Chris Pavelchik, co-owner of the Dancing Dragon Tattoo Studio, has been tattooing since 1983. He started his tattooing apprenticeship after serving with the Army's 101st Air Assault Infantry. Chris has also been down range as a Private Security Contractor in 2004-2005 as part of a personal security detachment overseas.
He has won numerous regional awards at various events over the years. He has tattooed in Germany, Italy, Sweden, and the Czech Republic, doing the European circuit with other well known Tattooists. Chris was most influenced by Don Ed Hardy, Bill Liberty, and the late Greg Irons.