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Lexington Tattoo Artists Sad To See Derek Willis Go

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Editor’s Note: The following was written by Harold Leeder, editor-in-chief of The New Circle Circular, Lexington’s #1 source of fake news you can’t count on.

Lexington Tattoo artists are finally being forced to dread a day they’ve known was coming for four years now. Derek Willis is graduating and with him goes one of the largest body art canvases the city has seen in years.

“Look I’m not too worried about the money, we survived when Willie Cauley Stein left, there will always be enough drunk college freshman to keep us in business,” Bleed Blue Tattoo artist Karl Anthony Towns Vaughn Dee said. “What I’m worried about is, there’s not too many people out there that can pull off a huge Native American skull on their arm. I can’t put a crying skull on most people, they just can’t pull it off like Derek could man.”

While the tattoo artists will miss Derek, there is still hope for them. “Look, I love Derek and no one can replace him. I loved seeing him walk in because I knew I was going to get a break from all of these butterflies and barbed wire tattoos but I feel good about the future. No one can fill Derek’s shoes, but there is a replacement out there. I don’t want to say his name because he’s a college kid you know, but his place as Derek’s replacement will be earned not given.”

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6 Comments for Lexington Tattoo Artists Sad To See Derek Willis Go



  1. garypatterson7o
    7:25 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    I’m not a tattoo guy so I’m a bit biased but those tattoos are ridiculous.

    “The only people that should have tattoos are Mick Jagger and Navy Seals.” -Dennis Leary



    • catsarerunnin
      7:56 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      “I’m sure Derek Willis could care less what you think.” – Me



    • garypatterson7o
      6:34 pm March 29, 2017 Permalink

      G..g..good one bro you totally got me. Got any more quips in your hat?



  2. Jordon
    9:06 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    Seriously though…how do these kids afford all these tattoos? Obviously it’s not just UK players, but all over college basketball. Tattoos are expensive, WHERE DO THEY GET THE MONEY!!!!!!!



    • Gr8face
      9:35 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      If I had to guess i would say the team is getting a very big discount. The artist probably gets a good amount of customers just because the players use that shop.



  3. dballrb
    2:15 pm March 29, 2017 Permalink

    That’s exactly what happens, word-o-mouth..