Tattooing became an itch Roger Sparks couldn’t scratch after a particularly grueling battle in the mountains of Afghanistan. What was the most intense combat of his career ended in a twist of fate when he met a group of men who helped him discover tattooing as a means of healing from the trauma.
He learned to tattoo and opened up shop out of his Eagle River home. Now, with every moment of free time he can spare, Roger is paying the gift forward by tattooing others working through their own battles.
Video: Kaysie Ellingson
Music: Starship Amazing
Photos courtesy of Roger Sparks