Your body is his canvas — and more people are letting him work his art

Editor’s note: Every Monday, the Muscatine Journal profiles a local figure who responds to questions provided by one of our reporters.

MUSCATINE, Iowa — By the time he was in elementary school, Bill Kaufmann was already starting to draw.

“Once I started getting tattooed, it kind of prompted me to roll my art skills into tattooing as I stayed interested in the tattoo industry and getting tattooed,” he said.

By the early 1990’s, he was starting to ink his own tattoos, by 2005 he was he had started working as an artist in Muscatine. Two years later, he opened his first shop, Pearl City Lounge. His current shop, Pearl City Tattoo Lounge, has been in operation at it’s location at 229 E. Second St. for the past two years.

Name: Bill Kaufmann

Age: 43

Occupation: Tattoo artist; owner, Pearl City Tattoo Lounge

Family: Wife Samantha; children Jake, Gavin, and Rylee.

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