s going to be pretty good.”