Shelby Yarchin | Shelbyyarchin@gmail.com
Tucked deep within the paradise of Laramie Wyoming lays a building off of 4th street that houses a new and exciting business to the area. Medicine Man Tattoo was first opened in 1992 by owner Harry Lawrence in Ridgeville Ohio before relocating to Laramie this past year. “I married a Wyoming girl. It made my choice easy. Plus as a tattoo artist we can go anywhere to make a living, you know what I mean?”
Lawrence has been tattooing for the past 40 years, getting into the field after his time in the service. He spent most days in a friend’s tattoo shop before being offered an apprenticeship. He’s been tattooing ever since and specializes in black and gray work, he prefers wildlife and Natvie Designs. Resident artist Mickey Marauder loves black and gray work as well “I love portraits. They’re my favorite. Anything with a face.”
Medicine Man Tattoo isn’t the only business that Harry Lawrence is founder of. He recently bought out the vacant space next door to the tattoo parlor to open up a Native focused store called “War Pony” that carries anything from music to art work. “We’re trying to feature artwork from the Native students at the University”Harry stated “So they have an outlet; it can be anything- Music, sculpture, painting, drawing, anything.” The store is slated to open in August. To book a consultation message Medicine Man Tattoos on Facebook where both Harry Lawrence and Mickey Marauder display their previous work. More of Mickey’s portraits and artwork can be seen on her website Mickeymarauder.com.