It’s important to surprise if there have been occasions over the last yr when Charlie Mills thought his luck could have lastly run out.
The tattooist acquired the moniker Fortunate Charlie after surviving a 120mph crash throughout a motorcycle race in 2012.
Though left completely paralysed within the left arm, medical doctors informed him he was fortunate to outlive in any respect.
And whereas he was unable to proceed racing or working as a towbar fitter, as Charlie maintained the usage of his proper arm he may flip to his different interest – artwork.
He accomplished his first designs just some months after the crash and since then the previous Archway pupil has gone energy to energy, successful awards for his work and opening a brand new tattoo studio close to Nailsworth in December 2020.
However the third lockdown meant he was pressured to shut only a month later.
“Enterprise has positively been completely different this previous yr,” stated Charlie.
“We’ve had durations when we now have needed to shut like quite a lot of different companies.
“However we now have stored busy throughout these occasions by creating and promoting paintings and simply making an attempt to maintain constructive whereas wanting ahead to beginning again tattooing.”
Fortunately, there have been no extra lockdowns since Charlie was capable of reopen in April.
“For the reason that reopening of my new studio I’ve been actually busy tattooing on the studio and at a number of tattoo reveals, and I’ve taken on my fiancé as an apprentice tattoo artist,” he stated.
“We’re very grateful for the help from our fantastic purchasers who’ve made this potential for us.
“We’re wanting ahead to seeing what 2022 brings!”
Click on the gallery above or go to facebook.com/luckycharliestattoostudio to see extra of Charlie’s designs.