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Chris Hayden

Country: United States

State: Connecticut

Fire Dept: Bristol Fire Dept.

Year Started in Fire Service: 2005

Rank: Firefighter (private)

Description: I love Gil Elvgren's work, so when I got on the job in 2005 I thought it to be fitting to got this tattoo. I had to wait a few years but it was well worth the wait. My tattoo artist, Angel did a great job with the tattoo!!

Tattoo Location: Left Calf

Year Inked: 2008

Studio: Hartford County Tattoo, Bristol Ct

Artist: Stephen "Angel" McCulley


Publisher's Note: The inspiration for this tattoo is a painting by the famous pin-up artist Gil Elvgren. The portrait is titled "Always Ready" but it is also widely known as "Fire Belle"; it was painted in 1956.

To learn more about the artist & see other examples of his remarkable work, visit The
Pin-up Files


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