John Haywood’s tattoo business, The Parlor Room, has been open on Main Street in Whitesburg for 16 months. Haywood is married to Letcher County native Kelli Haywood, who writes this week about trying to earn a living as an owner of a small business in a very challenging economic climate. Her article appears on Page 4.
The tattoo seen in the photo at right was designed and executed by Mr. Haywood for Jon Free, a Kentucky native who teaches history at a university in North Carolina. Haywood has studied under Big Daddy Tray, an award winning tattoo artist recently featured on the Ink Master television show on Spike TV.