The Dancing Dragon was started as a partnership in 1985 between Chris Pavelchik and James Phillips and has been going strong ever since. The Fort Campbell strip between Clarksville, Tennessee and Hopkinsville, Kentucky has been home to many "old school" tattooists like Colonel Todd, Sailor Jack, and Earl Brown to name a few. The Dancing Dragon has been in business longer than any studio within 150 miles in any direction.


Chris and James are both members of the "National Tattoo Association" and have been since the early '80's. They are also long standing members of the "Tattoo Club of Japan".

keeping the tradition alive