By Logan Nardo and Mickey Gorman
Tattoo artist Daniel Jones is the co-owner of Asylum Studios Tattoo and Body Piercing in Roanoke, Va. Despite a sluggish economy, Jones and his partner, Katie Salminen, plan to expand the business and hire more artists. Jones attributes Asylum’s success to the variety of people–from all walks of life–who want tattoos. He says today’s customers are far different from the people who usually wanted tattoos when he got into the business nearly 20 years ago.